Today I would like to introduce a few bass guitar from Fender. This year is a Fender year, which means there are many prominent product from Fender to the market. In my point of view, a humbucker or humbucker combination is the most important trend in recent modern bass design. Therefore, if you want to buy a bass with modern features, the pickups are the most important thing that should be taken into consideration.
Another important thing is the bridge piece. Years after years' research has shown that the bridge piece throws on so much influence on bass guitar tones. This year, Fender brought the historical bridge piece, Hi-Mass. It has been convinced that the design has heritaged some prefered features of famous BAD-ASS® bridges.
All in all, keep in mind two most important things: Humbucker pickup + Hi-Mass bridge piece. Here comes three models matching the above mentioned features perfectly as shown below. Click on the photo to visit the official website for more information, such as color options. Special attentions should be paid on the Moder Player one: It must be the Satin one. Because there are similar model in Modern Player series basses. The satin one is the one that I prefer. The difference is the bridge.
MORE ABOUT BLACKTOP™ PRECISION BASS®
Drive your sound with raw humbucking power. Fender's innovative Blacktop™ series expanded the sonic horizon of classic Fender guitars by powering them with high-gain humbucking pickups. That phenomenal Blacktop power and performance now comes to the bass world with a dual-humbucking-pickup version of the Precision Bass® guitar.
Sleek and supercharged, the Blacktop Precision Bass® guitar features two pummeling Blacktop Bass humbucking pickups that make it one of the most powerful basses - if not the most powerful bass - Fender has ever offered. Other distinctive touches are three Jazz Bass® control knobs (volume for each pickup and master tone) and a Blacktop HiMass™ bridge. Features include an alder body, maple neck with modern C shape and gloss urethane finish, rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius and 20 medium jumbo frets, three-ply black-white-black pickguard, open-gear tuners and chrome hardware. Available in Black and new White Chrome Pearl.
MORE ABOUT BLACKTOP™ JAZZ BASS®
Phenomenal Blacktop™ series power and performance now comes to a bold new interpretation of the venerable Jazz Bass® guitar. In one of the most distinctive iterations of the instrument ever designed, Fender introduces the Blacktop Jazz Bass.
Sleek and supercharged, the Blacktop Jazz Bass features dual Blacktop split-coil Precision Bass® pickups that pack a powerful one-two tonal punch. Other distinctive touches are three Jazz Bass control knobs (volume for each pickup and master tone) and a Blacktop HiMass™ bridge. Features include an alder body, maple neck with modern C shape and gloss urethane finish, rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius and 20 medium jumbo frets, three-ply black-white-black pickguard, open-gear tuners and chrome hardware. Available in Black and new White Chrome Pearl.
MORE ABOUT MODERN PLAYER JAZZ BASS® SATIN
The Modern Player Jazz Bass returns with a new look and even greater tonal versatility from its powerful pair of humbucking pickups. A satin finish imparts a smoothly elegant air, and a convenient new four-position rotary pickup selector switch delivers a potent quartet of pickup combinations (full middle and bridge pickups, full middle pickup and bridge pickup outer coil, full bridge pickup and middle pickup outer coil, outer coil of both pickups).
Other features include an alder body, maple neck with "C"-shaped profile, 9.5"-radius maple (Black model) or rosewood (Olympic White and Two-color Sunburst models) fingerboard with 20 jumbo frets and easy-access truss rod adjustment wheel, redesigned Modern Player Jazz Bass humbucking pickups, single-ply black pickguard and vintage-style black plastic control knobs (two volume and master tone), and four-saddle Fender Hi-Mass bridge. Available in Satin Black, Satin Olympic White and Satin Two-color Sunburst.