Fender Guitars

Fender Jazz Bass Mods and Upgrades

The Jazz Bass is an iconic Leo Fender design. The second of his ground breaking solid body basses, Since its introduction in 1960, this instrument has been fundamental in the development of players sounds in musical styles across the spectrum: funk, disco, Reggae, progressive rock, jazz fusion, etc. Below are a few ideas to help you put your own spin on this classic design.

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Fender Factory Tour

Fender’s Corona facility was opened in 1985. While Fender has factories and offices all over the world, this is where the flagship guitars and basses are made. This is also where they assemble their American made amplifiers and the home of the Fender Custom Shop.

In September of 2011, I was able to tour and photograph the facility. At the time, Fender had recently resumed offering public tours. What follows is largely a repost of content that originally appeared on an earlier version of this website. Having rediscovered the photos, I am resharing them in the hope that they may be of interest.

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