New Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass Inspired by 80s Jazz Bass Special used on Guns N' Roses’ Appetite for Destruction!
McKagan bought his first Jazz Bass Special at Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and it quickly became a favorite, appearing throughout GNR’s entire catalog. But when he formed Velvet Revolver alongside fellow Guns N’ Roses founder Slash, the need to drop-tune his bass on the fly became more pressing. As the story goes, legendary bassist Reggie Hamilton gifted Duff with a bass that had been modified with a Hipshot Bass Xtender, which allows the player to detune with a flip of a lever.
The Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass is based on the ‘80s Jazz Bass Special he used while recording Appetite for Destruction. An evolution of his signature model, this bass adds player-friendly features and stylistic touches that Duff demands.
Inspired by the 80s Jazz Bass® Special he played on Guns N' Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass is a growling evolution of his signature model – updated with a sleek new look and stealthy, stage-ready features like instant “Drop D” tuning and precise EQ control.
Fender Duff McKagan Signature Precision Bass Features
Drop from E to D at a moment’s notice with the Hipshot Drop-D mechanism that lets you de-tune accurately with the flip of a lever. This bass also pairs a seismic, split-coil Precision Bass neck pickup with a punchy Seymour Duncan STKJ2B single-coil bridge pickup for versatile tone that can tackle any genre. Lastly, sleek and durable black chrome hardware adds a formidable vibe to this stealth-looking instrument.
Fender Duff McKagan Signature Precision Bass Specs:
- Seymour Duncan® STKJ2B single-coil bridge pickup; Precision Bass split-coil neck pickup
- Hipshot Bass Xtender
- “Modern C”-shaped neck; rosewood fingerboard
- Pearloid block inlays; custom headstock logo; custom Duff neck plate
- Includes deluxe gig bag
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