New Fender Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by remcult, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. remcult

    remcult Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    New Jersey




    anyone know anything about these? looks pretty cool
     
  2. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Binding, check.
    Original P bass headstock, check.
    String thru, check.
    Relic, check.
    Modded single pickup in sweet spot, check.
    No top horn? What the???
     
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  3. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    sounds great, looks terrible. costly, waiting for the Squier...
     
  4. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    ooooooohhh... razor sharp binding to dent my forearm!!! (PASS) :)
     
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  5. FRoss6788

    FRoss6788 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Olympic Peninsula
  6. FRoss6788

    FRoss6788 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Olympic Peninsula
    Bridge and pickup look cool though:bassist:

    Too bad they threw basic design principles out the window...:rollno:
     
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  7. Tad

    Tad Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Island Park, Idaho
    Doesn’t Abuelo mean grandfather?
     
  8. melloncollie

    melloncollie Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    I really hope they make this a regular model. I love the shape.
     
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  9. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I like everything about it except that horrible color.
    Now, if they'd painted it the same color as that guy's hair...
    Other than that, nice tone variety...the best-sounding Fender I've heard lately. I like what he does with Blackbird.

    Best thing about it?
    The Fender detractors can't say "What, another take on the Precision/Jazz bass?"
     
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  10. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I think it's an attractive looking bass.
    However... sharp binding, and it LOOKS like a neckdive extravaganza. I'll wait until I actually get my hands on one before I pass final judgement... buuuut... I'm highly skeptical. Skeptical-dog.jpg
     
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  11. melloncollie

    melloncollie Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    Yes I hate 3 tone burst with a passion. Anything else please
     
  12. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    I think it's nice that they're stepped out a little bit. Of course, none of us will buy it because (a) it's a CS model and probably costs more than one of those snazzy Buick SUVs and (b) it's not a Precision or Jazz.

    It reminds me of something. Didn't Ibanez have a body shape vaguely like that?
     
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  13. Guild Bi-Sonic pickup copy?

    Curtis Novak's apparently :)

    I'd roll wit it :)
     
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  14. baxter_x

    baxter_x

    Nov 27, 2013
    EU
    I would have to be paid a huge amount of money to play that bass! It looks absolutely awful to me.
     
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  15. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    Is it available in anything besides SB? Not black, either. I'd like a banana yellow one, please!
     
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  16. More:
     
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  17. I'm into everything this bass does, except for the unergonomic shape...

    Oh, and it seems like it would be better off being short scale.
     
  18. iunno

    iunno

    Dec 16, 2010
    Don't like it. Ugly, and it has that crappy semihollow sort of tone. Cool that Fender is trying something "new", but I can't see this lasting long.
     
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  19. J Gold

    J Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Houston,TX
    Not my bag but I’m happy they’re trying something new. I could see it selling a few if they keep it around $1200 tops.

    I still don’t understand why relic is a thing though.
     
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  20. primusfan1989

    primusfan1989

    Jan 17, 2005
    new jersey
    I like it, better than another variation on the same thing (thats getting pretty old). Especially with a Bisonic, Id try this thing out