Posted by §žurious on October 04, 2001 at 11:46:05:
In Reply to: Fender Mystique posted by rockski on October 03, 2001 at 23:55:19:
I have to agree with you. I've played maybe two Fenders in my life that I enjoyed played and actually thought they might have be worth purchasing. One was a 60's vintage P-Bass, the other was my friend's 80's even though the A string buzzed all the way down the neck, regardless of where you play it. I regret not purchasing the 60's but the money wasn't there and my friend's axe, well, he says he'll let me borrow i should I need it.
For my money, at the moment, I play washburns. Not the top of the line but I have an old Electric made by them that's not bad. I have their five string acoustic that is my baby. she is amazing. I compared her to the four-string fender acoustic and it couldn't hold a candle to the sound and playing ability from this bass.
I've played a G&L, the company that Leo Fender started before he died, and they're pretty good. They're closer to that old 60's bass then the new fender stuff. I've also played some upper end Corts that I like better. But it really comes down to what you like and what you're comfortable with. James Jamerson and Jaco both used Fenders and did some great work with them. It certainly was a part of their sound but I think it went above and beyond what they played with but what they did to practice, their sense of music, and the how, not the what.
Fender's got a great legacy BUT, I've not been satisfied with their newer stuff. Sorry, I'll stick with my washburns.
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