Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...



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

Postby ognoy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:02 am

I like that Jaguar Strat, but not at that price.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Psyre » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:49 pm

:drool: Love that Meteora
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Bassist_Diver » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:20 am

At least y'all get new stuff. After the Dimension Prophecy line was a massive flop all Fender does with their bass lines is re-re-re-re-re-release the same models over and over but with different names and upcharging for shitty, "vintage" hardware.

I've been in "Camp Fuck Fender" after their price hiking and awesome brand killings (SWR, Genz-Benz, Tacoma, etc), so this abomination of a line doesn't surprise me.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:11 pm

As a 50% bassist who only plays fenders (out of coincidence not principle), I agree. Where are the interesting things?

I am also probably part of the problem because I'm pretty happy with the classics though... :no:
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MechaGodzilla » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:18 pm

There's a school of thought that says there doesn't need to be any basses other than a precision. There's also a tonne of bass brands doing weird and wacky stuff that regular 6 stringers would never be on board with.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby WayToHip » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:08 pm

ognoy wrote:I like that Jaguar Strat, but not at that price.

Same, I didn't like how short the neck was with my old jaguar (but if I paid someone to set it up right I might have) but 25.5" scale neck on this one is a big plus.

None of these guitars are invoking any response from me; Fender is slapping pieces together and calling it a new idea.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby calfzilla » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:38 am

Bassist_Diver wrote:At least y'all get new stuff. After the Dimension line was a massive flop all Fender does with their bass lines is re-re-re-re-re-release the same models over and over but with different names and upcharging for shitty, "vintage" hardware.

I've been in "Camp Fuck Fender" after their price hiking and awesome brand killings (SWR, Genz-Benz, Tacoma, etc), so this abomination of a line doesn't surprise me.

Yesssssss....
"Hey we should totally buy SWR"
"Yeah! We are going to keep their badass acoustic and bass stuff, right?"
"Nah, shelve it all. Viva Acoustasonic!"
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I kind of like the whiteguard strat, but... meh. That's getting into Nash/other builders in that area territory.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby BoatRich » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:16 pm

MechaGodzilla wrote:There's a school of thought that says there doesn't need to be any basses other than a precision. There's also a tonne of bass brands doing weird and wacky stuff that regular 6 stringers would never be on board with.

As much as I love looking at cool basses, nothing has ever worked as well in a mix as a Precision for me. I always want to like cool things but the P-Bass just fucking works. I think that’s why people are still so stuck on them. Myself included.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:53 pm

My problem with most "nicer" boutique basses is they look disgusting and have active pickups.My fenders look nice and have passives and sound like I want.

And more importantly I love playing them.

If someone is doing simple passive basses that look cool in a classic way, play and sound good for a good price iI'm always interested

Still wish fender would push the boat out though :lol:
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Mudfuzz » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:29 pm

calfzilla wrote:
Bassist_Diver wrote:At least y'all get new stuff. After the Dimension line was a massive flop all Fender does with their bass lines is re-re-re-re-re-release the same models over and over but with different names and upcharging for shitty, "vintage" hardware.

I've been in "Camp Fuck Fender" after their price hiking and awesome brand killings (SWR, Genz-Benz, Tacoma, etc), so this abomination of a line doesn't surprise me.

Yesssssss....
"Hey we should totally buy SWR"
"Yeah! We are going to keep their badass acoustic and bass stuff, right?"
"Nah, shelve it all. Viva Acoustasonic!"
:picard:

Right? such a shame.. I love SWR stuff :cry:
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby dozicusmaximus » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:34 am

Usually I know it's out of my price range on the location of the truss rod adjustment... Now I'm confused.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MrNovember » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:30 am

So I actually really like all of these. Including both the Strats. I usually hate Strats, but I've recently realised I like weird Strats and these both fit the bill!

The Meteora is also really cool, I'd love to try one of them!

Bassist_Diver wrote:At least y'all get new stuff. After the Dimension line was a massive flop all Fender does with their bass lines is re-re-re-re-re-release the same models over and over but with different names and upcharging for shitty, "vintage" hardware.

I didn't realise the Dimensions were a flop; I played one not too long ago in a shop and really, really liked it. If I had the cash I would buy one
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby thisISjoel » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:43 am

SPACERITUAL wrote:most of this is hideous but I have to admit this gives me boners.

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Me too :cool:
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Bassist_Diver » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:25 am

MrNovember wrote:So I actually really like all of these. Including both the Strats. I usually hate Strats, but I've recently realised I like weird Strats and these both fit the bill!

The Meteora is also really cool, I'd love to try one of them!

Bassist_Diver wrote:At least y'all get new stuff. After the Dimension line was a massive flop all Fender does with their bass lines is re-re-re-re-re-release the same models over and over but with different names and upcharging for shitty, "vintage" hardware.

I didn't realise the Dimensions were a flop; I played one not too long ago in a shop and really, really liked it. If I had the cash I would buy one


My bad, not the Dimensions - the Prophecy line.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Mike S » Sat May 05, 2018 8:51 am

They'll do this shit but they won't put out a lefty version of every Squier Vintage Modified guitar.
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