Friday, 17 September 2010

Fender Urge 1. Stu Hamm . . . . . . .

Fender Stu Hamm Urge 1 Signature Series.
Now, you don't see many of these.
I was going to do this one later on but having used it in
rehearsal, I thought I would do it whilst it was fresh in my mind.
Bit like a sports car, small, light and fast!
It is a 32" scale, with a lovely neck on it.

The controls are Volume on the top and Pan on the bottom of the
front set and Treble on the top, Bass on the bottom of the back set.
The active is simple but you can get some great and varied sounds
from them without a lot of fiddling around.

When I first got this, I tried to find out what year it was but some
of the Mexican serials are a bit vague - this one not even recognised
but come down a few numbers to 32000 and it says this:

This guitar is from the Mexican Signature Series
made at the Ensenada Plant (Fender), Mexico
in the Year(s): 1996 - Present, While this line of guitars was created
in 1996, the serial numbers do not correlate with the subsequent years
hence an exact date cannot be determined from the serial number.
Hey Ho! I guess it's about 15 years old.

While I was digging around for info on it, I can across an image of an
alternative version which may be passive??

Stu Hamm is up there with the very best - a stunning player.
I saw him live with Satriani, an unforgettable experience, top man!
Trouble is when I see someone like that, it makes me think of
taking up the Penny Whistle!!

Time to go - Robin Trower on Planet Rock as I sign off . . . . . .
after all this time, some of his stuff still makes the hairs on the back
of my neck stand up. Go Robin, Go - Too rollin' stoned!

Cheers. :)


Serafim said...

a great bass guitar. i´ve got one

Flat Eric said...

Hi. I really wish I could reach out and play it, just one more time - never thought for a moment that there would be so much interest in it! Ah well. Continue to enjoy yours. :)