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Fender Starcaster Electric Bass Black Maple Fingerboard

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Fender introduces a new model of what is surely one of its rarest-ever instruments, the semi-hollow Starcaster Bass. Only a handful of prototype models appeared during the mid 1970s, unusually distinc... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

Fender introduces a new model of what is surely one of its rarest-ever instruments, the semi-hollow Starcaster Bass. Only a handful of prototype models appeared during the mid 1970s, unusually distinctive as the only offset semi-hollow bass guitar in Fender history (to say nothing of its two enormous humbucking pickups). After decades of virtually fabled status, the Starcaster Bass now reappears in electrifying Modern Player form with superior sound, build and beauty ideal for bassists with a flair for appealingly unconventional Fender style.

The Fender Starcaster Bass guitar's thin semi-hollow offset body has a bound maple top and back, with stylish bound f-holes. A short-scale bass (30"), it has a "C"-shaped maple neck topped by the distinctively curvaceous Starcaster headstock, and a 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and black-dot inlays. Other premium features include dual Fender Wide Range humbucking bass pickups with three-way toggle switching, four skirted "amp"-style control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup) and a four-saddle Fender Hi-Mass bridge.

Features
  • Thin semi-hollow offset body
  • Bound maple top and back
  • Stylish bound f-holes
  • Short-scale bass 30"
  • "C"-shaped maple neck
  • 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Black-dot inlays
  • Curvaceous Starcaster headstock
  • Dual Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups
  • 3-way toggle switching
  • 3-ply black pickguard
  • Four skirted "amp"-style control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup)
Specifications
  • Body
    Body Material: Alder with Maple Top and Back
    Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
    Body Shape: Other
    Body Binding: Bound Top and Back
    Neck
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
    Neck Shape: "C" Shape
    Scale Length: 30" (762mm)
    Fingerboard: Maple
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
    Position Inlays: Black Dot
    Truss Rods: Standard
    Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
    Electronics
    Bridge Pickup: Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking Bass
    Neck Pickup: Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking Bass
    Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Pickup Configuration: HH
    Hardware
    Bridge: 4-Saddle Fender Hi-Mass
    Hardware Finish: Chrome
    Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
    Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
    Miscellaneous
    Strings: Fender USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
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FenderStarcaster Electric Bass
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am very pleased with my new Starcaster Bass.

By Baby Huey AKA David W. Richardson

from Berkeley, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Starcaster Electric Bass:

    Excellent instrument at a reasonable price.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Unique Bass Style

    By Jeffrey

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender Starcaster Electric Bass:

    I am not a professional bassist. I am barely a novice bassist. Basically I am a drummer that wanted to play bass sometimes just for fun. That being said, I think this bass is great! Completely original - you don't see anything like it anywhere else. I love the retro look. It sounds good, and plays well. I have no complaints at all. I made a slight adjustment on the E string Humbucker screw on the neck pickup to increase the volume and I lifted a knob that was going to rub on the top. Very happy with my purchase! Guitar Center came through with a sweet discount just in time for the holidays, too!

     
    5.0

    Affordable, easy to play, sounds good.

    By Keith

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Starcaster Electric Bass:

      I use this in a cover band. Looks and sounds great. I get compliments on it pretty often from musicians. I does feel a bit cheaper than my '62 remake P-Bass, but that bass cost almost twice as much. Also, I replaced the tuning pegs because I was having issues with it staying in tune. But overall, I like it.

       
      3.0

      Beauty comes with issues!

      By Chico

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
      • Very heavy

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Starcaster Electric Bass:

      Looks are a 10 and love the fat tone after changing the horrible strings it came with for a set of La Bella Deep Talkin' Flats. Knew it was going to be heavy for the reviews and boy is it. Get yourself a wide and padded strap. Now the part I wasn't expecting......when I plugged it in, there where issues right awy with it cutting out. Big bummer for me as there is a 2 month back order for a new one :-(
      Trying to figure out what to do, headed down to GC now.

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