Bassist and Skateboarder Don “The Nuge” Nguyen Shows Off His New Fender Deluxe Bass (VIDEO)

In celebration of their new Deluxe Series, Fender shares their recent video/photo collaboration with professional skateboarder Don “The Nuge” Nguyen featuring his new Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass.
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Filmed by legendary photographer, Atiba Jefferson, the intimate shoot follows "The Nuge" as he cruises the streets of L.A. in his vintage Trans Am, prepares for a show with his band Arctic and showcases him playing his Fender Deluxe J Bass.

“Life without bass would be like black-and-white TV, without color…” said The Nuge. “What I love about music is the exact same reason why I love skateboarding, is because there is no rules.”

Fender launched its new Deluxe series in Aug. 2016 with 10 new innovative models based on classic guitar and bass designs and infused with modern advancements and spec upgrades. The Deluxe Series offers high-quality instruments including Deluxe Strat®, Deluxe Strat HSS, Deluxe Roadhouse™ Strat, Deluxe Nashville Tele®, Deluxe Tele Thinline, Deluxe Active Precision Bass® Special, Deluxe Active Jazz Bass®, Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V, Deluxe Active Dimension™ Bass, Deluxe Active Dimension Bass V models. 

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About the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

Elegant and packed with versatile tones, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass is ideal for bassists who need a flexible tone machine that looks great on stage. Fender’s classic offset bass style is blended with powerful tone and smooth playing feel to create an instrument that punches well above its weight without breaking a working bassist’s wallet. On stage or in the studio, the rich, timeless Jazz Bass tone will easily find a home in any style of music.

Powered by a pair of growling Vintage Noiseless™ Jazz Bass bridge pickups, this instrument’s bright, full sound easily cuts through a mix, ensuring the bass is heard clearly while retaining punch and low end authority. Active/passive switching makes it easy to access both vintage-styled and modern voices, further extending this instrument’s sonic flexibility. The robust control scheme includes a three-band active EQ with treble, mid and bass controls—each with boost and cut to accurately shape your tone—along with a pan pot for precision blending of the pickups’ potent sound. The four-saddle Fender HiMass™ bridge improves every note’s sustain and resonance, while enhancing the attack for lively tone that lets your sonic personality shine through. The “C”-shaped maple neck is comfortable for all playing styles and hosts a 1.5” synthetic bone nut and fast-playing 12”-radius fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets for a familiar playing feel.

The alder body bears a durable gloss polyester finish that looks great under the spotlight while being tough enough to shrug off the abuse of gigging and traveling. Classic Jazz Bass appointments include vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass control knobs, nickel/chrome hardware, black pickup covers, pearloid dot inlays and a 3-ply B/W/B pickguard. Combining authentic design, modern performance and classic Fender tone, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass rises to any playing occasion with style and sonic grace. Includes deluxe gig bag. 

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For more information visit: Fender Deluxe Basses