New Fender Japanese Exclusive Basses

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New Fender Japanese Exclusive Basses

Post by blizzard » 11 Nov 2017, 17:16

Has anyone tried the new Fender Japanese Exclusive basses? The 60s precision looks mint - just wish there were more colour options.
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I didn't realise that Fender had started making basses again in Japan, the previous CIJ models were always great. I believe the new Japanese Fenders are made in different factories.

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Re: New Fender Japanese Exclusive Basses

Post by packrat » 11 Nov 2017, 18:50

I'm a little startled to see "slim C" shaped neck, because that's entirely not what 50s/60s P-bass brings to mind.

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Re: New Fender Japanese Exclusive Basses

Post by veebass » 11 Nov 2017, 19:16

The nut width for the P Basses is stated to be 42 mm- narrower than 50s/ 60s P Basses. The C might be referring to the shape. Not sure.
I thought they could at least say specifically which US pickups they are charging an extra $200 for.
Overall, they seem expensive for what they are to me.
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Re: New Fender Japanese Exclusive Basses

Post by packrat » 11 Nov 2017, 21:59

I took it as neck profile. Should any P be slim?

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Re: New Fender Japanese Exclusive Basses

Post by veebass » 12 Nov 2017, 05:16

packrat wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 21:59
I took it as neck profile. Should any P be slim?
Yes, in the 70s you could get three necks widths on a P Bass- nut 38, 42 or 44 mm,. 38 mm is Jazz bass if that is what slim means.
Depends what they are talking about. The necks on late 50 split coil P Basses are not as deep through and some mid 50s necks have a V profile.
I agree I think they are talking about the profile of the back of the neck because the nut width is obviously narrower than pre CBS necks.. I think they are making a contrast with early 50s baseball bat "full C" necks.
I suspect these necks will feel more like a 70s B width (41 mm)neck, but a little wider.

Fenders vintage reissues are sometimes not very accurate.
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Re: New Fender Japanese Exclusive Basses

Post by BazzBass » 12 Nov 2017, 12:30

blizzard wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 17:16
just wish there were more colour options.
sunburst and tort, that's all the colour options you need :)
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Re: New Fender Japanese Exclusive Basses

Post by blizzard » 15 Nov 2017, 20:18

Street price seems to be about $1800 for the USA pickup models. Seems like decent value to me about half way between the MIM and MIA models.

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Re: New Fender Japanese Exclusive Basses

Post by FunkyJase » 16 Nov 2017, 16:57

I wonder if that means my 2005 CIJ P Bass will be worth more now he he
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