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What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:13 pm
by zhivago
...for a few seconds...this is incredible...I have only ever seen photos. but here we go, a few seconds of what this particular rare prototype sounds like...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh5kbCyHhEA

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:08 pm
by windmill
Wow !

Thanks for posting it

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:20 pm
by zhivago
No problem, it is the rarest thing I have ever heard on the internet, crazy, really!! :)

I just wish there was more. : :-/

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:13 pm
by PorkyPrimeCut
:w00t:

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:56 pm
by mbene085
Gah, what I'd give to hear him run through all those switch positions!

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:19 pm
by s_mcsleazy
are we meant to know who this eric johnson is? seriously, ive never heard of him.

plus i wish there was more marauder content.

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:29 pm
by PJazzmaster
thanks for sharing this video. Doesn't it sound a bit like out of phase with the tone rolled off or like a wah in a fixed position ?

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:07 pm
by Mechanical Birds
Yeah for sure, he had it sounding like a sitar or something. Also the only strat in that video is the all rosewood looking thing at the end. Was the title of the video referencing the marauder? Weird!

Anyway, yeah, seems like it would be primo timing for fender to actually make and release this thing proper, right? Market it as “finishing development on the rarest guitar the company ever did” and straight up put it out as a new Fender guitar.

Offsets have never been more popular and it’d be an exciting thing to see them release a brand new model that they can do a bunch of versions of and spread around their price points.

I wonder if yr allowed to play the guitars at Dave’s? He has the blue one that I’d assume is the most recognized version.

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:39 am
by mbene085
Agreed. Releasing a real Marauder II would be the biggest "shut up and take my money!" move Fender could pull for me personally.

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:01 am
by garyfanclub
This is remarkably close, bummer that it only comes in red. Would love to see this in charcoal frost or lpb...

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:25 am
by mbene085
garyfanclub wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:01 am
This is remarkably close, bummer that it only comes in red. Would love to see this in charcoal frost or lpb...

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I mean, it has three Jag pickups and plates, but that's as far as it goes.

The Marauder body shape and plates work so seamlessly together. That Strat monstrosity is neither offset, nor the product of a coherent design philosophy. They just stuck Jag plates on a strat body with no regard to how the lines worn together (or don't).

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:55 am
by BornToHula
So, the legendary marauder turns out to be a sitar ;D
Soo good looking btw

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:04 pm
by zip73
First time I've seen a real one in action. Looks like the slanted-fret Marauder II that has been featured in a number of books (look at the fret closest to the pickguard).

Thanks to a bunch of OSG guys, especially Paul Rhoney, Strider13, and Ret Samzzaj, I was able to get this clone put together a few years ago. All the rocker-switches work as they are supposed to (and it does not sound like a Sitar):

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:43 pm
by windmill
zip73 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:04 pm
First time I've seen a real one in action. Looks like the slanted-fret Marauder II that has been featured in a number of books (look at the fret closest to the pickguard).

Thanks to a bunch of OSG guys, especially Paul Rhoney, Strider13, and Ret Samzzaj, I was able to get this clone put together a few years ago. All the rocker-switches work as they are supposed to (and it does not sound like a Sitar):

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Yeah, that looks alright

like,really alright

:)

Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:18 pm
by Mechanical Birds
Yeah damn, that’s amazing. I had a Rhoney Starcaster B&B neck for like 3 years trying to get one done but eventually I realized I would hate myself for spending $1,000+ dollars on a guitar that I’d never be able to sell for more than like $400 so I just got an AV65 Jazzmaster.

Still, though, more than anything in the world, would love to have a Marauder. BiLT stuff gets as close as possible but it’s not the same :(

That Marauder is amazing though. Please tell me it has the pearl square pegged Grovers on it!