Fender Coronado II on the way

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RustyAxe, Feb 18, 2014.


  1. RustyAxe

    RustyAxe

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    Just ordered a Fender Coronado II re-issue, and now comes the wait for the big brown truck. I'm a bit leery, never having ordered a bass I didn't actually play ... really, this is the first bass I didn't buy locally. If it lives up to Fender's hype (and the owner reviews) I think I'll be pleased, and that it'll be great for my country band. I'll post a review of my own once I get it set up and play a gig with it (next weekend).
  2. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    very cool,.. i just saw one in a flyer last week. i had no idea they even existed. looking foward to your review, gl.
  3. walldaja

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    Good review of the Coronado and the Starcaster in last month's Bass Player. I have a Starcaster and like the variety of sound it provides. Enjoy it!
  4. Tbone76

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    I almost pulled the trigger on one of these this week, too. What color did you buy?
  5. RustyAxe

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    Candy Apple Red. I have too many 'bursts around here, need some color.
  6. Tbone76

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    That is a nice color in person. Congrats!
  7. IPA

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    I've been thinking about the Starcaster on and off, love the looks of it, just need to find one to play in person. Coronado II is super cool as well.
  8. Wingum

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    Looking forward to that review, RustyAxe! I am actually waiting for a Coronado reissue (sunburst) myself.

    Is the review in Bass Player available online?
  9. zontar

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    One issue for me is the placement of the volume controls. The neck volume is right by the pickguard, almost underneath.

    Of course depending on how often you use the control, that might not be an issue, and you could simply take off the pickguard.

    Although it still seems like an odd placement.

    But--maybe that's not an issue for you.
    In any case--Enjoy!
  10. Wingum

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    Thanks for the info zontar.

    I just got the message that my Coronado will arrive one of the next days. Looking forward to it.
  11. zontar

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    Well I hope to see pictures when you get it.

    And enjoy!
  12. Wingum

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    Thanks! Will try to post some photos when it arrive.

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