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#1
I demand we have an award for "worst thread title ever" and award it to me.

I was do-zing some parusing on the Fender website and saw their 2 new basses:

http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?section=basses&cat=new

Pretty cool if you ask me! They're their own series - my assumption is that they are to Relic custom shop basses as what the American Vintage series is to NOS custom shop basses.

Note that they're almost done phasing out their American Deluxe Precision line. Only available in Alder.

Also keep in mind that Fender constantly updates the New for 200x section every year, so keep an eye open for new goodies and report them here.

EDIT: Interesting notes - both instruments are made of Alder, even though the 50's should be Ash. I also noticed that the pickups were "generic" as opposed to "period correct", and the bass comes with a gig bag instead of a case. It wouldn't surprise me if these instruments are either not MIA, or are around the price of Highway Ones.
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#2
Not a fan of the pink color or the pre-worn look, but those are awesome. I like the sunburst Precision. How long has it been since Fender put out a 2TS instrument?
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#3
Their 51 Precision is 2TS, and I believe the 50's MIM reissue comes in 2TS. I know for a fact that the American Vintage '57 Precision comes in 2TS.

But other than those 3, I can't think of any
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#4
Quote by Mutant Corn
Not a fan of the pink color or the pre-worn look, but those are awesome. I like the sunburst Precision. How long has it been since Fender put out a 2TS instrument?

You don't like Fiesta Red?
That's pretty much the most beautiful finish Fender has ever made!
You damn dirty commie.

Jk.

But I do like a good Fiesta Red bass. Just wish they weren't "road worn".
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#5
I guess they've had worse, like that puke green color they used a while back.

Quote by thefitz
Their 51 Precision is 2TS, and I believe the 50's MIM reissue comes in 2TS. I know for a fact that the American Vintage '57 Precision comes in 2TS.

But other than those 3, I can't think of any


Wow, I need to pay more attention...
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#7
why do they even make pre worn guitars i mean cmon i wanna guitar that i can destroy myself not by someone else aside from that there probably decent guitars but for Christsakes unless its a replica stop pre wearing them
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#8
I saw somewhere where you could preorder them and the pricetag was around 1k USD, if it means anything. So yeah, you're probably right with thinking they won't be MIA standard quality.
#10
They're made in Mexico and have a $1200 price tag.

Sexy but no thanks.
#11
Quote by Miss G
They're made in Mexico and have a $1200 price tag.

Sexy but no thanks.


MIM?!?!

WHAT?!?!

No way anyone who knows what they're doing will buy one. I was expecting at least Japanese made.
#12
Eh alot of things have high prices when there first produced, It will probably drop a fair bit.
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#13
Miss G how do you know they're MIM? I'm not doubting you, I'm just curious. I didn't see that mentioned anywhere.

EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6w2ArB_zzM here's a youtube video about them.
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#14
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Miss G how do you know they're MIM? I'm not doubting you, I'm just curious. I didn't see that mentioned anywhere.

EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6w2ArB_zzM here's a youtube video about them.

These new "Road Worn" Basses have been talked about on Talkbass alot and there's even a thread about them.

Yes they're Made In Mexico and have a price tag of about $1200.
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#15
They must be amazing to have a price tag that high. You can get an american standard cheaper than that.
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#16
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ugh... instruments that have been relic'd in a factory need to be burned.



agreed...i saw those a couple of days go on musiciansfriend. sigh.
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#17
I'll really not a fan of the marketing or consumer mentality behind these instruments.

Have you seen the Fender promotional video? Made me cringe...

"Nothing we own is 'shiny' or 'new' "... like it's something to be proud of. Nothing wrong with worn gear, but it's pure inverse snobbery.
#18
Just checked MF's website and this is what I got.

Road Worn Precision

$1200! I'd rather have an American Standard...
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#20
Quote by grifff
They are probably so expensive because they are relics which is gay but whatever.
Not to mention the Road Worn relics don't even look authentic. Seriously, I love Fender but what were they thinking when they designed these Road Worn basses. The Custom Shop relic looks absolutely authentic but that's what you'd expect for about $2500.
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#22
On the topic of Fender, anybody else know about their price hike? As of February 1st all prices on new Fenders are going up 20%. That's probably why they cost so much.
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#23
The jazz looks good in 3TS, but if I was to get a relic, it'd be a custom shop, but I wouldnt even get one anyway.
$1200 for an MIM!!!
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#24
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On the topic of Fender, anybody else know about their price hike? As of February 1st all prices on new Fenders are going up 20%. That's probably why they cost so much.

The Geddy Lee signature model has gone up 300-400 USD In the past 2-3 years. It's starting to become rediculous.
#25
Quote by Deliriumbassist
ugh... instruments that have been relic'd in a factory need to be burned.


If they did that, they could probably stick another couple of hundred on the price tag.
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#27
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On the topic of Fender, anybody else know about their price hike? As of February 1st all prices on new Fenders are going up 20%. That's probably why they cost so much.

That sucks
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#28
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On the topic of Fender, anybody else know about their price hike? As of February 1st all prices on new Fenders are going up 20%. That's probably why they cost so much.


Good thing too, my next bass is a musicman for sure, even though i would like a american deluxe.
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#29
according to TB they are MIM, i think the price is outrageous i cant wait to see what fender thinks of nexxt
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#30
cant get the whole "road worn" or "relic'd" look. if u want it that way buy cheap and get sum sandpaper lol
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#31
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Good thing too, my next bass is a musicman for sure, even though i would like a american deluxe.

its a good thing how?
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#32
no MIM is worth $1200 especially when its wrecked for me, i like to wreck my stuff myself thank you very much

and where the hell is the maple fretboard on the jazz bass? are single coil pickups allergic to maple or something

in all fairness i think this range of basses is ****ing awful
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#33
Quote by fleajr_1412
On the topic of Fender, anybody else know about their price hike? As of February 1st all prices on new Fenders are going up 20%. That's probably why they cost so much.


does this apply to squiers as well?
#34
did anyone else think that this is kinda like when you first saw worn out jeans in stores?
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#35
Quote by fleajr_1412
On the topic of Fender, anybody else know about their price hike? As of February 1st all prices on new Fenders are going up 20%. That's probably why they cost so much.

Yeah I read that too... Horrible, to raise prices that much when the economy is pretty much screwed.
#36
Quote by gm jack
If they did that, they could probably stick another couple of hundred on the price tag.


I can imagine the advert...

"We wanted these basses so worn, that we actually burnt down our factory to get them in such fine condition. Nothing says hard work and gig sweat like a 60's era Jazz with aged vintage pickups, worn finish and the stench of burning luthier death."
#37
Quote by Deliriumbassist
I can imagine the advert...

"We wanted these basses so worn, that we actually burnt down our factory to get them in such fine condition. Nothing says hard work and gig sweat like a 60's era Jazz with aged vintage pickups, worn finish and the stench of burning luthier mexican factory worker death."

fixed
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#38
Oh dear god.

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#39
Quote by Nutter_101
Oh dear god.

All Americans - Sign up for the Pete Wentz competition.

SIGNED GEAR!

DO IT.

DO IT.

DO IT.

DO IT!!!!!!


in all fairness, if you actually won, you could sell it on ebay, then buy a good bass with the moneys

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no MIM is worth $1200 especially when its wrecked for me, i like to wreck my stuff myself thank you very much


so in theory i could take my used p bass i just got for 200 quid, wreck the finish, and sell it for three times the price i got it for!

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#40
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in all fairness, if you actually won, you could sell it on ebay, then buy a good bass with the moneys


so in theory i could take my used p bass i just got for 200 quid, wreck the finish, and sell it for three times the price i got it for!

x


i'd rather buy it for 3 times the price then wreck the finish myself
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