Fender CS vs RebelRelic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lois_Carlin, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Hi!

    I´m a proud MusicMan Stingray user but, since a time, I´m gasing for a Precision Bass. (In fact, I´m selling my beautiful ´82 Stingray in order to get funds for a Precision). I was recently thinking about ordering a CS Precision (Pino Palladino or ´60 Relic) but I had the chance to test a RebelRelic P bass. I liked very much the sound, the feel and the aesthetic of that bass, but since I´ ve never had the opportunity to test neither a CS Shop Fender, neither a Precision from the ´60, I´m not sure about what to do: buy RebelRelic? Spend a bit more and order a CS Shop? So, here is my question:

    Have someone here had the chance to test a RebelRelic and what do you think about them? If not: do you consider that, for 2400 euros, it´s better to get the original instead of a clone?
  2. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    If you’re going to spend that amount of cash, get the real thing if nothing other than for resale value.

    What I would highly recommend however, is keeping the vintage Ray and instead add a P Bass to your arsenal. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good P, especially if you buy used (which would be another recommendation).
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  3. Geddy Claypool

    Geddy Claypool SX J-75/Traben Neo 4 -> SVT-CL/SVT-810E

    Aug 3, 2008
    Yeah, no matter what you do, I would be really hesitant about selling your beautiful vintage Stingray. Those seem to hold their value really well, and you may find yourself missing that tone after a time.

    As @jeff62 said, there are a LOT of great P basses out there, and you don't have to spend a fortune to get one.
  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    As mentioned above, keep the Stingray and just buy yourself an affordable P bass.
    I believe this one is available once more.
    Midnight '60s Japanese Precision...under $1,000.
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