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Fender Performer bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Klopp18, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Klopp18


    Dec 25, 2009
    New Hope, MN
    I was at my friends house and he showed me his dads guitar collection. and he had a Fender Performer bass. i've never even heard or seen them until then. they look awesome! anyone played one?

  2. They're one of those "weird" fenders that they only made a few of. SO, no, I haven't played one. But, it's probably pretty cool.
  3. Klopp18


    Dec 25, 2009
    New Hope, MN
    what years were they made?
  4. 1986 only. SUPER thin necks on them too
  5. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I had a blue one and I wish I still had it. I added a d-tuner and a set of EMG PJ pickups in a custom pickguard. It sounded great, played fast, and was very unique.
  6. If I found a deal on one ..... I think I'd have to get it!
  7. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    I think they look awful... :bag:
  8. XylemBassGuitar

    XylemBassGuitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 14, 2008
    Durango, CO
    Owner and Operator, Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars
    Wow, those things are pretty cool, thanks for sharing Klopp18! I wonder why Fender stopped making them...
  9. A friend of mine had one of those back in about 88 or so. We called it the Fred Flintstone Jazz Bass because it had a chisled look to it. I personally didnt care for the looks because I could never get past that horrible looking headstock.

    Thanks for reminding me of when I was younger tho!

  10. mellowgerman


    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL

    If they had put a normal fender headstock on it, it would look really cool IMO
  11. jazzyitalian

    jazzyitalian Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    Lawyer and Hobbist Bass Maker
    WOW! This is just screaming Jet Screamer.


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  12. KramerBassFan


    Jan 3, 2009
    No thanks. :)

    Still an interesting bass though.
  13. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I've got 3 of them (they used to go for real cheap).

    Here's one of mine during surgery:

  14. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I had one. Acquired through a trade. Couldn't WAIT to sell it! It was just not comfortable to me at all.
  15. man - what happened in the 80's should stay in the 80's! :D would have never in a million years thought that was a Fender . . .
  16. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    The Super Fly Pencil Neck! I actually thought they sounded awesome and I kinda like the look of the metallic ones. Couldn't get around the neck though.