For sale is a Korean made, Fender 24-fret active 5-string with a sunburst-y finish and rosewood fingerboard. It also has modded electronics that seriously upgrades it's sound.
Serial number dating (#08031527
puts it between 1988-1996 according to Fender edit: thanks to roho the correct age of this bass is figured out to 2007, which makes way more sense. Fenders dating on their website is incorrect it appears.
In July 2005, Fender introduced its first 24-fret bass since the Fender Performer Bass, the Fender Jazz Bass 24 . The Jazz Bass 24 featured a sleek alder body, a 34”-scale length, modern “C” shaped maple neck with a two-octave rosewood fingerboard, abalone dot inlays, 24 medium-jumbo frets, Hipshot licensed tuners, Fender/Gotoh High Mass top-loading bridge. It was available in the Fender pricelist as part of the Deluxe Series line, with Cherry Sunburst (discontinued as of 2007) and Tobacco Sunburst finishes over a quilted maple top and chrome-plated hardware. The 5-string version has been introduced in 2007.
- Through-body stringing
- 24 fret
- Aguilar vintage J-bass pickups
- Bass Mods two band pre
- Passive tone control
So the electronics have been *seriously* upgraded and between the Aggie pickups, the bass mods pre, and the passive tone control, this thing sounds like a modern boutiqe bass, but with Fendery-ness. I know everyone says stuff like that, but really, this thing has an amazing back pickup tone for a 5 string, and with the bass mods pre, you can marcus, or get a p-bass front pick up chunk, it can do it all and sound HUGE. Active or passive with the mods, and still able to get tone out of it. Very very flexible.
Only getting rid of it because it has to be one-in-one-out for me, and I got another bass, and so this one has to go.
Vastly prefer local Seattle area sale if possible, but will ship of course as well.
Because of the upgrades, listing this at $800.00
. It will give $1500-16000 basses a run for their money, no joke.
The cosmetic issue came from when the pickup cavity was being routed out to make the Aguilar's fit, and the dremel got away from me for a second. But you can't see it from 4 feet away. Picture below.
Additional Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/gzyow4jokbj1scv/X2ETDXX7mm