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Designed for the man who has earned his place in rock history by holding down the low end for bands such as Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, Fender's Duff McKagan Signature Bass Guitar is rock and r... Read More

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Designed for the man who has earned his place in rock history by holding down the low end for bands such as Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, Fender's Duff McKagan Signature Bass Guitar is rock and roll all the way.

Based on the instrument he has used ever since the first GNR album, the Duff McKagan Signature bass is a distinctive, sleek, and full-sounding reissue of the '80s-era Jazz Bass Special, which combined a Precision Bass body with a Jazz Bass neck and a set of Precision and Jazz Bass pickups. That's all here, with a Pearl White finish, gloss-black neck and headstock, TBX circuit (treble/bass cut), black hardware, and custom skull-engraved neck plate.

Includes a gig bag.

Features
  • Body: Alder, Precision Bass Body
  • Neck: Maple, Jazz Bass Neck, Modern "C" Shape (Gloss Urethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9-1/2" Radius (241 mm)
  • Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Pickups: 1 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass Pickup with Alnico Magnets (Mid),
  • 1 Seymour Duncan STKJ2B Jazz Bass Pickup (Bridge)
  • Controls: Volume, Volume, Master TBX Circuit (Treble Bass Expander)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
  • Position 1. Jazz Bass Pickup
  • Position 2. Jazz Bass and Precision Bass Pickups
  • Position 3. Precision Bass Pickup
  • Bridge: Black Standard 4-Saddle
  • Machine Heads: Black Standard Open Gear
  • Hardware: Black
  • Pickguard: None
  • Scale Length: 34" (863.6 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1-1/2" (38 mm)
  • Unique Features: All Black Painted Neck and Headstock, Skull and Crossbones on Neckplate, Jazz Bass Special Logo, Master TBX Tone Circuit, Side Mounted Output Jack, Thick Knurled Black Control Knobs, White Dot Position Inlays
  • Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS,
  • Gauges: (.045, .065, .080, .100)
  • Includes a deluxe gig bag
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FenderDuff McKagan Signature Bass
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Everything I ever wanted... almost

By JAMES

from Carrollton, TX

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Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

First the negative: I ordered this bass and had to wait 8 weeks for manufacturing backlog and delivery. When I picked it up in the Lewisville store my sales guy took it out and we inspected it closely. I found one flaw in the paint that Fender's QC missed, but I had to really look for it. I didn't want to wait another 8 weeks for a replacement so I accepted delivery. This is a vintage reissue, so there is no pocket rout for the truss rod adjustment. The neck has to come off. Not a huge deal if you know what you're doing, but be warned. Now the positives: It is beautiful. My wife gives no worries about my bass collection and even she loves it. I felt like Sofia Vergara walking around the Guitar Center because every customer and sales rep flocked to the bass. It's a looker. After I set it up with some heavy gauge Circle K strings and adjusted the neck, I plugged it into my GK stack and dialed everything flat. It sounds amazing. The 500k treble pot and SD Hot stack sound more like a Nordstrand or Lane Poor. Very bright, even, and transparent through the highest harmonic frequencies. The fundamentals are very present too. Play around with the pickups and switch and you can get a large variety of sounds from a vintage P Bass plunk, to jazzy noodling, to very beefy and bright slapping and popping. It sounds great on RHCP, Rage, Zeppelin; any style really. And yes, it can even sound like Duff on Appetite. It also has an amazing neck - very fast. And none of the fret buzz that plagues Fenders around the 17 fret, even with super low action. This thing has all of the win. I wish I could give it 4.5 stars for the paint issue but I love it too much already, so 5 it is...

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Extremely disappointed

By Joe Scott

from New London CT

Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

I was so psyched when I ordered this, couldn't wait to plug it in and get busy with it. Unfortunately when I finally got it, I had a hard time getting the cable in (turns out there was a loose wire impeding the path). When I finally managed to get it in, the sound was poor at best, probably because of the loose wire. The tuners were loose and the bridge seemed flimsy. I replaced the tuners with a set of hip-shot, replaced the pick-ups with Bartolini's and replaced the bridge. It sounds really good now and it stays in tune like a champ, but I shouldn't have had to sink another 600 bucks on it. Where the hell is Fenders quality control? It's the first Fender bass I've bought, I do have a Fender amp that I love, but I will never buy another Fender bass.

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Duff McKagan Special

By Kurt - aka TANK

from West Palm Beach Florida

Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

When I purchased this baby I had not held it in my hands and when she arrived I was very impressed. The craftsmanship was very good. The feel of the bass was solid. The finish was clear. Then I plugged her in. That was when I was shocked. The sound was very full, rich and clear. By switching between the pickups and the tone controls I made her do endless things from bright slapping to hard rocking 80 sounds. The action was a little high a quick adjustment and I was ready to roll. The first time I used her on stage; this baby got a lot of attention!! If you are looking for a bass that does it all, this is your baby. I would recommend this bass for anyone who is serious about tone and sound!

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Bass

By Bass Master

from Pittsburgh

Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

This bass is great. it has a nice punchy low end and a great high end. it's defentaly the bass for rock n' roll or 80's rock. it sounds very close to Duff's bass no matter what amp u go through. it's a great bass from a great bass player i highly recommend it.

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(73 of 80 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT BASS!

By Shawn

from Kingston, TN

Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

I bought this thing back in the summer as a back-up bass to my Geddy Lee model. Lets just say that it aint no back-up bass! This thing rocks, plays and sounds as good or better than it looks! I have not put this one down and play it at all my gigs. GREAT BASS!!! Buy this, you wont be dissappointed! It has great bottom end, punchy mid range and great highs for runs on the high end. Just a great all round Bass for whatever your needs may be....

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(45 of 263 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't know how it sounds

By Broox

from Midwest

Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

The body looks great and i have a good idea what the sound is like. 80's active special p is what it was modeled after or something like that and if you hear one of those your brain will just melt. Those basses sound amazing. Now to think of that and then these people sat down and refined the tone of the bass to get it even better. It has to sound good.

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