Posted by Carol Kaye on November 17, 2000 at 14:15:34:
It's by far the finest bass to play live and record with, flatwound strings etal. Has active pickups, weighs in around 7 lbs. which proves you don't have to have heavy woods to sound great. Rosewood fast small but meaty neck (that's where you need the wood, between your thumb and fingers). Am not using the Steve Bailey Aria bass anymore, altho' it was a good bass, the Fender is more to my liking, both sound and response. It's good to be "home" again, I recorded over 10,000 record/film/TV-film dates with the Fender Precision. No, it's not "your fathers' bass", it doesn't get any better than this.
First heard about it awhile back but couldn't find it, but decided to try it after I bought the fine Stratocaster Deluxe after doing a seminar at Bozeman Montana (Music Villa, great store, decent prices too) -- they set it up for me very well for my jazz playing, it got the right Joe Pass-style sounds and was totally impressed with the rosewood neck, the response, the craftsmanship and the great Fender sounds too (on top of the fine real fine ballsy jazz sounds). The Fender Precision is not only fast, but a heavy-duty bass, has the balls, the class and the response, it's a honey.
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