Fender Starcaster Bass - Black

4-string Electric Semi-hollowbody Bass with Maple Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, Alder Center Block, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black
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The Starcaster Bass: Play the Legend

The Fender Starcaster Bass is back, and better than ever. With only a handful of prototypes made in the 1970s, the Starcaster achieved cult status. This Modern Player incarnation gives you a unique offset semi-hollow maple body with an alder center block for robust sustain. Stylishly bound F-holes lend a cool vintage vibe and enhance the instrument's rich resonance, while dual Wide Range humbuckers deliver a huge spectrum of amplified tone. You'll also appreciate the fast feel of the maple neck and fingerboard with its medium-jumbo frets. Play the legend: the Fender Starcaster Bass.

Fender Starcaster Bass at a Glance:
  • Alder center block, for improved sustain and feedback resistance
  • Wide Range humbuckers deliver a huge spectrum of tone with attitude
  • Fender's Modern Player series gives you outstanding value
Alder center block, for improved sustain and feedback resistance

Fender's Starcaster Bass may look like the spittin' image of its 1970s ancestors, but this axe is a thoroughly modern instrument, with Fender's latest cutting-edge sonic and playability enhancements. Today's Modern Player Starcaster Bass sports an alder center block, for improved sustain and feedback resistance onstage. You'll also appreciate the smooth playability of this instrument's 30" scale.

Wide Range humbuckers deliver a huge spectrum of tone with attitude

Huge sound, wide tonal range, and high output - this is what you can expect from Fender's Wide Range humbucking pickups. From punchy cleans to agressive growl, you'll love the sounds you can coax out of the Wide Range humbucking pickups in your Starcaster Bass. A three-position toggle plus a volume and tone control for each pickup give you complete command over this heady tone brew.

Fender's Modern Player series gives you outstanding value

Throughout its history, Fender has always made a point of welcoming new players to the fold by offering high-quality, affordable entry-level instruments such as the Duo-Sonic, Mustang and Musicmaster - all with great tone and awesome playability. The Modern Player series continues this great tradition, giving you modern features and fresh, unconventional takes on selected classic Fender instruments like the Fender Starcaster Bass.

Fender Starcaster Bass Features:
  • Semi-hollow offset maple body with an alder center block
  • Distinctive Starcaster headstock shape
  • Bound top, back, fingerboard and F-holes
  • Comfortable and fast, vintage tinted C-shape neck; 30" scale for improved playability
  • Bound maple fingerboard with 25 medium-jumbo frets
  • Two Wide Range humbuckers deliver a huge spectrum of amplified tone
  • Amp-style skirted control knobs; 4-saddle Fender Hi-Mass bridge
Play the legend: the Fender Starcaster Bass!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Starcaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Black
Body Material Laminated Maple
Body Finish Gloss Polyester
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dot
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 30"
Nut Width 1.625"
Bridge/Tailpiece 4-saddle Fender Hi-Mass
Tuners Standard Open-Gear
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Wide Range Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Wide Range Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 1 x 3-way pickup selector toggle
Strings NPS, (.045-.105)
Manufacturer Part Number 0243302506

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