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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MajorTom, Dec 18, 2013.

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  1. MajorTom


    Dec 16, 2013
    So I'm new to the bass world, and I was wondering does Fender make good basses? I feel like I've heard bad yet vague things about them.
  2. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    is this a real question?
  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Never heard of them.
  4. Floridabwoy

    Floridabwoy Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fl
    haha..... getting my popcorn.
  5. We gotta get some kinda fender sticky
  6. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Watch out - some people take their Fenders and put Squier logos on them to make them seem more desirable.
  7. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    good fenders are good, bad fenders are bad. you will experience this will all brands, regardless.
  8. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Oh come on already.
    Weak sauce. OP, you didn't even try to be clever.
  9. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Stewartsville, NJ
    Yep. It's mostly the gear snobs that do this.;)
  10. headband


    Oct 18, 2013
    They are terrible - any that you come in to possession of should be sent to me.
  11. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I've heard they make a damn fine ukulele. I never knew they made bass guitars.
  12. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    OK, OK, I'll get serious and take a stab at this...

    Fender made the first bass guitars that really took off. (Beginning in 1951.)

    They are the default, standard, "go-to" basses.

    Since they are mass-produced, you can find really, really good specimens and not-so-good specimens. Sometimes you might find one where the workmanship is just fine, but since wood itself is variable, the bass doesn't sound you way you'd like it to.

    They are assembled from many parts that can be replaced easily with aftermarket parts, made by approximately 237,857 different companies. But, usually (in my opinion) an "off the shelf" Fender is just fine.

    I love Fenders because they just plain work in so many musical settings. Some love them because they are an iconic brand; some hate them because they are an iconic brand.

    I believe every bassist should at least try one at some point.

    If I just got sucked in by a prank post, I'll try to pass it along by creating a thread titled "Has anyone here heard of Geddy Lee?"
  13. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    Last week was: Fender is going crazy.. for this weekend we have: Who is Fender ;)
  14. Bass Fund

    Bass Fund Banned

    Nov 30, 2013
    The only Fender series of instruments I don't care for are the black label "Traditional" series. Never played one that sang and burped. Fender only did these for a few years.

    The rest are usually golden.
  15. Provided you can remove one from your car, and manage somehow to string a set of rounds (or flats, whatever you prefer) A fender would be an alright bass I guess. Might be a tad on the heavy side, what make is your car?
  16. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    Really, someone has way to much free time.:help:
  17. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Commercial User

    Jan 31, 2012
    Hammersmith Music
    Uh that's an affirmative Major Tom. Ground control out.
  18. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    closed (and I deleted the duplicate).

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