2003 Fender American Deluxe Jazz V
Alder body, string thru body bridge
Neck is from a 2002 Fender FMT Jazz bass, bound and blocked pao ferro board, really nice maple neck
East J Retro Deluxe, wired 9v, black knobs
Aged pearloid guard
Weighs 10 lbs
18mm spacing, 34" scale
Includes Fender FMT case, candy, and truss wrench
This has been my "bass wife" for a number of years and it may be the finest bass I've ever had. And I've had 86 basses!
The tone is dead-on Jazz Deluxe. Perfect for just about anything you need super smooth, super classy J bass tone for. Strong B string, crisp highs, mellow and smooth clarity.
The only reason I'm even thinking about getting rid of it is, I'm into more aggressive sounding basses these days and this just doesn't get angry. I've tried other pickups, got rid of the original pre, but just can't see myself taking drastic measures to get it to sound the way my other basses do.
For what it's worth, I compared this to a LARGE number of basses and it beat them all... Sadowsky, Lakland, Modulus, among others. This beat them for versatility, feel, tone. And I've had others tell me the same.
It's got one tiny chip on the back, a couple small dings on the tip of the headstock, minimal wear and tear. It's been a case queen for a LONG time. It only got taken out to go to the studio, usually. The case has more signs of use, but is not bad for its age. Here's a cut from the studio. And here's a scratch track from GarageBand
It's not all slap, give it 30 seconds
So, we must part ways. I have to fund something that I'll actually use more and it's a damn shame to see this not getting played. $1250
US only. Prefer money order,
but Paypal is a possibility
Sorry, no Paypal. It's too expensive. Money order or cashier's check only, sorry.
TRADES: Well, I'm trying to fund/find a VALENTI. So if you've got something like that, PM me.
I can't do 35" scale, so no trades for that. And just so you know, I'm going to be REALLY picky on trades, as I'm trying to eventually end up with something custom.
Bear in mind, this isn't some "copy" neck... it's a top-of-the-line Fender neck.
And a note...
I see people selling these Am Dlx JVs (or listing them) for slightly less than this, but bear in mind, the preamp alone is $340! And forget about finding the B'n'B neck actually made by Fender. This is a bass that definitely doesn't present itself... well, EVER! So if you like the classy look and versatile preamp, don't miss your chance to snag this. Because if the people who are telling me to change my mind succeed, this will probably never come up again.
So PM me if you are interested, let's talk!
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