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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

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  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Looks legit to me.
  3. Marko5657

    Marko5657 Supporting Member

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    Doesn’t sound like a bad price.
  4. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

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  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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

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    Cool price !! I've seen one in France sold for 300 € some weeks ago... and it was legit, I knew the guy...
  7. morewattsplease

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    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...


    GO FOR IT
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Why wouldn't it be legit? Got any red flags you can tell us about?
  9. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

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    looks totaly legit. Actually very nice.
  10. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    it's an active mexi, and decent (especially for that price).
  11. awilkie84

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    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 Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks good to go!

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