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Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass

After introducing the American Professional line in December, Fender has unveiled the Limited Edition Exotic Collection. The series includes the 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass FMT, which combines the features of the Professional model with a figured maple top. The bass is built with an alder body, quartersawn maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. The neck has a slim...

Fender Unveils American Professional Series Basses
Basses

Fender Unveils American Professional Series Basses

Fender has unveiled the American Professional Series, which takes the place of their recently discontinued American Standard line. The new series will, of course, include Precision and Jazz bass models, but each will have new features. Updated specs include a new fret shape, new pickups, new electronics, new hardware, and new colors. Both the American Professional P-Bass and Jazz Bass...

Fender Unveils New Mustang Bass Model
Basses

Fender Unveils New Mustang Bass Model

Fender has reimagined some of their classic models to create the new Offset lineup of instruments. “We took timeless designs with an asymmetrically offset waist, added new pickups for heavyweight tone, updated the neck profile and splashed bold colors on these scrappy flyweights,” the company writes. The series includes a new take on the Mustang with the Mustang Bass PJ....

Fender Introduces T-Bucket 300E Bass
Basses

Fender Introduces T-Bucket 300E Bass

Fender has revamped their T-Bucket series for 2016, including the introduction of the 300E Bass. The medium-scale, acoustic-electric bass is fitted with a Fishman Isys III pickup system. It comes complete with an active preamp and built-in tuner as well as volume and tone controls. The T-Bucket 300E Bass is constructed with mahogany back and sides with a figured maple...

Fender Introduces 800-Watt Bassman Head
Amps

Fender Introduces 800-Watt Bassman Head

Fender’s Bassman series of bass amplifiers has gotten bigger with the introduction of the Bassman 800 Head. The 800-watt, dual channel amp features a hybrid design with a tube preamp matched to a Class D power section. It weighs 17 pounds. Its two-channel tube preamp has Vintage and Overdrive voicings. The Vintage channel provides a vintage tone with a passive...

Fender Introduces Mobile Tuning App
Apps

Fender Introduces Mobile Tuning App

Fender has gotten into the mobile tuner game with Fender Tune, a free iOS guitar and bass tuner app. The app has auto tune and manual tune features as well as a chromatic mode for tuning flexibility. It has 20 pre-set tuning options plus the ability to dial in and save custom tunings. Besides being a tuner, the app is...

Fender Updates Deluxe Series Basses
Basses

Fender Updates Deluxe Series Basses

Fender has revamped their Deluxe series of instruments into a more cohesive lineup with a shared set of upgrades. The series includes new versions of the Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass, and the Deluxe Active Dimension Bass. Each of the basses now has a 12-inch fingerboard radius, active/passive electronics, a hi-mass bridge, and vintage noiseless...

Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass

Fender has teamed up with bass legend Flea to release the Flea Signature Jazz Bass. The new model is a recreation of the bassist’s Shell Pink 1961 Jazz Bass he received from a fan and used to record the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway. “Shell Pink is the rarest of Fender’s classic Custom Color finishes,...

Fender Introduces The Mod Shop
Basses

Fender Introduces The Mod Shop

If you’ve been wanting to get a customized Fender, the company has got you covered with the Mod Shop. The online “immersive digital studio experience” allows you to pick an instrument model and make it your own with options for its orientation, body color, pickguard, fingerboard, pickups, and hardware. Once you’ve created what you want, you can order it to...

Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass
Basses

Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

Fender’s Magnificent Seven series has gotten a little more magnificent with its first four-stringer called the Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass. As part of the series, they are handcrafted in the U.S.A. and limited to 500 basses worldwide. The bass blends elements of the company’s two mainstay models with a P Bass body and a Jazz Bass neck (featuring...

Fender Introduces Pro In-Ear Monitors
Accessories & Strings

Fender Introduces Pro In-Ear Monitors

Fender has introduced their first line of Pro In-Ear Monitors. The new in-ears are designed and hand-assembled in Nashville, Tennessee and come in five models: the DXA1, the FXA2, the FXA5, the FXA6 and the FXA7. “All models except the DXA1 boast 3D-printed digital hybrid technology housings, custom designed drivers and select models in the series feature a patented Hybrid-Dynamic...

Fender Unveils American Elite Series Basses
Basses

Fender Unveils American Elite Series Basses

Fender’s new bass offerings at the NAMM Show this year revolved around their new American Elite series of instruments. The lineup includes each of the company’s main models with the American Elite Precision Bass, Jazz Bass, Jazz Bass, and Dimension Bass. Common features for the series are Fender’s fourth generation Noiseless pickups, compound neck shapes, new cases, and new finishes....