Fender unveils Duff McKagan signature Deluxe Precision Bass

Inspired by the four-string he used on GNR’s Appetite for Destruction.

Fender Duff McKagan Signature Deluxe Precision Bass hero

Fender has released the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass, a four-string inspired by the 80s-era Jazz Bass Special he used on Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction.

The new instrument also builds on McKagan’s earlier Fender signature model. It features a similar tonewood configuration: alder P-Bass body, maple Jazz Bass neck and rosewood fingerboard. It does, however, feature block pearloid inlays instead of the dots on the earlier model.

Fender Duff McKagan Signature Deluxe Precision Bass side

A handy feature that has been added to this P-Bass is the Hipshot Bass Xtender, which instantly drop-tunes the instrument’s E string at the flip of a lever.

The electronics on this bass don’t stray far from the previous signature model. It has a split-coil P-Bass pup in the middle, and a Seymour Duncan STKJ2B Jazz Bass single-coil in the bridge position. The three-way toggle switch and Treble/Bass Expander (TBX) tone circuit have also been retained. Instead of two volume knobs, however, the new signature model features a master volume control.

Watch McKagan introduce his new signature P-bass below:

Available in White Pearl and Black finishes. Retails at $1,199. More info at fender.com.


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