NBD! Fake Fender content (or is it???)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BadJazz, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Yes

    72 vote(s)
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
  3. Hopefully

    4 vote(s)
  4. Needs Tort reform

    17 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. BadJazz

    BadJazz Totally Elite Hyper-Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Eugene, Oregon
    Just got home and am taking my ASAT to the bar and figured I'd throw a quick post up to get the patented TB nerds feedback. Described as a parts bass and not necessarily a genuine Fender. Priced accordingly. Whatya think? Will reply later tonight.

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  2. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Yes, it is a fake. Made in China. The body, neck, pups, hardware, ...fake.
  3. Definitely not legit. I'd elaborate but certain members here seem to think such threads are aimed at enabling the counterfeit market and members who say what the issues exist are only trying to impress...
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  4. BadJazz

    BadJazz Totally Elite Hyper-Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Eugene, Oregon
    I bought it sole for parts, so no worries about counterfeiting here. I'll start taking it apart to look at pots and such shortly.
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  5. The bridge looks like a real badass I
  6. Fake or not, or parts-bass or not, the colour and texture of the fretboard are super cool .. if it’s rosewood what we’re looking at, it is of high quality.
    The finish and the grain of the headstock’s maple look also good.
    Change the pickguard with a good tort one, maybe the pickup (I don’t know) and you’re good to go !
    shojii, bbh, EatS1stBassist and 4 others like this.
  7. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Hahaha. :rollno:
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  8. Ahahah what? Sorry? I like what I see irrespective of where the individual parts have been manufactured and, notwithstanding your :rollno:, the fretboard’s rosewood I see in the picture is better (according to my preferences) than that of my Am. Std. J-neck (of course I’m just looking at a picture) .. so what’s the meaning of your reply if I may ask?
    If you want to bother me and other people with the usual boring stuff regarding how global economy is eating up the western world, please don’t waste your time, I don’t care about this as, almost surely, the Fender decals (good quality as well) have been the placed on the bass not by the bass’ manufacturer, whoever it is.
    Other than that I wish you a nice day.
    shojii, GravyGoodness, JRA and 3 others like this.
  9. BadJazz

    BadJazz Totally Elite Hyper-Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Eugene, Oregon
    More pics:

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    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    This not a real Fender, but that doesn't necessarily mean the quality is any better or worse without seeing it in person imo. Congrats!
  11. fishdreams


    Sep 4, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing: Martin Keith Guitars
    That decal is the usual 70ties fake waterslide. Ive put those on my Allparts necks. Looks like a cool parts bass.
  12. Bajo Clarkko

    Bajo Clarkko

    Aug 9, 2015
    If Milli Vanilli played bass, they’d play one of these.
  13. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets.

    And crooked!
    21 fret neck, sanded heel flattened for a Tele / G&L / Peavey heel pocket .

    It's a decent assemblage of aftermarket woods and parts..
    It's not a historic piece nor was it presented as such.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
  14. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    The "rosewood" question is obviously answered in the neck-heel photo... Other than that, it's definitely a bass, and all those parts look like they can add up to a playable bass. In the OP, you do say "parts bass" and "priced accordingly", so I'm assuming you at least liked it enough to pay the price. I even like the pickguard!! I'd rock it happily!

  15. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    Chinese maple on that neck. Looks a lot like a Squier Affinity Jazz - got that "race red" paint, which I like. Fretboard looks dyed. Wouldn't pay too much for it. Really like that pickguard, though.

    If it's playable I'd gig it.
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  16. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Total fake, $150 bass max, maybe.
  17. Peteyboy


    Apr 2, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Badjazz didn't just join today, he has been a TB member for 12 years. If you can't see how that's different I will explain it to you.
  18. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    A solid parts bass. If it plays and sounds good to you and was had for a reasonable price for what it is then it could be of worth to you. Only you can make that end call. The pickguard is awful though in my opinion :vomit:
  19. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner Drunken Sailor Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Portsmouth VA USA
    Fake as a stripper's love. Parts bass at best.
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  20. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    if it sounds and feels good to you, go for it, as someone mentioned $150 max.....the pickguard is making me hungry for lasagna