Fender teams up with hip hop duo on limited-edition Precision Bass

The brand partners Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge – known as The Midnight Hour – on the sparkling purple Precision Bass.

Fender Midnight Hour Precision Bass

Fender has unveiled a sparkling limited-edition Precision Bass to accompany Artform, a short film by the brand that explores the future of analogue.

Dubbed The Midnight Hour, this bass is named after the moniker adopted by the film’s stars: Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge. The duo are known for their jazzy take on hip hop – and you may also know Muhammad as a member of A Tribe Called Quest.
Back to the instrument, the alder-bodied bass is coated in a handsome Purple Sparkle Gloss finish, complete with a matching purple shell pickguard. It sports a “1963 C” maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard.

Fender Midnight Hour Precision Bass
The bass is loaded with ‘Pure Vintage’ ’63 split-coil Precision Bass pickups. And you have your standard P-Bass volume and tone knobs – knurled flat-top versions – to work with here.

Elsewhere, the bass boasts vintage appointments such as a heel-adjust truss rod and a threaded steel saddle bridge. The ‘Pure Vintage’ reverse open-gear tuning machines, pickup cover, and neck plate – engraved with the duo’s band name – are all gold-plated.
Watch Artform here:


Pre-orders at $2,395. More information at linearlabsmusic.com.