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    Default Re: What Fender bass is this (Obituary)?

    Dang. My gray matter just failed me as I was prepared to type.

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    Looks like that Fender Japanese Jazz series from the late 90s early 00s -I had one that looked almost identical to this.

    No idea if this is actually the same thing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    Looks like that Fender Japanese Jazz series from the late 90s early 00s -I had one that looked almost identical to this.

    No idea if this is actually the same thing though.
    Are you thinking of the Aerodyne?

    If so, it's not that. It has the same general color scheme as the U.S. versions, but lots of the other details are different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    Are you thinking of the Aerodyne?

    If so, it's not that. It has the same general color scheme as the U.S. versions, but lots of the other details are different.
    Nah, not sure what the Aerodyne is or was -I had a late 90s Black Japanese Jazz that looked just like that.

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    Default Re: What Fender bass is this (Obituary)?

    Aerodyne had binding as I remember...

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    Took me a while to find, but I believe it's a Fender Big Block P Bass
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass...-p-bass-guitar

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTGoober View Post
    Aerodyne had binding as I remember...
    Yes, they do. Part of why I was saying that it was not one of them, if he was thinking it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allbutromeo View Post
    Took me a while to find, but I believe it's a Fender Big Block P Bass
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass...-p-bass-guitar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTGoober View Post
    Aerodyne had binding as I remember...
    Thanks!

    What is the humbucker meant to sound like? Looks like a double-J pickup...

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    Default Re: What Fender bass is this (Obituary)?

    GOT IT. Fender Dimension bass.

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    Default Re: What Fender bass is this (Obituary)?

    No it's not, allbutromeo was correct, it's a Big Block P Bass
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    Default Re: What Fender bass is this (Obituary)?

    No it's not, allbutromeo was correct, it's a Big Block P Bass
    OH! I missed that post, and I missed the Tele-style control plate. Same pickup as the Dimension, you think?

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    Obituary : they are not kidding !
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTGoober View Post
    OH! I missed that post, and I missed the Tele-style control plate. Same pickup as the Dimension, you think?
    "Fender pickup guru Michael Frank-Braun designed the humbucker in the Big Block to unleash thick, rich, powerful tone" ... doesn't mean it's not extremely similar to a dimension pickup though. I haven't heard side by side.
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