Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special

For players who find themselves alternating between a variety musical styles at a moment’s notice, the Deluxe Precision Bass® Special is the perfect companion on stage and in the studio. Designed for powerful, flexible tone with smooth playing feel, this robust and rich-sounding bass combines the best features of Fender’s classic basses to create a “hybrid” model with sleek, authentic Fender style but is packed with new tones.
There’s a wealth of useful tones hiding inside this bass’ pickups and electronics. Powered by a punchy vintage-style split-coil Precision Bass pickup in the middle position and a growling Vintage Noiseless™ Jazz Bass bridge pickup, this bass rises to any occasion. The robust control scheme includes a three-band active EQ with treble, mid and bass controls—each with boost and cut to accurately shape your tone—along with a pan pot for precision blending of the pickups’ potent sound. The active/passive switch makes it easy to access both vintage-styled and modern voices, further extending this instrument’s sonic flexibility. The Fender HiMass™ bridge improves every note’s sustain and resonance, while enhancing the attack for lively tone that lets your sonic personality shine through. The “C”-shaped maple neck is comfortable for all playing styles and hosts a 1.5” synthetic bone nut and fast-playing 12”-radius fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets.
The alder body bears a durable gloss polyester finish that looks great under the spotlight while being tough enough to shrug off the abuse of gigging and traveling. Classic Precision Bass appointments include knurled flat-top control knobs, nickel/chrome hardware, black pickup covers, pearloid dot inlays and a 3-ply B/W/B pickguard. A pure tone machine with classic Fender sound and style, the Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special is a true performer, equally at home on stage and in the studio. Includes deluxe gig bag.

Double cutaway 4-string electric bass
PJ pickup configuration; split-coil Precision Bass middle pickup, Vintage Noiseless™ Jazz Bass bridge pickup
Three-band EQ with treble, mid and bass boost/cut; active/passive switch
4-saddle HiMass™ bridge for increased attack and sustain
4-bolt asymmetrical neck plate
Includes deluxe gig bag

Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special

Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special

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Model Name
Fender Deluxe Active P Bass® Special, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, Surf Pearl
Model Number
Surf Pearl


Case/Gig Bag
Deluxe Gig Bag


Body Finish
Gloss Polyester
Body Material
Body Shape
Precision Bass®


Fingerboard Material
Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius
12" (305 mm)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Neck Finish
Satin Polyurethane
Neck Material
Neck Mounting
Neck Plate
4-Bolt Asymmetrical
Neck Shape
"C" Shape
Number of Frets
Nut Material
Synthetic Bone
Nut Width
1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays
White Pearloid Dot
Truss Rod
Truss Rod Nut
3/16" Hex Adjustment
Truss Rod Wrench
3/16" Hex (Allen)


Auxillary Switching
Active/Passive Push Switch
Bridge Pickup
Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless™ Jazz Bass with Nickel-Plated Pole Pieces
Pickup Configuration
Master Volume, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut
Middle Pickup
Vintage Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Pickup Switching
Pan Pot


Fender HiMass™
Control Knobs
Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish
3-Ply Black/White/Black
Tuning Machines
Standard Open-Gear


Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)