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Emergency Fender question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adrian garcia, Apr 29, 2003.


  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    I am looking for a Jazz 5- i looked at FMT- and i loved the sound- but i actually like the look of the American Deluxe better- it has the traditional plate and i can get on in natural- my question is, is the preamp the same on the AmDlx as it is on the FMT?- anyone know for sure?? thanks- peace, A
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The older American Deluxes have a 9V pre-amp with the Noiseless p/u's. Older ones have differnet pickups that I like better than the Noiseless.

    The newest American Deluxes have an 18V pre-amp that I believe is the same as the FMT Jazzes.
     
  3. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Is there something wrong with your current jazz 5 bass? :confused:
     
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    no, actually- im doing a controlled experiment at the ocst of a Fender bass- i bought an American Deluxe 5 today from CG in Atlanta , thanks to Woodchuck-
    i will decide which i will keep later. The thing is, I am used to the 34.5 in scale of the F bass and i never thought id be a wimp and actually feel the 35 in scale of the USACG jazz bass-
    also, I really want that Fneder sound- and the other day a frined came by a gig that i do that is an open jam session and i played hi Fender USA Dlx 5 and i laid that thumb down and BOOM!! Marcus tone.. theres a vibe to the Fender sound- i havent owned a Fender since !979, so im ready to try again- even though the USACG j bass is sweeet!! i love the look- i was looking at an FMT, bu i prefer the standard layout--
     
  5. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    Greetings Adrian!

    I went to www.fender.com glicked on the gear tab, and did a side by side comparison of those two basses a few months ago, I found the diff between the FMT and the Deluxe was just the gold hardware (if we are talking about the new deluxes) all else from the width at the nut to the scale length, electronics, etc seemed to be the same, the OLDER deluxes dont have the 18volt preamp or the noisless pickups, or the fancy gold hardware, But IMO, they still throw down! fyi...I am making ref to the American deluxe modles

    hope this helps:bassist:

    Peace!
     
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    well, i bought an american deluxe ( used) and its already on its way here, and i didnt check to see if it was the 18 volt system-
    not that it HAS to be- im just looking for the sound-
    but this one may be an older one because it is natural ash with maple board and i dont see nat ash offered at the Fender site now-
    good old GC has the 30 day return- so i will a-b it with my usacg jazz bass and decide then..
     
  7. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Adrian:

    Being that you've played Laklands before why not a US JO5? They come active too! Just a thought for you to ponder?:rolleyes:
     
  8. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    when it comes to certain sounds like a jaco or marcus thing, regardless of how well built laklands and sadowsky's are, fenders seem to do the best job. the others approximate the sound well but dont nail it. i played a mex fender dlx 5 a couple of weeks ago and was suprised at how good it sounded. i could pan to the bridge pickup and get a nice throaty jaco tone even with the preamp. the boutique jazzes sound too hi tech with their preamps to my ear.
     
  9. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    im really starting to believe it IS a FENDER thing.
     
  10. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Well if it is, I got an older Fender in the closet that I'll swap ya for another Roscoe???
     
  11. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    i love my fodera and f bass, but my 62 fender jazz aint goin' anywhere. shouldnt have got rid of my 78. it had THE sound. i couldnt stand the red finish though.
     
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i gotz one a coming- be here tomorrow!! ( Fender, that is) gotz to be a 5 -- i just sold a sweet roscoe -- you gotta see whats coming!!
     
  13. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    You keep hinting at whats coming man...give us the info!
     
  14. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Oh my Gawd, someone's cloned Gard and he's after me. (Run Away and don't look back). You bass merchants are an evil lot!
     
  15. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Me thinks Jared is ready to take the plunge!
     
  16. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I'm always ready to take the plunge.

    Come on Adrian give me your best shot.
     
  17. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Well bend over and take it like a man!:D

    Seriously I heard Adrian is a rockin dealer!
     
  18. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Jared- email me and ill send you pics- has to be your email addres , not thru TB- i dont want to post them- might get taken as spam- peace, Adrian
     
  19. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Jared you can share the pictures! Hint Hint!