Punk bass icon Dee Dee Ramone will have his legacy honored with a new signature Precision bass from Fender. The new model, which is based on the bass he used with Ramones, will debut at the “Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition” in New York City’s Chelsea Hotel from December 10th to January 1st.
“Punk bass starts with Douglas ‘Dee Dee Ramone’ Colvin,” Fender shared in a release. “As the pounding heart of the Ramones, he pioneered a no-frills sound and style that left a permanent mark on rock music. On a white Fender Precision Bass slung impossibly low, he defined punk bass with simple but breakneck bass lines delivered with such pulverizing sound, speed and conviction that he singlehandedly set the template for generations of punk bassists to come.”
True to his original, the Fender Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass features an Olympic White gloss finish. It’s maple neck has a “C”-shaped profile and vintage-style heel truss rod adjustment. Its 20 frets are also vintage style.
Unique features include Ramone’s signature on the back of the headstock, a special “Dee Dee Ramone One Two Three Four” inscribed neck plate, and a ’70s Fender logo decal.
The bass also comes with a 40-page scrapbook with never before seen photos of the bassist, his personal artwork, a biography, and quotes from Ramone’s personal friends. Finally, the collectible package is rounded out with a sticker and 18″ x 24″ color poster of Dee Dee playing his P Bass live with the Ramones.
Fender’s Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass will start shipping on January 22nd with an expected street price of $899.99.
Fender Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Specs:
|Finish:||Olympic White Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Profile:||“C” shape|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss urethane|
|Position Inlays:||Black dot|
|Bridge:||4-saddle standard vintage-style with single groove saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Standard open-gear|
|Pickups:||Standard split single-coil Precision Bass|
|Other Features:||Dee Dee Ramone Signature on back of headstock, special “Dee Dee Ramone One Two Three Four” neck plate, vintage-style heel truss-rod adjustment, ’70s Fender logo decal, single disk string tree, and exclusive booklet with poster|
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