Author Topic: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?  (Read 11347 times)

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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2013, 08:17:54 AM »
I think the problem with the old Coronados was the body as well.  I agree, I had heard good things about the DeArmond pups, so the lack of tonal quality may have been more related to the body build.  I have a set of Coronado DeArmonds waiting for a project.  I'll find out for sure if they suck when I put them into a different body, probably a solid one.

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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2013, 09:34:52 AM »
Be sure to let us know when you do. I'm guessing they'll sound good in the right body.

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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2013, 02:16:06 PM »
Exactly. These are bass versions of the Gretsch-type pickups in the Cabronita Teles.

In general terms, that would seem a like a plus.  I have found that I like most Gretsch pickups, although the ThunderTrons are rather low output.
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2013, 06:43:25 PM »
In general terms, that would seem a like a plus.  I have found that I like most Gretsch pickups, although the ThunderTrons are rather low output.

Really?  Bummer, mine sound great through the MM 130.
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2013, 06:44:34 PM »
 Stopped into the HOG today and the new basses will be in sometime mid-October.
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2013, 02:59:17 PM »
OMG  Stop making me want something I don't want ! Sheeze Coranados couldn't give 'em away back in the day, one can only presume the new ones will be a improvement. Whats the deal with the Starcaster??????  Did Fender make that in the past, or is this some new take?
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2013, 04:29:15 PM »
  Wow! I had never heard of it. Learn something new everyday. Crap makes me want one even more.
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2013, 05:45:38 AM »
Well, if the pickups don't suck and the things sound decent, I want one of each!  I've dumped numerous hollow bodies over the last year due to less than stellar output or tone.  I am in the hunt for any short scale bass that plays well and meets the sound image I have in my head (and that's hard to even describe!).
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2013, 06:22:07 AM »
  I had a Squire Tele bass so I can speak for the Humbucker, they are a serious kick a%# pickup. I expect excellent quality Squire has been bringing it in spades lately. There is a Classic Vibe 50's P bass at the HOG that is just beautiful, gorgeous flamed maple neck with a pine body............the thing absolutely kills.
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2013, 08:17:29 AM »
  I had a Squire Tele bass so I can speak for the Humbucker, they are a serious kick a%# pickup. I expect excellent quality Squire has been bringing it in spades lately. There is a Classic Vibe 50's P bass at the HOG that is just beautiful, gorgeous flamed maple neck with a pine body............the thing absolutely kills.

I agree.  I payed that one and it's a beautiful.  The neck is a little wide for me, but the quality and price are killer.
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2013, 08:39:18 AM »
 So I ordered my Starcaster in cherryburst today  ;D While I was at the HOG Bill was pestering Curt on the phone.
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2013, 11:31:05 AM »
So I ordered my Starcaster in cherryburst today  ;D While I was at the HOG Bill was pestering Curt on the phone.

If you two ever decide you have enough basses, HOG will go under in a few months time.  ;)

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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2013, 05:06:41 PM »
If you two ever decide you have enough basses, HOG will go under in a few months time.  ;)

Yep, they'd be hurting for sure!  I said I would take a natural Starcaster and cherry burst Coronado, provided they don't sound like ass!
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Re: Fender to finally make the Starcaster bass and reissue the Coronado?
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2013, 09:08:11 PM »
I didn't look at the Coronado specs closely enough. These will have an alder center block. That will sure make a difference.

Sweetwater and others have the bass listed at $750 for preorder.