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Fender Aerodyne ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rumblestiltskin, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Anyone here have one? Do you like it? Any pro's or cons?
  2. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Love the non-export basses, some beautiful instruments! Not that mad on he exported pj though.
  3. What's the difference between exported/non exported?
  4. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    I liked the feel and the sound of one I played like 5 years ago, but the glossy finish got smudgy kinda quick. It was black though.
  5. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    My Aerodyne, an export model (more on that below), was my first bass and as long as no massive financial woes come my way, it's a keeper-for-life. Even before I knew much about different basses I could tell this one was an excellent piece of work, despite the chips and dings in the finish. It's still sexy as All Hell.

    Perhaps I lucked out and found a bass that fulfills many of my long-term preferences or it wound up shaping said preferences. Who knows? But either way, I greatly lean towards a number of features it includes; P/J configuration, slim Jazz neck width, tight fretboard radius and on the esthetics-front, a painted headstock.

    I can't say what's commonly exported from Japan to other countries, but the only Aerodyne that's readily available in The States is the Fender Deluxe Aerodyne Jazz. It's most unique feature is the Stratocaster-style output jack. The non-export Deluxe Aerodynes have a standard jack that's flush to the body and is also available in Candy Apple Red.

    There are a whole bunch of other non-export Aerodynes;
    …and a variety of limited edition 'Dynes.

    True, it is a bit of a fingerprint-magnet, but a little care and a nice polishing cloth will really make them shine.