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NBD- Fender MIM Jazz V with Bartolini pickups and preamp

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by but_ch, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. but_ch

    but_ch Supporting Member

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    Found this on CL. Whoever did the pickups did a pro router job to fit the 2 9v batteries. Decent shape, a few nicks (which doesn't bother me.). Raised the pickups, adjusted the neck, cleaned and restrung, and it kills! I was looking for a passive, but this will do!
  2. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

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    The active electronics will give the B string more debth, and a brighter high end - have you found this to be true? Are you glad it's active rather than passive after hearing it?
  3. but_ch

    but_ch Supporting Member

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    Yes, you're right. I played it on Friday at my gig, but I hadn't changed the strings. It sounded good, but I don't have a gig until the 1st. I won't know how good until I get it in the real amp.
  4. awilkie84

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    It has a dual battery house? Cuz that's a Fender MIM Active Deluxe Jazz. It already had 1 battery housing.
  5. bassist4dalord

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    Looks to me like the body is Midnight Wine, which wasn't offered on the Active Deluxe Jazz to my knowledge.

    Excellent score!
  6. but_ch

    but_ch Supporting Member

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    I can tell there was a rout for one 9v that was extended to fit a second 9v. Not my first color choice, but not bad. Oh, and its an '01, if that makes a difference in whether the color was offered.
  7. Wallace320

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    Anyway sure one of the first from Mexico, 'cause in the '90s those in line Gotohs distinguished the Japanese production.

    Can't remember they already were active: I remember Japanese models were passive, so did early MIM 5ers.

    From more recent years, MIM active deluxe had former American Deluxe Noiseless pickups and dual battery compartment so I guess the cavity was either already in place or completely due to the modster intervention.

    Not my kinda neck, but great if you're happy with it.

    Cheers,
    Wallace
  8. but_ch

    but_ch Supporting Member

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    The neck isn't exactly my cup of tea either, but I needed a 5 and wanted a Jazz. It plays fine, just a bit thick in the neck.

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