#1
....i am!! They're just starting to be talked about on other forums... thought i'd share here:


New, Blacktop series Basses (MiM):

Jazz Bass (dual P, high-mass bridge):


Precision Bass (dual "jazzbuckers", high-mass bridge):



New Bassman Series Amps/Cabs:

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2 heads each with the same pre-amp – 2 channels; channel 1 is the classic Fender® passive tone stack. Channel 2 is an active/modern tone stack with a strong overdrive circuit, semi-par mids, bass/treble boost.

Auto-Bias™ – No more worrying about the tubes! Auto Bias constantly monitors your power section and re-matches the power tubes as they drift. This extends tube life, and even if one tube goes out, Auto-Bias will take out the pair and re-bias the remaining tubes to get you through the gig. Also, no need to buy matched tubes because Auto-Bias handles it for you!

Super Bassman® - 300w tube pre (2x12AX7, 1x12AT7, and tube power (6x6550’s) weighs about 65lbs. (transformers). Stadium rattle, and an absolutely gorgeous presence on stage!

Bassman® 100T – 100w tube pre (2x12AX7, 1x12AT7, and tube power (4x6L6’s) - weighs about 50lbs. (transformers)
This little beauty is a LOUD 100w, AND it has a 100w/25w/silent record switch. Play it full out, reduce it to 25w to mic at reasonable volumes, OR turn it to silent and record from the XLR out without a cabinet. AND, the XLR is being picked up AFTER the power section so the XLR tone has power amp grind in the signal! We have an internal heat sink to absorb the heat in this mode.

4 cabinets
Bassman® 810 NEO – Full sized cabinet, neo drivers, weighs under 100lbs
Bassman® 610 NEO – Full sized cabinet, neo drivers, weighs under 80lbs
Bassman® 410 NEO – Full sized cabinet, neo drivers, weighs under 60lbs
Bassman® 115 NEO – Full sized cabinet, neo drivers, weighs under 50lbs


Pics of teh SuperBassman:




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#2
I'm not impressed with the jazz to be honest.
But the P-bass certainly is looking bloody awesome. There's never enough P-bass sexiness.
And for the Bassman, well, the thought of a modern, good sounding Bassman is amazing but I'm gonna wait till I've actually heard it in action. Although the specs sound promising.
#3
That Bassman sounds REALLY promising. Anyone else thinking the P bass in black and maple?
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#5
Yeah, i'm also feeling a bit 'meh' about the rosewood...

BUT...

They ARE MiM, not MiA... so they probably will be in the sub-$700 range, new. That in mind, i can't complain TOO much...

They ARE keeping things pretty congruent with the Blacktop guitars they released last year:






Only one version of the Tele even HAS a maple neck... so i won't hold my breath for the P or J to have Maple...


EDIT: Mmmmmm... the dual-P Jazz bass with a swapped in Maple Blocked'n'Bound Squier VM Jazz neck.... schmexy.
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#6
Quote by Spaz91
FFFF Why rosewood fretboards. Rosewood is nasty.

Pray for Pawn Shops with maple fretboards someday.

I'm on the fence about those Bassman (Bassmen?), I've never been a huge fan of Fender amps, but the TV Combos did turn out really good so maybe this release will be just as up to snuff.
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#10
Not a fan of Fender amps but i'm digging the jazzbucker bass. i'd definitely look into that. But still.

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#11
I want that double P bass. That thing is just beyond sexy.
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I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
#13
where did you find out about this?
Strauss!
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#14
So....the Jazz Bass has two P-Bass pickups and the P-Bass has two Jazz Bass pickups?
#15
Quote by Bobfred75
So....the Jazz Bass has two P-Bass pickups and the P-Bass has two Jazz Bass pickups?


I was gonna say...xD

Anyways, I'm in the process of looking for a decent bass to buy(as a lefty, I've given up on a Thunderbird of any sort, and the only brand that I'm liking for lefty stuff under $1000 is Schecter), and...if they put out the Jazz with the dual P-bass pickups in lefty, I would dance. All over the place. Like, that thing is sexy-looking in my opinion.
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#16
I just noticed something that P bass in the second pic says Squier, Not Fender.
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In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
#18
I just started building a double P and they go start making one. how much those bassman amps going to be you think?
#20
I'm not into the idea of having dual pickups in a p.
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#21
Definitely interested in the 100 watt Bassman head, I'll probably pick one up eventually. The dual P Jazz will probably be on my shopping list too if there's a maple fretboard option. Anyone have any idea on the release dates of these things? I'll guess on or around Summer NAMM..
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#22
Neither bass looks that promising.

However, the "Super Bassman" amp is just a reissue of the Bassman Pro 300/Sunn with an auto-bias feature.


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#23
Quote by Zeelod

However, the "Super Bassman" amp is just a reissue of the Bassman Pro 300/Sunn with an auto-bias feature.


And I would be all over it if it weren't $3000
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#24
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Neither bass looks that promising.


I think they have potential. If they do flop now they'll become niche pieces and will probably get a revival thanks to a band in twenty years or so.
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#25
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And I would be all over it if it weren't $3000


Really? That is quite a lot. I picked up my Bassman Pro 300 for $1000 barely used and in nearly mint condition. The tubes were practically new having only been used twice.


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I think they have potential. If they do flop now they'll become niche pieces and will probably get a revival thanks to a band in twenty years or so.


I agree. I guess I should have said something along the lines of they don't look promising to my tastes.
Haha I guess you could say I'm biased against the MIM Fenders and I don't think they'll outstrip the standard models in sales. I just have a feeling that the mainstream bass audience aren't as receptive to changes of a proven solid design.
But the high-mass bridge is definitely a nice addition.


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#26
The new Fender's don't really appeal to me but I'm interested in trying out that Squier Matt Freeman sig.
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#27
Both look pretty cool. The blacktop guitars can have maple fret boards, or so musicians friend says....I think they should have a pawn shop series as.they did with guitar. If not pawnshop, that just mashup. Aside from the tom DeLonge, and p special. Maybe a JAG with three pickups, and a j neck idk....that's another future thread. I'm definitely stoked no doubt. I love basses with two splitters. And jazzbuckers are just cool. I've only seen them on shecter p ripoffs. Cool that fenders catching on
#28
Just a thought,

the jazzbucker p bass = poor mans Roscoe Beck bass?
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#29
^ Sort of, but without the pickup selector switch and all the switching options you get with the mini toggles.
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#30
Definitely poor man's version.
What makes the Roscoe Beck model so unique is the selector and toggle switches giving about 10 different tones that can be further adjusted with the mid control knob.

Judging by the knob layout of the Jazzbucker bass I'd say it has volume, pickup blend, and tone.


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#31
blacktop jazz with bridge and pickup covers. mighty mite maple p bass neck.
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#33
Quote by Tostitos
^ Sort of, but without the pickup selector switch and all the switching options you get with the mini toggles.


That kind of switching could probably be worked into the existing wiring without much difficulty
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#34
Probably a stupid question: is that P passive then? Not sure how much I'd want that.
#35
Quote by smb
Probably a stupid question: is that P passive then? Not sure how much I'd want that.


The controls are probably vol/vol/tone
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