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SOLD 1990 Fender Jazz Bass Plus V-Kubicki Electronics

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by TNCreature, Jan 18, 2012.


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  1. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    For sale is my Made in the USA 1990 Fender Jazz Bass Plus V. This is the one with Kubicki Active Electronics and knobs. It also has the micro-tilt neck, which is a feature I like a lot. Color is natural/ash. Bass comes with the original Fender hardshell case, which has seen better days.

    Price $[DEL]850.00[/DEL] $[DEL]800.00[/DEL] $750.00 plus shipping, packing, and insurance.

    Here are the original stats:
    Model Name: Jazz Bass(r) Plus V (5-String)
    Model Number: 019-8500-(Color #)
    Series: U.S. Plus/Deluxe Series
    Body: Downsized Alder Body
    Neck: Maple
    Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" Radius (241mm)
    No. of Frets: 22
    Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.750" (44.5mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Fender Elite
    Bridge: Fender Elite Jazz Bass 5-String
    Pickguard: N/A
    Pickups: 2 Silver Fender LaceTM Sensor J Bass(r) Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
    Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
    Controls: Stacked Master Volume and Pan Pot,
    Stacked Treble Boost/Cut and Bass Boost/Cut,
    Circuit Select Switch (From Full Clockwise...Standby, Active With Mid
    Boost, Active, Passive)
    Unique Features: Active Electronics
    Source: U.S.
    U.S. MSRP: $1,189.99
    INTRODUCED: 1990
    DISCONTINUED: 1994

    This bass is certainly not physically perfect BUT the electronics, sound and intonation are fantastic, with no crackles or other noise.
    I purchased it from a drummer who wanted to try bass, and had it in the case for many years. He wasn't able to tell me anything about it. (hmph, drummers...;) )

    The sound is huge, and kind of woody, but you can get aggressive and modern with the mid-boost. I actually really like the sound of this bass, none of my other Jazz basses sound like this.

    The bass looks all original, I had to replace a missing string tree. The strings are very old, no idea what brand they are. I bought this late summer of 2011 and have not had the time to do any work on it, so you will be getting in in the same condition that I received it in, only cleaner.

    I have attempted to photograph the worst of the cosmetic issues, the most painful one being the repaired (not by me!) crack at the base of the headstock. The repair is solid, nothing is moving and it doesn't effect the sound. The electronics compartment cover is the most ill fitting thing I have ever seen, but it does its job.
    The knobs really need a proper cleaning.

    I appreciate your interest. Please PM me.
    Again NO TRADES PLEASE.

    Thank you,

    Mark

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  2. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Bump for a tone monster
     
  3. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    $800. Price drop bump.
     
  4. Bump for a very cool Fender model. I have the 4 string version and really like the versatility. Quality components and build on these. They are lightweight, can be used in active or passive and have a unique wiring configuration. I think I've read that these are the predecessors to the American Deluxe models.
     
  5. I also read that these were the top of the line MIA production models at their time. There is little info on them but I researched a lot. They didn't catch on because they were too radical for fender at the time (imho).
     
  6. perkidan

    perkidan

    Sep 13, 2000
    Augusta, ky
    Not this particular bass, but one like this was my first Five string I bought new in 1990. Played great. GLWTS
     
  7. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    bassphreak, right you are on your facts. Fender naming can get really confusing, but if people take a look they will realize that Fender never produced a bass like this before or after. I wish they would get out of their comfort zone a little more these days!
     
  8. paradog

    paradog

    Dec 25, 2011
    Central NJ
    WOW! love the simplicity of the whole instrument...Bump!
     
  9. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Snowy Saturday Bump.
     
  10. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    The Lord's Day Bump.
    Offers?
     
  11. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    I had the 4 string version ( not aware they made a 5 back then)
    Loved the Kubicki electronics, it even had a Off switch, COOL.
     
  12. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Yes and I always found it interesting that the 5 was so cosmetically different from the 4. Great basses.
    Thanks!
     
  13. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Make me an offer bump!
     
  14. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Price drop bump
     
  15. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Price drop - a steal at $750!
     
  16. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Daily Bump
     
  17. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Bumpppppp
     
  18. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    bump
     

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