The lacquer finish on this bass lets the body wood breathe with more natural resonance. Its Road Worn finish and hardware treatment imparts a cool aged look and feel, conveying the impression that this instrument has more than just a few miles on it.
The volcanic sound of Mike Dirnt’s signature Precision model comes from a custom vintage-style ’59 split single-coil pickup that looks right at home among the instrument’s other vintage-style features.
The specially designed Hi-Mass bridge on this bass has a cool contemporary look. It also has a lot of metal, which means it has a lot of mass for rock-solid sustain, intonation and tuning stability.
Like the very first Precision basses of 1951-1957, Mike Dirnt’s signature model features a Telecaster headstock shape.
The thicker modern neck on the Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass adds slightly more mass to the instrument, enhancing the tone. It also has a comfortable "C" profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a worn urethane finish on the back.
In a special touch specified by Dirnt himself, the neck plate of his signature Precision model is engraved with a small star at the upper right corner.