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Squier Classic Vibe '50s Precision Bass, Maple Fingerboard, White Blonde

Code: 001410
  • £339.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  • RRP £409.00

A celebration of the birth of the P Bass in the early 1950s, the Classic Vibe ‘50s Precision Bass produces massive tone courtesy of its Fender-Designed alnico split-coil pickup

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A celebration of the birth of the P Bass in the early 1950s, the Classic Vibe ‘50s Precision Bass produces massive tone courtesy of its Fender-Designed alnico split-coil pickup. Player-friendly features include a slim, comfortable “C”-shaped neck profile with an easy-playing 9.5”-radius fingerboard and narrow-tall frets as well as a vintage-style bridge with threaded saddles. This throwback Squier model also features 1950s-inspired headstock markings, rich-looking nickel-plated hardware and a slick vintage-tint gloss neck finish for an old-school vibe.

Features:


• 100% designed by Fender
• Inspired by 1950s-era Precision Bass models
• Fender-Designed alnico pickup
• Vintage-tint gloss neck finish
• Nickel-plated hardware


Specifications

  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Material: Pine
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
  • Color: White Blonde
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Fret Size: Narrow Tall
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Neck Finish: Tinted Gloss Urethane
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Pickup: Fender® Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Squier®
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
  • Truss Rod: Head Adjust
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Technical
Does it matter what the fingerboard on a guitar is made from?

Apart from making a big difference to how the guitar looks, different types of wood can feel and sound quite different when you're playing on them, and their differing feels can subtly affect the way you play.

Rosewood: Soft-feeling and warm-sounding, rosewood fretboards are popular for good reason.

Maple: Offering a brighter tone with more high end, Maple fretboards also wear over time which can be attractive if you want your axe to look lived-in. 

Ebony: similar to maple in tone and sturdier than rosewood, ebony fretboards offer a darker-looking neck with a brighter tone.

Does it matter what country a guitar is made in?

Despite what nationalists might tell you, there's not really any simple answer. Even though many companies design their guitars in the USA or Europe, the vast majority of instruments are actually manufactured in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. There aren't any 'rules' as to what country makes good or bad guitars, but rather which brands have tighter quality control.

Does body shape matter?

Surprisingly, it does.  Wood type is not the only thing that affects the tone.  The shape of the guitar can also influence the sound.  As some shapes require the use of more wood than others, it can definitely give the tone a different texture.  Some shapes will also work better if you are performing seated as opposed to standing.  You also can't discount the importance of having the right "look" if that is what you are going for. 

How do I know what guitar bridge type suits me?

There are 3 main bridge types that you regularly find on electric guitars, Fixed or Hardtail, Tremolo, and then Floyd Rose.  Fixed or Hardtail bridges have great tuning stability and are easily retuned or drop tuned without affecting the remaining strings. The main negative for this type of bridge is that you don't have the flexibility to change the pitch of a chord easily as you do with a Tremolo. For most guitarists this is not much of a problem and this tends to be the preferred bridge type. Tremolo bridges are usually set up as "floating" which means that if you push or pull on the tremolo bar you are able to change the pitch of the note or chord that you are playing. This type of bridge requires regular checking of tuning as the strings can get out of tune much easier on this bridge type. The Floyd Rose is the best known by the guitar shredding community. With this bridge you can dive bomb and lift squealing harmonics to the heavens by pushing or pulling on the tremolo bar. This bridge usually stays in tune very well no matter how dramatically you use it because there is a locking nut installed to help keep the guitar in tune. The difficulty comes when needing to change strings quickly or needing to change or drop tune. It all comes down to personal taste.

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Is my item in stock?

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Can I return my order if I change my mind?

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