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Fender Confusion

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rockman, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Rockman


    Mar 2, 2006
    So Fender basically makes two types of basses, the precision and jazz. So what are the difference between the two in the first place wnd what are the diference between the "standard" 'american" and "American Deluxe." Just curious.
  2. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Please use the search feature we've got, it works great for this topic.

    But basically:

    Shape, neck width, neck profile, type of pickup, number of pickup.

    The differences is different stuff is put into it, deluxe is usually active as well.

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  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    MIM, HW1, and MIA all have different finishes, weight, pickups and such.

    Also, the American's don't have that ugly hole underneath the pickguard.

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  4. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Also, Jazz and Precision have...

    1) Different Pickups
    2) Different Shaped Necks
    3) Different Body Styles
    4) Different Control Knobs
    5) Different Sounds

  5. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Go to you local university and visit their sociology dept if you're having gender confusion.


    Oh wait, you wrote 'Fender confusion.' Nevermind.
  6. t-ray


    Jan 9, 2005
    Alabama USA
    Precision: slightly smaller bod, chunkier neck, split pups have
    HB effect, thump. Jazz: sexier bod, thinner neck, 2 SC pups for more tonal variation, growl. Can't go wrong with either. As
    for Deluxe vs American Std... better pups (noiseless,etc) and fancier details (abalone inlays,etc) and some have a slightly
    smaller lower bout shape. Pretty, but just bells and whistles.
  7. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005

    yeah..ive got a hole on my MIM, what does it do anyway?
  8. Its from where the body is held on a machine when the shape is being cut i believe

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