Fender Custom Shop Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fletz, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Midak


    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece

    Good to have you back all, too. :)

    Yes, I am the original owner. I am aware of the lifetime warranty, but due to the COVID-19 situation and all the delays, I trusted my own technician to do the fix. It cost more than to sent it to USA, but I gained time and immediate interaction. What is more, I helped a local technician in such difficult times.

    In the end, all went smoothly, and that's all that counts. :)
  2. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    I figured you probably were aware. :thumbsup: I only mention it as my first FCS bass was used and I wasn’t aware of their warranty until I purchased new. Glad everything worked out and that you have your bass working again. :bassist:
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  3. Midak


    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    You did good mentioning it, it is definitely worth noting for any CS owner that is not aware of it. :thumbsup:

    Oh yes, everything went smoothly; the bass was in perfectly playing condition (but with a slightly high action), but the truss rod started to be unable to bring the neck to its proper position. Now it plays like a dream, and stays that way. :smug: Thank you for your interest, @SJLee. :)

    Ah, I missed you all and our CS instrument club. :) As I can see, there are some wonderful new additions here. :cool:
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  4. projectapollo

    projectapollo Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Love that Cunetto Jazz!
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  5. TB24


    May 5, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Welcome back @Midak :)
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  6. etaym

    etaym Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    Newton, MA
    Hi club members! A quick background:
    Like many - I owned many Fenders over the years - from vintage ones to modern ones. I never really bonded with any of them, nothing ever clicked, even with some basses I always thought were the holy grail (70s P and Js).
    I gave up and became a "never Fender" type (although I did like several Fender style basses - specifically Lakland... Sadowsky didn't click for me either).

    Then, for some reason, I decided to go all in and get a CS to see how it is. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! Mind blown. The Postmodern P blew me away and I completely fell in love! Since getting it I also got a Tony Franklin (very nice, considering I am a lousy fretless player) and a American Original 70s Jazz which is awesome.

    Below is the picture of the Postmodern.

    And..... since it was such a great instrument I decided to create a J version with my vision - The Postmodern Jazz! I put the order in late last year and it is due in 6 months. A 66 J body, the P postmodern neck (which is a J), same bridge as the postmodern with strings through. Already thinking about another one with a 70s spacing and some crazy finish ideas :)

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  7. _Obra_


    Feb 22, 2011
    I understand You. Got mine Postmodern few months ago and are completely in love with it.

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  8. ericsmith


    Dec 22, 2008
    Trying to decide on a CS Precision bass color.
    I'm looking for a pastel color over color combination with a matching headstock, mint or parchment pickguard and rosewood fretboard.

    I'm thinking about Dakota Red over firemist gold or sonic blue/surf green/etc over some shade of red...

    Relic or journeyman relic, though I wonder how much the color underneath shows on a journeyman relic. Maybe it would come through with time and use.

    Any suggestions?
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  9. porterbass

    porterbass Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    Sonic Blue over sunburst is very interesting as it wears, although I do like the red over gold idea.
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  10. Pino with gold pickg.. how do you like it? :)
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  11. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    It definitely works..
  12. Bass4ThePublic

    Bass4ThePublic Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    Kansas City
  13. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Alpharetta, GA
    Newest CS Fender. Got it locally a few weeks ago. It's killer. I've played it at my church gig the past 2 weeks and it really cuts through the mix nicely.
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  16. MObasshead

    MObasshead Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2012
  17. Cdnbassnut


    Jan 18, 2021
    Hi all. Great thread. Thanks for all the pics.

    I'm wondering if anybody could share their thoughts/experienced with wait times in the COVID era? I ordered a bass in mid-March, 2020. So it’s been a year and a bit.

    I'm actually in no hurry for the bass. My main concern is lack of communication from my dealer (Tundra). They have a less than stellar customer service track record.
    In fairness, I was told there would not be much communication. I did expect something though.
    Wonder if anybody knows any info about current build times?
  18. Rich_Briere


    Jul 31, 2003
    2 points. :)
    #1. NEVER do business with a dealer who has less than a 5 star rating.

    #2. Call the Custom Shop or Fender Customer Service and make sure your order is in the system.

    Bonus Points: I was a Fender DSM for 12 Years and ordered an Anniversary Jazz Bass last year......through one of my Favorite ***** dealers. This wasn't even a Custom Shop Bass....it was production. After a dozen screw ups with the order (The bass will ship tomorrow. The bass will Ship in 9 weeks. The Bass will ship in a Year) I made a promise to myself. Despite having Won every Award that Fender had to give, I won't purchase another Fender product for the Remainder of my time on Earth. I'd rather be tied down and have my Eyes Eaten by Rabid Gypsies. Bassed of Luck to Ya'. :)

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  19. projectapollo

    projectapollo Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2009
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  20. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    Thought I would take advantage of an overcast day and snap a few of the group.

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