Fender Revamps the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass
Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Fender have teamed up once again to refresh the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass. The instrument is based on the ’80s Jazz Bass Special he used to record the album Appetite for Destruction with several new features like a Drop D tuner, a TBX (treble/bass Expander) tone circuit, and a black-painted neck with pearloid block inlays and binding.
“The Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass is an updated take on the original bass we released with him,” says Fender’s Justin Norvell. “It’s an honor to evolve with a musician like Duff over the past two decades as he continues to set the bar for bass players in one of the world’s top touring bands.”
McKagan’s new signature bass is built with an alder body that comes in black or pearl white finishes. Beside the pearloid blocks, its rosewood fingerboard has the number 12 inlaid at the 12th fret. Its fitted with a Vintage-Style Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup in the middle position and Seymour Duncan STKJ2B Jazz Bass pickup at the bridge. McKagan’s “Duff” skull and crossbones is etched into the neck plate.
The new Fender Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass will be launching in March for $1,199.99.
Fender Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass Specs:
|Neck Shape:||Modern “C”|
|Neck Finish:||Black Painted Gloss Polyester|
|Frets:||20 Medium Jumbo|
|Position Inlays:||Pearloid Blocks|
|Pickups:||Vintage-Style Split Single-Coil Precision Bass, Seymour Duncan STKJ2B Jazz Bass|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master TBX Tone Control|
|Tuners:||Fender ’70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear with Hipshot Bass Xtender “Drop D” on the E String|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle Pure Vintage ’70s with Single Groove Saddles|
|Colors:||Black, Pearl White|
|Case:||Includes Deluxe Gig Bag|
|Other:||Custom Duff Neck Plate|