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Official Fernandes Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WackoStu, Jan 7, 2011.


  1. WackoStu

    WackoStu

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    I know there are jusy a few of us playing Fernandes Basses out there. Every other brand has a club so why not us. So Here we go. Post a pic and get a number.

    Here is mine:

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  2. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    very nice.

    here is my MIJ Fernandes Jazz Copy:
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    the picture does not show it, but I put a BadAss II bridge and D'Addario Chromes on her last night.
     
  3. WackoStu

    WackoStu

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    Very Nice. Madbassplaya is #2

    Come on Fernandes owners, lets see your Basses!
     
  4. KISSPGAP

    KISSPGAP

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    Just jumping in. Fernandes was a great discovery for me. Someone lent me the Atlas and I was hooked. Might buy the Tremor or Gravity. Anyone hear a difference between the deluxe versions and the standards?
     
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  6. WackoStu

    WackoStu

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    Show the bass, get a number!

    I almost bought the Atlas instead of my LEB Jazz, and still might. It's still available down at the mom and pop!!

    Couldnt tell you about the Tremor or Gravity, but I would say you need to just go in, and plug 'em both in and see what strikes you.

    If you search you will no doubt find a ton of threads about those two fine instruments.
     
  7. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    I have a super rare Fernandes that I'll post pictures of. Aparently, it was custom ordered and made in their custom shop in Japan. I've never seen anything like it. It's a one of a kind. I'll get some pics up in the next day or two. You will be blown away ;) !
     
  8. WackoStu

    WackoStu

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    Looking forward to it. No pic, No bass!
     
  9. FAB-170

    FAB-170

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  10. Jumbotron

    Jumbotron

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    I'll play.

    My Fernandes is the five-string version of the OP's jazz (I believe that model is called the Retrospect), right down to the color. It had the same pickguard on it until I got a custom silver mirror job done (which is sweet, but doesn't photograph great). It's also heavily modded--new bridge (hipshot) and electronics (audere) and a fretless conversion. It was my only bass for 7 years, and I've played hundreds of shows on it. A real workhorse.

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  11. banikek

    banikek Supporting Member

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    Count me in...

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    then take away 1/2. 1996 Fernandes Jazz body with an 80's Japan Squier Jazz neck.

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    The Squier neck is my favorite and it just felt better than the original. It plays great! Sorry if I offended any Fernandes purists!
     
  12. WackoStu

    WackoStu

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    Finally the Fernandes players are coming out of the basswoods!

    Here are your numbers!

    WackoStu #1
    Madbassplaya #2
    FAB-170 #3
    Jumbotron #4
    banikek #5

    Welcome all new members. Mods count too, IMHO. Well done.
     
  13. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    indeed. weren't aware there were so many!
     
  14. butchblack

    butchblack Supporting Member

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  15. WackoStu

    WackoStu

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    That works for me. What a great bass. Butchblack is #6! Welcome Brother!!!!

    WackoStu #1
    Madbassplaya #2
    FAB-170 #3
    Jumbotron #4
    banikek #5

    Butchblack #6
     
  16. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

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    I have an oddball Fernandes...its a Les Paul/Monterey body shape, but its older than the Monterey line, I believe...I will get a pic posted tomorrow.
     
  17. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    I had some people ask me about this bass in another thread. Well here she is. An older Fernades trans-grren acrylic. Has awesome inlays, EMG active pickups. It's not as heavy as most acrylic basses. This one just under 11 lbs.

    From what little I can find out about it, this was made in the Fernandes Custom Shop in Japan. It's a one of a kind from what I'm told. Not another one like it out there (please let me know if my sources are incorrect). It was custom ordered from a Fernades dealer in Tokyo.

    Craftsmanship is second to none. Neck pocket and all joints are TIGHT. All routes and holes are very precise. 3-piece maple neck, awesome fretwork, rolled edges on board, etc.

    It's built like a boutique. Great time and care was taken when creating this baby. The factory case is custom molded to the shape of the body.

    Behold!

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  18. Jumbotron

    Jumbotron

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    Whoa, that's a Fernandes! And here I just assumed (in that other thread you mentioned) that it's a BC Rich.

    Seriously nice bass. How's it sound?
     
  19. Kink Rimson

    Kink Rimson

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    I'm surprised that most of the basses shown so far are rarer or older models, rather than the 'standard' Tremor or Gravity models!
     
  20. WackoStu

    WackoStu

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    WackoStu #1
    Madbassplaya #2
    FAB-170 #3
    Jumbotron #4
    banikek #5
    Butchblack #6
    Quadzilla #7

    Impressive Bass you have. Like the body shape as well!
     
  21. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    i was out for a bit boys as i sold my red J bass.

    i'm about to be back in the game with another MIJ J bass from ferdie!
     

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