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Fender Revamps the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass
Basses

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.”

Fender Unveils Limited Edition Made In Japan Basses
Basses

Fender Unveils Limited Edition Made In Japan Basses

Fender announced a new line of limited edition Made in Japan instruments including a handful of new basses at the 2019 NAMM Show. The new lineup includes models with traditional specs as well two with “hybrid” models.

Fender Announces the American Performer Series Basses
Basses

Fender Announces the American Performer Series Basses

After replacing their Standard Series with the Player Series, Fender has continued to revamp their product lines by introducing the American Performer Series. The new collection replaces their American Special line as their most affordable models built in the Corona, California factory. It includes three of their flagship bass models: a Precision, a Jazz, and a Mustang. Common new features...

Fender Introduces Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass
Basses

Fender Introduces Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass

Fender recently produced a short film called “Artform” with producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, also known as The Midnight Hour. The mini-doc highlights the duo’s musical journey through the lens of hip-hop. To celebrate the collaboration, Fender also released the Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass. The new bass takes its cues from the ’60s era with a...

Stanley Clarke Teases New Stratocaster Bass
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Stanley Clarke Teases New Stratocaster Bass

In a new interview with Bass Guitar Magazine’s Joel McIver, bass legend Stanley Clarke revealed he’s working with Fender on a new four-string bass based on the Stratocaster guitar. The bass was designed with Clarke’s longtime collaborator Thomas Lieber, who builds his Spellbinder instruments. As it takes its cues from the Strat, they took it to Fender. Clarke is well...

Fender Play App Adds Bass Content
Apps

Fender Play App Adds Bass Content

After launching the platform earlier this year, the Fender Play educational app has been expanded to include bass lessons. The app is available for iOS devices, Android devices, and desktops. “Similar to other offerings on Fender Play, players progress through the learning process with simple bite-sized lessons, keeping their journey on track. With Fender Play Bass, players can learn essential...

Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model
Basses

Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

Fender used the Summer NAMM Show to unveil a host of new instruments, including a new signature bass with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. It’s his second bass with the company after they released a Jazz model two years ago. “Our artist signature active bass with Flea was designed to complement the Shell Pink Flea Jazz Bass — a...

Fender Unveils the Player Series
Basses

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....

Fender Adds Bluetooth Streaming to Rumble Series Amps
Amps

Fender Adds Bluetooth Streaming to Rumble Series Amps

Fender updated their Rumble V3 Series of bass amps with the Rumble Studio 40 and the Rumble Stage 800. The new amps bring the same wireless capabilities and presets as their Mustang GT guitar amplifiers to bass players in 40-watt and 800-watt packages. “The amplifiers are also compatible with the free Fender Tone app,” Fender says, “making it easier than...

Fender Unveils Limited Edition Parallel Universe ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass
Basses

Fender Unveils Limited Edition Parallel Universe ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass

Fender presented a retrospective line of instruments this year with the American Original Series, but they also imagined some axes from another dimension that blurred timelines. The Parallel Universe lineup was revealed to include several guitars and one bass: the ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass. The limited edition blends aspects from several instruments across the years. “The ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass...