odd fender I've never seen before today...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by murph7489, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Today my band had practice and as always I check out the basses to see if there's anything new or interesting..and I saw this thing. Its a Fender Prophecy I guess. the pickups look like emg knock offs but the fender name on them..I was wondering if anyone on here has one or has seen these before...


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  2. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    A fabulous South Korean build (I would bet a lot it’s by Cortek) made during that wild and wacky period in the 90s that also bought us Heartfield. They’re decent basses.
  3. Thegrandwazoo

    Thegrandwazoo Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    West Virginia
    Huh. I didn't know Fender made Ibanez SRs!
  4. Thegrandwazoo

    Thegrandwazoo Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    West Virginia
    Same electronics as P-Bass Lyte?
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  5. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I thought these Prophecy basses were Japanese and were built for Fender by Heartfield? I almost traded for one a while back but decided not to get it as it was too much like an Ibanez bass which I had plenty of at the time, I really wanted a Fender that well, sounded like a Fender bass and not a Fender Ibanez clone. In retrospect, I should have still traded for it - it's a well made bass from what I can remember. They do pop up every now and then though.
    I love some of these oddball Fender basses, had a JP90 made in the US, and currently have the MIM Fender Urge, the one in my user pic.
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  6. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    I remember the Prophecy bass well...local store carried them. I am not a Fender guy, so these were right up my Spector/Ibanez alley at the time...nice score!
  7. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    You only check out basses when your band practices?
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  8. ha ha well the singer owns a music shop, and I am about an hour away from Rockchester NY in a rural area so walking into house of guitars or guitar center isn't gonna happen very often..obviously I go window shopping online a fair bit, ya never know what might pop up..
  9. Troy Sanders from Mastodon used to play one, many years ago.
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  10. HOG ain't what it used to be. There are some threads on here about that. Back in the day you could walk in and ask for anything you wanted and they'd have it in lefty, righty, any color, any year you want. Last year I went in and asked about a G&L bass and they didn't have a single one in the store!
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  11. Leonid Nidis

    Leonid Nidis

    Jan 1, 2018
    From the time fender wished they were ibanez :)
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  12. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
  13. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    My brother has a Heartfield bass he got dirt cheap. It’s a case queen now that i leave a couple basses at his place but It’s fun to play so i still break it out now and again.
  14. Only have seen one in Augusta Georgia about 3 years ago - same color too. First time I had seen it. Played and sounded great! Cool find, always fun to discover something new.
  15. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Are you sure that's a Fender? Looks like a decent bridge.
  16. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    I was in there, probably last fall, looking to try some combo amps. I rattled off 5-6 amps I might be interested in. The guy was like, “uh.... we have Fender Rumbles?” I woulda been better off going to GC! :bag:
  17. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Fender wanted a crack at making a lawsuit bass! :laugh:
  18. iammr2


    Jun 10, 2002
    I had a Heartfield 5-string I bought cheap to see about playing a 5'er. Pretty much a dog that I just couldn't get a good tone out of.
  19. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner Drunken Sailor Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Portsmouth VA USA
    When Fender and a Spector NS4 love each other very much... ;)
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