Fender Road Worn Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SJLee, Jan 12, 2009.

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  1. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    Does anyone know if the Fender Road Worn basses are made in the USA? Can't find info on Fender's website.
  2. Matt R.

    Matt R. Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL
    I have been hearing that they are Mexican made
  3. mike_v_s

    mike_v_s Guest

    Mexico. There's another thread around here somewhere.

  4. Simon Langley

    Simon Langley

    Jun 19, 2007
    Chico, CA
    MIM AKA hecho en Mexico.


    Oct 10, 2008
    Mexico, USA, Japan, Guam, who the heck would want one
    no matter where it's made. Paying $1400.00 for a beat
    piece of junk is ridiculous! Why would anyone want one of them
    when they could have a nice, shiny, brand new, mint condition bass!
  6. I was at guitar center yesteday and i was amazed about the quality of those instruments, they looks just like the custom shop "relics" but for much less,They are made in Mexico, serial numbers starts with M....
  7. superfunk47


    Sep 9, 2007
    This AGAIN? :rollno:

    Some people dig it. Just because you don't doesn't mean it's rediculous.

    Keep one thing in mind: They (relics) sell. Otherwise Fender wouldn't be doing it. Obviously they're doing something right.
  8. ClydeMcAllister

    ClydeMcAllister Guest

    Jan 18, 2008
    Lafitte, LA

    The only qualm I have with them is the price they're going for when they're Mexican made.
  9. stackey

    stackey Guest

    Jan 28, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, SWR , D'Addario
    There were two that came through Nashville for a couple days in december. They were making the rounds, I guess, so people could come by the rep's office and check them out. Quality was really top notch, and guys have been talking about them around here ever since. Jury's still out if they will ALL be that great, but the ones they sent to demo were exceptional feeling and sounding. Cosmetically, they were pretty cool. The sunburst was not overly reliced at all, which was a nice change.
  10. Das ßoot

    Das ßoot Guest

    Dec 28, 2008
  11. bThumper38

    bThumper38 brian ebert

    I WANT IT=)
  12. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I've never seen one of these threads!
  13. WyrdoBass


    May 31, 2008
    Everett, WA
    I have nothing against relic'ing, but the price seems too high to me. I'd rather get a highway one and relic it naturally.
  14. superfunk47


    Sep 9, 2007
    A perfectly reasonable qualm.

    +1, mind sharing that wall? :meh:
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings

    Considering there are Korean made basses by other builders for in excess of $1k now...

    Just saying.


    Dec 27, 2007
  17. mellowgerman

    mellowgerman Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    one day at the mexican assembly-line a worker dropped a standard p-bass and an idea was born ;)
  18. Did any of you see their "reliced" guitar amp line? A well worn in bass I can understand, but a guitar amp that looks like it has been dragged through the dirtiest of clubs for 20 years? That isn't a look I want to pay extra for.

    Here is a thought on the reliced basses: With all of the extra attention they are giving to the finish, do you think the quality of the fretwork, setup, etc. will be any better? If they are putting that much time into the looks, they may be going the extra step in all of the other departments as well to help justify the cost.
  19. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    And Indonesia as well, the more I see those red J-basses the more I want. I wish they made a red one for the HW1 line so I could buy that instead.
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