Looking to stand out from the crowd with a healthy dose of 21st-century style? Fender’s Player Plus Active Meteora bass is a fresh new addition to Fender’s industry-defining arsenal of low-end power! This decidedly modern take on Fender’s classic bass formula boasts two powerful humbucking Fireball pickups, a duo producing an aggressive, punchy tone that fits right in with the Active Meteora’s contemporary edge. A 3-band EQ and switchable passive/active electronics deliver advanced tone shaping, with the ability to capture both vintage tones and explore new sonic ground. What's more, the Active Meteora has been fully decked out with modern, playability-enhancing features, including rolled fingerboard edges, a modern “C” shape neck, and medium-jumbo frets in a 12-inch radius for an exceptionally comfortable playing experience.
Fender unveiled the Meteora in 2018, and with the Player Plus Active Meteora bass, the company has made its first foray into the world of 4-string thump. Like its offset siblings, the Meteora body shape is supremely comfortable to play sitting down, but the swooping double-cut design also offers excellent balance when playing on the stage. As much as we respect the venerated guitars and basses of the past here at Music Experience, we love the Meteora for being a bold declaration by Fender that they’re dedicated to respecting the past…and reshaping the future!
Gigging bassists need access to a variety of tones at a moment’s notice. The Player Plus Active Meteora Bass boasts both an active 3-band EQ and switchable active/passive electronics, giving you access to everything from warm, thuddy grooves to punchy riffs. A pair of humbucking Fireball bass pickups power the Player Plus Active Meteora bass to deliver classic Fender bass tones, but with an aggressive twist that matches the Meteora’s modern edge.
The Player Plus Active Meteora’s neck is loaded with upgrades to meet the needs of even the most demanding of bass players. The first thing you’ll notice when you pick up the Active Meteora bass is the comfortable modern “C” neck shape, sporting rolled edges for a smooth playing experience when sliding up and down the fingerboard. Plus, Fender has fully modernized this bass’ neck with a 12-inch fingerboard radius and medium-jumbo frets that make playing higher up on the neck a breeze.
Fusing innovative Fender design with player-centric features and exciting new finishes, the Player Plus Meteora Bass delivers superb playability and unmistakable style. Powered by a pair of Fireball™ Bass Humbucking pickups, the Player Plus Meteora Bass delivers the punch and growl that defines Fender bass tone. A 3-band active EQ provides precise tone shaping with switchable active/passive operation for ultimate flexibility. The Player Plus Meteora Bass neck is sleek, fast, and smooth thanks to its silky satin finish, comfortable rolled edges on a 12” inch radius fingerboard, and modern “C” back-shape. A rock solid HiMass™ bridge provides sustain, resonance, and perfect intonation. With classic Fender style, advanced features and stunning new finishes, the Player Plus Meteora Bass is the perfect tool to spark your creativity and stand out from the crowd.
With clear highs, balanced mids and full lows, these pickups are fat and responsive with great clarity and string to string note balance.
The 18-Volt active preamp offers boost/cut for treble, bass, and mid frequencies for precise tonal shaping. A mini toggle allows the player to switch between active or passive modes for ultimate versatility. Finally, a quick access battery box on the rear of the instrument makes battery changes a snap.
The HiMass bridge delivers rock-solid sustain, intonation and tuning stability.
The 12” radius and rolled fingerboard edges provide supreme comfort.
Fast and comfortable, the Modern “C” profile suits all playing styles, and the satin finish provides a luxurious feel that is smooth up and down the neck.
|Player Plus Active Meteora
|Number of Strings
|Number of Frets
|20, Medium Jumbo
|Fender HiMass with Chrome-Plated Zinc Saddles
|Fender Standard Open-gear
|1 x stacked master volume/pan, 3-band Active EQ (boost/cut)
|2-way Active/Passive mini toggle
|Fender NPS, .045-.105
|Deluxe Gig Bag
|Manufacturer Part Number