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  • Fender Now Shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    Fender Now Shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    After previewing it at the Summer NAMM Show, Fender is now shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. Modeled exactly after the Beck bassist’s own 1966 Daphne Blue Mustang, the short-scale bass features a maple neck, a road worn finish, and a custom-spec pickup. “As a player and producer, I feel strongly about the... »

  • Fender Unveils Limited Edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz Bass

    Fender Unveils Limited Edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz Bass

    U2’s Adam Clayton is getting a new pair of special basses from Fender this year. The limited edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz basses come with maple fingerboards and a unique purple sparkle finish. Both basses are built with an alder body, carbon-reinforced maple neck, and maple fingerboard that’s adorned with abalone inlays. Fender fits... »

  • Fender Adds New Color To Mod Shop Basses

    Fender Adds New Color To Mod Shop Basses

    Fender’s Mod Shop has expanded their option offerings for the Fall. The online instrument configurator has added a new limited edition color for 2017 Mystic Aztec Gold. It’s available on both their Precision and Jazz basses. Users begin the Mod Shop experience by picking their instrument then choosing colors, pickguards, pickups, hardware, and more. It... »

  • Fender Unveils the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    Fender Unveils the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    Fender debuted five new signature models at the Summer NAMM show this year including one bass: the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. The session ace, who has worked with artists ranging from Beck to Nine Inch Nails, teamed up with the company to create an instrument based on his personal ’66 Daphne Blue Mustang... »

  • Fender Unveils CB-60SCE Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Fender Unveils CB-60SCE Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Fender has introduced the Classic Design series that they say is aimed at the company’s acoustic tone and aesthetic at an affordable price. The lineup includes the CB-60SCE, an acoustic bass guitar featuring a slim-taper neck profile and rolled fingerboard edges for playability. Its concert-bass body is built with a solid spruce top with mahogany... »

  • Fender Issues Update on Use of Rosewood

    Fender Issues Update on Use of Rosewood

    At the beginning of the year, new CITES regulations went into effect for all species of rosewood. The wood is very common in basses and other stringed instruments as a fretboard material. To address the issue, Fender released a statement on how they are changing their instruments to deal with the new regulation. “Fender is... »

  • Fender Expands In-Ear Monitors Lineup

    Fender Expands In-Ear Monitors Lineup

    Fender has expanded their line of in-ear monitors with the CXA1 and FXA9 Pro models. On opposite sides of the price spectrum, each set is built for live performance, recording, and listening. The CXA1 features a custom 8.5 millimeter titanium micro driver in a low-profile, slimline-style package for comfort. They are also compatible with iOS... »

  • Fender Adds Options to Mod Shop Instruments

    Fender Adds Options to Mod Shop Instruments

    Fender’s online Mod Shop has expanded their set of options for 2017 with new colors, a new neck profile, and new pickups. Users can pick a model to begin with (Jazz and Precision for bassists), then choose colors, hardware, woods, and more. The instruments are built in Fender’s Corona, California factory and shipped out within... »

  • Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass

    Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass

    After introducing the American Professional line in December, Fender has unveiled the Limited Edition Exotic Collection. The series includes the 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass FMT, which combines the features of the Professional model with a figured maple top. The bass is built with an alder body, quartersawn maple neck, and rosewood fretboard.... »

  • Fender Unveils American Professional Series Basses

    Fender Unveils American Professional Series Basses

    Fender has unveiled the American Professional Series, which takes the place of their recently discontinued American Standard line. The new series will, of course, include Precision and Jazz bass models, but each will have new features. Updated specs include a new fret shape, new pickups, new electronics, new hardware, and new colors. Both the American... »