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Fender Custom Shop Announces 2015 Lineup
Basses

Fender Custom Shop Announces 2015 Lineup

Every year, Fender announces a new lineup from their Custom Shop that includes at least one bass. The 2015 series includes four basses: the Limited Edition 1955 Precision Bass, the Postmodern Precision Jazz Bass, the 1959 Journeyman Relic Precision Bass, and the 1960 Journeyman Jazz Bass. As part of the Limited Edition series, the Limited Edition 1955 Precision Bass is...

Fender Introduces Deluxe Active Okoume Basses
Basses

Fender Introduces Deluxe Active Okoume Basses

Fender had a lot of new gear at NAMM this year including the Deluxe Active Okoume series. The basses, which feature okoume bodies with a natural finish, come in Jazz Bass, Jazz Bass V, and Precision Bass Special versions. Fender explains that okoume is a reddish-brown African hardwood with a straight grain that gives the bass a pronounced low end....

Fender Updates Geddy Lee and Steve Harris Signature Basses
Basses

Fender Updates Geddy Lee and Steve Harris Signature Basses

Rush’s Geddy Lee and Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris are having their Fender signature models spruced up for 2015. Each of the signature models have been around for years but will be getting new specs and features. The USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is getting more of an update between the two. “[It] is a new version that combines the specs...

Fender Announces Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar
Basses

Fender Announces Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

Punk bass icon Dee Dee Ramone will have his legacy honored with a new signature Precision bass from Fender. The new model, which is based on the bass he used with Ramones, will debut at the “Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition” in New York City’s Chelsea Hotel from December 10th to January 1st. “Punk bass starts with Douglas ‘Dee Dee Ramone’...

The Fender Archives Revealed in Scrapbook-Style Collection
News

The Fender Archives Revealed in Scrapbook-Style Collection

Fender lovers: It’s time to rejoice. Another book has arrived for you. by Tom Wheeler is filled with artifacts from Fender’s long history, including handwritten letters, production totals, and Leo Fender’s drawing-board sketches. Wheeler, who has written for Rolling Stone and Guitar Player Magazine, and was the founding editorial director of Bass Player, is now a professor at the University...

Fender Introduces Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Introduces Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass

U2 bassist Adam Clayton has teamed up with Fender to create a new signature bass. The veteran rocker’s new axe is take on his 1965 Jazz with a few tweaks. “I played (my Sherwood Green 1965 Jazz Bass) a lot on the ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ tour and I really love it,” Clayton said in a press release....

Bass Review: Fender American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH
Gear Reviews

Bass Review: Fender American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH

Fender took a leap last year by introducing a new model apart from their genre-defining Precision and Jazz basses. The Dimension Bass started as a model in their Modern Player Series before branching into their Deluxe and American Deluxe series. But now the double humbucker model has been cemented into the brand’s lineup with an American Standard version. We got...

Fender Introduces Classic Player Rascal Bass
Basses

Fender Introduces Classic Player Rascal Bass

Back in 2013, Fender Master Builder Jason Smith created the retro styled Rascal Bass to display at the NAMM Show. “I wanted to build a short-scale bass that was reminiscent of some of the Kay and Danelectro basses,” Smith stated. This week Fender announced that the Rascal Bass would be put into full production as part of their Classic Player...

Fender Launches Four New Micro-Sized Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Fender Launches Four New Micro-Sized Pedals

Fender has announced a new line of micro-sized pedals including an ABY switcher, a compressor, a DI, and a graphic EQ. Each of the compact pedals weighs about 5.6 ounces and measures 93.5 millimeters deep, 42 millimeters wide, and 52 millimeters tall. Fender Micro ABY Pedal The Micro ABY allows for players to switch between amplifiers or combine two signals...

Fender Introduces American Standard Jaguar Bass
Basses

Fender Introduces American Standard Jaguar Bass

Fender is adding a Jaguar model to their American Standard bass lineup, which will be the first U.S.-made Jaguar bass. Built in their Corona, California plant, the American Standard Jaguar Bass will be built with an alder body finished in 3-color Sunburst, Olympic White, Black, or Mystic Red. Each bass will be loaded with a P/J pickup configuration consisting of...

Fender Announces Online Configurator with American Design Experience
Basses

Fender Announces Online Configurator with American Design Experience

Ever wanted to mix and match your favorite parts of a Fender? Now you can with the company’s new American Design Experience. Originally introduced in 2011 at the Fender Visitor Center in Corona, California, the direct-to-consumer program now has an online presence to allow you to customize your own instrument via an online configurator tool. The configurator lets you start...

Fender Redesigns Rumble Series Bass Amps for 2014
Amps

Fender Redesigns Rumble Series Bass Amps for 2014

Fender has completely revamped the Rumble Series of bass combo amplifiers into lighter and louder designs with more features. The new models are built with lightweight plywood enclosures with certain models featuring removable wooden grille frames, Eminence drivers, and upgraded compression tweeters. Fender also re-engineered the circuitry to include a three-button voicing palette and a new footswitchable overdrive circuit. Other...