Author Topic: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?  (Read 11573 times)

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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2013, 12:16:03 PM »
The asscaster? Don't give Fender any more new ideas!  ;)

Don't give Mark any ideas, either!   :o
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2013, 12:53:14 PM »
The Lady already has more ideas than most of us will ever contemplate in our wildest imaginings... ;)
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2013, 10:39:32 PM »
Here is one of the 2 original prototype Starcaster basses in action (closeups at 2:13 and 3:00)


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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2013, 11:14:38 AM »
Coronado looks nice. After having owned an original, though, I would definitely have to play one before I'd consider buying.

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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2013, 09:51:52 PM »
I like the solid colors better than the bursts. Olympic White could be awesome.





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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2013, 08:39:20 AM »
I do like the reverse headstock on the Starcaster. 

To me, the 'burst on the Coronado looks quite "period".
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2013, 11:27:48 AM »
I like the black Coro better. The burst is probably meant to look period correct but the originals had a distinctive black edge.

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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2013, 07:43:59 PM »
I like them both in burst.  I agree with Dave.  I've had two Coronados and they both were underwhelming.  I loved the style and the necks, but the pickups just didn't cut it.  Never could get a decent sound/tone out of then.  If the new hum buckers have more output and low end,  I'd be interested.  Same goes for the Starcaster.
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2013, 08:28:00 PM »
If those Starcaster pickups are the same as the ones in the new Tele Bass, they ought to be nice. They definitely capture the vibe of the old ones with only a hint of 'modern nasal.' Hopefully, the Coronados will sound as good as they look. I'm a sucker for the tailpiece and body.

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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2013, 09:32:26 PM »
I like them both in burst.  I agree with Dave.  I've had two Coronados and they both were underwhelming.  I loved the style and the necks, but the pickups just didn't cut it.  Never could get a decent sound/tone out of then.  If the new hum buckers have more output and low end,  I'd be interested.  Same goes for the Starcaster.

Mine just sounded strangled. Not really sure whether it was the pickups, the construction or a combination. We'll see with the new ones.

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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2013, 02:49:45 AM »
Hate to disappoint those looking for more raw oomph but the Fidelitrons are not high output pickups, if the one in my Cabronita P is anything to go by.  To my ears they do sound good though.  It'll be interesting to hear what effect the different pickup positions make.  Impossible for me to say if they'll be an improvement on the original pickups in Coronados back in the day, but logic tells me that after all this time and experience, they have to be better, or something's gone horribly wrong.
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2013, 01:07:21 PM »
Hard to say until we hear them. DeArmonds were well regarded pickups, but those particular pickups didn't do it for me on the Coronado. Maybe they would have been fine on a solidbody, and maybe the new Fidelitrons won't sound as good on a thin hollowbody.

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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2013, 02:13:32 PM »
"Fidelitron" sounds like someone had a Gretsch moment.  ;)
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2013, 08:09:34 PM »
"Fidelitron" sounds like someone had a Gretsch moment.  ;)

Exactly. These are bass versions of the Gretsch-type pickups in the Cabronita Teles. Remember, Fender doesn't own Gretsch, they just manufacture and market for them. Gretsch owns the Filtertron name so Fender's own pickups use a different name.