Fender Modern Player Telecaster Electric Bass Guitar  

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Throughout its history, Fender has always made a special point of welcoming new players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable style and substance (such as the Duo-Sonic, Mustang and Musicmaster models), with great sound, classic looks, solid performance and eminent affordability. The Modern Player series continues that great my-first-Fender tradition, with thoroughly modern features and several distinctively unconventional new takes on our most revered instruments-all with outstandingly attainable value.

A classic Fender bass design returns with an unusual new twist delivering utterly seismic sound. The Telecaster Bass is back at last in the smart new form of the Modern Player Telecaster Bass, which boasts not one but two massive humbucking pickups. Features include an alder body, C-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard with 9.5" radius and 20 medium jumbo frets, dual Modern Player Wide Range humbucking Precision Bass pickups, three-ply parchment (Sunburst model) or single-ply black (Butterscotch Blonde model) pickguard, three knurled "chrome-dome" control knobs (neck volume, bridge volume, master tone), vintage-style bridge with four brass saddles, open-gear tuners and nickel/chrome hardware.

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Features
  • Modern Player series
  • Alder body
  • Gloss Polyester finish
  • "C" Shape maple neck
  • Gloss Polyester neck finish
  • Maple fretboard
  • Synthetic Bone string nut
  • Pickups: Modern Player Wide Range Precision Bass Pickup (Middle)
  • Modern Player Wide Range Precision Bass Pickup (Neck)
  • Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Tone
  • Nickel/Chrome hardware
  • Open Gear Tuning Machines
  • Vintage Style 4-Saddle Bridge with Brass Saddles
  • Knurled Chrome Dome knobs
  • Pickguard: (503) 3-Ply Parchment, (550) 1-Ply Black
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045-.105)
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Fretboard radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo
    Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
    Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
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FenderModern Player Telecaster Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Bang for the Buck

By Chris Wallace

from Clearwater, FL

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Electric Bass Guitar:

I've owned the bass for a month now. I simply have nothing negative to say. Historically I have played Rickenbacker and Warwick basses so I was apprehensive about buying a Chinese-made bass. Well, that's gone. Features: I don't require many so this bass fits me fine. I dig the humbuckers and their fat tone. Quality and Reliability: Quality is much better than I expected. I picked this bass up on a local sale and feel like I stole it. The bridge is stout and the tuners firm. Given I have owned it only a month I can't speak to long-term reliability. It's simplistic enough that I don't foresee any problem areas, though. Look and Feel: I have the butterscotch blonde and it's gorgeous. The finish is flawless and the bass feels meaty like a bass should. The neck is kind of a cross between a P-bass and Jazz, feel-wise. Regarding the poles on the bridge pickup, another reviewer stated they cause a strange sound like an out of phase sound. I get no such sound. I did raise the poles at E and G a tad and it sounds even across the strings. There are video reviews online that confirm this. It's a great bass for the money. It's no Warwick and it's no Rickenbacker but it is closer than the price would indicate.

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2.0

Disappointing

By DAVID DEROOY

from Las Vegas, Nv.

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Electric Bass Guitar:

I just returned this bass after 3 weeks of playing it nearly every day. It has a great feel and fantastic style. The problem however is with the pick-ups, most specifically the bridge pick-up. The key to these pick-ups is the "screw type" pole pieces which you loosen to raise or tighten to lower, therefore affecting the output of the individual string. The reason I had to return this bass is that the E and G strings are misaligned over the bridge pole pieces, which you can notice when zooming in one the photos. The E string is workable but the G string is so far off that it causes a phase issue making it sound as though a slight wah or flange effect is being used. Raising the pole pieces on the neck pick-up and turning the bridge all the way down produces a usable sound. Why get a 2 pick-up bass when you can only use 1 of them?

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good overall sound

By John L Pumphrey

from kosciusko

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Electric Bass Guitar:

I purchased this in hopes of having a backup to my 1966 Mustang Bass and my Peavey DE bass. I love the somewhat wider neck and the tone generated from the two Humbucking pickups However, I have found some dead frets around F# and G in the second hand position. They just sound dull.... I switch string to La Bella flat wounds and Fender 9050 ML flat wounds and fine the same problem. Otherwise, I would be willing to give 5 stars for this bass.

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5.0

Happy Decision

By lou rocco

from bonita springs, florida

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Electric Bass Guitar:

This one was a tough one for me. I had been going to G.C. for weeks and playing a Sterling ray34CA. The sound was amazing. The price was about the same as the Telecaster and I was two weeks away from having the money. I had given up on Fender. None of their necks felt right. The whole body, pickup and feel was just not for me. Then I saw the Telecaster and was surprised. I had not seen one in years. I picked it up and everything I was looking for in a neck and pickup style was there. I could go into great detail about how the two humbuckers give you not only an amazing sound but a complete range from low to high. Now it was decision time. I loved the Ray 34ca but the two humbuckers was too much of a selling point for me. I purchased the butterscotch blonde which is beautiful. I will never regret this purchase. You can do anything with this bass, play every kind of music. One day for fun maybe i will pick up a ray 34ca but for right now I am extremely happy with my new Telecaster!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great sound, awesome playability and looks to boot

By David Goodrich

from California, Maryland

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Electric Bass Guitar:

Played one @ GC while on travel. Finally got the bucks to order. Arrived in three days! Beautiful finish (sunburst), and it played just like the one I had picked up months earlier. And the sound... Most awesome. Love it! Guys in the band also commented on the clean yet growlin' sound. And it's got that retro look!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar

By Curtis Brown

from Tucker Georgia

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Electric Bass Guitar:

I bought this Bass 4 weeks ago. I should say I bought an Fender Standard P bass, but, Exchanged it for this one instead. ( I got the Butterscotch Blond Model ) At first I was a little leary about the fatter neck on this guitar. I have played nothing but the thin Jazz necks on any guitar in the past. When I played this guitar at my GC, I have to admit it did feel a little Awkward to me. The tone and sounds are what really sold me. A little Edgy, very nice tone. I Love my Jazz Bass the most, but , This Guitar is not far behind. I do get a buzzing from my Jazz Bass, but, When I run through my pedals, that buzzing is gone. This Bass, I don't need to run through pedals because there isn't any buzz. My Home GC store only had the Brown Sunburst model, so, I had to drive 50 miles to get the Butterscotch Blond model. Wow, That Is One Beautiful Guitar.

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5.0

New Goal

By Will w

from Austin TX

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Electric Bass Guitar:

For several months I've been saving for a gretsch electromatic bass, and for a while I thought that was all I wanted. then today I walked into GC and saw this. 1) it sounds fantastic 2) it has a solid, kind of hefty, but well playing neck 3) it's a great deal

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