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What With The Fender "Company" ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by artfahie, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. artfahie


    Dec 14, 2007
    Bar Mills, Maine
    I've been a fan of Fender and owned their basses since 1964. I had a chance to play (and loved) the new "HH" Dimension bass 4-string so I ordered one through a very fine local dealer back in November... scheduled arrival date was end of January... so I knew I had to wait !
    Now I find that they've moved the date back to late March ! What the hell ? Is this bass SO popular that they can't make enough... from what I've been able to find about it I don't think so !
    Fender... enough is enough... I'm really starting to run out of patience with you folks... seriously. You can't sell what you don't make !... so what exactly is your game ?
    Don't stick this on my dealer... he's one of the best... even GC doesn't have one of these things hanging from their walls ! :eyebrow:

    Art Fahie
  2. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    They seem to be available from the usual bunch of online retailers. Since you've got to special order one anyway, why not just skip the middle man? Your commitment to your local independent retailer is admirable, but in this particular case he's just not coming through for you, whatever the reason.
  3. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Sweetwater has plenty in stock of every color but the Violin Burst
  4. artfahie


    Dec 14, 2007
    Bar Mills, Maine
    I just checked out "Sweetwater"... try to find a four-string ... "Cayenne"... with a "HH" configuration.... (and a rosewood fingerboard).... I didn't see one. I even checked out Bass NW... I don't even see Fender listed on their website ! Come April I start thinking MusicMan (I already have a "HH" 5-string MM... I really need a "four-stringer)... thanks.
  5. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
    Like this? http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DBassADHHC/
  6. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    In stock.
  7. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010

    Took me one minute to find those specs online. The age of brick and mortar is waning, pops, might as well accept it.
  8. artfahie


    Dec 14, 2007
    Bar Mills, Maine
    Gotta admit that is it... it's still crappy that my local dealer (who also services any instruments purchased there at no charge) has to grovel to get the thing. Kudos to "Sweetwater"... certainly not to "Fender" in their support of smaller dealers ! Thanks for that.

    Art Fahie
  9. I think Fender has done some great things recently BUT also made some serious boners. They release the Coronado and Starcaster reissues but they don't make a case or gigbag that fit either one? Really???? Do they think I never plan on taking my bass out my house? Seriously, WTH???? It's really frustrating.
  10. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
  11. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    If these other places have them and you're dealer doesn't it is you're dealers fault. If he got on the phone explained this to a fender rep then fender would send one his way and you would have a bass next week.

    This is 2014 I am guessing this dealer is just outdated or lazy.
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
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