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Fender Parallel Universe '51 Telecaster PJ Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deak, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    It’s worth whatever it’s worth to whoever is buying one.

    It’s not worth $2K to me at all. As a plain jane slab body with a bolt on neck I might consider getting one for an everyday player bass. But unless it sounds and plays like a whole lot more than I’m guessing it does, the absolute highest I’d consider going is (maybe) $600 - or possibly around $1K tops if it turned out to be exceptionally good no matter what brand name is on the headstock or who put it together.

    But that’s just me. Others may feel differently.
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  2. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    Not a fan of slab / non-contoured bodies.
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  3. Liam Wald

    Liam Wald Supporting Member

    May 17, 2011
    California Coast
    I agree. When I think of all the really great instruments that can be had for $2k there is no way I would pay more than $600-$800 for that bass. There is nothing special about it in my opinion.
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  4. brett adams

    brett adams Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2015
    looks like a robin ranger, too.

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  5. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I like the idea, but I don't see $2,000 worth of bass there.
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  6. Kubicki Fan

    Kubicki Fan

    Oct 3, 2014
    Looks great! If it had a tight and straight grained quarter sawn maple neck and FB, if it weighed in below 8.5#'s, if it were easy to set up to insane low action with light strings without buzzing, then sure $2000 CAD is a great deal.
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  7. consectaneus


    Sep 23, 2016
    Price is relative. Putting that aside, as a bass I love it.
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  8. brett adams

    brett adams Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2015
    it's a nice looking bass, but i'm not really a fan of pjs. 2000 bucks seems actually kind of fair, considering what the dozens of boutique builders cloning fenders are asking for new instruments.
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  9. Philibuster

    Philibuster Supporting Member

    I really wanted one of these when I first saw them. A little less when I saw the price. I got an Am Elite P a couple days ago now it seems like I'll need a really good reason to pick one of these up. The Elite is active & passive and I already have a passive PJ.

    But..... none of them have a Tele headstock. I guess I'll get one of these after all. Probably used or on sale though. :D
  10. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Yes, and yes...
    Schecter Model T was not a super original design.
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  11. St_G


    Jan 22, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    I think it's cool...ish, but not something I'm tempted by.
  12. I like it but not for two grand.
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  13. Firstly every comparable bass mentioned is a fasimile of a Fender.
    For me it would have to have the contoured body, nitro custom color a modern thinner neck profile than the true vintage. I rather like the Sting neck quite a bit. P/J or 2 stacked single coils, I'd kind of like to have one of each. I do like the 50s or tely style headstock personally. And it also has to be lightweight the kicker is it's got to be about the price of a Flea Road worn to have my interest and then I'd probably buy two of them.
  14. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Not something I'd buy.
    I like one-pickup-basses.
  15. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    I'm a Fender fan, and I'd rather have the Schecter, just based on the cost difference...

    ... has anyone had the luxury of playing both?
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  16. SwitchGear


    Mar 23, 2005
    Why not just a single coil pickup is my question..
  17. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Exactly! About $700 in this build. Warmoth one piece swamp ash body, Allparts neck, Fralin dual coil neck pickup, Fender Super 55 bridge pickup (total humbucking pickups). Concentric knobs 2 V 2 T. DIY guard. DIY finish for body and neck.


  18. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    That pickguard style just looks wrong to me coupled with the 2 part P pickup, only looks right with the old single coil.
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  19. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    Got one on order..
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  20. Deak

    Deak Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2016
    I should look closer at Schecter. Those are some might fine looking basses you have there. :)
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