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Official Fernandes Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WackoStu, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Gee Man

    Gee Man Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    W. MA.
    rickbass1, I believe that yours is made in japan, as referenced by the gold lettering on the headstock. If you look through the old catalogues, you may even find this bass, as it is an obvious jaco replica.
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  2. rickbass1


    May 29, 2014
    Yes absolutely Jacoesque, beautiful low action and a great introduction for me to the fretless realm. I feel the quality is similar to MIJ Fender’s..
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  3. who


    Apr 20, 2007
    Washington DC
    Does anyone know if Fernandes ever made a 24 fret jazz bass? I seem to remember seeing a picture of one similar to the one in post #364 with 24 frets, but I haven't turned anything up in my searches.
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  4. rickbass1


    May 29, 2014
    There’s one on page 20 of this thread
  5. Back To 65

    Back To 65

    Apr 14, 2019
    Hi Houta ! i've this one but i don't know anything about it… Don't you ? 2 Actives EMG. Thanks !

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  6. ManuNoTweets


    Jan 5, 2016
    Here's my baby.
    It's rockin La Bella's 760fl's and a SPB-3 Quarter Pound pickup.
    I don't know it's origin though, it plays and feels way better than any Fender MIM that I've tried.
    Do you guys think it is Korean or Japanese? Did they ever produced P-basses in Korea?

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  7. I picked this ball of grime up yesterday:
    IMG_20190614_131954.jpg IMG_20190614_131958.jpg
    Here is the NBD post: NBD - Crusty Fernandes content

    Im not sure of the model, year, or origin. The body is similar to the tremor but it is p/j and the rear strap button is in a different spot. The 1996 catalog has one with a similar body but different headstock:
    Screen Shot 2019-06-14 at 8.41.48 AM.png
    I went through all pages of this thread and did not see a similar one.

    Any ideas?
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  8. feschyn

    feschyn Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    That's a sweet bass! Really like the color.
  9. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I picked up another 25th Anniversary a couple weeks ago. This new one is about a half pound heavier, has a chunkier neck, and slightly more aggressive tone.
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  10. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    Does anyone have experience with the Monterey deluxe bass guitars? I love the style, but will likely never see one in person...
  11. creaturegods


    Sep 23, 2017
    Yo! I was just reading the other day that Fernandes made a Devo signature model based off of the "Spudbass," which was a modified Gibson Ripper. I tried to do a little digging online and couldn't find any information on them. Is anyone familiar with these?
  12. Birdbrain

    Birdbrain Supporting Member

    My Fernandes Mockingbird...LOVE it! 20190407_163624 (2).jpg
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  13. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    Here's my Fernandes Project Jazz. Reckon it's mid '90s. VV and bass/treble boosts. Very '90s active circuit. Has trim pots but as I've only had it a short while I haven't got around to tweaking it. It'll probably get a John East Uni-Pre at some point.

  14. Rudyboy98


    Jan 25, 2008
    South Bay, CA
    Looks very nice. Cheers and hope your mods prove successful.
  15. Kawai2g4b


    Oct 7, 2018
    Well, after looking through these pages, I guess my bass will fit in the insanely rare category of Fernandes basses. I have an MHB-110 Master Hand bass. It’s like an Alembic built into a P-bass shape. It is very close in character and tone to an Alembic, but I’m not willing to spend the extra G’s needed to get into that stratosphere.

    And I have an Atlas 5 Deluxe on the way too. Been hoping to stumble upon one after trying and becoming impressed with an Atlas 4X at a store a while back. 4A9F0E71-A748-4373-814C-B157D6E5C6C1.jpeg 324D0118-08E8-4CF1-92AF-98781088E682.jpeg
  16. ElBecko59


    Aug 30, 2019
    my late 90s Fernandes LEB-2 Jazz bass (made in Taiwan-R.O.C.) , Got it already modded w/Hipshot KickAss bridge + upgraded '62 jazz bass style concentric knob control plate + flatwounds - Weighs alot but plays and sounds fantastic with lots of sustain , Had an all original similar LE-B2N in ocean torqioise with the fernandes BASS 1.jpg fernandes bass 3.jpg standard bridge and I can tell you this bridge transforms the bass with great sustain
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  17. feschyn

    feschyn Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    Still rocking this Fernandes when I feel like playing 6.

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  18. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    I have had this bass since '85. Anybody know what model this would be?

    Fernandes Bass.JPG

    Edit: changed year.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2019
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  19. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    That's quite a gnarly 'finish treatment' on that bass! Yours is very similar to the FWB-65 but the 3+1 headstock is dumb-looking - your 2x2 is a much nicer design. Are you going to re-fin?
  20. I wanted to do a gun stock oil finish but the carving in it is too deep. If I keep sanding I'll end up with a piece of paper. I'm still deciding how much effort I want to put in it, I may just spray it with primer and play the dang thing...
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