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american fender jazz output questions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by growler571, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. growler571


    Sep 19, 2007
    Do the new 2010 fender american jazz basses have a pretty hot output as far as the pickups are concerned. I had an american deluxe fender jazz and is tended to sound a little anemic in the low end department with a loud rock band. Someone told me the american standards have a little more output is this true? I have real problem with using a jazz when we go into our acdc songs in my band also. It seems like i need a P bass for these types of songs or a stingray. That active jazz of mine just didnt cut it for tunes like that. Let me no your thought opinions please. Thanks...
  2. lfbassguy


    Jul 4, 2010
    west texas
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland
    my 2010 mia jazz standard works great when we play acdc or any other rock songs. the p/u's seem pretty hot and have plenty of low end. i did have to raise them a bit. they really do sound great!
  3. maxbass


    May 22, 2002
    Milano Italy
    In my experience a classic passive Jazz Bass cut through the mix easily, even if the output level is quite low.
    The low output can however be a problem with low wattage amp and/or inefficient cabs.
    If your amp is enough loud, maybe the problem is the -too polite- active circuit, rather than the output level
  4. Makatak


    Apr 13, 2002
    New Zealand
    My mid 90`s Korean Squire blows the pants off any other MIM or MIA Ive A/B`d it with as far as " hotness " is concerned . I tried it against a Classic vibe Jazz a while back for example and the CV was about 10-20% quieter .
    Just play as many as you can till one leaps out at you ! . Good luck
    Tip : tried an Aphex Bass Xciter ???? , the best thing Ive ever owned to beef my sound .

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