Opinions on modern Japan Fenders

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by VWbug, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. VWbug

    VWbug

    Sep 11, 2010
    New Jersey
    3E4C3345-1114-4914-9847-0941A0E42154_zpsznxlrkge.png [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] Are current Japanese basses still held in high esteem?
    I've been looking at the Fender JB62 Wal more now than in previous years. I noticed the black hardware seems to have been replaced by Chrome these days.
     
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  2. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Oh yummy! If I could afford one, I'd buy that just based on the looks alone. :thumbsup: And on the quality-front, it being an MIJ is half the battle already won.

    I could be wrong, but I think the smoked chrome was primarily reserved for the Aerodynes.
     
  3. VWbug

    VWbug

    Sep 11, 2010
    New Jersey
    The older ones had solid black.
    I think the JB62 wal has been out for a long time.
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  4. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Ah, I see now. My mistake. I thought you were referring to the smoked chrome hardware on the Aerodyne Deluxe, but looking closer at that bridge makes me think it's the same as the 'Dynes. Still, great call on their part…bright, shiny chrome wouldn't blend too well with all that brown.

    As far as "modern Fender Japan" works go; I'm willing to bet the majority of TB'ers who've had experience with them, as well as not-so-modern works, would agree their products rock…sonically, ergonomically and esthetically. Personally, I love my two Aerodynes (an export and a non-export model). I also supah-digu their artistic takes on the classic Fender designs. Only Squier makes as many basses and guitars with as many painted/matching headstocks. Funny that! :eyebrow:
     
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  5. VWbug

    VWbug

    Sep 11, 2010
    New Jersey
    Areodyne are nice. I like the tone.