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Fender 5 string legit or not?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe Milo, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Joe Milo

    Joe Milo

    Nov 1, 2009
    Geneva Ohio
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Looks legit to me.
  3. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Doesn’t sound like a bad price.
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  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Have seen that model around. They tend to be on the heavy side...at least the 4 or 5 I've handled.
  6. rimbaud

    rimbaud Banned

    Nov 17, 2011
    Cool price !! I've seen one in France sold for 300 € some weeks ago... and it was legit, I knew the guy...
  7. I have one, they are okay...I mean i personally love mine for the following reasons:
    Gives good mellow tone (versus my warwick and modulus flea)
    easy player
    classic looks and easily modifiable ( I put in Barts and a aguilar pre)

    Don't love:
    had very heavy neck (mine had a warranty issue with the truss so I got a free replacement with the 4+1 headstock which alleviated this but the 5 row tuners were not for me)
    the EAD especially the A string are a little floppy for me due to the radius I think, but I also like a lot of bite and crunch so if mellow is you then...

  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Why wouldn't it be legit? Got any red flags you can tell us about?
  9. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    looks totaly legit. Actually very nice.
  10. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    it's an active mexi, and decent (especially for that price).
  11. That's a Fender Active Deluxe Jazz V
    They're quite nice with their 3-band EQ and noiseless single coils.
    I had one for about a month, but traded it on my American Standard Precision V
    A bit on the heavy side, though.
  12. ShirazBop

    ShirazBop When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro,... Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC

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