I picked this bass up at Guitar Center for only $459. It was an upgrade from my Peavey Milestone II (a very good beginners Bass).
This bass rocks. The pickups have a great tone, no need to replace the originals. It has a three band EQ available, but you hardly need them. The tone is so great I hardly play with the EQ tweaked at all. I may be biased because of the flatness of the Milestone, after playing that for 3 years anything that sounds like a real bass, is a major improvement. With the active pickups this bass gives a very solid and clean sound. The neck has a great feel, that makes it very easy to play. Just picking this bass up I became a much faster player. It has a great sustain, and the finish is very sturdy and looks great.
I tried the 5 Sting version and was very tempted to buy it instead of the 4 string, but the neck was so much wider that it made it considerably harder to play than the 4 string.
Overall I really like this bass, and I would recomend that anyone get it. The electronics are clean and sound great It is solidly made, and it overall is a pure joy to play
rosewood or maple fingerboard
cash alder with maple top Dappled (YYYY not the same, it is very closely medium)
string thru body
2 Seymour Duncan Bass Lines
1 micro balance
1 semi parametric EQ
1 booster mediums
1 switch to switch to passive
Very beautiful ... this bass available in two shades of sunburst here "cherry sunburst" also available in "tobacco sunburst".
Fairly light, so taking Fender hand easy to play, very nice sleeve ... Fender again.
I tried at the same time as the P-Bass Special deluxe Southwestern, we must recognize that at the finish jazz bass is much better finished ... still a damper on the quality of alder in the fund is not the most beautiful woods ... if you can find it pushes it further in terms of criticism one can say that maple Dappled is not a first choice either, but this is details ... overall it's very good especially for the price ...
Much like the P-Bass the available sounds is very large, remains the Seymour Duncan pickups seemed to me pêchus on this model than (fender noiseless) fitted to the P-Bass and I think the strings thru -Body also have something to do ...
Try it but for me the judgment is qu'élogieux ... su-per-be!
For about 900 € in France was an instrument very well made, stylish and very versatile. My choice was certainly focus on a US model, but after reviewing the budget, we have here something very compelling ...
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Manufactures in Korea is an active JB in 24 cases.
2 single coil pickups "Seymour Duncan basslines."
Channel screwed in maple, rosewood fingerboard, alder body.
1 volume knob, 1 blance, mdium 1, 2 bass and treble qualizeurs and a switch to go from passive active (but the battery is all the same essential).
Fender JB handle is a veritable highway! it is a joy to play on. The longer handle makes one box all the same Loigne enough compared to other instruments 24 cases. The access to acute is poorly ais.
The body shape allows to use the instrument as sitting up, and lets ask the right arm in a good position.
Weakness: the weight. It is particularly heavy attention to fragile back.
It is very easy to quickly get a "good sound".
How to judge the sound of a JB? This is a major reason for buys one!
Although Corenne production, the sound is good and the l. Only the low finish quality (and perhaps the quality of the wood?) Dnote about its provenance.
It is a versatile low arch, which brews a standard pallet. We can all find the sound of the bass player that we like and try to find his.
A JB in 24 cases is THE good idea of Fender. And the sold price is one of the best qualitprix relationship.
Only BMOL: no flight case sold.