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Fender Updates Deluxe Series Basses

Fender 2016 Deluxe Series Basses

Fender has revamped their Deluxe series of instruments into a more cohesive lineup with a shared set of upgrades. The series includes new versions of the Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass, and the Deluxe Active Dimension Bass.

Each of the basses now has a 12-inch fingerboard radius, active/passive electronics, a hi-mass bridge, and vintage noiseless pickups. The Dimension bass is relatively unchanged, with the fingerboard radius being its main addition. It, along with the Jazz model, is also available in a 5-string version.

The new Fender Deluxe Series basses will be shipping soon with street prices of $799.99 for the Precision Special, $1,099.99 for the Deluxe Active Jazz, and $999.99 for the Deluxe Active Dimension.

Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special

Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special Specs:

Body:Alder
Body Finish:Gloss Polyester
Neck Material:Maple
Neck Finish:Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape:“C” Shape
Scale Length:34″ (864 mm)
Fingerboard Material:Maple
Fingerboard Radius:12″ (305 mm)
Frets:20 Medium Jumbo
Nut Material:Synthetic Bone
Position Inlays:Black Pearloid Dots on Maple, White Pearloid Dots on Rosewood
Bridge Pickup:Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass with Nickel-Plated Pole Pieces
Middle Pickup:Vintage Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls:Master Volume, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut
Switching:Pan Pot
Configuration:PJ
Bridge:Fender HiMass
Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines:Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard:3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs:Knurled Flat-Top
Neck Plate:4-Bolt Asymmetrical

Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass

Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass Specs:

Body:Ash or Alder
Body Finish:Gloss Polyester
Neck Material:Maple
Neck Finish:Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape:“C” Shape
Scale Length:34″ (864 mm)
Fingerboard Material:Maple or Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:12″ (305 mm)
Frets:20 Medium Jumbo
Nut Material:Synthetic Bone
Position Inlays:Black Pearloid Dots on Maple, White Pearloid Dots on Rosewood
Pickups:Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass with Nickel-Plated Pole Pieces
Controls:Master Volume, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut
Switching:Pan Pot
Configuration:JJ
Bridge:Fender HiMass
Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines:Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard:3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs:Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass
Neck Plate:4-Bolt Asymmetrical

Fender Deluxe Active Dimension Bass

Fender Deluxe Active Dimension Bass Specs:

Body:Ash
Body Finish:Gloss Polyester
Neck Material:Maple
Neck Finish:Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape:“C” Shape
Scale Length:34″ (864 mm)
Fingerboard Material:Rosewood or Maple
Fingerboard Radius:12″ (305 mm)
Frets:21 Medium Jumbo
Nut Material:Synthetic Bone
Position Inlays:Black Pearloid Dots on Maple, White Pearloid Dots on Rosewood
Pickups:Dimension Humbuckers
Controls:Master Volume, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut
Switching:5-Position Blade: Pos 1. Bridge Pickup, Pos 2. Inner Coils of Bridge and Middle Pickup, Pos 3. Full Middle and Bridge, Pos 4. Outer Coils of Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 5. Middle Pickup
Configuration:HH
Bridge:Fender HiMass with Chrome-Plated Zinc Saddles
Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines:Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard:3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs:Knurled Flat-Top
Neck Plate:4-Bolt Asymmetrical