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Help!! Did Fender have a purplish color in 1999??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassguppy, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Specifically during the late 90's for the Jazz bass. I looked over at the FDP forum and searched here but no such luck.

    I would guess the color would be purple or plum but not too sure.
  2. llatikcuf


    Aug 24, 2007
    Sitting in the mix well
    Dunno if this will help, but I once had a MIM P around that age that was Midnight Blue but lots of people called it purple.
  3. Fetusyolk


    Aug 7, 2008
    this sounds familiar
  4. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC Music. Warwick U.S. distribution, Ampeg distribution
    yes- mettalic purple
  5. Pooooossibly a dark Midnight Wine... I had a MIM Jazz that was midnight wine, but it was more on the red side...
  6. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    this one says 2001, but its the color that I was thinking of
    (midnight blue)
  7. 6foot5


    Apr 14, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
  8. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    It was called Midnight Wine. I had a 1999 MIA P-Bass in that color.
  9. fenderbassman55


    Oct 17, 2009
    I had a very Purple 1996 American Series Jazz bass. And I mean Purple! So yes.
  10. Yeah, specifically it was a 1999 Am Jazz bass....

    Thanks for the input.

  11. TheGrizz


    Nov 19, 2007
    Athol, MA
    Sponsored Artist: Free Idea Clothing
    Fender definitely had a Purple in their color list back then. I don't know the name but it is a plum purple. That bass looks to be original. I had a P-Bass that was the same color.
  12. wave rider

    wave rider

    Jan 5, 2005
    My Midnight Blue MIM P sure looks more purple than blue to me... I like it!

  13. DRafalske


    Nov 6, 2008
    Hebron, KY
    I have P Basses in midnight wine and midnight blue, that color is most definitely NOT either of those. I've never seen one that color before, and now my gas is flaring up again.

  14. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009
    I agree, nothing like a purple bass!

    I think the answer to the OPs question is indeed Purple Metallic. :)

    The "Midnights" (blue and wine) were both MIM colors, not sure if they were offered on anything else.

    My 1998 Precision is Midnight Blue (in my avatar) and the color rarely fails to bring compliments. I think it's pretty cool, in most flash photos, white stage lights, and outdoors it looks straight up blue, but the rest of the time it will vary from very dark blue, to dark purple, to almost black. :ninja:
  15. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON

    Say.... that is a very nice bass you've got there...
  16. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    In this photo the bass looks more purple than Midnight Wine, which is more on the red side in real life.

    As I said, I had a 1999 MIA in Midnight Wine. It definitely was not a MIM P-Bass.
  17. rkingly

    rkingly "Playing Reverend Basses on a Regular Basis"

    Sep 8, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Reverend Guitars
    LOL Great!
  18. Its a lovelly colour :D
  19. woldy44


    May 18, 2010
    Bristol, UK
    I've been searching for more info on my baby for years and then finally found this thread.

    I think I have a P Bass in this purple spangle colour. I got it in LA in about '99 and brought it back to the UK.

    Beautiful. On the pic you can see my custom thumb rest I put on. Really nice addition. It's glued on not screwed in.

    Looks like a nice forum. might Stick about for a bit.



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