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Fender Parallel Universe '51 Telecaster PJ Bass

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

  1. Deak

    Deak Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2016
    I should have worded that how can "anyone". I get what you meant. :) It didn't come across as disparaging.
  2. Mammoth_Bass

    Mammoth_Bass Check out my band Mammothor!! Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Sandown, NH
    Here is mine :) (see left bass in photo) need to get a good shot of it 124BD243-3F3E-45EF-A0FA-BABDA8A302D7.
  3. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Browsing online and just seen this bass for the first time, veeery interesting. Any review videos around? Couldn't find any
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  4. I've also been looking and couldn't find anything either.
    I'm really interested in this one.
  5. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    That's because the bass hasn't actually been let loose into the wild yet...December 2018 is the established release date...
  6. bigtone23


    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    I also have a Partscision bass with a Dirnt body, so I'm used to this look. I just feel that a single coil P in the proper spot and another single coil P in the 60s J position (maybe in the Ric bridge PU spot) would be more parallel universe vs derivative design.
    This is more like it!
  7. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    The expensive freaking mutant fender bass.... ​
  8. jd-ns


    Sep 28, 2010
    Totally wrong pickup combination. The original '51 single coil with a jazz pickup might have been interesting.
  9. Eilif

    Eilif Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    I can think of a couple luthiers that can make that for the same price or less, tune it to your specific preferred specs and give you a better instrument overall.
  10. tom dicus

    tom dicus Supporting Member

    May 17, 2017
    Wasilla, AK USA
    i suck at bass but will never give up
    This is the bass I have been wanting since they were put out on the market!
    Tell me, please, how great does it sound!???
  11. consectaneus


    Sep 23, 2016
    A couple of weeks ago I saw one on the GC website under "used basses" for $1200. It was described as "excellent condition". It doesn't seem to be there anymore.
  12. EdBo


    May 10, 2015
    Springfield, Ohio
    *Peace be with You*
    Sweetwater took the Parallel Universe 51 Tele P/J down and it's no longer even on Fenders site. zZounds has them listed still for Pre-order due 6 Dec. for $1999.99. I'm not sure if any of them have been on the streets. I heard somewhere they where cancelled. I'm tired of waiting.

    I'm getting this Roadworn Mike Dirnt P instead because I always un-wire the bridge pickups on my P/J's anyways and this is near half the cost of the Parallel Universe. Paint is cheap, lol. :bassist:

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  13. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    I’d love to have a standard P body, with contours and a split coil, with a maple board and a tele head stock. I don’t care if it has a J pickup or not, but I dont want a slab body and I’d mostly want to use my extensive collection of P pickguards while pretending I’m playing in Crazy Horse.
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  14. BassJuju

    BassJuju Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    This series was always listed as one released a month. The Meteora released Nov 4th as planned and appears to have been sold out in days. The very limited series seems to be largely consumed by pre-orders. My Tele Bass pre-order is still expected to ship in Early December. This is consistent with all that has been said along the way. There may be a few extras floating around, but I would speculate that if one doesn’t already have a pre-order, there wont be many, if any, available. I have seen a custom shop bass that is similar and I considered that one for a bit, but if my pre-order doesn’t arrive, I will probably try the Dirnt bass. I’m waiting to see what happens in December. I am betting those with pre-orders will get one then.
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  15. a local shop indicated to me they might be getting them early. I'm headed up there today and I'll see what they say.
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  16. BassJuju

    BassJuju Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    I hope that's correct!
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  17. so the guy at the shop (Tone Shop in Addison, TX) said that they might not have even ordered any..he wasn't sure. That as far as he knew they were dropping next month.
    They had the Meteora though...for what its worth.
  18. jd-ns


    Sep 28, 2010
    I had that Dirnt roadworn discussed above. The neck was an odd shape - narrow nut but very thick. My least favorite of any p or j fender neck I have ever played. It also was oddly balanced with a very heavy body and light neck (had to fight to keep the neck down - body dive...?). The sound was good but nothing special. Not the same beast but with my 50's Classic Vibe playing and sounding better, I sold the Dirnt.
  19. EdBo


    May 10, 2015
    Springfield, Ohio
    *Peace be with You*
    Are you refering to a Squier 50's CV P. Like this ?
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  20. jd-ns


    Sep 28, 2010
    Yup, that model. Out of a good selection of fender basses, one of those is my moneymaker this weekend.
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