New Fender Modern Player Bass Guitars

Three new Fender Modern Player bass guitars are now available, the Modern Player Dimension Bass, Modern Player Jazz Bass and Modern Player Jazz Bass V.

These new instruments adhere to the the Modern Player series design and style, combining modern elements with familiar Fender features.

With the addition of these new instruments, Fender labels these China made instruments as "Modern Players Series 2.0" - an upgrade to the original. Since they carry the Fender label instead of Squier, these provide bassists with more affordable instruments to choose from.

Modern Player Jazz Bass

This instrument adds modern sonic palettes to the Jazz bass design by equipping it with dual humbuckers, while keeping things looking vintage with its new satin finish. It comes with an alder body that follows the familiar JB shape, and is available in Olympic white, Black or 2-Color Sunburst finishes.

Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass

The 20-fret bolt-on maple neck is carved into a "C" shape and comes with a rosewood fingerboard. Fretboard radius is measured at 9.5" and the bass has a scale length of 34". The dual Modern Player Humbucking Jazz Bass pickups come with a 4-position rotary knob for getting various sounds by using and combining the two pickups. Other features include dedicated volume knobs for both humbuckers, a master tone knob, a 4-saddle Fender Hi-Mass bridge and Open-Gear tuners.

Retail: $550.

Modern Player Jazz Bass V

This bass guitar simply follows the same design and look of the Modern Player Jazz Bass, but it adds in one extra string for bassists that need to hit lower frequencies. It has the same Modern Player Humbucking Jazz Bass Pickups, with both pickups having the appearance of two traditional Jazz Bass single coil pickups joined together.

Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass V

It follows the same spec, featuring an Alder body, bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. It has fretboard has 20 jumbo frets that follow the same "C" shape as the 4-string bass, but only a bit wider to accommodate the extra string. The two humbuckers are controlled via a 4-position rotary knob that lets you combine the coils of the humbuckers in a way that gives you more tonal options. Other hardware include a 5-saddle Hi-Mass bridge, Open-Gear tuners and a Synthetic bone nut. It comes with the same Satin finish options as the four-string version - Black, Olympic White and 2-Color Sunburst.

Retail: $599.

Modern Player Dimension Bass

The Modern Player Dimension Bass introduces a new design, while retaining the Fender vibe. It comes with a distinctive alder body and pickguard shape, along with a unique looking pickup that gives the instrument an overall elegant look. The seemingly simple pickup is actually a sophisticated three-coil "Triplebucker" that come with a five-position rotary pickup-selector.

Modern Player Dimension Bass

Its "C" shape neck is bolted to its alder body, and it features a 21-fret rosewood fretboard for the Black and Candy Apple Red finish. A maple fingerboard model is also available with Olympic White gloss as its finish. The Fender Triplebucker Bass pickup has a unique 5-Position Rotary has the following configurations: 1. Front Coil of Triplebucker, 2. Front and Middle Coil of Triplebucker, 3. Full Triplebucker, 4. Middle and Rear Coils of Triplebucker, 5. Rear Coil of Triplebucker. Aside from its unique body, pickguard and pickup - the new Dimension bass fits in with the Modern Player Series with its 4-saddle Hi-Mass bridge and open-gear tuning machines.

Retail: $500.

Checkout the complete specifications of these basses by visiting Fender.

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fender modern player jazz bass

I have four fender bass guitars which I love,an early 90s presision,2 standard jazz,and a new fender kingsman which I just bought the other week which I can not fault.i needed new strings for one of my six string guitars and ended up coming home from the local guitar shop with a fender modern player jazz bass.first glance at it in the shop it was love at first sight.the finish on it is brilliant.a dull matt dark 2 tone sunburst,what looks to be 2 humbucker pick ups until you plug it in and find 4 pickups that work separate but mix with each other and a thick rich tone that sounds great.the neck and headstock are a flamed maple with a rosewood fretboard that any strat player would love.tried it at a practise session the other day,one band member quick to point out it was Chinese,quick to shut up when we started playing.plays great,looks great,sounds brilliant and at a cost most people can afford.well done fender

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