Starcaster® Bass


Model #: 0243302506

Starcaster® Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Black

0243302506

Starcaster® Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Natural

0243302521

Starcaster® Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Cherry Burst

0243302531
Starcaster® Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Black

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Fender introduces a new model of what is surely one of its rarest-ever instruments, the semi-hollow Starcaster Bass. Only a handful of prototype models appeared during the mid 1970s, unusually distinctive as the only offset semi-hollow bass guitar in Fender history (to say nothing of its two enormous humbucking pickups). After decades of virtually fabled status, the Starcaster Bass now reappears in electrifying Modern Player form with superior sound, build and beauty ideal for bassists with a flair for appealingly unconventional Fender style.

The Fender Starcaster Bass guitar’s thin semi-hollow offset body has a bound maple top and back, with stylish bound f-holes. A short-scale bass (30”), it has a “C”-shaped maple neck topped by the distinctively curvaceous Starcaster headstock, and a 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and black-dot inlays. Other premium features include dual Fender Wide Range humbucking bass pickups with three-way toggle switching, four skirted “amp”-style control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup) and a four-saddle Fender Hi-Mass bridge. Available in gorgeous Natural, Black and Aged Cherry Burst gloss finishes.

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Wow, these are really very good !

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Nevada Music UK on September 24, 2013 (updated September 27, 2013)
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All 3 colors just arrived in the store and after reviewing the 6 string version on Youtube which is great, we couldn't wait to see if the bass looked as good and, behold, it possibly looks even better! What more could you want in a retro bass? It's cool, it plays like a dream, the details are just right and the humbuckers give it a powerful bass and big fat sound which will keep vintage and indie players happy. It's not heavy either and the slim short scale neck is finished to perfection straight out the box. Well done Fender, keep these new oldies coming please.

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General

General
Model Name: Starcaster® Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0243302506
Series: Modern Player
Color: Black

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder with Maple Top and Back
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Other
Body Binding: Bound Top and Back

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 30" (762 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rods: Standard
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking Bass
Neck Pickup: Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking Bass
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle Fender Hi-Mass
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
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