I had huge plans for this bass, and all of them fell through, so I'm returning to my first love, which is fretless, which, really, is probably the path I should've been taking anyway.
So it goes.
Up for sale/trade is a lovely 2010 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass. It looks exactly like the one here
For those of you who don't want to click through to Fender's site:
- Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 3-Ply B/W/B Pickguard
- Body: alder, finished in urethane
- Neck: maple (Gloss Urethane Front, Satin Urethane Back)
- Neck Shape: Modern "C"
- Bound Fingerboard
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 21 frets
- White Pearloid Block inlays
Pickups are Noiseless N3 single-coil jazz wired to a 3-band preamp. Controls are:
- stacked bass and treble
- stacked mid and passive tone
- active passive switch
Lots of other nice features like the high-mass bridge, the string retainer on the A string, etc. etc. Update
Weight: 9.2 lbs. on my digital scale.
I've added a matching Hipshop Detuner, but if you don't want that I'll happily swap it out for the original and deduct $40 from the price.
There's a bit of finish wear on the front bottom edge of the lower bout just under the pickguard and a nick in the back, both of which I'll photograph.
Action is set pretty low and can go lower. Currently strung with D'Addario tapewounds, which might be my new favorite string. I don't know the frequency centers on the preamp and Fender isn't telling, but overall I find the preamp to be nicely voiced. There's a volume jump when the preamp is engaged, but I never got the feeling that to live with the bass long-term I would need to change out the pre like I have with some of Fender's past efforts. I could happily play this for the rest of my life as-is...if I wasn't driven by a mad need to play fretless.
Asking $1250 shipped in the Fender TSA-approved case.