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Rare Fenders...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zink182, Dec 19, 2005.


  1. I've been wondering if anyone could name me the rare fenders that have come out over the time and just gone away.. like special editions and such..

    Fender Prodigy Bass
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    Fender Jazz Bass special
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    Fender Jazz Bass Plus
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    P.S.
    has fender ever made a jazz bass like this one ? I want it :D

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  2. I've played the Jazz Bass special once. The local GC had one in stock a few months ago, I liked it.
    As for the last pic. That's Geddy Lee. I think his usual bass is black and white, but it's a Fender Jazz also. I assume this one is the same just with a different color. If that's the case, then yes. You can get a Geddy Lee signature model Jazz Bass. But I've never seen Geddy use a red one.
     
  3. fr0me0

    fr0me0

    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    you just did :p
     
  4. I know they make a geddy lee.. I just want a red one :D
     
  5. Eisenmann

    Eisenmann

    May 12, 2004
    played a jazz bass special of the year '88

    I wasn't impressed...
     
  6. I walked right into that one, huh
     
  7. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    I have a Fender Jazz Bass Special (black) that I bought new in '87. I put Seymour Duncan active pups in it in '92 - the ones with the 3 band eq right on the pup. It served me well until about '98, but it's in dire need of a fret job that I've been neglecting. Playing it with a drumstick and a pair of pliers (or shot glass...) didn't help the body either. :oops:

    I'm gonna check on that fret job pretty soon.
     
  8. nemo

    nemo

    Mar 19, 2004
    Czech
    G.A.S. !!!

    I wanna parrot strap!! Now!
     
  9. permagrin

    permagrin

    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    I've got a '87 Jazz Special fretless, nice bass.

    Another dead Fender was the Coronado (dead for good reason).

    If I'm not mistaken, the red bass Geddy is playing is a custom shop job, done up pretty much like his signature bass (note the Badass). He's used it live recently for doing 2112 Overture/Temples. I'm pretty sure he has all the strings tuned down a full step (DGCF) so it's easier for him to sing the shrieking vocals and not have to re-learn the song.
     
  10. jgrotto

    jgrotto

    Nov 29, 2005
    Boston
    Anyone ever play a Prophecy II? I've been looking around for one to check out but to no avail.
     
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    this one just sold :/.. people I want more fenders.. there's gotta be more rare.. I got one the jazz bass aerodyne.. they discontinued it in the beginning of this year and came out a little later with the same bass but with a stratocaster input jack..
     
  12. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    That's the one Geddy found in a pawn shop. He has it tuned down a halfstep for 2112 mainly.
    I'm not 100% sure, but if you look closely, the body of his basses, and the 72 (or 75, whatever) Jazz basses are a bit different. I think that bass he found had a 70's neck put on it.


    Mark
     
  13. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    What about teh Fender Heavy Metal ones (With 3 pickups like a Strat...)
     
  14. Lovin' that red Jazz Geddy is using. Another weird bass I saw him use is a Fender Jazz like his sig model only with a black pickguard. He played in the Rush In Rio DVD.
     
  15. Walnut basses and the fretless p?
     
  16. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    The ill fated Coronado bass:

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  17. These weren't made for too long before being rplaced by the Urge II.
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  18. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Any fender bass finished in 'Antigua'

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  19. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    I´ve owned 3 "rare" Fenders:

    - MIA Fender Prodigy
    - MIA Fender Jazz Bass (Longhorn - 22 frets)
    - MIA Fender Jazz Bass Am.Traditional

    Here´s a pic of the last two of ´em:
     
  20. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    I have that.same.exact.midnight blue.longhorn.