Fenders?

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  1. MajorTom

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    So I'm new to the bass world, and I was wondering does Fender make good basses? I feel like I've heard bad yet vague things about them.
     
  2. MoeGJBeener

    MoeGJBeener Supporting Member

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    is this a real question?
     
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    haha..... getting my popcorn.
     
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    We gotta get some kinda fender sticky
     
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    Watch out - some people take their Fenders and put Squier logos on them to make them seem more desirable.
     
  8. wild4oldcars

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    good fenders are good, bad fenders are bad. you will experience this will all brands, regardless.
     
  9. hover

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    Oh come on already.
    Weak sauce. OP, you didn't even try to be clever.
     
  10. NYCbassist

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    Yep. It's mostly the gear snobs that do this.;)
     
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    They are terrible - any that you come in to possession of should be sent to me.
     
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    I've heard they make a damn fine ukulele. I never knew they made bass guitars.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. dougjwray

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    OK, OK, I'll get serious and take a stab at this...

    Fender made the first bass guitars that really took off. (Beginning in 1951.)

    They are the default, standard, "go-to" basses.

    Since they are mass-produced, you can find really, really good specimens and not-so-good specimens. Sometimes you might find one where the workmanship is just fine, but since wood itself is variable, the bass doesn't sound you way you'd like it to.

    They are assembled from many parts that can be replaced easily with aftermarket parts, made by approximately 237,857 different companies. But, usually (in my opinion) an "off the shelf" Fender is just fine.

    I love Fenders because they just plain work in so many musical settings. Some love them because they are an iconic brand; some hate them because they are an iconic brand.

    I believe every bassist should at least try one at some point.

    If I just got sucked in by a prank post, I'll try to pass it along by creating a thread titled "Has anyone here heard of Geddy Lee?"
     
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    Last week was: Fender is going crazy.. for this weekend we have: Who is Fender ;)
     
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    The only Fender series of instruments I don't care for are the black label "Traditional" series. Never played one that sang and burped. Fender only did these for a few years.

    The rest are usually golden.
     
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    Provided you can remove one from your car, and manage somehow to string a set of rounds (or flats, whatever you prefer) A fender would be an alright bass I guess. Might be a tad on the heavy side, what make is your car?
     
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    :cool:

    Really, someone has way to much free time.:help:
     
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    Uh that's an affirmative Major Tom. Ground control out.
     
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    closed (and I deleted the duplicate).
     

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