Best Fender's series

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Grunge, Jul 6, 2002.

Which Fender's series is the best????

Poll closed Sep 4, 2003.
  1. Artist

    23 vote(s)
  2. American Vintage

    28 vote(s)
  3. American Deluxe

    45 vote(s)
  4. American

    33 vote(s)
  5. Classic

    5 vote(s)
  6. Deluxe

    12 vote(s)
  7. Standard

    11 vote(s)
  8. Other(explain)

    17 vote(s)
  1. Grunge


    Jun 3, 2002
    Which Fender's series is the best????

  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I've never been utterly impressed with a single line of Fenders...only basses on a case by case bassis.

    I really dig on the American Deluxe P though. That's one hell of a bass!
  3. The only one I have been consistently impressed with is the JP Relic. Every one I have played was at least very good. The one I own is fantastic.

  4. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I've been a really big fan of the American Vintage series. I have yet to play a real dog.

    From what I've seen/played, Fender's QC has really improved over the last couple of years, and if a store knows how to set up an instrument worth a damn, I find myself pleasantly surprised by most of the Fenders I've played recently.
  5. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    A Vintage or Deluxe American P will do for me.

    You really love making pools, dont you grunge ;)
  6. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    it's impossible tosay. Fender has instrument for all pockets and levels. and they finally ordered their models in a acceptable way. so it's easier to find the right instrument. but there is no best.
    i have an American.
  7. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I like the FMT series.
  8. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I like the Fender Precision Elite series so well that I own two of them.
  9. Grunge


    Jun 3, 2002
    hey BigBohn :D it's not really my choice I'm addicted to that :D
    I'll play with my band in a little show tomorrow, and as soon as I get the pictures of my BTB(400 QM) I'll post them.
  10. I seem to play my 75 Fender Jazz MIJ reissue more than any bass that I have.. So I am going with 75 jazz RI MIJ ..OK!
  11. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    My favorite is the American P Deluxe.
  12. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    American Deluxe P all the way.
  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    The FMT is an American Deluxe. That would be my pick of the current lines. Otherwise give me an old Jazz.
  14. American Vintage Series won my recent P bass personal shootout, the 62 reissue strung with a set of D'addario chrome flats is exactly what I was looking for in P bass!
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I like the Roscoe Beck model.

    I have yet to check the american vintage series, though.
  16. I have a 91 Jazz Deluxe(USA) and it is awsome,It plays very smooth and has active electronics so it really booms. I have had many a chance to sell or trade this baby but I cant it is the most dependable and one of the greatest feeling basses I have played.
  17. rooster


    Jun 10, 2000
    upstate new york
    I would have to say the artist series.but only because i love my geddy lee jazz.

    and remember as alway's rock till ya drop !!!!:cool:
  18. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    The american reissues in general are the most consistant and well made Fenders, imho.
  19. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    The Jaco Artist fretted and fretless are my favorites when considering Fender's current line.