Throwing it back to the ‘80s-era Jazz Bass Special McKagan has played since the very first GNR album, the Fender Artist Duff McKagan Precision Bass puts a Jazz Bass neck with “C”-shape profile on a Precision bass body, mixing even the pickup sets for a hybrid of slim and modern jazz bass playability with a full, punishing “P/J” wallop. The TBX (Treble Bass Expander) tone circuit compliments this configuration with more extensive tone control, and the Pearl White/Black color scheme with custom-engraved skull-and-crossbones neck plate completes the extreme Duff-ness of this metal maniac’s signature ax.
About Fender Artist Series:
Founded by Leo Fender in 1938 as Fender’s Radio Service, what is now the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation began making electric guitars and amplifiers in 1945. The rest, as they say, is history. Creator of the world’s first mass-produced, and by far most popular, solid-bodied electric, Fender is now the world’s leading guitar manufacturer.
Developed hand-in-hand with some of the biggest artists of yesterday and today, the Fender Artist Series is a collaborative line of signature models incorporating hand-selected tonewoods and custom appointments and specs, voiced to specific tones and playing styles by our master builders and the artists themselves. Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars, Jazzmasters, and Jazz, Precision, and Jaguar basses take on new life with the help of some of music’s most revered icons.
Color: White Pearl
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Precision Bass®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Black Painted Gloss Polyester
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Blocks
Truss Rods: Standard
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® STKJ2B Jazz Bass®
Middle Pickup: Vintage-Style Split Single-Coil Precision Bass®
Controls: Master Volume, Master TBX™ Tone Control
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup
Pickup Configuration: PJ
Bridge: 4-Saddle Pure Vintage '70s with Single Groove Saddles
Hardware Finish: Black
Tuning Machines: Fender® '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear with Hipshot® Bass Xtender "Drop D" on the E String
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top Black
Case: Gig Bag