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FENDER TO DISCONTINUE THE P-BASS IN 2005

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stingraymund, Apr 1, 2004.


  1. From fender.com:


    FULLERTON, CA - Fender Musical Instruments Corporation this week announced that it will cease production of its popular Precision Bass guitar by 2005. The instrument, which was first introduced in 1951, has been regarded as a classic by professional and amateur musicians alike. "It was a hard and controversial decision," said Fender spokesman William Brontschall, "But ultimately we decided that it was the 21st century, it's time to move on."

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    APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Perfect-Tommy

    Perfect-Tommy

    Mar 28, 2004
    Ohio
    Are you sure, I thought I read that along with the story "William Brontschall donates testicles to science" :p You got me slightly, I was thinking "There is no way that even Fender can be this stupid."
     
  3. JerryH

    JerryH

    Dec 13, 1999
    Helsinki, Finland
    :ninja: You really got me
    - Jerry -
     
  4. Damn I was thinking "Good, something better will come out then"
     
  5. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Got me pretty good ;)
     
  6. VS

    VS

    Jun 6, 2002
    Mountain City, Tennessee
    Discounted Gear: Peavey
    Dang,I was happy until I read the bottom. :spit: -Luke
     
  7. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    you almost scared the living **** of me! :meh: :D
     
  8. My mom warned me about jokes this morning but I allmost got fooled.

    ...allmost :D
     
  9. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    It's early and that makes me even dumber than normal, good one bro, you got me wondering just how stupid the folks at Fender could be and how a P-bass was about to be at the top of the list of gear to acquire ASAP. I love April Fools....
     
  10. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    UK
    Yeah got me too.. I'm seling mine tomorrow, almost changed my mind!
     
  11. I-Love-Ratm

    I-Love-Ratm

    Feb 24, 2003
    I didn't fall for it I'm down with April Fools I was telling everyone they had **** on their shoes!
     
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Feh.
     
  13. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    You got me, kinda. :D
     
  14. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Last year they did one that said Metallica broke up and reworked their web site. Man i almost droped dead on the spot.
     
  15. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    My first thought was " My '71 just doubled in value!!! Yee Hah!!!!"
    Fo'
    :p
     
  16. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    ohh it's April?.....

    I have what on my shoes?
     
  17. sheepdog

    sheepdog

    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    wow, I almost believed it.....NOT!
     
  18. I almost honestly wish they would...hell, the J too. Haven't they made enough of them by now?

    Seriously.

    Enough already. :rolleyes:
     
  19. It got me too ...

    It's amazing how many people won't be happy until Fender stops making something they wouldn't buy anyway. They would find glee in another person NOT being able to get the instrument they wanted.

    Suck it up boys, the P, the J, and Fender will be around a lot longer than you. Come to think of it, they have been already!
     
  20. I must admit, i have been fooled.