Inspired by the design, style and comfort of the Strat guitar, today's P Bass body is designed for playability high in the neck.
The wiring of its single-coil pickup is split in two for big, beefy sound, more tonal versatility and balanced output across each string.
The P Bass got its name from its revolutionary new "frets," which were created for more precise play. The neck offers a wider profile and chunkier feel than a J Bass neck.
James Jamerson dubs his famous P Bass—the same one he used to craft many of the greatest Motown hits in history—the “Funk Machine.”
Ron LaPread of the Commodores writes one of the most memorable funk bass lines of all time on his Precision Bass. That bass line can be heard on the song “Brick House.”
Steve Harris almost exclusively uses a P Bass when performing with heavy-metal powerhouse Iron Maiden, from the group's eponymous 1980 debut to hits such as "The Number of the Beast," "Run to the Hills" and "Two Minutes to Midnight."