We have lots of common questions with lots of common answers. Also, do not post links to giveaways where you personally benefit getting more entries by propagating spamming a link. Sure, that passive split coil is what helped P Bass reach the type of reputation it enjoys now, but this active setup is a breath of fresh air. I like the tone of a nice piece of basswood just fine. Use fuzz and octave pedals pretty extensively too, so ideally this bass would play nice with those. This happened so frequently that some counterfeiters will go to the trouble to duplicate sunburst under a custom color top coat. There are many variables that can make one body blank and neck blank combo a disappointing dud while another pairing with exactly the same specs comes out a total gem.
Fender Precision bass is known for its split coil pickup. For anyone who doesn't know it, guitar bodies are not one piece of wood. The fewer pieces, the better as a general rule. Brother, where did you get your info that Corona sends Mexico the rejected wood? These have been around for over years, if I remember correctly, they were first issued in '03, in both a P and a J configuration. So if you are the type of person who is always banging your bass into stuff you might want to avoid basswood. A pleasure to do business with. In the 2001 photo essay the laminated Ensenada alder body blanks appear to mostly have at least five pieces of alder with the laminate layer glued on top, but a few of these in the photos seem to have four pieces.
The treble and bass controls are stacked; in passive mode, only the treble control functions for tone. Folks, Thanks so much for the response - Brother Dave you are a legend on this forum. One-piece necks always seem to need less adjustment than multi-piece necks. A great example of a best-selling Fender is the American Deluxe Jazz Bass. Thanks for helping me better understand. You can't go by looks, tone wood type or specs alone.
Brother, see where I am heading? Was hoping you would chime in on some of my questions. Hardware Whilst they implemented a number of upgrades elsewhere, hardware is one of the areas which remained relatively standard. How many bass guitar reviews have you done? Big question for my curiosity. Another fantastic Fender is the Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass. Or, is solid state the only option for modeling amps.
Hi, Thanks for the review on the Fender P bass. Unfortunately we can't control what ups charges. I have never found pups or hardware to be an 'issue needing replacement', as long as you realize they are an inexpensive, yet completely functional hardware pkg, and ceramic magnet pickups. Sunburst alder outnumbers sunburst ash by an overwhelming number. Thanks for all your helpful comments - poor me, I'll just have to suffer hours and hours of trailing round shops playing bass, boo hoo. Are all of the Line-6 modeling amps solid state? Three barrel, maybe better tuning machines? Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.
Playability wise it feels great, though I'm not a fan of glossed necks. The hardware is all chrome, including a Fender HiMass bridge, a set of open gear tuners and knurled knobs. I was specifically looking for review on a 1998 Fender Deluxe American Jazz V Did you do one on this bass? Not that there is anything wrong with that. Fender specs for each Jazz Bass sold will come with that info. Do or can tube amps provide the modeling that Line-6 offers? Not saying anything is right or wrong. This subject is very important to me, personally.
Folks, Thanks so much for the response - Brother Dave you are a legend on this forum. It comes with a generic gig bag thanks for looking. Full Middle and Bridge, Pos 4. Pay more and you will get better wood. Even in the Squier Affinity line someone will find a gem and so totally freak out about it that you'll see a new member post in the forum raving about what a great instrument they found.
You can go anywhere from Jazz Bass territory, over the classic Precision style, to more modern clinical tones which have become popular over time. I'm currently gassing pretty badly for one of these beauties and am looking for feedback anyone has about what they like or don't like about them. All those instruments were great, but quite honestly, this new Fender ash limited run was my favorite of them all. Read both links word for word. You could say that the hardware is average, but it works like a charm. I don't have a tremendous amount of experience but I'm able to get some nice sounds out of the pickups, although I wish they were a little hotter.
No matter which bass you choose, if it carries the Fender name you can be sure that it's going to showcase your sound in the way it deserves. After a few more gigs and saving some money, I may look for the P-bass counterpart to the jazz. This is why I always say to play lots of the model you want to buy. The neck is in excellent shape with great condition frets. Mexican Standards seem to be basswood now. Sometimes the wood density or moisture content is wrong and other times there might have been a hidden defect in the blank that only shows up once they cut it. The Jazz Bass has been seen frequenting all the places where music has been played over the last 50 years.
Combining traditional design with contemporary features, the Standard Jazz Bass is an elegant and affordable classic designed for the bassist who appreciates great style, rich and versatile tone, and excellent value. Another dealer tour essay from 2000 at: also mentions these Ensenada-use-only laminated blanks. I know it changed by 2000 in fact. With an updated preamp circuit, a vintage bridge and a rugged alder body, the Deluxe Jazz Bass is a favorite among bassists for its playability, clear tone and lasting sustain. My hope for you is that the frets are better material as mine seems to be of a soft alloy. Similarly, please send any comments or critiques to the moderators.