New supercharged basses deliver groundbreaking power and performance
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (July 14, 2011) — Fender is proud to introduce the all-new Blacktop series basses —the Blacktop Precision Bass® and Blacktop Jazz Bass® guitars. Both deliver phenomenal power and performance in bold interpretations of Fender’s time-honored titans, the Precision Bass and Jazz Bass.
These two awe-inspiring masterpieces are equipped with stylish looks and thunderous sounds, making them two of the most distinctive iterations of the instruments ever designed. Cutting-edge bassists can now go to the Blacktop series basses to get the booming tones they have always desired.
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 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.
The growling Blacktop Jazz Bass features dual Blacktop split-coil Precision Bass pickups that pack a powerful one-two tonal punch. Like its sibling, it too has 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, three Jazz Bass control knobs, HiMass bridge, open-gear tuners and chrome hardware.
The Fender Blacktop series basses are available at authorized Fender dealers. For more information, and to locate a dealer near you, go to www.fender.com.