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The Other Fender Basses #2401292 04/04/12 08:23 PM
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As a die-hard Fender guy I found this interesting.

“Other” Fender Basses, Part I: 1960s-1970s

I'll take the Wildwood Cornado Bass II please.



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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: kenfxj] #2401303 04/04/12 09:36 PM
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I'll go for the Bass VI, which really isn't a bass, it's a guitar tuned an octave down.

That's ok, I won't refuse the delivery when the UPS guy comes.

Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: jeremy c] #2401307 04/04/12 09:50 PM
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good. no once has claimed the telecaster bass. it is now mine.

Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: rumpelstiltskin.] #2401321 04/04/12 11:40 PM
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Have always liked the tele basses as well!

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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: Wally Malone] #2401330 04/05/12 12:47 AM
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The Bass V is really a weird beast. It's tuned E A B G C and only has 15 frets. What were they thinking?

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My first bass I ever owned was a musicmaster. A very cool little bass.


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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: b5pilot] #2401376 04/05/12 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: b5pilot
My first bass I ever owned was a musicmaster. A very cool little bass.


I as well. I still have mine. Lake Placid Blue, baby.


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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: jeremy c] #2401395 04/05/12 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted By: jeremy c, OG
The Bass V is really a weird beast. It's tuned E A B G C and only has 15 frets. What were they thinking?

I had a Led Zeppelin poster on my wall, and for years I wondered what JPJ was playing It's a P-bass... no, looks like it's got a fifth string? Huh? Took me a decade or two before I was able to find out about the Bass V. Got to give them credit for trying something different.


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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: Danzilla] #2401425 04/05/12 12:34 PM
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I'll take the Coronado bass in white (but as they are "collectible" and "demand high prices", someone will have to generously give it to me). laugh

Think I could slap a Bigsby on there?


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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: Russkull] #2401562 04/05/12 06:25 PM
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Glad you posted this. Anyone got a Mustang? Any thoughts on it?

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Love my Fender JP-90. Everyone who sees it says its not real but when they hear it they just know it is real.

Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: wolfmancharlie] #2401659 04/05/12 11:07 PM
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More Fender-liciousness. Gotta say though. That 12-string headstock....Clearly not happy to see me.


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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: wolfmancharlie] #2401676 04/06/12 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted By: wolfmancharlie
Love my Fender JP-90. Everyone who sees it says its not real but when they hear it they just know it is real.


I nearly wound up getting a JP-90 instead of my first Jazz bass. In retrospect I'm glad I got the American Standard Jazz, because it was the start of a long love affair of mine with Fender Jazz basses.


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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: Nicklab] #2401687 04/06/12 01:01 AM
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The JP-90 really is kind of a cool thing.



I think maybe better without the "pickguard"?


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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: kenfxj] #2401724 04/06/12 08:44 AM
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i've seen those before. i even played one. i actually wasn't that impressed.

Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: rumpelstiltskin.] #2401731 04/06/12 09:20 AM
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Party-pooper.


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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: Davo-London] #2401933 04/06/12 10:16 PM
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I think it's sad that the Lead Bass never went into production. It looks pretty cool.


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I have non-vintage Mustang (orange) and with short fingers, I find it very easy to play. The output isn't particularly high and I haven't been able to get the intonation 100%, but close enough to use. It also likes to go out of tune fairly quickly.

Overall, fun to play and the light weight is also useful. I've recommended Mustangs a number of times to kids and smaller people looking to take up bass. It is serious enough to use on stage too, and the smaller size and weight make it a bit easier to travel with. I've been known to take mine on vacation just in case some opportunity to jam with a local band arises.

Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: kenfxj] #2402394 04/09/12 09:45 AM
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My first "real" bass was the JP-90. Didn't sound too bad and played well, aside from the fact that I constantly had to have the jack re-soldered - the pull on the plastic pickguard was way too much, or I was too clumsy. It lives with my sister now.

Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: PhilK] #2402399 04/09/12 10:01 AM
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Hey, thats just like my JP-90 except I had a custom made Rosewood pickguard put on mine.The tone on mine isn't for lead bass but it sits so well in the mix that my band just loves it.Weighs in at 7 lbs and plays easy enough for our 4 hour gigs.Normaly I just like the P setting but also like both pickups on for some songs.Then again I don't own conventional looking basses,Itend to gravitate towards different.

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The weirdest Fender Bass that I have ever owned was a mid-eighties black Katana. I'll try to find a picture. It was a funky triangular/car tail fin shape. Not the easiest to play. Probably worth $$ now that I don't have it anymore.....

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The Katana! Sure. Fender Precision Bass for hair metal enthusiasts.



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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: kenfxj] #2402600 04/09/12 08:01 PM
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ick.

Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: rumpelstiltskin.] #2402602 04/09/12 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: rumpelstiltskin.
ick.

Yep. Probably why it didn't last. I'm a Fender guy and I think the Katana is kinda hard on the eyes. Looks like someone with a saber saw "customized" a P-bass.


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Originally Posted By: rumpelstiltskin.
ick.

Oh Robb, you're just jealous of the... well I mean, look at that... and the headstock, you know, it's really....


Ok I have nothing nice to say. A rock with a tree stump screwed into it would look better.


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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: Russkull] #2402649 04/09/12 10:44 PM
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oh, i have my quirks:



i shoulda bought one when it was $400.

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I deserve to be kicked out of this forum for this, but... Peer pressure and the promise of fame and fortune prompted me to sell mt '77 blonde Jazz for this:

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Did it come with long bleached blonde hair and tight leather pants? If not you got ripped off.


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Re: The Other Fender Basses [Re: kenfxj] #2402805 04/10/12 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: kenfxj
Did it come with long bleached blonde hair and tight leather pants? If not you got ripped off.


I think he got ripped off either way.


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Oh. I don't think I got the pants...
But partly to my defense: The year was 1985, just out of High School. The Katana just came out. I had a P-bass with a "C" neck and the Jazz. I liked the C neck and the Jazz was only 8 years old; not quite vintage yet. Plus I was playing through a Peavy TNT-80 amp, which wasn't a tone generator, so I wasn't experiencing the full pallet that the Jazz had to offer. AND I was joining a metal band that was going to make me a star! And it still was one of the stupidest things I've done; I hope y'all understand.

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