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Fender FR51

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by r05c03, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. r05c03


    Jul 21, 2005
    Lafayette, IN
    Hey, does anyone know anything / play a fender FR51. This is a short scaled electrocustic resonator bass. I saw one in a local music shop, thought hey that looks cool/really different, but the next week it was gone. I think it is discontinued now and I cannot find anything useful on the web.
  2. phishind


    Feb 17, 2008
    Yeah, I have one. It is a 27.7 inch scale bass. Which is kind of cool in its own way. Although, it takes a little extra concentration to stay on the correct notes; I keep overreaching. Contrary to many reviews I have read, this bass has a great low end. With some simple EQ adjustments the mids come out srtong and the earth shakes quite nicely.

    If you have any questions please send to me. I will respond.
  3. jasperok


    Mar 11, 2008

    gonna restring my fender fr51 resonator and looking for something a little different thistime to the phosphur bronze el cheapos i buy.

    want something really round almos nylon sounding?

    as i play this with a pick it is Really Bright!

    are there many string options for these short scale resonators?