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Fender Announces the Trapper Bass Distortion Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Fender Announces the Trapper Bass Distortion Pedal

Last year marked the first-ever bass-specific pedal from Fender, and now they’ve revealed another for later this year. The Trapper Bass Distortion is a modified version of their Trapper that features two distortion circuits.

Fender Announces Roasted Maple Vintera ’50s Precision Bass Neck
Accessories & Strings

Fender Announces Roasted Maple Vintera ’50s Precision Bass Neck

Fender introduced the vintage-styled Vintera series last year to pay homage to the instruments from their first three decades as a company. Now they’re offering roasted necks from the series as a separate component.

Fender Unveils 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Unveils 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass

It’s been six decades since Fender first introduced the Jazz Bass, and now they’re celebrating with a special 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass model. The limited-edition bass replicates the original design of the Jazz.

Fender Introduces the Player Series Mustang Bass PJ
Basses

Fender Introduces the Player Series Mustang Bass PJ

Fender has expanded their Player Series of instruments with a handful of guitars and one new bass: the Player Mustang Bass PJ. The short-scale bass fits a new pickup set into the vintage body style.

Fender to Discontinue Ash Bodies In Production Models
News

Fender to Discontinue Ash Bodies In Production Models

Fender will be phasing out ash bodies in their production models due to environmental concerns. Ash trees have been declining at an alarming rate due to an insect called the Emerald Ash Borer, which destroys the trees, as well as flooding due to climate change.

Fender Japan Launches Heritage Series Basses
Basses

Fender Japan Launches Heritage Series Basses

Fender Japan has unveiled a new line of instruments called the Heritage Series that recreates features from the company’s past. The series was developed with Mark Kendrick, an original founding master builder of the Fender Custom Shop.

Fender Announces New Ownership
News

Fender Announces New Ownership

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation will be getting a new change in ownership. A press release from Fender announced that longtime investor Servco Pacific, Inc. will be securing a majority stake in a purchase agreement with TPG Growth.

Fender Unveils the American Ultra Series Basses
Basses

Fender Unveils the American Ultra Series Basses

After teasing it for several days, Fender has unveiled the American Ultra Series, which they call their “most advanced” line of basses. The series is defined by new Ultra Noiseless Vintage pickups, newly-designed body contours, and faster playing necks.

Fender Unveils New Player Series Bass Colors
Basses

Fender Unveils New Player Series Bass Colors

Fender has introduced two new colors to their Player Series: Silver and Capri Orange. The new hues apply to the entire mid-priced, made-in-Mexico line including the Fender Player Precision, Player Jazz Bass, and the Player Jaguar Bass.

Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass
Basses

Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass

The late Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott is being honored with a new limited edition signature bass from the Fender Custom Shop. Crafted by Master Builder John Cruz, the bass “painstakingly” recreates Lynott’s original bass in precise detail.

New Squier Classic Vibe Basses Debut at Summer NAMM
Basses

New Squier Classic Vibe Basses Debut at Summer NAMM

Fender launched nine new models to its Squier Classic Vibe series at the Summer NAMM Show. That includes four new basses: the Classic Vibe ’50s Precision, the Classic Vibe ’70s Precision, the Classic Vibe ’60s Mustang, and the Classic Vibe Jaguar.

Fender Announces the Vintera Series Basses
Basses

Fender Announces the Vintera Series Basses

Fender has added a new line of instruments called the Vintera series. The lineup includes vintage-style guitars and basses made in Ensenada, Baja California in Mexico that draw their features from the company’s first three decades.