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Frank Bello Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chatpiece13, Jun 19, 2007.


  1. chatpiece13

    chatpiece13

    Apr 24, 2007
    I Definitely want to buy a Frank Bello fender (don't want anything else) but i cant find anywhere online that will ship to Australia.
    Anyone got suggestions on where to look?
    I'm not buying one from OZ as they cost about $1500 American.
    cheers
     
  2. chatpiece13

    chatpiece13

    Apr 24, 2007
    bump
     
  3. Mr_Dave

    Mr_Dave

    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    maybe try bass central or other shops online - email and see if they a can get you one.

    the basscentre in melbourne has one for $1900 but they will probably do a better price than that
     
  4. BIGREDSIX

    BIGREDSIX Supporting Member

    I thought he used a standard Aerodyne Jazz?
     
  5. Mr_Dave

    Mr_Dave

    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    maybe he does sometimes, but his signature has these specs...

    "Now you can “bring the noise” with Fender’s new Frank Bello Bass guitar, a sleek, all-black tone monster that'll easily take whatever you dish out and then laugh about it. A true hybrid, it has a slab-cut alder Jazz Bass body and a modern C-shaped maple Precision Bass neck with matching black headstock. The thunder comes from a Seymour Duncan® Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound split-coil Precision Bass pickup and a Samarium Cobalt Noiseless™ Jazz Bass pickup; the only onboard control is for volume!

    Other features include Fender/Schaller® Deluxe Lite-Bass straight-shaft tuning machines, a Badass® III bridge, “Fender Bass” headstock decal, Bello caricature on the back of the headstock and his signature on the neck plate"

    (from www.basscentre.com.au)
     
  6. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Here are the specs listed at MF:

    Fender Frank Bello Signature Electric Bass Features:

    * Alder Jazz Bass Body
    * Maple Precision Bass neck, modern C" Shape,
    * (satin polyurethane finish)
    * Rosewood fingerboard, 9.5" radius (241mm)
    * 20 medium jumbo frets

    Seymour Duncan Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound Split-Coil Precision Bass pickup,
    * Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup

    Controls:
    * 2 volume controls (no tone controls)
    * P Bass/J Bass pickup configuration
    * Leo Quan Badass III Bridge (top load or strings-thru-body configuration)
    * Fender/Schaller Deluxe Lite-Bass Straight Shaft Tuning Machines
    * Chrome Hardware
    * Rear-routed control cavity
    * White body binding tapered off at contour
    * Matching black headstock
    * Frank Bello signature neck plate

    Fender Frank Bello Signature Electric Bass Specifications:

    * Scale Length: 34.0"
    * Width at Nut: 1.625" (41.2 mm)
     
  7. Would'e?

    Would'e?

    Mar 27, 2007
    Virginia
    I love Frankie sound, but that bass -- jazz body with a P neck -- is exactly the opposite of what a Fender bass should be IMHO. Of course I think Fender's best bass ever is the Deluxe Zone.
     
  8. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I kind of like it, I wish it was maple neck with black blocks and binding...
     
  9. BillMason

    BillMason

    Mar 6, 2007
    I played it and hated it, but that's just me and my opinion.
     
  10. Acepiloto

    Acepiloto

    Aug 25, 2000
    It's what I would love! I'm not really a fan of the Jazz necks. I like the specs on this bass, but I don't like the look of it, I like pickguards on solid colors.
     
  11. chatpiece13

    chatpiece13

    Apr 24, 2007
    just tell me how to get one already!!!
     
  12. Mr_Dave

    Mr_Dave

    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    to quote myself.

    www.bassnw.com

    www.basscentral.com

    both of them say they ship internationally. email them

    i don't know if they will ship something that has distribution here though, who knows.
     
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