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  • Fender Announces the American Performer Series 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... »

  • Fender Introduces Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass

    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... »

  • Stanley Clarke Teases New Stratocaster Bass

    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... »

  • Fender Play App Adds Bass Content

    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... »

  • Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

    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... »

  • Fender Unveils the Player Series

    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... »

  • Fender Adds Bluetooth Streaming to Rumble Series 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... »

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

    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.... »

  • Fender Reveals American Original Series Including Four New Basses

    Fender Reveals American Original Series Including Four New Basses

    Fender will be unveiling the American Original series at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show, including four new basses. The line focuses on recreating instruments from the company’s past while updating them with enhancements. “For more than six decades, Fender’s core models of guitars and basses have developed their own distinct personalities and legions of devoted... »

  • 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... »