Fender Introduces New Blacktop™ Basses
Fender now introduces the very first basses in the Blacktop series—the Blacktop Precision Bass® and Blacktop Jazz Bass® guitars. Both deliver phenomenal Blacktop series power and performance in bold new interpretations of Fender’s time-honored low-end titans, the Precision Bass and Jazz Bass. In two of the most distinctive iterations of the instruments ever designed, Fender has engineered innovative modifications that supercharge both basses as never before.
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.
In one of the most distinctive iterations of the Jazz Bass ever designed, the 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.
Below, the Blacktop Precison Bass (in new White Chrome Pearl, left) and Blacktop Jazz Bass (right).