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Fender Alternate Reality Powercaster - 3-tone Sunburst

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Alternate Reality Powercaster

Throughout their history, Fender has occasionally had fun mixing and matching different components to create "parts-casters" that never were, but should have been: this is the Alternate Reality Series' raison d'être. The specimen under examination here is the Alternate Reality Powercaster. The Powercaster was designed from the ground up for high-octane musical hijinks and immense tonal dexterity. Mixing the massive sound of an Atomic humbucker with the girthy articulation of a single-coil MP-90 soapbar pickup, this instrument’s tone has a bit of an edge to it — ideal for slashing your way to the front of a packed mix. A roasted maple neck and swoopy pickguard adds stability and visual flair to this unique axe. Our take: Combining vintage-inspired appointments with modern, player-centric features, the Powercaster delivers an arsenal of unique tones you'll find useful for any music genre.

Unique tone and enhanced playability

The Alternate Reality Powercaster’s secret sauce is its pickup configuration. Unusual for a Fender, the Powercaster combines the fat, snarling tone of a humbucking bridge pickup with the punchy bite of a single-coil MP-90 neck pup. The Modern C profile neck is crafted from roasted maple, which makes it resonant and warp-resistant, as well as giving it fetching visuals. The 9.5"-radius Pau Ferro fingerboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets offer a fast, familiar playing feel while extending the instrument’s range. The 24.75" scale length gives the Powercaster a unique feel and voice for a Fender, and the strings are easier to bend, courtesy of the the shorter scale's reduced string tension. An Adjusto-matic bridge and sealed tuning machines provide rock-solid tuning stability.

Fender Alternate Reality Powercaster Features:

  • Alder body, gloss polyester finish
  • Roasted maple neck, Modern C profile, hand-rubbed oil finish
  • Pau Ferro fingerboard, 9.5" radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, dot inlays
  • 1.650" synthetic bone nut; 25.5" scale length
  • Standard cast/sealed tuning machines
  • Bridge pickup: Atomic Humbucker
  • Neck pickup: single-coil MP-90 Soapbar
  • 3-Position toggle pickup selector
  • Master Volume and Tone controls
  • Vintage-style 6-saddle Adjusto-Matic bridge with anchored tailpiece
  • Vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass knobs
  • Nickel/chrome hardware
  • Factory strings: Fender 250L NPS 9–42

Tech Specs

  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Body Shape: Powercaster
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Color: 3-tone Sunburst
  • Neck Material: Roasted Maple
  • Neck Shape: Modern C
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard Inlay: White Dots
  • Number of Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: 6-saddle Vintage-style Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Anchored Tailpiece
  • Tuners: Standard Cast, Sealed
  • Neck Pickup: MP-90 Soapbar Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Atomic Humbucker
  • Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
  • Strings: Fender USA 250L, .009-.042
  • Case Included: Gig Bag
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 0143523300

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