24 Fret Fenders

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SolarMan, Jan 30, 2014.


  1. SolarMan

    SolarMan Supporting Member

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  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    They're not that rare and not particularly well built, in my experience. The preamps are notoriously shoddy.
  3. vernhillbass

    vernhillbass

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    Yes, that is a FenderJ24. I have the 4 string version. Mine does not have the active /passive switch. They are very well built basses and for many years it was my main axe. They come with Bassline pickups, a high mass bridge and a very usable EQ. The fit and finish is as nice as any Fender I have touched. They have select alder bodies and they we're considered 'Deluxe' when Fender put them out. I have seen a few of them listed here. It's a very nice bass and I would recommend it.
  4. vernhillbass

    vernhillbass

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    I just noticed he wanted $625. The ones I have seen here are $400 to $500. The preamp is not the greatest, as the previous poster stated, but it can be upgraded. I will put mine up against any Fender for quality of build, however.
  5. pica

    pica

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    There is one for sale here in the classifieds. The guy has been trying to sell it for like two months. I had one of these a while back. It's a nice bass. I wouldn't pay $625 for it.
  6. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

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    I have one...
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    ... they are good basses. I paid $600 for mine a few years ago from right here... but mine came with a U-Retro preamp in it.. Stock you should pay more in the $475-$575 range. It is a well made bass. I would ask this guy to go down to $550 and see what he says..
  7. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    The Stu Hamm Urge basses had 24 frets. Used ones are not particularly expensive and turn up frequently.
  8. Jimtoonz

    Jimtoonz Supporting Member

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  9. SolarMan

    SolarMan Supporting Member

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    All of your responses are appreciated. I decided to keep looking (for a used Jazz). Thanks
  10. plankspanker13

    plankspanker13

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    I loved mine, but it was caught up in my horse-trading that resulted in a USA G&L (no regrets). I would not pay over $500 for a used one, though.

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