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SOLD Fender Performer Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Happy Face, May 26, 2018.


  1. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    Price:
    $1100
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Maine
    Never heard of it? Many have not. Let the Wikipedia entry illuminate it.

    Fender Performer Bass - Wikipedia

    I bought it thanks to a posting on a bass player forum where someone said that you get the Fender bass with the slender/skinny neck of a Hofner.

    It is just that. It's a Jazz Bass with a skinnier neck. And an enhanced treble boost on the tone control, which I guess is great for slap & pop and such.

    It's not pristine, with a couple of blemishes on the back and edges and on the back of the neck. But overall, it's in nice shape.

    Personally, I think this was the best color offered. If you play in an 80s band, you'll dominate the stage with this beauty.

    Sorry, only comes with a brand-spanking new gig bag.


    Trades: Only interest is beat up but structurely solid Guild JS-II or M-85 or a beat up thin necked Rickenbacker.

    Or maybe a Hiwatt amp.

    Thanks for looking.
     

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    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018
  2. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Respect for the Performer, and the short-lived era of design-forward building at Fender. These are cool!

    GLWTS
     
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  3. Spent

    Spent

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    That’s my Performer on that page, I made one of the first edits and attached the picture. I bought mine brand new for around $250. The music store was thrilled to unload it, they weren’t very popular at the time. I did some recording with it, but put it away once I bought a Ric 4001. I still have it, but don’t play it much. Great bass, GLWTS.
     
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  4. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    The two comments so far are so cool. Thanks!
     
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  5. gsquare

    gsquare Pedal Breeders' BIGBoardClub#104;CabronitaClub#8 Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Peoria, AZ
    These are great! Perfect for the resurgence of the ‘80s being revived by bands like the 1975 and others. Great price too!
     
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  6. mellowgerman

    mellowgerman

    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Rare bass, at a bargain price, from a great guy. Can't go wrong here!
     
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  7. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    Thanks, Mellow One!
     
  8. Spent

    Spent

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    Absolutely a great price. These were rare to begin with and getting more scarce, only a couple hundred ever produced, and very few ever come up for sale. Mine won’t be one of them. Having played and recorded with it, I find it a versatile bass. Definitely a piece of history. A rare opportunity, don’t miss out!
     
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  9. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    I cannot find the original strap buttons. I put them aside when I put on strap lock pegs. That aside is making itself scarce.

    But I did find a vintage replacement knob I bought to replace the one which has no cap. It is more white than the others so I never installed it. But it will be included in your purchase.

    Meanwhile, the $1200 OBO now includes shipping in the con US.
     
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  10. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    Price now includes shipping.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018
  11. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    Sold here for $1050 shipped. A sick deal! Someone is going to be mighty happy with this wicked guitar.
     

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