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I searched through the last several days' worth of threads and didn't see this so I thought I would post it.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pages/fender-modern-player

What does everyone think? I'm really interested in the Marauder, but I'm unsure what kind of hard case I would need for it. I'd assume the Jazzmaster case would fit it. I really like that three-coil pickup and the switching diagram:

http://www.andertons.co.uk/News/aid1116/how-the-new-fender-modern-player-triplebucker-pickup-works.asp

I'd like to hear what kind of heavier tones that triplebucker can get.
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#4
....Damn those are fugly.
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#6
I really like that Jag bass. I think the rest are hideous.

Fender's really been going crazy with these "alternate layout" guitars - they just released the Pawn Shop line a few months ago. These look like the MIM extension of that line. I'm glad they're injecting some new designs into their lineup, even if I'm not a fan of most of them.
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I'm guessing made in Mexico then?
I somewhere that it's China but I am not absolutely certain.
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#8
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I really like that Jag bass. I think the rest are hideous.
Not a Jazzmaster fan then? I saw the Marauder and thought it was a Jazz at first.

Fender's really been going crazy with these "alternate layout" guitars - they just released the Pawn Shop line a few months ago. These look like the MIM extension of that line. I'm glad they're injecting some new designs into their lineup, even if I'm not a fan of most of them.
Reminds me of the Blacktop series from last year or so. I really dug that Jazzmaster and have been wanting it, so it's a nice surprise to see such a similar guitar for $100 cheaper. I'm weighing the pros and cons right now.
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#9
Quote by muso_catolico
I somewhere that it's China but I am not absolutely certain.

Not likely, Fender uses Mexico and Japan. They only use China for Squiers.
#10
I'm diggin that Jag, nice finish but probably not something id buy(at least not at the retail price)
#11
I can't say i'm into any of those..
I like traditional fender strat/tele layouts cause idk thats what makes a fender
I do like fat strats but other then that i dont like to go too mad.
#13
Quote by SugarRush66
I really like the Marauder in blue, would need to hear some demoes of the Triplebucker though
For sure.

Body is Koto wood I guess? Haven't heard of that. Don't think it would make a HUGE difference.

I'd probably buy this right now if I had the cash regardless. Looks like it has a lot of sonic possibilities.
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#14
some of those look quite nice, but i'll probably just lul when i see the uk prices...

Edit: what the flurk is koto wood?
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#15
I love that Telecaster Plus... the Marauder looks like one of the bigger gambles Fender's taken in the last 30some years, but I'd definitely give it a shot. Haven't heard of Koto wood myself, but it's probably just a cheaper wood for them to use for these.

Still... that Marauder looks like a guitar that knows how to take a fuzz, y'know? I'm hoping a local shop gets one or two.
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#16
The UK prices aren't too bad. The Marauder sits between £330-£380 in most shops. So that's pretty much the usual 1:1 conversion ration that guitar shops fleece us for. The Thinle Deluxe is a bit worse. That is over £600 as part of the Classic Player line and I doubt it will change with the new name, since really that's all this series is, a rebranding of the Classic Player line.

The triple pickup isn't that special, Kent Armstrong do a four-rail pickup and there's a 5-coil one floating around too. But the rest of the spec on these are alright and they look nice, something a bit different. I think the Telecaster will do well, an HSS Tele is a mod I've seen lots of people do. The fact it's a pine body will help it sell too, lots of people have been buying the Classic Vibe Tele purely for the pine body.

The Jaguar's interesting one. Looks a bit funky but two P-90s in a mahogany body and a short scale neck is pretty unique and I can see that one going down well with the alternative crowd.

The only one I don't get is the 'Telecaster' bass, since those Wide Range reissue pickups have never been popular and I wouldn't trust Fender to have made them much better now, even among boutique pickup makers there's literally only about three guys actually making Wide Range pickups properly.
#17
maybe i don't get it...is this what modern player are playing? Should i get out my flannel shirt and rock out teen spirit?
#19
I like the marauder but I'd want to hear some sound demos of it before I'd decide it's something I want. So I take it these sit between the upper end of the Squiers and the lower end of the MiM's?
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#20
I quite like the HH Tele Bass. Outside of that, gimme my regular old Fenders any day.
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#21
son of a bitch. i just got a blacktop jaguar. now i want that p90 jag. mother mary.
#22
That marauder looks kind of nice. I'm going to have a difficult choice between that, the squier j mascis, the blacktop jazz and the blacktop strat for my next guitar.
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#24
The new Jag just isn't a Fender.

What's a Fender without a pickguard?

I've changed my mind a little bit since first viewing these (a few hours earlier...) The thinline Telecaster actually looks pretty cool. It's a new take on a classic design. I've never been a big fan of the Tele's appearance, but that massive pickguard makes it look awesome. The Marauder seems pretty interesting, too. I'm kinda surprised the did nothing with the Strat.
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Quote by Butt Rayge
The new Jag just isn't a Fender.

What's a Fender without a pickguard?

I've changed my mind a little bit since first viewing these (a few hours earlier...) The thinline Telecaster actually looks pretty cool. It's a new take on a classic design. I've never been a big fan of the Tele's appearance, but that massive pickguard makes it look awesome. The Marauder seems pretty interesting, too. I'm kinda surprised the did nothing with the Strat.

http://www.fender.com/products/modernplayer/models.php?prodNo=0241202

they have one planned, but no official release.
#28
The "Tele" bass looks nothing like a Tele... or is that just me?
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#29
Nope, not just you. Looks nothing like a tele. Nothing about it is tele shaped except the headstock.
#30
Gibson had a hideous offspring guitar called a Marauder too , it was shaped like an LP with a Flying V headstock. Check out my thread in my sig to see what it's all about

I'm pretty interested in that Tele Plus, did anyone else notice it has a pine body? I think you'll be able to pick these up used pretty cheap in a few years, and they'll be a sweet guitar to pick up for $200. Also, I wish the Marauder had a maple fretboard. I'd be sold on it


EDIT: Looks like the Strat will have a coil tap for the bridge (HSS) and will be sporting chunky jumbo frets. I'm not a fan of the frets but.... it's coming in Olympic White
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#31
Quote by grohl1987
The UK prices aren't too bad. The Marauder sits between £330-£380 in most shops. So that's pretty much the usual 1:1 conversion ration that guitar shops fleece us for.


well, sure, but as you said, that's compared to the usual fleecing
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#32
God, that MP Jaguar looks like shit. That Jag Bass is cool, and I wish the Telecaster Bass was cheaper. Nothing else really stands out (in a good way, I mean, that Marauder looks pretty iffy).
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#33
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I like the marauder but I'd want to hear some sound demos of it before I'd decide it's something I want. So I take it these sit between the upper end of the Squiers and the lower end of the MiM's?
More like top end of the MIMs. The Classic Player line are the better MIMs and this is pretty much an extension of those.

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The thinline Telecaster actually looks pretty cool. It's a new take on a classic design.
Those have actually been around for a while now.

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any idea what a triple bucker would sound like?
Listen to Muse, Matt Bellamy sometimes uses a four-coil pickup called a Motherbucker. This triple coil would be like that just a little bit brighter I guess.


I notice both of the Teles come in a transparent black finish which is obviously to try and make them look more like walnut and rosewood. Kinda cheap if you ask me. Fender Japan still makes walnut and rosewood Teles, I don't know why Fender America can't do one, even if it's MIM.
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#34
Quote by fuzzpedal
That marauder looks kind of nice. I'm going to have a difficult choice between that, the squier j mascis, the blacktop jazz and the blacktop strat for my next guitar.


I was thinking about this kind of thing too, but pretty sure the J Mascis JM would win that contest for me, as long as it's as good as the Classic Vibe stuff. It's a great colour combo and should even be <£300 pretty soon after release
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Quote by grohl1987

I notice both of the Teles come in a transparent black finish which is obviously to try and make them look more like walnut and rosewood. Kinda cheap if you ask me. Fender Japan still makes walnut and rosewood Teles, I don't know why Fender America can't do one, even if it's MIM.

.... not really, it's just transparent black. besides, ones obviously pine and the other is obviously mahogany, walnut looks quite a bit different.
#36
The only one that looks appealing is the Telecaster Plus, but still id rather save up for an American Standard
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Quote by SugarRush66
I was thinking about this kind of thing too, but pretty sure the J Mascis JM would win that contest for me, as long as it's as good as the Classic Vibe stuff. It's a great colour combo and should even be <£300 pretty soon after release

That's probably the one I want most but it doesn't really seem that practical to me since I already have a guitar with two single coils and I want my next guitar to have a warmer less twangy sound for ska and classic rock. I have heard the jazzmaster pickups are fairly warm for single coils though so I guess I'll just have to try all four to decide.
#38
Quote by Tango616
....Damn those are fugly.

yea... i have to agree with you there those are some ugly fender guitars. I think I'll stick with my strat.
#39
not to good looking. I dig the fender thin line with P90 idea though
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#40
Meh. I don't get it. They didn't really bring anything new to the table.

I'll care when classic companies introduce modern shapes and designs. Modern companies have no problem introducing classic shapes and designs.
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