Woah! Fender Performer?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings

    Looks kinda cool! Apparently, only made in Japan in the mid-80s.

  2. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    If it doesn't come in lefty, then it's nothing to me...

  3. Ty_Boogie

    Ty_Boogie Bass, A way of life

    Sep 6, 2004
    The Bronx, NYC
  4. Fender Performer Bass-
    1985-1986. Swinger-like body style, active electronics, various colors. $875-$925(us). prices are listed, low to high, excellent condition.

    very nice looking bass!! thanks.
  5. So far I'm the minority, but that's pretty fugly. But that takes backseat to sound and playabilty in my book, so it could be good.
  6. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    I'd buy one before I got a P or J.
  7. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
  8. The Eristic

    The Eristic Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2005
    Cartersville, GA
    Those are ridiculously rare.
  9. jake_tim


    Jun 28, 2005
    North Carolina
    it kidna looks liek a fende -Bc Rich kind of thing. ugly

  10. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    for a Fender... i would say it's ugly, but oddly intriguing :smug: !
  11. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I would kick it.
  12. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    ...kick it "old school," or just... physically kick it?
  13. Trev


    Feb 23, 2004
    The horns kinda remind me of a Zon Legacy:

  14. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Ugly bass, awesome shape.

    Some upgrades to the features would make that an incredibly awesome bass (neckthru, EMG DC35 pickups, active EQ, rear routed, differnet headstock)

    And please, lose the vintage sunburst.
  15. I agree.I think Fender have done some stuff that was before it's time therefore didn't catch on (DR Heartfeild basses, Prophecy etc.).This one I dunno!
    Round it slightly, do a modern 2 x 2 headstock and maybe P/J?Like the shape, HATE the headstock!Probably sounded and played great!
  16. I'd play it

    I sort of want one..
  17. Eh,
    If I bought one, it would be to see how far I could throw it.
  18. I am almost cirtain that i have seen a strat version of that i think it was in one of the Bloc Party video's the singer has loads of strange guitars
  19. Coop Soup

    Coop Soup

    Aug 24, 2005
    It's kind of funny... the podunk town I grew up in (15,000 people) had a music store that had two of these basses back when I started... roughly 1987. So I actually know 2 guys that have these basses. They play and sound pretty darn good.