The Fender Precision Bass Timeline: 1951-1982

When Leo Fender invented the first mass-produced electric bass, no one could have guessed that it would have such a massive impact on music. The first Precision basses looked liked over-sized Telecaster guitars. But by the late 1950s, the Fender Precision Bass became the definitive electric bass in modern music. So dominant was the Fender P-Bass that any musician who used an electric bass was known as a Fender bass player, regardless of the actual make they played. The P-Bass completely and totally changed music forever. Let’s take a look at the Fender Precision Bass timeline and the slow, steady evolution of this iconic instrument.

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