Fernandes Retrospect 4X

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by beam, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. beam


    Dec 29, 2002
    Anyone played one? What are your thoughts?

    I'm looking for a good P/J.


    Construction: Bolt-On
    Body: Alder
    Neck: Maple
    Fingerboard: Rosewood, 34" Scale
    Frets: 22 Medium
    Nut: Composite 1 1/2"
    Bridge: Vintage Style
    Pickups: Neck: P-Style Split Coil Humcanceling Bridge: J-Style Single Coil

    Made in Japan

    I am not sure if it is vol/vol/tone

    can anyone clarify this one for me?

    I intend to upgrade the bridge, tuners, and pickups.

    Deciding between this with some nice upgrades, or just a straight up Aerodyne.

  2. beam


    Dec 29, 2002
  3. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    I played this exact model in a store about a year ago and if memory serves its a tone/volume/volume knob configuration. I didn't spend too much time with it, I spend alot of time hanging around my local guitar store and I happened to stumble across it so I picked it up and plugged it in a Crate 50 watt amplifier. I remember liking its construction and worksmanship.
  4. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Oh by the way, are you sure its made from Japan. If I remember correctly its made in China. I played both the Fernandes Gravity 4x and Tremor 4x(both in the same price bracket as the Retrospect 4X) and both had a "Made in China" sticker at the back of its headstock.
  5. beam


    Dec 29, 2002
    hmm i remember reading somewhere it was MIJ, but i am not 100%

    you liked its quality and workmanship? good good.

    more opinions, if anyone has played one.