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Fender Vintera Series

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by antfarm, Jun 20, 2019.


  1. antfarm

    antfarm

    Oct 2, 2017
    I found these on the German Fender website this morning. From the specs and prices it looks like Fender are replacing/rebranding the MiM "Classic" Series with a new "Vintera" series of basses (and guitars).

    Screenshot 2019-06-20 at 07.12.38.

    Screenshot 2019-06-20 at 07.12.50.

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    Screenshot 2019-06-20 at 07.20.18.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  2. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Some nice colors, especially the P bass in sea foam green! But the use of pao ferro on the Jazzes and the Mustang puts me off a little.
     
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  3. Mark76

    Mark76

    Dec 1, 2015
    Leicester
    :thumbsup: :drool: :bassist: :hyper:
     
  4. flojob

    flojob Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2011
    It's getting harder for me to tell the difference in fenders models. I try to read to find out, but the website is so full of market speak, it's hard to see what the difference is.
     
  5. antfarm

    antfarm

    Oct 2, 2017
    Proposed tagline: "Vintera is coming..." :)
     
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  6. antfarm

    antfarm

    Oct 2, 2017
    Looks like this was released prematurely. The Fender website search no longer has any results for "Vintera"...

    The product pages are still available though, I'll post some details.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
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  7. antfarm

    antfarm

    Oct 2, 2017
    VINTERA '50S PRECISION BASS®
    Model #: 0149612354

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    COLOR
    Dakota Red
    FINGERBOARD MATERIAL
    Maple

    999.00 €


    VINTAGE STYLE FOR THE MODERN ERA
    For players who want the style and sound of Fender’s golden era, we created the Vintera ‘50s Precision Bass. Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade—including period-accurate neck profile and playing feel, along with a re-voiced pickup—this bass has all of the punchy tone that made the P Bass® famous.



    For authentic, original-era tone we re-voiced the single split-coil P Bass pickup to sound more like the original. Seismic and punchy, it has the tone that made the P Bass® one of the most popular electric basses. The “’50s P Bass C”-shaped neck has a 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel. A vintage-style, 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles and vintage-style tuning machines provide original-era aesthetics, rock-solid performance and tuning stability. Other features include an anodized aluminum pickguard, chrome hardware and 4-bolt neck plate. Includes a deluxe gig bag.

    FEATURES
    • Alder or ash body
    • Single ‘50s P Bass split-coil pickup
    • “’50s P Bass C”-shaped maple neck; 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets
    • 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles
    • Includes deluxe gig bag

    BODY
    • Body Material
      Alder
    • Body Finish
      Gloss Polyester
    • Body Shape
      Precision Bass®
    • Body Binding
      None
    NECK
    • Neck Material
      Maple
    • Neck Binding
      None
    • Neck Finish
      Gloss Urethane
    • Neck Shape
      Vintage "C"
    • Scale Length
      34" (864 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material
      Maple
    • Fingerboard Radius
      7.25" (184.1 mm)
    • Number of Frets
      20
    • Fret Size
      Vintage
    • Nut Material
      Synthetic Bone
    • Nut Width
      1.75" (44.45 mm)
    • Position Inlays
      Black Dots
    • Truss Rod
      Vintage-Style
    ELECTRONICS
    • Middle Pickup
      Vintage-Style '50s Split Single-Coil Precision Bass®
    • Controls
      Master Volume, Master Tone
    • Switching
      None
    • Configuration
      Split Single-Coil
    HARDWARE
    • Bridge
      4-Saddle American Vintage Bass
    • Hardware Finish
      Nickel/Chrome
    • Tuning Machines
      American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Bass
    • Pickguard
      1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
    • Control Knobs
      Knurled Flat-Top
    • Neck Plate
      4-Bolt
    MISCELLANEOUS
    • Strings
      Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
    • Legal Notice
      WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
    ACCESSORIES
    • Case/Gig Bag
      Deluxe Gig Bag
     
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  8. antfarm

    antfarm

    Oct 2, 2017
    VINTERA '60S JAZZ BASS®
    Model #: 0149633353

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    COLOR
    Firemist Gold
    FINGERBOARD MATERIAL
    Pau Ferro

    999.00 €


    VINTAGE STYLE FOR THE MODERN ERA
    For players who want the style and sound of Fender’s golden era, we created the Vintera ‘60s Jazz Bass. Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade—including period-accurate neck profile and playing feel, along with recreated ‘60s pickups—this bass has all of the growl that made the J Bass® famous.



    For authentic, original-era tone we re-voiced the pair of single-coil Jazz Bass pickups to sound more like the originals. Gritty and growling, they have the tone that made the J Bass popular. The “Mid ‘60s C”-shaped neck has a 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel. A vintage-style, 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles and reverse, open-gear tuning machines provide original-era aesthetics, rock-solid performance and tuning stability. Other features include 34” scale length, chrome hardware and 4-bolt neck plate. Includes a deluxe gig bag.

    FEATURES
    • Alder body
    • Two ‘60s Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
    • “Mid ‘60s C”-shaped maple neck; 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets
    • 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles; reverse open-gear tuning machines
    • Includes deluxe gig bag

    BODY
    • Body Material
      Alder
    • Body Finish
      Gloss Polyester
    • Body Shape
      Jazz Bass®
    • Body Binding
      None
    NECK
    • Neck Material
      Maple
    • Neck Binding
      None
    • Neck Finish
      Gloss Urethane
    • Neck Shape
      Thin "C"
    • Scale Length
      34" (864 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material
      Pau Ferro
    • Fingerboard Radius
      7.25" (184.1 mm)
    • Number of Frets
      20
    • Fret Size
      Vintage
    • Nut Material
      Synthetic Bone
    • Nut Width
      1.5" (38.1 mm)
    • Position Inlays
      White Dots
    • Truss Rod
      Vintage-Style
    ELECTRONICS
    • Bridge Pickup
      Vintage-Style '60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
    • Neck Pickup
      Vintage-Style '60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
    • Controls
      Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
    • Switching
      Blend Control
    • Configuration
      SS
    HARDWARE
    • Bridge
      4-Saddle American Vintage Bass
    • Hardware Finish
      Nickel/Chrome
    • Tuning Machines
      American Vintage Reverse Open-Gear Bass
    • Pickguard
      4-Ply Tortoiseshell
    • Control Knobs
      Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
    • Neck Plate
      4-Bolt
    MISCELLANEOUS
    • Strings
      Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
    • Legal Notice
      WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
    ACCESSORIES
    • Case/Gig Bag
      Deluxe Gig Bag
     
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  9. antfarm

    antfarm

    Oct 2, 2017
    NEW
    VINTERA '70S JAZZ BASS®
    Model #: 0149643328

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    COLOR
    FINGERBOARD MATERIAL
    HIGHLIGHTS
    BODY
    • Body Material
      Ash
    • Body Finish
      Gloss Polyester
    • Body Shape
      Jazz Bass®
    • Body Binding
      None
    NECK
    • Neck Material
      Maple
    • Neck Binding
      White
    • Neck Finish
      Gloss Urethane
    • Neck Shape
      Thin "C"
    • Scale Length
      34" (864 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material
      Pau Ferro
    • Fingerboard Radius
      7.25" (184.1 mm)
    • Number of Frets
      20
    • Fret Size
      Vintage
    • Nut Material
      Synthetic Bone
    • Nut Width
      1.5" (38.1 mm)
    • Position Inlays
      White Pearloid Block
    • Truss Rod
      Vintage-Style
    ELECTRONICS
    • Bridge Pickup
      Vintage-Style '70s Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
    • Neck Pickup
      Vintage-Style '70s Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
    • Controls
      Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
    • Switching
      None
    • Configuration
      SS
    HARDWARE
    • Bridge
      4-Saddle American Vintage Bass
    • Hardware Finish
      Nickel/Chrome
    • Tuning Machines
      Fender® '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear
    • Pickguard
      3-Ply Black/White/Black
    • Control Knobs
      Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
    • Neck Plate
      4-Bolt
    MISCELLANEOUS
    • Strings
      Fender® USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
    • Legal Notice
      WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
    ACCESSORIES
    • Case/Gig Bag
      Deluxe Gig Bag
     
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  10. antfarm

    antfarm

    Oct 2, 2017
    Is the name really derived from the slogan "VINtage style for the modern ERA"? Hmmm...
     
  11. Interspace Station

    Interspace Station Director at THE SPACEPORT Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    New York
    @antfarm cool find, I’m liking the colors. Particularly interested in the 70s Jazz in that grey tone, can you post a few more pics/specs of that?
     
  12. Interspace Station

    Interspace Station Director at THE SPACEPORT Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    New York
    Yes, definitely. I saw that right away too.
     
  13. antfarm

    antfarm

    Oct 2, 2017
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  14. Interspace Station

    Interspace Station Director at THE SPACEPORT Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    New York
    Much appreciated, damn that’s snazzy.
     
  15. OllyW

    OllyW

    Oct 10, 2017
    Stourbridge, UK
  16. Mark Agnesi strikes again!
     
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  17. Ophiothrix

    Ophiothrix

    Aug 4, 2016
    Glasgow
    Oh, very cool! Shame they didn't stretch to Nitro, but from previous Fender models that's a bit much to hope for at those price points.

    I love the 60s Mustang though! If it's essentially the JMJ in non-relic colour options, from personal experience I'll say it'll be a really nice bass with a set of flats on it. One of my big gear-ownership regrets has always been selling my cream/tort MiJ mustang in that configuration... It was a fantastic instrument, and I don't know what I was thinking letting it go. With that in mind, I might have to look into the little red number there once these hit retail.
     
  18. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Are they in any way different from the gazillion of Fender models that all look the same?
    What if someone wants to go to a shop and says ...'I want a P-bass or a 60's Jazz...'
    That's all most of the people I speak with want.
    And then they are confronted by this flood of stuff.
    Easier to just have one built to spec.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
  19. zubrycky

    zubrycky

    Aug 22, 2011
    Fenders bore me to death but this thread is very interesting. Thanks, OP!
     
  20. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    The Harley Davidson of guitars.
     
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