U2 bassist Adam Clayton has teamed up with Fender to create a new signature bass. The veteran rocker’s new axe is take on his 1965 Jazz with a few tweaks.
“I played (my Sherwood Green 1965 Jazz Bass) a lot on the ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ tour and I really love it,” Clayton said in a press release. “It had a great sound and the pickups were really, really punchy. I got Fender to clone the bass I had, but rather than make it an exact replica of my beat-up Sherwood Green bass, I said, ‘Let’s make it pretty; let’s make it as beautiful as we can and make it all new.’ So, they put this together for me. … This is a great bass. I’ve been using it on the new album and I’m going to be playing it live.”
The Fender Adam Clayton Jazz Bass features an alder body finished in Sherwood Green. Its maple neck, which has a custom “C” shape made specifically for Clayton, is topped with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard inlaid with custom pearloid block markers.
Clayton opted for a pair of Fender Custom Shop ’60s single coil pickups with a volume/volume/tone control configuration. Other features include a 4-saddle hi-mass vintage bridge, vintage-style “Lollipop” tuners, and a 4-ply white pearloid pickguard.
Check out what Clayton has to say about his new bass:
The Fender Adam Clayton Jazz Bass is available now with a street price of $1,799.
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Fender Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass Specs:
|Color:||Sherwood Green Metallic|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face|
|Neck Shape:||Custom Adam Clayton “C”|
|Scale Length:||34″ (864 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.5″ (38.1 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Pearloid Block|
|Pickups:||Custom Shop ’60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)|
|Tuning Machines:||Fender Vintage-Style “Lollipop”|
|Pickguard:||4-Ply White Pearloid|
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