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Old 11-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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Do you prefer Fender to any other company? If so, why?

If you could give me your opinions on the subject. Thanks
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Their necks. I just prefer them to any other neck.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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I REALLY like Fender basses, and I REALLY like Jacksons, which is owned by Fender, but.... Like...... I won't say that I prefer them to all else o.O
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:37 PM   #4
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I REALLY like Fender basses, and I REALLY like Jacksons, which is owned by Fender, but.... Like...... I won't say that I prefer them to all else o.O


What do you like about the Fender basses. It's cool if you don't want to do the poll, I just need some primary research. Thanks
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:52 PM   #5
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I think Fender makes high quality products...but they don't feel good in my hands. If I want a "Strat" or "Tele", I look elsewhere.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:57 PM   #6
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Yes as in yeah, I'm probably gonna save up and buy one, but No as in I'd rather have an EBMM JP.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:25 PM   #7
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Generally yes.

Strats are pretty much the perfect guitar to me personally, Teles are cool guitars as well AND Fender also owns other brands like Charvel, EVH and Gretsch.

I think I could happily live with guitars solely out of the "Fender-family".
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:28 PM   #8
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I honestly do not see the appeal of Fenders. Looking at it on paper, the Strat should be a $350 guitar. Bolt on neck, single coil pickups, 22 frets. But for some strange reason, they're thousands of dollars.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:29 PM   #9
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What do you like about the Fender basses. It's cool if you don't want to do the poll, I just need some primary research. Thanks


The feel and tone.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #11
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I like the feel of fender necks, and I like how it doesn't have to cost you $2,000 for a good guitar that is actually worth the money.

I don't like the lack of variety in the product line. There are a few odd things here and there, but it is mostly either a basic strat or tele with different pickups and/or finish. I want different hardware, neck and body styles - basically what they did with the aerodyne and HM guitars in Japan.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #12
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I honestly do not see the appeal of Fenders. Looking at it on paper, the Strat should be a $350 guitar. Bolt on neck, single coil pickups, 22 frets. But for some strange reason, they're thousands of dollars.


Implying Single coils are less of a pick up than a humbucker? They're just a different style.

Most strats I've played have 21 frets...
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:37 PM   #13
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No. I find them old fashioned and overpriced

(i've had a tele, strat+ and supersonic, not really happy with any of them but I got them really unbelievably cheap ($650 for the Ash tele and supersonic together!) Sold them for double. yeah some great tones but ...meh

I much prefer my Ibanez

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #14
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I honestly do not see the appeal of Fenders. Looking at it on paper, the Strat should be a $350 guitar. Bolt on neck, single coil pickups, 22 frets. But for some strange reason, they're thousands of dollars.


Well, its the woods, finish, QC and hardware that makes the price go up.

There are plenty of Fender's that are awesome that cost $300 or under.

You could make your argument for any guitar really


"I honestly do not see the appeal of guitars. Looking at it on paper, the guitar should be $350. Wood, strings, electronics, 22 frets. But for some strange reason, they're thousands of dollars"

Sounds kinda stupid now, doesn't it?
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Implying Single coils are less of a pick up than a humbucker? They're just a different style.

Most strats I've played have 21 frets...


Okay, 21 frets. My honest mistake. But did that really change anything? You're focusing on little details in what I typed instead of focusing on the entire post.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:40 PM   #16
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I dislike Fender more than any other company, because I really don't like the sound I produce with them! The one I've tried (a 'Blackie' Strat) didn't feel great as far as I could tell either.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #17
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I like the feel of fender necks, and I like how it doesn't have to cost you $2,000 for a good guitar that is actually worth the money.

I don't like the lack of variety in the product line. There are a few odd things here and there, but it is mostly either a basic strat or tele with different pickups and/or finish. I want different hardware, neck and body styles - basically what they did with the aerodyne and HM guitars in Japan.



There is an unbelievable amount of variety in the Fender range from Squier Strats and Teles in the CV and VM ranges through Blacktop, Mex Classic, Roadworn, American Special/Standard/Deluxe/Vintage and Artist series. Add in the Jazzmasters/Jags/Pawn Shop etc and there is enormous variety at various price points.

Also FMIC own Charvel and Jackson which cater more for the superstrat market.

Even only considering the Mex and US Fender Strat/Teles, there is so much more than the obvious single coil fodder.
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There is an unbelievable amount of variety in the Fender range from Squier Strats and Teles in the CV and VM ranges through Blacktop, Mex Classic, Roadworn, American Special/Standard/Deluxe/Vintage and Artist series. Add in the Jazzmasters/Jags/Pawn Shop etc and there is enormous variety at various price points.

Also FMIC own Charvel and Jackson which cater more for the superstrat market.

Even only considering the Mex and US Fender Strat/Teles, there is so much more than the obvious single coil fodder.


Still though, they are all strats or tele's, more or less (not counting the jag/mustang/pawnshop ect..) Setting finishes aside, there isn't really much different between them. I have the same problem with Gibson too - LPs, SGs, V, Explorers - there are hundreds of variations, but at the end of the day they are all the same thing.

Having 4 or 5 specific models but just in different series with different finishes and slight variations in electronics isn't variety. It'd just adding things to the same basic guiats they've been doing for years.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #19
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i like em and will save up for a good strat in the future
but i much prefer ibanez guitars for the necks as my favorite guitars
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Okay, 21 frets. My honest mistake. But did that really change anything? You're focusing on little details in what I typed instead of focusing on the entire post.


Well they use bolt on for a reason, to be able to switch the neck if it breaks, you can also replace a maple board with an ebony board without having to buy a whole new guitar. They are cheaper than Gibsons. Fenders come with SSS and HH configurations, Gibsons to my knowledge only have HH, Fender is not a metal guitar company, they don't really need the extra frets, so why put them on?
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