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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BillyBishop, Mar 24, 2002.
Wow......that is a nice Fender. And right now, only a buck!
Ya I've never heard of them...
Hmm. I don't know if it's real or not. Someone will though.
I think it is, noone has heard of them though. I looked around and couldn't find any pictures but it seems fender did make a bass called the prophecy.
And from the descriptions of them they didn't look like fenders at all so, ya It's probably real.
Fender made the DR Heartfield line in Japan in the early '90s to compete with the Tobias/Smith/Alembic class of basses. Needless to say, they weren't successful, which is a shame because the people who own them seem to love them.
Looks real enough to me.
Here's another for comparison.
Why didn't he list the serial number?
Most ppl dont.
heres a prophecy II
Watch out, Radioactive Man!
Here's a crumby picture of my Heartfield DR5
The Heartfield DR's were introduced in 1989 and disontinued in 1993. I assume the same to be true for the Prophecy. Fender made a Prophecy I, II and III.
Here's an excerpt from a 1989 FMIC publication:
"The same philosophy which characterizes Heartfield guitars also guided the creation of our DR line of high tech bass instruments.
Technological leadership combined with old world craftmanship. Here the craftman's skill gracefully marries exotic woods with sophisticated electronic circuitry."
I played a prophecy a few time in the local pawn shop, it was the only fender i've ENJOYED playing, and i've played lots. It was going for $400 and the g-string saddle was flat against the bridge, so i couldnt even play that string, but the neck was one of the most comfortable i've ever play. reminded me of a soundgear, only better. i wish i had got it, all it needed was a setup.