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Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2013 Custom Collection Basses
Basses

Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2013 Custom Collection Basses

Fender Custom Shop has introduced their 2013 Custom Collection, including the 2013 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro and the 1951 Relic Precision Bass. As with all of the line, the basses are built by Fender’s craftsmen in their Corona, California Custom Shop. The 2013 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro combines vintage styling with new customized features, says Fender. It’s built...

Fender Unveils Nate Mendel Signature P-Bass
Basses

Fender Unveils Nate Mendel Signature P-Bass

Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel now has a signature bass from Fender. Modeled after the ’71 Precision that carried him through over half of his career, the Nate Mendel Fender P Bass features special body contours, extra-slim neck and nut width, and a lightly worn Candy Apple Red finish. The bass is built with an ash body, a maple neck,...

Fender Introduces CB-100CE Acoustic Bass Guitar
Basses

Fender Introduces CB-100CE Acoustic Bass Guitar

Fender has upped their acoustic bass game this summer with the CB-100CE. The dreadnought cutaway bass sports a spruce top with scalloped X bracing and mother-of-pearl acrylic rosette. The mahogany neck’s profile is styled after that of a Jazz Bass and has a dual-action truss rod for proper adjustments. Its bridge is rosewood and has compensated saddle. For further flexibility,...

Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita “Boracho” Bass
Basses

Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita “Boracho” Bass

Fender’s Custom Shop has unveiled their 2012 Limited Edition Models, including the Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita “Boracho” Bass. Bringing together elements of the Porazzo and its sister Boracha, the Boracho sports a reversed Jazzmaster body with added mass. Couple that with a custom T.V. Jones Thunderblade pickup and you get what Fender says is a “very unique and LOUD...

Fender Introduces Factory Special Run Antigua Jazz and Precision Basses
Basses

Fender Introduces Factory Special Run Antigua Jazz and Precision Basses

Fender continues to bring old school to the forefront with the announcement of a “Factory Special Run” of instruments with their retro Antigua finish. Introduced in the late 1960’s, the distinct color scheme was revisited in 1977 with more of a greenish shade. The new limited edition line includes both Jazz and Precision bass models. Both basses feature an alder...

Fender Custom Shop Introduces Dusty Hill Signature Precision Bass
Basses

Fender Custom Shop Introduces Dusty Hill Signature Precision Bass

The Fender Custom Shop has expanded its Artist Series instruments with the Dusty Hill Signature Precision Bass. Available in Black and Nocaster Blonde, the bass oozes old school with a road worn finish and reverse headstock. The ZZ Top bassist helped tweak the bass, which features a custom designed Seymour Duncan pickup, a custom neck shape, and rear-routed controls. The...

Old School: 1967 Fender Mustang Bass
Old School

Old School: 1967 Fender Mustang Bass

Bassist John Flynn shares his 1967 Fender Mustang bass with us, along with the story behind it. Fender offers up the background on the history of the bass on their website: Mustang Bass (1966-1981, 2002-). The first truly successful Fender bass that didn’t say “Precision” or “Jazz” on the headstock was 1966’s Mustang Bass. Leo Fender began development of the...

Fender Jazz Bass: The Movie
Bass Videos

Fender Jazz Bass: The Movie

G.A.S. alert! Davey4557’s Leo Fender and the History of the Electric Bass video is one of the most watched videos in No Treble history. Davey followed up with this, what he dubs “Fender Jazz Bass: The Movie”. He breaks down the features and history of the famed Leo Fender creation. Try not to drool… it isn’t good for your computer.

Fender Introduces Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass
Basses

Fender Introduces Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass

Fender has introduced the 2012 line of Pawn Shop guitars, which they claim are inspired by their eccentric creations from the ’60s and ’70s and are “guitars that never were, but should have been.” Included in that lineup is the Fender Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass, an instrument that takes their classic design and flips the body as well as...

Fender Upgrades American Standard Series for 2012
Basses

Fender Upgrades American Standard Series for 2012

Fender has raised the bar for 2012 by upgrading their American Standard series of instruments, including the Precision and Jazz basses. The main change is the inclusion of Fender Custom Shop pickups for each model, while other slight adjustments and a new finish also help to update the line. First up, the American Standard Precision basses now feature Fender Custom...

Old School: 1963 Fender Jazz Bass
Old School

Old School: 1963 Fender Jazz Bass

In our last edition of Old School, we shared Mark Anderson’s 1963 Fender Shoreline Gold Precision bass. This time, we’re showcasing Fender’s Jazz bass from the same year, and specifically Jay Fortier‘s ’63 Jazz. Fender introduced the first Jazz in March, 1960, becoming the company’s second bass model after the Precision. In 1963, Fender replaced the below-string mutes with a...

Fender Introduces New Bassman Pro Series Heads and Cabinets
Amps

Fender Introduces New Bassman Pro Series Heads and Cabinets

Fender’s Bass Amplification group has introduced two new Bassman heads and four new cabinets in a new Pro Series. The heads include the 300-watt Super Bassman and the 100-watt Bassman 100T. Cabinets include the new Bassman 8×10 Neo, 6×10 Neo, 4×10 Neo and 1×15 Neo. Super Bassman Dubbed the “stadium-level 300-watt tube head designed for the biggest shows and the...