“New and improved” models showcased at NAMM
By Jon Liebman
January 27, 2015
Never underestimate Fender’s ability to take a good thing and make it better. Case(s) in point: The updated Steve Harris and Geddy Lee signature model basses, announced at the 2015 NAMM show. Here are the particulars:
The Steve Harris bass features a gloss white finish, with maroon-blue-maroon pin-striping and a West Ham United F.C. crest. The fingerboard has a 7.25” radius with 20 jumbo frets and a black plastic nut. The bass also sports the Steve Harris SPB-4 signature pickups from Seymour Duncan, flat-top knurled chrome control knobs, a Fender High-Mass bridge and Schaller tuning machines. It comes with Steve’s signature flatwound strings from Rotosound. You’ll also find Steve’s signature on the back of the headstock.
The updated Geddy Lee bass comes with a one-piece maple neck with a thicker profile. The fingerboard has a 9.5” radius with 20 medium jumbo frets, white binding and white pearloid block inlays. The bass comes with dual vintage-style single-coil custom Jazz Bass pickups, an antique white pearloid pickguard, Geddy Lee signature High-Mass bridge and vintage-style reverse tuning machines.
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