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Fender 6??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pointbass, Mar 17, 2005.


  1. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
  2. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Never heard of it, but I think it's a scam. For example. Look at the picture of the headstock; it doesn't look like it says Fender.


    Pretty sexy bass though.
     
  3. Stinkoman20xx

    Stinkoman20xx

    Oct 19, 2003
    No Im pretty sure thats not a fender just somebody trying to make some sales.Ive seen Fender master shop 6 strings basses and they look alot better then that.
     
  4. IMHO, I don't think that thing's details and finishes are horrible, crappy work, it's written Fender to sell quickly and at a high price...

    Vince
     
  5. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Yeah, it sounds like BS to me, too. The back of the head says MIJ :confused:
     
  6. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    The listing is correct: "Heartfield" was Fender's far-too-late branding answer to Ibanez's "pointy instruments" of the late 80's and early 90's. They were indeed MIJ, in the same factory as Ibanez and many other brands, actually. My old guitarist bought one of their guitars at clearance after the line died a fairly quick death and it was a well-constructed, good sounding guitar compared to it's Ibanez counterpart. It was simply bad timing to release that line as grunge was coming into full swing. :rollno:

    Steve Bailey was one of their prime endorsers before switching to his Aria signature series, and currently Warwick.

    Because the line was a failure and as exampled here people don't associate them with "Fender" I very much doubt it'll sell at that price, features or not. Properly lowered, however? It would be a steal.
     
  7. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Thanks for the info .... I thought it was kind of strange that the guy would make an outrageous claim of Fender affiliation where none was available, especially from a seller with decent volume on the 'bay and good feedback.

    Goes to show ya, you learn something everyday :D Sort of seems like a cool looking bass, scarily similar to the Brice line :bag:
     
  8. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
  9. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    heartfield... :meh:

    nothing wrong with it, besides the starting price.