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Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass Pearl White

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

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GREAT 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...Read complete review

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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Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass

Overall a decent unit. The nut width is NOT 1.5in. it is 1 5/8ths in! so not a Jazz neck a Precision neck in look/feel - hard to understand that one....Read complete review

Overall a decent unit. The nut width is NOT 1.5in. it is 1 5/8ths in! so not a Jazz neck a Precision neck in look/feel - hard to understand that one. Fairly light weight. And the Toggle Switch is NOT a problem. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. And you don't have to use it. Use like a regular Jazz bass with 2vols/1 tone, with the toggle in the middle. Tone Pot felt like the internal parts were not working right like the mechanical arm that runs along the coil had allot of play in it. So not sure if would fail or was OK that way.The skull on the neck plate is a bit juvenile and would have switched that out if I had kept it. But sent it back since I think I got the one below me who sent his back; but not before he possibly or someone else removed the neck to adjust the bow, (adjusted from the bottom of the neck a real negative point), and when he/she reattached the neck, crushed the finish a bit under it as well as a scrape on the neck itself. And as I always do: - I A/B compared it to a Squire Afinity Jazz bass. Tone, weight, playability absolutely identical. Actually the Squire was faster with the real Jazz neck, better action with no bow in that neck - how I like it. The only visible difference was the Fret wire on the Squire is maybe 1mm narrower. And the bridge plate has much larger string holes drilled in it on this MZ unit. Almost looks like the string balls could pull though it? Absolutely the same tonal range/punch though using an Eden Combo.

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5.0

Solid Bass

By PDA

from Hartford, Connecticut

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

    This bass is fantastic. Even though it's called a Jazz Bass it really feels like a solid, chunky P Bass with a J bridge pickup. The wider neck is very sturdy and the instrument has great sustain. I also like the Fender TBX circuit. It's gives the bass a nice trebly presence that can cut through.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Everything I ever wanted... almost

    By JAMES

    from Carrollton, TX

    Site Member

    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...

    (1 of 4 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.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Absolutely no good.

    By Bonerboy2000

    from Augusta, Georgia.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Worked For 2 Months

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • It~'~~s Ridiculously Bad
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Looks Great In Trash Can

    Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

    I got this bass off SamAsh, took 6 months to get to me. When it came in, finally, it was in great working order for all of about 2 months, then I noticed a terrible warping of the neck, as well as the bridge assembly literally falling apart.

    They lie and tell you that it's a Jazz neck on a P body, but it's really just a P bass that says Jazz Bass on the headstock. Don't believe the lies. This bass is an absolute piece of garbage.

    I had lost all faith in Fender MIM quality, but then I got a killer deal on a Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass with a Babicz FCH bridge.

    DEFINITELY overlook this bass when shopping for a new bass, go for the Deluxe Active Jazz instead. You'll be glad you did.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Coolest Bass I've ever played!!!!

    By Matty Bonez

    from Philadelphia, Pa

    Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

    I always wanted the original 80's Jazz Bass Special made in Japan so I was so excited when I saw them come out with this Duff McKagan Signature bass. It looks amazing, it plays amazing, and it sounds amazing. I play in cover band and our set list ranges from Guns n' Roses to Lady Gaga and this bass get's so many different tones out of it that you will find the sound you are looking for. I have gotten nothing but compliments on how amazing this bass sounds and looks. This bass is helping me take take my craft to the next level. Duff Rocks!!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    change the p pick up!

    By Bean-7KQ1m

    from philly

    Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

    I have this bass. I plugged it in stock and it played and sounded just fine. I got the bright idea to change the stock fender p pick up to match the quarter pound seymour duncan j pick up. now this bass is just flat out baddass. I play it through 2 gk goldine 412 cabs with a gk backline 600 head. lots and lots of thunder without the mud!

    (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!

    (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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Like the original

    By Leviathan666

    from Xenia, Ohio

    Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

    Actually I own one of the original "89" Fender Power Jazz Bass Specials and while browsing through the local music store I came across one of these. It played and sounds very close to my PJBS which honestly surprised me a bit since the original is from Japan. Like mine the sound was easy to dial in and get just about anything your twisted little heart desires. The feel and workmanship is nearly identical to the original but the have removed some of the controls and thus you cannot get the full range of sounds my bass can get. The neck was again a bit lacking in overall playability from mine but evenly balanced and solid from top to bottom. The dirty low down is this, if you can't find one of the originals then this is by far the closest thing to it you will ever find. Lots of manufacturers offer a P/J combo but Fender did it first and,as usual,best.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass

    By Bass player 45

    from Frankfort Ky

    Comments about Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass:

    This ia and excellent bass. I have owned other Fenders and this one by far has the best tonally range. It is amazingly light but has more bottom end than some higher priced basses. For sure one of the better buys out there relating to name brand basses. Truely worth the price tag attached to it.

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