fender active jazz deluxe V

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cjsh, May 18, 2003.

  1. cjsh


    Apr 23, 2003
    I just bought a used Fender jazz deluxe 5, active, MIM for my son.

    There are 4 knobs. the second knob is pan pot control. what is pan pot control? I don't play a guitar so I have no idea what it is.

  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    You got a nice bass for your son. The Pan control is a pickup selector. In the middle both pickups are on full & as you turn it, you'll ease off one p/u.
  3. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    The DLX jazz bass unlike the passive version only has 1 volume knob, thus the pan knob switches between the two pickups and at center detent both pups are on full. Hope this helps.
  4. cjsh


    Apr 23, 2003
    Thanks.. I will tell my 15-year-old son who is very excited about his new 5 string bass.

    I have one more question if you don't mind.

    what kind of string do you recommend for this bass?

    BTW. I paid $300 for this one with hard case. It has sun burst color and in excellent condition. Is it good price?
  5. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    IMO thats a great price if its in good condition...

    if you really want to make the bass look 1000x better get a tortoise shell jazz bass pickguard

  6. John Herzog

    John Herzog

    Jun 14, 2002
    Schertz, TX
    Warmoth has pickguards as well. Pickgaurds.com seem to be a little on the pricey side to me.

  7. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    No offense Matt, but I think that's a rather subjective statement. ;) Some of us tend to think those toirtise shell p/g's look liek someone threw up their lunch on the bass. :D:)