The Fender Precision Bass, also known as the Fender P Bass, is an electric bass guitar that was introduced by Fender in 1951. It is widely regarded as the first commercially successful electric bass guitar and has since become a staple instrument in popular music.
The Precision Bass features a solid body made of ash or alder wood, a bolt-on maple neck, and a rosewood or maple fingerboard. It is equipped with a split single-coil pickup that produces a distinctive, punchy sound with a strong low-end response. The P Bass also features a unique design that allows for easy and precise tuning, making it a popular choice for bass players who demand accuracy and reliability.
Two basic designs exist. The original design (seen on post #1233086) was based on the Fender Telecaster. In 1957, Fender introduced new, now more common design (seen on post #741032 ) based on the Fender Stratocaster. The original design was reintroduced in 1968, but was renamed to Telecaster bass.