Fender and Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris Precision

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For more than three decades,  Steve Harris’s galloping fleet-fingered basslines have turbocharged U.K. metal titans Iron Maiden and have made him the most influential metal bassist alive. Harris has stayed true to his battle-hardened Fender Precision Bass guitar over the years, and Fender now honors him with the Artist Signature Series Steve Harris Precision Bass.

This bass features a regally cool Royal Blue Metallic sparkle finish, with a chromed mirror pickguard, alder body, vintage-tint one-piece maple neck and fingerboard with 20 medium-jumbo frets, a Badass® II bridge, Seymour Duncan® Basslines SPB-1 split-coil Precision Bass pickup, chrome hardware, Steve Harris signature Rotosound® custom flat-wound strings and Harris’s signature on the back of the headstock. Deluxe gig bag included.
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As the driving force behind rockers Iron Maiden for more than 25 years, Steve Harris and his bass playing have opened new musical avenues that paved the way for a second British Invasion during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. This time around it was heavy metal, and most bass players since will cite Steve Harris as their major influence.

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~ by itsstecole on January 21, 2009.

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