News for Fender bass aficionados at NAMM 20125 is the release of three new instruments with bodies fashioned from okoume, an African hardwood with an attractive straight grain and distinctive reddish-brown hue. Designed for working bassists at all levels, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass, Jazz Bass V and Precision bass offer elegant styling and modern features that make it a superior Deluxe performer ideal for stage and studio alike. Together with special modern pickups and active electronics, the result is a beautifully sophisticated and tonally versatile Fender bass experience. Finished in natural gloss polyester, the basses all feature maple necks with rosewood fingerboards, medium jumbo frets, noiseless pickups and Hi-Mass bridges. New electronics includes Master Volume, Pan Control, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut.