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Not so keen on Fender.....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheLump, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. I love the style and history of Fender guitars in general, but I just never get the sound I want from them. I know many Low Frequency Managers consider this blasphemous but I just wanted to see what you guys thought.
    What basses do you guys favor and why, post pics if you have them!
  2. majortoby


    Jul 2, 2009
    Tampa, Fl USA
    It begins...
  3. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    I like Fenders...thanks for asking.
  4. You like a different tone. Nothing blasphemous about that - even for the most die hard Fender fanatic.
  5. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    yeah,........ what they said.
  6. Yup I like Fender!!! However I respect that you don't.

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  7. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    I'm pretty fond of the Fender Precision. My current bass is a recent American Standard with Chromes on it. Sweet.
  8. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    Me too
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

  10. prd004


    Dec 3, 2010
    I love fender-style basses made by guys like Mike Lull, or Sadowsky but Fender's don't wow me.
  11. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Oh, another I don't like Fender thread.

    I like all kinds of basses, I use whatever I need to get the sound I want on any given night. The majority of them were designed by Leo, but I've got a few that weren't.
  12. Mtnman


    Jun 5, 2012
    Pittsburgh, PA
    It would suck if we all liked the same thing. You said nothing blasphemous...
  13. First bass I laid my hands on was my Dad's '61 Precision. First song I successfully learned on it was Kiss' War Machine :) That was 25 yrs ago. Since then I have tried/owned many different brands of bass guitar. Most we're satisfactory, a few were absolutely wonderful. Today, my main instrument in an '83 Fender Precision.
  14. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
  15. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    I don't like Ampeg amps. Just 'cause Jimmy is here.
  16. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    Love love LOVE my Precision Elite II. Great tone - full, deep, rich, and bright. Two pairs of lace sensor pickups, preamp, 3-way switches for both the preamp and tone pot. Very versatile. Got some new strings on the way. Tuning her to drop D.

    Also have a Precision Special Deluxe. Not quite the tone as the Elite but certainly gets the job done. Plays very nicely. This is an old pic. Right now I've got her strung with nylons.

    Have an HM I am refinishing as a silverburst. I need to put a couple of coats of lacquer on. Just waiting for some drier weather - pretty humid where I live and have to do it outdoors :mad:. Plays nicely as well. Has 3 lace sensor pickups with a 5-way switch. Also had a bad TBX pot. Haven't listened to it yet with the new pot as the refin isn't quite complete. Going to string him with Chromes. Another older pic.

    Finally my Dimension. Currently, this one is my favorite player. She's just really easy to play. Active EQ, fretboard has a 12" radius. She's strung with medium gauge rounds.

    I love all of my Fenders. Even the ordinary one has something special about her. Currently keeping an eye open for a bargain on a Jazz Plus, to add to the collection.
  17. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I respect someone who owns up to his crankiness.
  18. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    ooh nice fender, you got there :D
  19. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I love my Fenders. But in non-Fender brands, but still designed by Leo, I loved the sound from G&L. However, I couldn't get used to the narrow string spacing.
  20. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    So get one with a different neck. They have a few options...