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Fender Performer bass?

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

  1. Klopp18

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    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. Spleenface92

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    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. bass-flyer

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  4. Klopp18

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    what years were they made?
  5. DeliriumTremens

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    1986 only. SUPER thin necks on them too
  6. bass-flyer

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  7. NecroticImbecil

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  8. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    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.
  9. bass-flyer

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    If I found a deal on one ..... I think I'd have to get it!
  10. bh2

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    I think they look awful... :bag:
  11. XylemBassGuitar

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    Wow, those things are pretty cool, thanks for sharing Klopp18! I wonder why Fender stopped making them...
  12. bound'n'blocked

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    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
  13. mellowgerman

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    +1

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

    jazzyitalian Supporting Member

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    WOW! This is just screaming Jet Screamer.

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  15. KramerBassFan

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    No thanks. :)

    Still an interesting bass though.
  16. mongo2

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    I've got 3 of them (they used to go for real cheap).

    Here's one of mine during surgery:

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  17. M.R. Ogle

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    I had one. Acquired through a trade. Couldn't WAIT to sell it! It was just not comfortable to me at all.
  18. pasta4lnch

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    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 . . .
  19. thehangingmist

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  20. GeneralElectric

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    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.

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