Did any body on Talk Bass notice......

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Laurie Bass, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. on Fender's revamped web site that the Modern Player Dimension is now considered a "Collectible" Limited Edition?? I guess perhaps that this model will be axed in the future...?

    http://www.fender.com/dimension-bass/limited/
     
  2. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I'm not sure "axed" is exactly the right way to put it. The modern player look to me like Chinese instruments that Fender orders a batch of: the Telecaster, Precision, Jazz V, Starcaster, and Coronado are all gone. The Jazz, Jaguar and Dimension are on the "limited" list.

    I suspect that they order X number of these and then look at how well they sell and then decide whether to order more or to move on to the next thing.
     
  3. NeroJazz

    NeroJazz

    May 2, 2011
    Denmark
    This is not the case in Europe, nothing has changed here?
     
  4. dannster

    dannster

    Aug 20, 2000
    Seattle,WA
    different pickup. limited "edition" OF the Dimension.

    Up at top right pick: standard, deluxe or limited.
     
  5. jd-ns

    jd-ns

    Sep 28, 2010
    Canada
    No. No one has noticed. No one pays any attention to dimension basses... ;)
     
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  6. Hmm, $499.00 msrp for a collectible. I think that's just the advertising doing the talking. It looks nice enough, though.
     
  7. sorry peeps its an ugly bass in my opinion wouldn't spend a dollar on one
     
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  8. Called "Limited" this year,,but exactly the same bass (pickup/electronics) as last year...so "Limited" is just a marketing tool.
     
  9. Speaking for myself..I tried a Deluxe and I did like it..
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  10. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    I'd love one of those in lefty.
     
  11. Low town

    Low town

    Apr 20, 2014
    Limited is a catch-all - this bass doesn't fit anywhere else so the marketing team put it there.
     
  12. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Fender's "marketing" is teally starting to turn me off.
     
  13. Low town

    Low town

    Apr 20, 2014
    It is what marketing teams do.

    The classification of "Other" doesn't work so well.
     
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  14. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    There are ways to do, and not do, marketing.
     
  15. Low town

    Low town

    Apr 20, 2014


    Meh........it is not terminal. We have all seen much worse than this.
     
  16. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Between stuff like this, the number of lines and signature axes...

    Sure ain't your dad's Fender - when they were king.
     
  17. Low town

    Low town

    Apr 20, 2014
    Well, nothing is I guess - this is good and bad.

    All things equal, I'd hate t go back to the range back in the 60's / 70's - the range now is much better (albeit a bit confusing at times - Fender's problem).
     
  18. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Inactive

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    I got that feeling around 1965/1966.
     
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  19. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    I'd much prefer fewer lines and price points. There is something like 25 Ps, and 30 strats. That's insane.
     
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  20. SamJ

    SamJ Founder - Fender MIA Club

    Apr 22, 2006
    SFO / HNL
    I fully agree... the company is losing it's direction and focus. They're trying to be all things to all people. The smart thing would be to stick to the basics and offer US made and Mexico/Japan made options of each, and that's it.