Odd Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Skeezix, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Skeezix


    Sep 28, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    5045916.jpg Saw one of these today at a local shop.
    It's a Fender Classic Player Rascal Bass Guitar (Ocean Turquoise).
    Rather odd looking but has anyone played with one. Is the available
    sounds worth the oddness?
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I love my Rascal! Actually haven't played it lately though.
  3. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    I tried one, and I wanted to like it... but it seemed more like a four string baritone guitar than anything. The pickups were quite snarly/sizzly, but it was just a spray of upper harmonic content without enough reinforcement in the low end. Also way too many tonal options; do one or two tones well rather than a half dozen that sort of go nowhere useful. Cool to plunk around on, but I don't see it supporting a band where a band needs to be supported. Fender did a good job of disguising a shortscale bass to feel like a 34'' instrument, but I wouldn't have reached into the parts bin and dredged up either a Guild-style bass bridge or the lipstick pickups.
  4. craigie


    Nov 11, 2015
    I believe I tried one of these out and it had a constant width neck which felt bizarre.