show me pics of weird fenders!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mike_odonovan, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. i am messing round with a franken fender design bass and just wondered what weird things fender have put out in their time.
    customs, signatures, 80s tastic future of no bass wonders etc most welcome.

    so post em!

    no Pbass or Jbass standards please (even though they are well cool obviously).

  2. How about the Fender Performer? Built in Japan during the 80s. I would love to find one of these in a cool color.
  3. in my book that is a cool color!
    is that just a pic or is it part of your stable?
  4. pdusen


    Aug 18, 2004
    Is it me or does that neck look like a TWIG? :eek:
  5. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Here's the headstock from a FrankenFender I put together. I used a left handed Chandler neck and made the reverse logo.
  6. that reverse headstock is way cool and to do the reverse logo - dedication!

    couple more "weird" fenders

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  7. Just a pic. There was a grren one at Bass Palace a couple of years ago and I really wanted to make an impulse buy, but there was no way.
  8. Stinkoman20xx


    Oct 19, 2003
    What was that fender jazz bass called wtih 3 pickups? Not the urge but it had 1 in the front and 2 spaced out in the back.
  9. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Heartfield DR5:

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  10. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    DeArmond Pilot Plus 5:

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  11. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Fender HM Bass. Complete with Strat-style 5-way blade switch.
  12. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Yo turok those aint fenders
  13. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Yo vene-nemesis, maybe you should do a little research.
  14. What does T W I G stand f- uh, never mind.

    And Turock, I agree w/Vene-nemesis, at least on the Tobypro & Pilot- they may be sold by a company started by a man named Fender, but they AIN'T FENDERS.
  15. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    The original poster asked for "weird things fender have put out in their time". The Heartfield and the DeArmond are both "things" from Fender. A fact is a fact, agree with whatever you want to, makes no difference.
  16. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Fenders with the Antigua finish always made me shudder. Ick.
  17. now now kids calm down or i'll take my baseball shaped picnic basket and go home