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Fender’s ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ifrisbee, Dec 10, 2018.


  1. ifrisbee

    ifrisbee

    Jan 2, 2017
    Maryland
    Fender’s Parallel Universe range was first announced at NAMM back in January and has been providing us with off-the-wall model mash-ups all year, but December marks the release of the final entry in the line-up, the ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass.

    https://www.musicradar.com/news/fenders-final-parallel-universe-model-has-arrived-meet-the-51-telecaster-pj-bass
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    Combining specs from the Telecaster, Precision and Jazz Bass, the Tele PJ features a Telecaster bass maple neck with American Vintage ’63 P-Bass profile bolted to a slab ash ’51 P Bass body.



     
  2. I swear they've done almost this exact same thing before. If they could have at least done this with a slab Jazz body or something else to differentiate it I might be interested.
     
  3. nerkoids

    nerkoids

    Jan 3, 2014
    Montreal
    Hmmm...

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  4. bigtone23

    bigtone23

    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    Agreed. Same ol' same ol'. Too safe of a design.
    Why not make it more Parallel Universe/experimental? Perhaps one of the following schemes, all of which would be more interesting to me.
    --Do the same thing, but 5 string.
    --Wide range in neck, single coil P pickup in the SCPB spot. Vol, tone, 3 way switch. Push/pull parallel on WRHB.
    --2 single coil P pickups, one in traditional SCPB spot, other in 60s or 70s J bridge position. VVT.
    --2 single coil P or J pickups in the Ric 4001/3 locations. Volume, tone, 3-way switch.
    --2 single coil P, or double J or Wide Range pickup at the Stingray sweet spot with a series/parallel operation switch and active/passive electronics with 2 band EQ.
    --Wide range in neck, split coil P or another Wide Range in Stingray spot. Vol, tone, 3 way. Push/pull parallel operation of both pickups.
     
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