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fender Frank bello bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by maiden1717, Jan 6, 2012.


  1. maiden1717

    maiden1717

    Jan 6, 2012
    Hi i was just wondering why fender have discontinued this bass?
    he still uses it. Do you think its likely we will see a reissue?
    or any places in the Uk that might have one.

    cheers
     
  2. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
  3. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
    I can't answer your questions however, I just saw Bello and the boys from Anthrax and they are as tight as ever, even after 30 yrs.
     
  4. maiden1717

    maiden1717

    Jan 6, 2012
    thanks. Awesome man i hope they come to the Uk
     
  5. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
    At worst case you could upgrade the Squier. I personally feel a little to old to be rocking the skull graphics but maybe its good for you?
     
  6. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    The fender is no loner available because he is now using ESP
    His new sig is available as a ESP and LTD
     
  7. SDMFJay

    SDMFJay

    Jan 27, 2011
    Seems like Fender has lost yet another artist...just as well, the new 2012 Bello ESP looks much better built than his fender ever did.

    Bello2012.
     
  8. This is one sexy bass. I'm curious to see how it plays and feels :bassist:
     
  9. mr.black

    mr.black

    Mar 4, 2008
    new666jersey
    His relationship with fender seems to have gone south after his sig model didn't sell well. Saw this coming lol!
     
  10. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    Atlanta
    I wonder how ESP/LTD is going to handle that satin finish. My Fender Highway One P is flat black. I get many compliments, but that nitro finish is so thin. I take really good care of my gear and I still have some chips on the back. I'd rather have a nice thick poly gloss any day. But maybe ESP has some tricks up their sleeve.
     
  11. Slappdabass

    Slappdabass

    Jun 26, 2010
    Sooo stoked for this bass. Any idea on pricing yet?
     
  12. lasteffect

    lasteffect

    Jan 10, 2012
    South Carolina
    These look soo much better than his Fender. I love Jazz Basses, but his old Fender was eh and his ESP Pbass is soo awesome!
     
  13. anomynous

    anomynous

    Dec 27, 2009
    Metro St. Louis
    I can't tell if you guys are joking, because his fender looked a lot better. Those are hideous.
     
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  14. mr.black

    mr.black

    Mar 4, 2008
    new666jersey
    i think he musta really liked my old matte squire p-bass special i had him sign for me back in the day. same look only mine was matte nickel. HAHA!
     
  15. moonfire

    moonfire

    Mar 25, 2010
    wasn't Frank was using ESP during the Among the Living days?

    now, if he'd only go back to the Rotosound Steels and that classic Bello clank!
     
  16. moonfire

    moonfire

    Mar 25, 2010
    I'm lovin it, too :cool:
     
  17. anomynous

    anomynous

    Dec 27, 2009
    Metro St. Louis
    Ok, changed my mind. The bass is pretty sexy.



    But I still like the Fender better.
     
  18. maiden1717

    maiden1717

    Jan 6, 2012
    these look cool.
     
  19. Basstitan

    Basstitan Banned

    Aug 17, 2011
    What do you think they'll cost ? $800 or $900 ?
     
  20. anomynous

    anomynous

    Dec 27, 2009
    Metro St. Louis
    LTD is $1000, ESP is $2000



    Not kidding
     

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