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What years did Fender make this bass? Thanks!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by two fingers, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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  2. UK Philip

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_American_Deluxe_Series
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    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey thanks for the link! That article tells me they were started in '95. However, it doesn't tell me when they stopped making the 5 string with the humbucker. That's one piece of the puzzle. Anyone know when that stopped?
  4. UK Philip

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    most-likely when they brought out their next round of american deluxe 5's.

    it'll be out there somewhere with some creating googling, but somebody must know, there's some fender bass encyclopaedias on here. :D
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah. At some point they went back to the single J pickup at the bridge. And I don't even think they make a Deluxe V any more (but I could be wrong).
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    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    To be sure I haven't stumped this crowd. Any ideas what the last year they were made is?
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    It was like 2008 I believe. When they did that first round of big changes in production it and many other models were dropped. I remember reading about there being issues with the 5 string humbucker going out of production or something, but I don't know if that's really the issue or not.
  8. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Interesting. Thanks.
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    I'm thinking they went out of production around 2007. The reason being that Fender seemed to be clearing the way for the American standard Precision 5 string, which was introduced in 2008.
  10. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer Supporting Member

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    I've had two. They kill it . May be the best bass Fender made after 1964.

    2006;

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  12. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

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    from the specs:

    The originals were bill lawrence design and I believe were the same as used on the RB V which was discontinued as well. They used some kind of special magnet design that was supposed to help balance the tone of the strings, there's an excerpt here but the link to the original review/interview is dead:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f38/help-roscoe-beck-v-pickups-865898/
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    Chasarms Casual Observer Supporting Member

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    The pickups in the ADPV were "sort of" the same the the Roscoe Beck V. They looked the same, and sounded mostly the same in the same modes, but the RBV has a coil tap/split coil functionality that the ADPV pickups did not offer. It is possible that it was a simple wiring difference, but they were different in that regard.

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