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No longer available Fender American Deluxe Active Jazz 4 Cherry Burst (Sadowsky PreAmp, Fralin Pups Uprgrades))

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by stephenb923, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. stephenb923

    stephenb923 Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2014
    Beacon, New York
    New York
    United States
    I’m selling my 2002 American Fender Deluxe Active Jazz 4 String in Cherry Burst. I added a Sadowsky 4 Knob On board Pre-Amp as well as Fralin Humcancelling Pick Ups and it really gave this instrument new life.

    This bass has been my go to for many years, but i'm wanting to change things up. I am the original owner. I purchased it new around 2002-2003 from Alto Music in Middletown, NY. I've kept up with it as far as set ups and care and i've provided an invoice of the work on it that was done in 2019. It hasn't been played a ton since then as I've gravitated more to P basses.

    The work done on the bass in 2019 was Shielding of cavity, fret level and re-crown, Preamp Installation, and set up (i've since been doing my own set ups and adjustments) were done by The Guitar Specialist in Goldens Bridge, NY (http://www.guitarspecialist.com). He does awesome work. Professional work, who works on instruments for many well known musicians (John Scofield, Paul Simon, Joe Beck, etc. http://www.guitarspecialist.com/notable.htm) and he has been taking care of the instrument for me for a while. I believe at one point he replaced the original nut with a bone nut, but other than that, I was having him set up the instrument for a while. Frets are in great shape. Little to no fretwear. Upgrades (Fralin pups and Sadowsky Pre) were $600 on their own. It's really a great playing bass. Punchy, Lightweight (around 8lbs), fast neck, and great tone.

    There are some dings and signs of use on the instrument (Pictured). I is currently strung with Curt Mangan Nickel Strings (.45-.105 guage). I swaped out the original white pick guard for a Fender White Pearloid Pickguard. I also added Schaller Straplocks.

    Original Pickups and Fender Electronics Knobs/Plate will be included as well.

    Here are the Original specs from Fender:

    Model Name: American Deluxe Jazz Bass®
    Series: American Deluxe Series
    Body: Premium Ash on Aged Cherry Sunburst
    Neck: Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
    (Satin Polyurethane Finish)

    Fingerboard: Rosewood (9.5” Radius/241 mm)
    Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
    Nut: 1.50” (38mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Fender/Schaller Deluxe Lightweight Tuning Machines
    Bridge: Deluxe Chrome Plated Steel Bridge Plate (Strings-Thru-Body or Top Load), with Nickel Plated Brass Saddles
    Pickguard: White Pearloid
    Pickups: 2 Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups with Nickel Plated Pole Pieces (Neck & Bridge)
    Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
    Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot, 3-Band Active EQ with:
    Treble Boost/Cut: +/- 10 db @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave.
    Mid Boost/Cut: +10dB, -15dB @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope.
    Bass Boost/Cut: +/- 12 db @ 40 Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave.
    Colors: * Aged Cherry Sunburst with Ash Body add $150.00,
    (Polyurethane Finish)
    Case: Standard Molded Case (Hardshell)
    Other Features: Downsized Jazz Bass® Body with Deeper Lower Cutaway for Better Access to Upper Frets,PosiflexTM Graphite Neck Support Rods,
    18 Volt Power Supply,
    5-Bolt Neck Plate,
    Contoured Heel for Easier Access to Upper Frets,
    Abalone Dot Position Inlays,
    Rolled Fingerboard Edges,
    Highly Detailed Nut and Fret Work
    Source: U.S.
    Accessories: Standard Molded Case
    U.S. MSRP: $1,749.99: Alder Body, $1,899.99: *Premium Ash Body
    INTRODUCED: 1/2002
    DISCONTINUED: 1/2004
    WRENCH SIZES: Truss Rod Wrench, 3/16", p/n 0048693000,
    Saddle Height Wrench, 1/16", p/n 0021109000

    Weight is around 8lbs on a bathroom scale. Its been well kept spending most of its time in a hardshell case with a D'Addario Humidity tracker in humidity controlled environment.

    If you don't mind a few dings and minor wear here and there, this is a great option. Great feel, color, lightweight American made instrument, and really sings with the upgrades.

    No trades please.

    I'm located in Beacon, NY for a pick up and will also ship it ConUS.

    $1250 Local
    $1300 + Shipping (Shipped ConUS only)

    Thanks for looking and please inquire with any questions.

    Last edited: Mar 5, 2021
    Musicman1901 likes this.
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I love this series but the necks are too thin for me.
  3. stephenb923

    stephenb923 Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2014
    Beacon, New York
    Back up for sale.
    vgbassman likes this.
  4. stringtheory6


    Nov 20, 2008
    Bump for one of my favorite Fender bass series.
    Unusually low weight on this one!
    Not sure about Fifteen Hundred, but thinking about an offer:)
    vgbassman likes this.
  5. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    Man.... I had the 5 str version of this. I want to kick myself every time I remember I sold it.
    stephenb923 likes this.
  6. stephenb923

    stephenb923 Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2014
    Beacon, New York
    Open to $ offers. Just not looking for any trades.

  7. vgbassman

    vgbassman Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2016
    very tempting!!!
    stephenb923 likes this.
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