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Gear Watch: Fender Announces Roger Waters Precision Bass
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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...

Player News

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...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Fender Bassman TV

Fender has brought out a blast from the past with a new spin in the Bassman TV series of combo amps and cabinets. The design is reminiscent of the original 1950’s style Bassman amplifiers but with new technology to help you create the best tone. The Bassman TV has a tube preamp and as well as two instrument inputs providing...

Player News

Gear Watch: James Johnston Jazz Bass

Scottish band Biffy Clyro is coming out with a new LP, Only Revolutions to be released in November of this year. The band has teamed up with Fender to release the James Johnston Jazz Bass, a bass built with the personal touch of the Biffy Clyro bassist James Johnston. The Johnston Jazz Bass is based on Johnston’s Fender USA jazz...

Bass Videos

Fender Bass Bash Jam

We admit it… if you post a video of multi-bass bands, we’re likely to feature it here. This video was filmed at Fender Mexico’s theater in 2008, featuring Motown bass legend Bob Babbitt, Bobby Vega, Christopher Maloney and Ivan Barrera on bass, Jeff Kollman on guitar and Nick DVirgilio on drums. This one starts slow, but starts cooking once the...

Bass Gear

Fender’s new Road Worn basses

Fender has announced two bass models in their new Fender Road Worn series. These are replicas of their classic basses from 50s and 60s, scruffed up to look like the real thing. The Fender Road Worn 1950s Precision Bass is made with a one-piece maple neck, an alder body, and traditional split single-coil pickup. The wide P-Bass neck has 20...

Basses

Fender Announces Victor Bailey 5-String Acoustic Bass Guitar

Fender has just announced the release of Victor Bailey’s popular signature acoustic bass in a five-string version. Originally introduced in 2005, the Artist Design Series Victor Bailey Acoustic Bass guitar features an arched back, figured dao body, abalone rosette, tortoise shell binding, a bound 34″-scale neck matching Victor’s signature Fender electric bass, gold Hipshot tuners and Fishman electronics. The MSRP...