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I can't find the purple Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by VinKreepo, May 6, 2010.

  1. VinKreepo


    Nov 13, 2009
    A while back I saw a Purple TINT Fender. I can't remember if it was a P or J, but it had a black pickguard and gold hardware.

    I've done a search, no luck. Can anyone find it? I have serious GAS for a parts Fender P and I want to use this for some inspiration.

    (Yes, I know I've always hated Fender P's, but I think that's cause I usually hear J's and the only two Fender P's I've played were set up badly. I listened to some P's on YouTube that sound phenomenal)
  2. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    While I don't think I've ever seen a fender in Purple, I'm sure you could get one painted that.

    And why would anyone "hate" any bass? This I don't get. I don't really dig P-basses, but hate them?
  3. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
    Most of the purple Fenders I have seen were MIM jazz
  4. VinKreepo


    Nov 13, 2009
    Lol fine, incorrect English... 'dislike' haha. I played my friend's Deluxe P through an Ampeg amp and it sounded killer. I had always played it through his Line 6 Lowdown and he doesn't like his settings changed. I must say, both his sound and bass are setup bad haha. So when I got to use the schools Ampeg, then I got to control the sound.

    Plus, there's just something about the aesthetics... it's like the flagship of the bass kingdom.
  5. VinKreepo


    Nov 13, 2009
    See that's a PURPLEEEEEE bass haha. The one I saw may have been a Warmouth, since I think it had a wenge neck.

    The purple is a transparent tint that definitely lets the wood show through. Very dark, rich purple.

    I saw the bass on TB, but I can't remember where.
  6. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    You mean the Ventures Jazz?


    It comes stock with a pearl pickguard/control plate all in one piece.
  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Like this,

  8. VinKreepo


    Nov 13, 2009
    Yes! Thankyou! Much appreciated sir

    EDIT: the GAS pains are killin' me now
  9. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Glad to be of service! :)
  10. VinKreepo


    Nov 13, 2009
    I think Imma get a P and get a Wenge neck.

    The colour scheme should look something like this after I'm done, but with gold hardware:

    This is the only P I could find that came close to what I wanna do:
  11. Oh my gosh, that's gorgeous. I usually do not like purple, but that transparent purple with the rosewood blocks and binding is breathtaking. Wow.
  12. VinKreepo


    Nov 13, 2009
    I know, I love it. The thing that struck me first was that dark headstock and gold hardware... plus white J PU's haha. Wicked sweet
  13. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Yup, and it looks much, much better with the black pickguard, too, rather than the stock pearloid, it was a wise man that done them mods.
  14. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
  15. hmmmmm i once saw this purple ibanez sr bass in the clasifieds, exchanged a few pm's with the owner but didnt buy it in the end! now i just cant find it no matter how much i search!
  16. Broadbent


    Mar 28, 2007
    Wow I've never seen that bass before. Very nice and unique!
  17. Koeda


    Aug 21, 2007
    I had a purple (midnight blue) mim jazz back in 2003 - they did make an mim p that year in purple as well.
    Mine looked like this:

  18. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    This one? I recently bought it here on TB:

  19. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    Sounds 80s ish.. like a JP-90

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