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FDP Forum / All Other Fender Guitars and Instruments / Fender's Parallel Universe Collection....

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good welder, crappy guitar player
Feb 25th, 2018 05:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just learned about these. Am I late to the party?

Parallel Universe Fenders

FDP Data Goon

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our time in hell
Feb 26th, 2018 05:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

They've been mentioned in the Jag/JM forum at minimum.

Nawlins Dawg
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There's no place like tone
Mar 4th, 2019 10:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well now Fender has come out with the Alternate Reality Series. Seems to me to be the same basic concept as the Parallel Universe Series with several new models and a redesign of the Meteora model.

These scoundrels from Fender have managed to pique my interest with the Sixty-Six model. They’ve taken a Jazz bass body and scaled it down to guitar size, and put a Jazzmaster maple-boarded neck on it. The bridge p/u is a covered dual coil, and the middle & neck positions have Tele neck pickups in there. Strange choice with the Tele pickups, but they do work from an asthetic standpoint IMO. Bridge is a six-screw standard Strat style trem. Three colors - Clear poly, Surf Green and two or three color burst, I don’t recall. From an asthetic standpoint I find it unrelentingly compelling.

FDP Data Goon

She hath it all,

& hath no need of thee.
Mar 5th, 2019 04:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

The Alternate Reality looks to be a less limited, more affordable "Parallel Universe."

The only one of the ones shown at the recent NAMM of interest to me (and I probably won't) is the tenor electric.

Joe Potts
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Western Pa.

I'm an old guitar hassler
Mar 26th, 2019 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

My local dealer sent me a photo of the surf green Sixty-Six he has on order. It's definitely kind of a FrankenFender, but looks cool, IMHO. Whether it will feel or sound good, I don't know.

Whether this new body/neck setup is ergonomic and "feels right" remains to be seen. Also, I don't think there's a coil splitter on the humbucker.

And - will it quack?

Correction - it’s Daphne blue!

I also see it has an ash body, which isn’t a bad thing.

(This message was last edited by Joe Potts at 02:46 PM, Mar 26th, 2019)

Joe Potts
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Western Pa.

I'm an old guitar hassler
Mar 26th, 2019 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here's a link to Sweetwater's listing of the Sixty-Six.

I also see the pickups are from the Player series.

Daphne Blue 66

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Eastun' Carolina

Like Ringo, I'm happy to be here!
Jun 4th, 2019 06:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

I had a chance to play the Sixty-six, pretty cool vibe except I found my strumming hand kept hitting the 5-way switch. I’m sure one could learn to not do that.

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