Fender FSR Made in Japan Jazz Bass in Black Paisley

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TB24, Oct 2, 2020.

  1. TB24


    May 5, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    Has anyone bought or seen this bass in person? It looks like it was only released in Europe. Most of the UK sites are sold out (AString, Anderstons, etc,). There does appear to be a couple left at PMT at the Manchester and Leeds location. They don't ship to the US, but trying to get an opinion on it as well to find someone to pick one up for me.

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  2. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
    I had forgotten all about these. Thanks for reminding me !!:drool::woot::drool::woot:
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  3. ruju


    Dec 9, 2017
    I haven't seen this before but my buddy has a strat with this look. Nothing short of stellar.
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  4. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
    Just checked the specs . Now I remember why I didn’t go for one . The U shaped neck . They are usually too chunky for my small hands. But this one has a 9.5 radius vs 7.5 . Hmmmm!
    This bass is just beautiful.
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  5. sleddogn


    Sep 8, 2013
    Love My Dogs
    it screams jack daniels and coke for some reason
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  6. TB24


    May 5, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    Yes, I saw the Strat version as well. It looks pretty good let’s Rosewood, but on this base with the maple neck and block inlays, it really pops!
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  7. TB24


    May 5, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    Yes, there are some bases that I have that I would not play for a long period of time because of the neck, but regardless of the next shape on this one, I would buy it just because it’s so beautiful and unique! That’s why I’m hoping I can find somebody in the UK to grab this for me. Don’t know why they didn’t make this available in the US.
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  8. TB24


    May 5, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    I know right lol! An ice cold beverage and some funky beats definitely should be accompanying this bass lol :)
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  9. Corevalay

    Corevalay Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    I've been seeing these in a Fender Jazz Facebook group. I really wish I didn't know it existed because it's definitely on my mind!
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  10. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I like it. Retro-chic 3-bolt neck. And the famous "do not throw it away" sticker. I would not throw it away. I'd play it.
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  11. That's hot. I've got a thing for paisley.

    It'd be cool to see a P, too, but... well, who am I kidding: that's well above my price point anyways!

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  12. felis


    Jul 31, 2013
    Midwest, USA
    I could have sworn I heard something about Fender shutting down Japan operations about the time the MIJ Mustang was discontinued.
    Are they back again, or did I hear wrong.

    They always seemed to have neat stuff there that wasn't brought over to the US.
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  13. Ender_rpm


    Apr 18, 2004
    St. Louis MO
    Shes a beaut Clark!!
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  14. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    You see!? This is why I hate TB. Saw this on Instagram. Had 30 seconds GAS and moved on. Now you've gone and told me they're for sale at the same shop I bought my Ultra PJ and the bloody thing is just about affordable. Going to try it next week. If I buy it - I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU!!!!!!....... but if it's any good I'll let you know and we can talk delivery(damn I'm a soft touch).
  15. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    If I buy one I expect Lenny Kravitz to hire me on the spot...
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  16. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Can’t decide if i love this or hate it!
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  17. Real Soon

    Real Soon

    Aug 15, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    So would I if I were in a bar with one of these puppies :cool:
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  18. Real Soon

    Real Soon

    Aug 15, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm generally good on Fender Jazz basses, like the look okay but I just don't need one.

    But I would not kick this one off my wall hanger. That's a stunner. Matches a shirt of mine, too lol
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  19. moley6knipe


    Dec 18, 2018
    Yeah I’d rock that. Sucker for a paisley finish.
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