Fender Frank Bello Bass

The Frank Bello Bass is an Artist Series electric bass guitar made by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation for thrash metal band Anthrax's bassist, Frank Bello. Modeled after the Aerodyne J-Bass, this signature model features a slab-cut alder Jazz Bass body, a modern C-shaped maple Precision Bass neck featuring a rosewood fretboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and a matching black headstock with a Fender Bass decal. Electronics consisted by a Seymour Duncan Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound split-coil humbucking pickup in the neck position, a Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Jazz Bass single-coil pickup in the bridge and a single volume control knob. Other features include Fender/Schaller Deluxe Lite-Bass straight-shaft tuning machines, a BadAss III strings-through-body/top-load bridge, Bello's caricature on the back of the headstock and his signature on the neck plate. It was introduced in 2005 and followed by a Squier version in 2007, featuring a skull graphic on the body, a skull inlay on the 12th fret, an Angry Man graphic on the back of the headstock, a standard vintage-style bridge, standard open-gear tuners and two single separate volumes without tone controls for the P neck and J bridge pickups.