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American Deluxe Jazz Bass FMT V (5-String)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr.Phil, Jul 11, 2005.


  1. Mr.Phil

    Mr.Phil

    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Ok... I've messed around with a few five stringers, but I was never satisfied with the low B. Now... I'm thinking about heading to a music store about 2 hours away to check out an American Deluxe Jazz Bass FMT V. Does anyone have experience with this bass? How's the B? Any help would be appreciated as I don't really want to make the trip if the B sounds muddy. Thanks!
     
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    The active EQ in the FMT can give you as full a B as you want. My experience with fivers (which all my basses are) is that the feel and sound of the B string is mostly a function of the string construction itself. As I've said in other threads, my Jazz FMT (built when it meant "figured maple top" but now would be called a QMT) sees a lot of gig time, and gets great tone all the way down to the B, and is extremely versatile. It's right up there with my favorites.
     
  3. Mr.Phil

    Mr.Phil

    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Alright then, I will check it out... Thanks for the help!