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Fender Fatfinger Bass Sustain Enhancer   

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Instantly add more sustain and tone to your bass with Fender's Fatfinger. By clamping the Fatfinger on the headstock of your instrument (no tools nee...Read More

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Instantly add more sustain and tone to your bass with Fender's Fatfinger. By clamping the Fatfinger on the headstock of your instrument (no tools needed), it will enhance the overall tone and note-to-note response of any electric or acoustic bass.

Adds sustain and tone to your bass instantly.

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  • Instantly adds more sustain
  • Enhances tone and note-to-note response
  • Easily added and removed

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FenderFatfinger Bass Sustain Enhancer
 
3.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (4)

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4.0

Works as advertised

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from Somerville

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  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

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      Comments about Fender Fatfinger Bass Sustain Enhancer:

      3 stars is average.

      Does what it claims to do. Adds some bass, sustain, and detail. May be used with guitars and basses. Worth trying before adding a high mass bridge, as it requires no mods and is much less expensive.

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      3.0

      Your results may vary...

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      from Syracuse, NY

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      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

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        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Fatfinger Bass Sustain Enhancer:

        My dead spot is in the C#/D area of the G string - Fender fretless P-bass.
        This product does indeed make a difference which is easily heard - thing is, it might take some experimentation on your part.

        I tried affixing the unit to every available area on the headstock in order to get the desired outcome.
        On some spots, it helped the problem area but negatively impacted other areas.

        I wound up hanging it off of the area between the D and G tuners, right over the "N" in Precision.

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        1.0

        Save your money.

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        from Maryland

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        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Not Functional

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          Comments about Fender Fatfinger Bass Sustain Enhancer:

          I've done a fair share of research on 4 string electric bass dead spots. They occur on the G string around the C fret.
          In my readings I read about the Fatfinger and have now tried it.
          It's useless for me.
          It might work on another bass but I doubt it.

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          2.0

          Use a heavy capo instead

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          from Houston, TX

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              Comments about Fender Fatfinger Bass Sustain Enhancer:

              The idea is great, I had a Eb flat note on my D string on my bass that would not ring out, had a heavy capo that worked but for playing live it looked odd, seen this and thought it would work. It is good quality but the felt came off and I guess the weight was not there as the sustain was not evident so I went back and used the capo (G7)

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              4.0

              It works, but it's heavy...

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              from Pittsburgh, PA

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              Comments about Fender Fatfinger Bass Sustain Enhancer:

              I got this to fix a dead spot on one of my basses... While it didn't completely fix the dead spot, it did make it more tolerable. Also, it had a positive effect on the way the rest of the bass sounded.

              That said, I believe I will only use it when I'm recording cause it adds a lot of weight to the headstock.
              There's a lot more to this design that I thought there would be... It has a hard wax'ish plastic (Delrin?) on the side that will hit the front of your headstock, and a large felt pad for the back to keep it from scratching the instrument.

              The part that goes on the front of the headstock easily slips under the strings around the tuning pegs. The back is designed so it can fit over the tuning machines. This makes it easy to place the fat finger where you want...

              It would be nice if it came in more finishes... I think it's only available in chrome...
              It METAL! My family will be wondering what it is after I'm dead...
              It works... If you have sustain problems, or dead spots, it will help... Might not cure the problem, but it helps...

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              4.0

              Almost perfect.

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              from Forsyth, Ga.

              Comments about Fender Fatfinger Bass Sustain Enhancer:

              After reading reviews online about this thing I almost regretted ordering it. That was until I played my bass without it. It went right back on, don't plan on taking it off unless I put it on my other rigs. A little big but you really need mass and weight. Play a gig on Saturday and on monday when you get home from work...still humming. Sustain for days. Slight exagerration but really it just rings. Not pretty to look at but well worth the small price.
              Fantastic piece of brass
              Not sure on this one as there has to be a better way. tungsten weights or something.

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