fender starcaster??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by williamk, Nov 10, 2011.


  1. williamk

    williamk

    Apr 2, 2008
    I've never heard of them before but I see one new for 189$ and on the picture it looks like it has jazz pickups. Can someone tell me a bit about these? Are they complete crap? Do they sound and feel like a j-bass? Where are these made?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Meddle

    Meddle

    Jul 27, 2009
    Scotland
    Its a shame they use the Starcaster name, as the Starcaster was a cool '70s hollow guitar.

    Starcaster is a name Fender are using for sub-Squier (now that Squier make decent equipment) instruments distributed to retail firms like Argos here in the UK. Looks like a totally un-noteworthy Jazz bass copy. I'm sure its acceptable.
     
  3. williamk

    williamk

    Apr 2, 2008
    sub-squier? oh dear...
     
  4. Meddle

    Meddle

    Jul 27, 2009
    Scotland
    I mean, Squier are no longer just making beginner basses, and their prices are creeping to match this. A cursory glance at Google shopping shows Starcaster stuff is not that widely distributed. I understand the stuff is AXL equipment made in China and branded Starcaster. AXL stuff is good, quite a lot of their stuff comes with licensed EMG pickups.
     
  5. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    There was, however, this... The companion to the Fender Starcaster guitar, but it seems to have remained in prototype.

    ] 2377477StarcasterBass.jpg
     
  6. Meddle

    Meddle

    Jul 27, 2009
    Scotland
    Individual mutes would be good to counteract between-string discrepancies on cheap flatwound strings!
     
  7. I have a major GAS leak.

    WHY. WOULDN'T. FENDER. PRODUCE. THAT. BASS?


    What does the headstock look like?!
     
  8. Steven1207

    Steven1207

    Sep 27, 2010
    caster7.jpg

    That's the guitar headstock, the bass is basically the same.
     
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