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Fender Performer bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Klopp18, Jun 25, 2010.


  1. Klopp18

    Klopp18

    Dec 25, 2009
    New Hope, MN
    I was at my friends house and he showed me his dads guitar collection. and he had a Fender Performer bass. i've never even heard or seen them until then. they look awesome! anyone played one?


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  2. They're one of those "weird" fenders that they only made a few of. SO, no, I haven't played one. But, it's probably pretty cool.
     
  3. Klopp18

    Klopp18

    Dec 25, 2009
    New Hope, MN
    what years were they made?
     
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  5. 1986 only. SUPER thin necks on them too
     
  6. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I had a blue one and I wish I still had it. I added a d-tuner and a set of EMG PJ pickups in a custom pickguard. It sounded great, played fast, and was very unique.
     
  7. If I found a deal on one ..... I think I'd have to get it!
     
  8. bh2

    bh2

    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    I think they look awful... :bag:
     
  9. XylemBassGuitar

    XylemBassGuitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 14, 2008
    Durango, CO
    Disclosures:
    Owner and Operator, Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars
    Wow, those things are pretty cool, thanks for sharing Klopp18! I wonder why Fender stopped making them...
     
  10. bound'n'blocked

    bound'n'blocked

    Jan 25, 2010
    A friend of mine had one of those back in about 88 or so. We called it the Fred Flintstone Jazz Bass because it had a chisled look to it. I personally didnt care for the looks because I could never get past that horrible looking headstock.

    Thanks for reminding me of when I was younger tho!

    BnB
     
  11. mellowgerman

    mellowgerman Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    +1

    If they had put a normal fender headstock on it, it would look really cool IMO
     
  12. jazzyitalian

    jazzyitalian Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
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    Lawyer and Hobbist Bass Maker
    WOW! This is just screaming Jet Screamer.

     

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  13. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    No thanks. :)

    Still an interesting bass though.
     
  14. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I've got 3 of them (they used to go for real cheap).

    Here's one of mine during surgery:

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  15. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
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    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I had one. Acquired through a trade. Couldn't WAIT to sell it! It was just not comfortable to me at all.
     
  16. man - what happened in the 80's should stay in the 80's! :D would have never in a million years thought that was a Fender . . .
     
  17. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    The Super Fly Pencil Neck! I actually thought they sounded awesome and I kinda like the look of the metallic ones. Couldn't get around the neck though.