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FS: Fernandes Atlas (MIJ) ; carbon black ; just $200

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by LanEvo, Dec 23, 2012.


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  1. LanEvo

    LanEvo Supporting Member

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    Still chipping away at the bass collection: trying to get down from 12 basses to just 4.

    Next up on the chopping block is this early, made in Japan Fernandes Atlas 4X bass. IAlder body; maple neck/fingerboard. Single MM-style humbucker with series/parallel/coil-split switch. Basically, a poor-man's, MIJ version of a MM Sterling.

    This bass was an impulse buy for me. Saw it at a local Guitar Center. I was blown away by the neck. It feels like a very nice Jazz Bass (my favorite). Very thin, like a Geddy Lee Jazz. The neck is straight and dead stable. No dead spots. Fretwork in great shape. Super low action without any buzzes anywhere. I couldn't put it down.

    I figured I'd be a good project bass. My plan was to swap in Nordy pickups and on-board preamp, then refinish the body in a root-beer brown. But, again, I've got to clear out some space in the new apartment; can't justify keeping this one right now.

    Strung with brand new Webstrings s.s. rounds (round core, 40-60-75-95 gauge), installed last night. Gave it a quick set-up. Plays like a dream. Asking just $200 plus shipping for quick sale.

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    The finish looks black from a distance, but if you get close and the light hits it, you can see that it's more of a carbon/graphite look with some fine metallic grain:

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    Comes with Dunlop straplock buttons installed. I can swap them out for Fender's Schaller-style straplocks if you prefer:

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    Plain and simple headstock with Fender-style tuners:

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    Again, I've set the price to just $200 so it'll move quickly. Not interested in trades, since the only reason I'm selling is to make some space.
  2. LanEvo

    LanEvo Supporting Member

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    If anyone wants an inexpensive MM clone, you can't do much better for the price. Anyone who plays a Jazz Bass will fall in love with the neck.
  3. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle

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    great price for MIJ quality. put a j pickup in there and you could have a pseudo Lakeland. :)
  4. LanEvo

    LanEvo Supporting Member

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    Lol. Good idea.
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  6. Yakob

    Yakob

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    I had one of these. They're great. Bump!
  7. LanEvo

    LanEvo Supporting Member

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    Thanks or the PM's. I'll respond today.

    Yes, I've still got it. Forgot to mention that.
  8. Samsquanch1972

    Samsquanch1972 Supporting Member

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    I can't believe this thing is still here. I have the newer Made In China version and love it, but sadly paid too much for it, $229 shipped for it used, like two weeks before you listed this, I would of bought yours in a heart beat. I may list mine and buy yours LOL. The economy is so bunk now, I see things on here that I can't believe aren't gone in one day.
  9. Standalone

    Standalone

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    Co worker of mine sings the praises of the Fernandes he used to gig with. I've always liked them.
  10. Buskman

    Buskman

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    Cool bass - and cool table, too! :)

    Do you happen to know the weight? Thanks!
  11. LanEvo

    LanEvo Supporting Member

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    Thanks, lol!

    Just under 7 lbs,maccording to my bathroom scale. It's light.
  12. OHBandit

    OHBandit Supporting Member

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    Very tempted.
  13. Mickey Mao

    Mickey Mao

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    Japanese-made Fernandes are great basses. I have two, and they are among my favorites.

    Free bump.
  14. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

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    I have this bass..it sounds great..I use it for recording.
  15. LanEvo

    LanEvo Supporting Member

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    open to offers.
  16. azflyman

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  17. LanEvo

    LanEvo Supporting Member

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    Sale pending
  18. LanEvo

    LanEvo Supporting Member

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    SOLD to a TB member

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