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Fender Unveils the Player Series

Fender has shaken up their range again by introducing the Player Series for 2018. The new lineup revamps the Standard series but will still be made in Mexico. As you may expect, the Player Series includes a Precision Bass and a Jazz Bass as well as a Jaguar Bass. Overall changes in the models include new pickups and redesigned bridges.

“Combining form and function perfectly, the 4-saddle bridge features modern slotted saddles for enhanced tuning stability and punchy attack,” Fender writes, adding that the Player Series pickups are designed for “Fender tone with a bit of an edge.”

The Jazz Bass comes in four variations with a standard, fretless, five-string, and left-handed models. Each features an alder body, a Volume/Volume/Tone control layout, and a “Modern C”-shaped neck profile. The fingerboard is either pau ferro or maple, depending on the finish. The Jaguar Bass sports a pair of P/J pickups loaded into the offset Jaguar body that comes in three colors: Sage Green Metallic, Sonic Red, and Tidepool.

Available in right or left-handed versions, the Player Precision Bass also has the options for pau ferro or maple fingerboards in a whopping seven colors: 3-Color Sunburst, Black, Buttercream, Ploar White, Sage Green Metallic, Sonic Red, and Tidepool.

The Fender Player Series Basses will be available soon with prices ranging from $649.99 to $774.99.

Fender Player Jazz Bass Specs:

Versions:Fretless, Five-string, Left-handed
Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Body Finish:Gloss Polyester
Neck: Maple
Neck Profile:Modern “C”
Neck Finish:Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard:Pau Ferro or Maple
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Frets:20
Inlays:White Dots (Pau Ferro), Black Dots (Maple)
Pickups:Player Series Alnico 5 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls:Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Bridge:4-Saddle Standard
Tuners:Standard Open-Gear
Colors:3-Color Sunburst, Black, Buttercream, Polar White, Sage Green Metallic, Sonic Red, Tidepool

Fender Player Jaguar Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Body Finish:Gloss Polyester
Neck:Maple
Neck Profile:Modern “C”
Neck Finish:Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard:Pau Ferro or Maple
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Frets:20
Inlays:White Dots (Pau Ferro), Black Dots (Maple)
Pickups:Player Series Alnico 5 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass, Player Series Alnico 5 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls:Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Bridge:4-Saddle Standard
Tuners:Standard Open-Gear
Colors:Sage Green Metallic, Sonic Red, Tidepool

Fender Player Precision Bass Specs:

Versions:Right-handed, Left-handed
Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Body Finish:Gloss Polyester
Neck:Maple
Neck Profile:Modern “C”
Neck Finish:Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard:Pau Ferro or Maple
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Frets:20
Inlays:White Dots (Pau Ferro), Black Dots (Maple)
Pickups:Player Series Alnico 5 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls:Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Bridge:4-Saddle Standard
Tuners:Standard Open-Gear
Colors:3-Color Sunburst, Black, Buttercream, Polar White, Sage Green Metallic, Sonic Red, Tidepool

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