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This is a summary of ur new Fender choices. What is for you?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BeefPie84, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. BeefPie84


    Mar 29, 2019

    Which one is for you?
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  2. Catbuster

    Catbuster Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
    I really like the Duff McKagan basses. They are slick. The old Frank Bello bass was killer too. The rest of the Artist line doesn’t do much for me. The American Performer P looks like a pretty decent setup. It needs a noiseless J pickup though. The American Pro is a nice bass that I would probably enjoy owning, I’m just not sure if it’s better or even equal to the former American Standard. The Aerodyne is under the Deluxe line, and it’s awesome too.

    I don’t know if I like specific lines or models. Pretty much any P/Jwith a C shaped neck that’s 1.625” at the nut will work for me. And the string through on the American Standard/Pro P with the way they just seem to work with a GK head in a band just does it for me.
  3. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Can't I just get a Precision or Jazz bass???
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
  4. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
    Out of those I'd take a Pro Jazz or an Elite Precision. I'm very happy with my two American Standards. The last line to be fully MIA.
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  5. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    I like the Jazz V s that weigh less than 9 lbs.

    Oh wait...
  6. BlackCatBassman

    BlackCatBassman Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2016
    Feels like a bloated product range. I can't keep them all straight honestly, the names don't exactly tell you what each one is. Wish list though:

    > P-Bass
    > Painted neck
    > Headstock matched to body color
    > P/J pickup setup
    > Rosewood fretboard
    > Made in America

    Oh and set up from the factory. It's shameful that $400 Schecters play better than anything the big F has to offer when you take it off the wall to try it out.
  7. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    None of the above.
    I've got all my Fender slots filled with the 5 I already own. Completely uninterested in what they're making now.
  8. I have a Squier Standard PJ, and a parts bass made from a Affinity P body (OG, when it was still just a P bass) and a MIM Standard J neck. At this rate, if I get another it will probably be a used player, whenever they replace it with whatever comes next. :laugh:

    I still kinda want to get one of the Modern Player Jazz basses, with the double J pickups....
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  9. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    They don't make standard anymore? Isn't passive MIM a standard?
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  10. It’s Player now
  11. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    Huh. Is MIM active still deluxe? I see deluxe on the list.
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  12. I think so. Both the Precision Special and Jazz Deluxe listed now on Sweetwater are active, MIM. There was an older Precision Special, MIM, but passive. They’re always recycling these names! :banghead:
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  13. there, fixed it! :) ;)
  14. LowEndOperative

    LowEndOperative ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    I have a Pro Jazz, 8.5 lbs. Think I’ll keep it for a while.
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  15. Hounddog409


    Oct 27, 2015
    None of the above
  16. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    Nada... :sour:
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  17. Leonid Nidis

    Leonid Nidis

    Jan 1, 2018
    Ill take a Sire and invest the rest in beer
  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    this is my kind of Fender

  19. You're already our of date: the Classic series is now called Vintera.
  20. For me, I'm often intrigued by the remarkable interest in 50's / 60's vintage Fenders in that they were designed to be remarkably inexpensive basses: Relatively simple woodworking and modest wood choices, with average for their day electronics and hardware.

    So for me, the better Squiers fit that vibe and suit me just fine. I personally don't see or feel a 10x or 20x increase in any real capability in their vast range of prices and more expensively built versions . . . . . . of the same things. I'd just as soon have some Squiers, pick out and upgrade parts where I see fit for what I want, and save my money for other things.

    In 40-odd years, I've never seen a direct parallel between how much a bass costs and the music it's capable of making, and this from a former Alembic owner: I've seen guys with basses and rigs that cost as much of car not find their ass with both hands, and seen guys with rigs that were almost laughably cheap that just sang and owned the room.

    (BTW, is it just me, or have I yet to see someone complaining that their Squier is 'too heavy'?)
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