Not so keen on Fender.....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheLump, Sep 29, 2012.


  1. TheLump

    TheLump

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    I love the style and history of Fender guitars in general, but I just never get the sound I want from them. I know many Low Frequency Managers consider this blasphemous but I just wanted to see what you guys thought.
    What basses do you guys favor and why, post pics if you have them!
  2. majortoby

    majortoby

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    It begins...
  3. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

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    I like Fenders...thanks for asking.
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  4. vin*tone

    vin*tone

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    You like a different tone. Nothing blasphemous about that - even for the most die hard Fender fanatic.
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  6. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    yeah,........ what they said.
  7. bassguitarthund

    bassguitarthund

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    Yup I like Fender!!! However I respect that you don't.

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  8. bobba66

    bobba66

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    I'm just glad I have a job.
    I'm pretty fond of the Fender Precision. My current bass is a recent American Standard with Chromes on it. Sweet.
  9. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

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    Me too
  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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  11. prd004

    prd004

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    I love fender-style basses made by guys like Mike Lull, or Sadowsky but Fender's don't wow me.
  12. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Oh, another I don't like Fender thread.

    I like all kinds of basses, I use whatever I need to get the sound I want on any given night. The majority of them were designed by Leo, but I've got a few that weren't.
  13. Mtnman

    Mtnman

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    It would suck if we all liked the same thing. You said nothing blasphemous...
  14. Tommy O

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    First bass I laid my hands on was my Dad's '61 Precision. First song I successfully learned on it was Kiss' War Machine :) That was 25 yrs ago. Since then I have tried/owned many different brands of bass guitar. Most we're satisfactory, a few were absolutely wonderful. Today, my main instrument in an '83 Fender Precision.
  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
  16. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

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    I don't like Ampeg amps. Just 'cause Jimmy is here.
  17. deeptubes

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    Love love LOVE my Precision Elite II. Great tone - full, deep, rich, and bright. Two pairs of lace sensor pickups, preamp, 3-way switches for both the preamp and tone pot. Very versatile. Got some new strings on the way. Tuning her to drop D.
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    Also have a Precision Special Deluxe. Not quite the tone as the Elite but certainly gets the job done. Plays very nicely. This is an old pic. Right now I've got her strung with nylons.
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    Have an HM I am refinishing as a silverburst. I need to put a couple of coats of lacquer on. Just waiting for some drier weather - pretty humid where I live and have to do it outdoors :mad:. Plays nicely as well. Has 3 lace sensor pickups with a 5-way switch. Also had a bad TBX pot. Haven't listened to it yet with the new pot as the refin isn't quite complete. Going to string him with Chromes. Another older pic.
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    Finally my Dimension. Currently, this one is my favorite player. She's just really easy to play. Active EQ, fretboard has a 12" radius. She's strung with medium gauge rounds.
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    I love all of my Fenders. Even the ordinary one has something special about her. Currently keeping an eye open for a bargain on a Jazz Plus, to add to the collection.
  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    I respect someone who owns up to his crankiness.
  19. willbassyeah

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    ooh nice fender, you got there :D
  20. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

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    I love my Fenders. But in non-Fender brands, but still designed by Leo, I loved the sound from G&L. However, I couldn't get used to the narrow string spacing.
  21. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    So get one with a different neck. They have a few options...

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