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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / NAMM 2019 New Fender Products

Elmo Clapner

I look at the World

While my guitar gently sleeps ...
Jan 27th, 2019 06:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Anyone see anything new of interest?

The Rumble 800 HD seems to answer previous complaints with a switchable Pre/Post XLR out, speakon connectors and 2 ohm capability!

The Rumble LT25 seems a beginner's introduction to bass modeling. Fewer presets and effects than the Studio & Stage. No wifi or Bluetooth. No effects loop(s). No line out.

The Downtown Express bass multi-effects pedal with compression, overdrive, EQ, speaker emulation and DI.

And the Alternate Reality Sixty-Six guitar based on the Jazz Bass body!? Could be cool.

Anything else?

NAMM 2019 | Fender


USA Corona

Jan 27th, 2019 09:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

I stopped by today for a couple of hours. I didn't spend a lot of time there - however clearly the selection of guitars from the Custom Shop blows everything else away. Very few basses in comparison (or shall I say no comparison) IMO, the relic, distressed look is over-done. (how many ways can you make the body look worn, chipped, lacquer cracked, faded, sparkled etc). It's always cool to see how the master-builders customize the "one-offs" and of course the new acoustasonic guitar was heavily promoted.

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Jan 29th, 2019 12:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Never understood paying for a new bass or guitar that started out with a flawless finish then has been chipped, dinged, spot sanded etc to look old and battered. And on top of that paying more for it. Like paying extra for jeans with holes and tears in them that when growing up were a sign of being worn out and our mom's threw them out. Makes no sense to me at all.

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Lower Slobovia

Pass me the onions..Yeah, the green ones
Jan 29th, 2019 06:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

I hear what your saying, Bubbalou. I felt the same way. But when the Roadworns came out, they were the only model that had a nitro finish and vintage frets(without going Custom Shop). Those were features I really wanted.

On top of that, they were light weight and resonant. The back of the neck was supposed to be slick. Some weren't, but it was from uncured finish. I can fix that. Also, since they were relic'd, I didn't have to be careful not to ding or scratch it. I could bang away on it without fear of messing it up.

I figured, "Try it?" and found a good deal on an almost-new used J. It's a player and I've still got it!

(This message was last edited by iammr2 at 08:38 PM, Jan 29th, 2019)

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