Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...



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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Bassist_Diver » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:07 pm

Jags look absolutely fucking rad and all the switches make for some very kinky bass wiring options. I'm definitely going to be going the parts route for my next 4-banger, but the only decision is J or Jag body. Either way there's gonna be splittable pickups and switches. SO. MANY. SWITCHES.

I'm glad Fender has finally pulled their heads out of their asses with pricing. $1800 for a fucking P bass was ridiculous; granted I know this was all just a way for them to start selling direct to the customers and skirt GC, MF, SA, etc, but it's nice to see their prices come back into orbit. It'll make buying used parts with that money-printing F logo so much easier.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby JereFuzz » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:41 am

What are your thoughts on the Fender Powercaster?

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No kidding, I was thinking of slapping together a short-scale guitar with p90 neck pickup but got sidelined ... I think the specs/looks of this are great ...
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Jero » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:05 am

JereFuzz wrote:What are your thoughts on the Fender Powercaster?

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No kidding, I was thinking of slapping together a short-scale guitar with p90 neck pickup but got sidelined ... I think the specs/looks of this are great ...

Would play. Especially if there's a pull pot to split the 'bucker. My favorite guitar lately has been my Fallout, and it's set up just like that.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:07 am

I'd like it better with a different bridge so there wasn't a mismatch.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby JereFuzz » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:19 am

jirodreamsofdank wrote:I'd like it better with a different bridge so there wasn't a mismatch.

You mean radius mismatch?
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MechaGodzilla » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:23 am

Jero wrote:
JereFuzz wrote:What are your thoughts on the Fender Powercaster?

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No kidding, I was thinking of slapping together a short-scale guitar with p90 neck pickup but got sidelined ... I think the specs/looks of this are great ...

Would play. Especially if there's a pull pot to split the 'bucker. My favorite guitar lately has been my Fallout, and it's set up just like that.

the g&l fallout is such an amazing shape, great value, the one i played was super lightweight too. i can't be friends with the necks tho!
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Jero » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:29 pm

MechaGodzilla wrote:
Jero wrote:Would play. Especially if there's a pull pot to split the 'bucker. My favorite guitar lately has been my Fallout, and it's set up just like that.

the g&l fallout is such an amazing shape, great value, the one i played was super lightweight too. i can't be friends with the necks tho!

Hah, what don't you like about the neck? I lucked into that Fallout. Was not looking for a new guitar at all, but had wanted to try one of them for a long time, and happened on that one at a nice price. All of my guitars have different necks so I'm just kind of used to a variety. Hands down my favorite is the one on my unknown telecaster though. I need to get it digitally scanned and have someone make copies :lol:
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MechaGodzilla » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:36 pm

iirc, they're just kinda wide and flat with big frets. I like those tiny necks they put on gibsons in the late 60s
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Jero » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:09 pm

MechaGodzilla wrote:iirc, they're just kinda wide and flat with big frets. I like those tiny necks they put on gibsons in the late 60s

Indeed, you do recall correctly :lol:
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby ummohyeah » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:59 pm

JereFuzz wrote:What are your thoughts on the Fender Powercaster?

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No kidding, I was thinking of slapping together a short-scale guitar with p90 neck pickup but got sidelined ... I think the specs/looks of this are great ...


i think it's pretty cool. love the color of the neck wood, too, from the photo.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:26 am

JereFuzz wrote:
jirodreamsofdank wrote:I'd like it better with a different bridge so there wasn't a mismatch.

You mean radius mismatch?


Yeah, it be psychosomatic but I feel like I can tell a small difference.

I'd probably go with a G&L Tribute Fallout because they're cheaper anyway and I'd rather have a maple fretboard than diarrhea-orange pau ferro.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Bassist_Diver » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:23 pm

For you guitarists wanting to play a jazz bass....

https://www.musicradar.com/news/fenders ... -sixty-six

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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MrNovember » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:28 pm

Bassist_Diver wrote:For you guitarists wanting to play a jazz bass....

https://www.musicradar.com/news/fenders ... -sixty-six

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I've been meaning to post this over here. I actually really dig it and would be totally down to try one. Maybe that's just because I'm primarily a bass player :idk:
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MechaGodzilla » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:44 am

gonna pull my thoughts on the sixtysix from osg

I keep seeing this touted as "what iff a jazz bass was a 6-string spanish instead?" but really it's just a hss strat with a wonky bod.

a fender jazz guitar (that isn't yet a master... jazz student? jazz apprentice? jazz noob?) for me would have
-jazz-style body shape and hardware (pickguard, chrome plate)
- TWO pickups and no more, like two tele neck pickups or somethinga
-hardtail bridge. offset vibrato would be nice for how i play but JAZZ BASS AIN'T GOT NO VIBRATO, SON

on paper, I'm sort of into the sixty-six as-is, but I don't like modern fender necks much and it seems everything other than MIJ and MIA stuff tends towards being overly heavy. if someone started making repro bodies in the same style i'd rock one on a parts guitar
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MrNovember » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:26 am

Meh, I don't really care what they're touting it as. I look at that thing and I want to down tune it and layer on the fuzz
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