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Fender Introduces Bronco 40 Bass Amp
Bass Gear

Fender Introduces Bronco 40 Bass Amp

Fender has introduced the Bronco 40, a bass amplifier with built-in effects and amp modeling. The 1×10 combo also includes Fender’s FUSE software and USB connectivity, allowing it to function as an audio interface with DAWs as well as tweak and swap presets online. Rated at 40 watts, the amp has 24 on-board presets using 8 amp models including the...

Fender Introduces Blacktop Series Basses
Bass Gear

Fender Introduces Blacktop Series Basses

Fender has incorporated some low end into their Blacktop series with the introduction of the Blacktop Precision and Blacktop Jazz Bass guitars. The line of basses are made for a thick, heavy sound and are what Fender describes as “two of the most distinctive iterations of the instruments.” Built on an alder body, the Blacktop Precision has two humbucking pickups...

Fender Expands Rumble Bass Amplification Line
Bass Gear

Fender Expands Rumble Bass Amplification Line

Fender has expanded their Rumble Bass amplification line with the inclusion of the Rumble 150 and 350 heads with supporting 1×12, 2×8, and 4×10 cabinets. The heads, rated at 150- and 350-watts respectively, feature built-in overdrive controls with Gain and Blend knobs as well as a 4-band EQ with Punch and Scoop switches. The amps also feature an XLR Line...

Gear Watch: Fender Releases American Special Basses and Mark Hoppus Update
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Fender Releases American Special Basses and Mark Hoppus Update

Fender has rolled out a few new bass products this year, including the introduction of their bass models into the American Special series and an update to the Mark Hoppus Signature Jazz Bass. The American Special Precision and Jazz basses are built in the U.S. and feature a slim neck profile, high-gloss finish, and the Fender “Greasebucket” circuit. The circuit...

Gear Watch: Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass

Believe it or not, 2011 marks 60 years since Fender introduced the Precision bass and revolutionized bass playing. (For a quick history lesson, check out this video.) To mark the occasion, Fender is producing a special limited edition 60th Anniversary Precision Bass. Built in the U.S., the Anniversary P-bass features an ash body, maple neck and fretboard with a modern...

Gear Watch: Fender Announces Roger Waters Precision Bass
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Fender Announces Roger Waters Precision Bass

Fender has introduced a new Roger Waters Precision to their line of basses, named after the Pink Floyd bassist. The bass features a black-on-black color scheme (black body and black, single-ply pickguard), and is equipped with Seymour Duncan Basslines SPB-3 Quarter-Pound split-coil Precision Bass pickup, knurled black control knobs (master volume, master tone), brass nut, black bridge and strap buttons,...

Contest

Fender Announces Rock & Roar Giveaway

As a part of the promotion of the new Green Day: Rock Band video game, Fender has announced the Rock & Roar Giveaway. The grand-prize winner receives an autographed Squier by Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass Gutar, a Fender Rumble 15 combo amp, and a copy of the new Green Day: Rock Band game. Five runner-ups will also win the...

Contest

Fender’s Band of Skulls Bass Guitar Giveaway

Fender’s contest to give away a Jazz Bass hand-painted by Band of Skulls bassist Emma Richardson, is running through Monday. The bass is signed by the entire band. Five second-place winners will receive the band’s debut album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey. Band of Skulls is coming off a successful U.S. tour that included performances at Coachella and SXSW, and...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Fender Introduces New American Deluxe Series Basses

Fender has updated all three basses in their line of American Deluxe series. The American Deluxe Precision Bass, American Deluxe Jazz Bass and American Deluxe Jazz Bass V include new N3 Noiseless pickups, improved electronics, and active/passive tone control switches. All three also feature an A-string “stealth” string retainer on the headstock (low B string on the Jazz Bass V...

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Anthrax’s Frank Bello Helps Donate to NYC Schools

Anthrax’s Frank Bello recently teamed up with Fender and the nonprofit organization Little Kids Rock to donate electric basses and amps to 15 New York City public city schools. Bello, who was born and raised in the Bronx, showed students a good time with a jam session and by answering all of their rock questions. Little Kids Rock is a...

Fender Announces 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Announces 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass

Fender is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Jazz Bass model with a special edition that brings together features of the past and present. Though the style has remained mostly unchanged, the Jazz Bass has had some tweaking through its first 50 years, especially during the ’60s and ’70s. The Fender 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass features ’60s-era styled finish in...

Bass Gear, NAMM 2010

Gear Watch: Fender introduces new Rumble Series combo bass amps

Fender has announced an all-new designs for their Rumble series bass amps at NAMM this week. The previous Rumble line offered a range of 15 to 100 watts. The new series extends that to 15 to 350 watts. The amps are available in 15, 30, 75, 150 and 350-watt configurations, each including the rugged Fender Special Design Speakers and easy...