Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH
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Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH

Blacktop Stratocaster HH, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Fender in the Blacktop series.

US public price: $699 VAT
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ericthegreat 02/11/2011

Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH : Recensione di ericthegreat (content in English)

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I own the Fender Getty Lee Jazz Bass made in Japan, and I have played many Fender P Basses made in Mexico and the in USA. This brand new Black Top P Bass became available July 1, 2011 and I think I was the 1st person to purchase it thru The GC in Buffalo on July 2nd. I have this new Fender already and it is amazing.

UTILIZATION

The body is alder, the neck is solid maple, the weight is great, just right - and the 2 pickps have the sound and the great capabilities to vary the sound - unlike the standard P basses have been. Wow, try it out for yourself; I know you'll agree with all that I have described.

SOUNDS

The 2 humbucking pickups are unbelievable. Just like Fender describes this New P Bass: "Sleek and supercharged, the Blacktop Precision Bass guitar features two pummeling humbucking pickups that make it one of the most powerful basses—if not the most powerful bass—Fender has ever offered". Yes, it is absolutely the most powerful bass I have ever played. When I asked some of the staff pro bass players at GC to try it out for me, they were surprised how nice it is, the fantastic sound, look and feel, they were impressed.


OVERALL OPINION


Awesome guitar with lots of kick and easy action. two sets of Humbucking pickups give it loads of power. Like the "no buzz" of the passive pickups. The finish on the body is ok, but certainly not top quality you would expect from Fender. The sound does tend to make up for that. For the money, I prefer the sound over looks. Also note, I don't recommend shipping this item to your home unless you have the skills to set it up, because it arrived unplayable. I guess that's one of the differences between a MIM and a USA made Fender