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Fender Introduces Vintage Hot Rod ’60s Precision and ’70s Jazz Basses
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Fender Introduces Vintage Hot Rod ’60s Precision and ’70s Jazz Basses

Fender has rolled out two new basses as part of their Vintage Hot Rod series, an American-made lineup that the company describes as incorporating the best of old and new features. The Fender Vintage Hot Rod ’60s Precision Bass and ’70s Jazz Bass riff on classic designs while adding new features like a 7.25″-12″ compound-radius fingerboards, new neck profiles, and...

Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models
Basses

Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models

After introducing the Dimension Bass as part of their Modern Player Series, Fender has revealed that the bass is now available as part of their Deluxe and American Deluxe instrument lines. Available in 4- and 5-string versions, the Fender Deluxe Dimension Bass is built with an ash body in the model’s new body shape, the Black-finish model is made with...

Fender Puts Starcaster Bass Into Production After Nearly 40 Years
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Fender Puts Starcaster Bass Into Production After Nearly 40 Years

In addition to the recently reintroduced Coronado Bass, Fender has added another classic design to their Modern Player Series with the Starcaster Bass. Based on the Starcaster guitar, the semi-hollow bass was designed in the mid-1970s and was never officially produced. Fender calls it one of their rarest instruments as only a handful of prototypes were built. The Fender Modern...

Fender Brings Back the Coronado Bass
Basses

Fender Brings Back the Coronado Bass

Fender is quite busy these days. The company has just announced they are bringing back their Coronado bass, as the newest addition to their Modern Player series. The Coronado, originally introduced in 1966, was Fender’s first hollow-body instrument line including both basses and guitars. The instruments were designed by Roger Rossmeisl, who previously worked at Rickenbacker. The line ultimately had...

Fender Custom Shop Announces Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass
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Fender Custom Shop Announces Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass

Rounding out the Fender Custom Shop’s Artist Collection bass additions for the summer is the Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass. Limited to 50 bass worldwide, Fender reports the new model is identical to the one Dusty is currently touring with and differentiates itself from other Precisions with a custom designed Seymour Duncan pickup, a custom neck shape,...

Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass
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Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

Fender’s Custom Shop has taken all of the aspects of Geddy Lee’s famous 1972 Jazz bass and created a Limited Edition Geddy Lee Jazz replica. Every detail was considered, from the neck shape, wiring, pickups – even the wear and tear.

Fender Custom Shop Introduces Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass
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Fender Custom Shop Introduces Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass

The Fender Custom Shop has unveiled the Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass, available in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White and Charcoal Frost. The model replicates the renowned session bassist’s own vintage Precision bass down to the piece of foam he stuffed under the strings in front of the bridge to deaden the strings. That led the company to create a...

Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses
Basses

Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt’s Signature basses have gotten a boost with the introduction of the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass and an updated version of the Squier Mike Dirnt Precision Bass. Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass Available in 3-Color Sunburst and White Blonde, the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass features original-era 1951 Precision...

Fender Announces Modern Player 2.0 Basses
Basses

Fender Announces Modern Player 2.0 Basses

Fender has upgraded its Modern Player series of instruments including updates to the Jazz Basses in the line and the introduction of a new model called the Dimension Bass. The new instruments keep in step with the rest of the series, which offers unique designs at entry-level pricing. The new Modern Player Jazz Bass and Jazz Bass V feature a...

Fender Now Offering Precision and Jazz Bass Replacement Bodies and Necks
Accessories & Strings

Fender Now Offering Precision and Jazz Bass Replacement Bodies and Necks

Fender has announced a new line of replacement bodies and necks, produced at their manufacturing facilities in both Corona, California and Mexico. The parts come with the exact specifications as those used in their full American and Standard series instruments. So far, Fender is offering Precision and Jazz bodies and necks. Each of the bodies are offered in alder or...

Fender Custom Shop Introduces Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass
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Fender Custom Shop Introduces Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass

The Fender Custom Shop has rolled out its Spring 2013 offerings, including the Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass. Mimicking the look of an aged bass, the new model is the Custom Shop’s first to feature a special Black over Three-color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The bass is created by Fender’s master builders with a lightweight ash body and a quartersawn...

Fender Introduces Classic Series Precision and Jazz Basses with Lacquer Finishes
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Fender Introduces Classic Series Precision and Jazz Basses with Lacquer Finishes

Fender has expanded their bass lineup with the Classic Series ’60’s Jazz Bass Lacquer and Classic Series ’50s Precision Bass Lacquer. In following with the series, the basses pay homage to their vintage counterparts and distinguish themselves with period-correct gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finishes. The Classic Series ’60’s Jazz Bass Lacquer is built with an alder body, an ultra-slim “C”-shaped maple...