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Fender Deluxe Active Jazz or MM SUB

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bmoney, Dec 25, 2006.


  1. Fender Deluxe Jazz, Active

    66 vote(s)
    76.7%
  2. MusicMan SUB, Active

    20 vote(s)
    23.3%
  1. bmoney

    bmoney

    Oct 8, 2006
    Freehold NJ
    Just some opinions on which to get. Going to guitar center wednesday, and have a little more dough than I thought.

    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakuh, Happy Kwanzaa, whatever

    Brendan
     
  2. zackattack

    zackattack Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2006
    San Francisco
    Personally I'd go for the jazz, mainly for versatility. But it totally depends what you're going to use it for. (you won't be able to get a very suitable motown sound from a ray for example) Also, as usual, a ton of people will say Fender, and just as many will say MusicMan, but it's your decision you just have to try them both out.

    Have you tried the Stingray with the single coil in the neck position?
     
  3. bmoney

    bmoney

    Oct 8, 2006
    Freehold NJ
    Nah, just the standard , 2EQ ray SUB with the single pup in the bridge position. I'm going for more of a modern sound, but would still like some growl in my sound, but I'm not playing any jazz or blues and such.

    Thanks again,
    Brendan
     
  4. Scott Lynch

    Scott Lynch Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Delaware, USA
    are you talking 4 or 5 string? The 5 string jazz has a terrible B string, IMO.
     
  5. bmoney

    bmoney

    Oct 8, 2006
    Freehold NJ
    4 String Deluxe
     
  6. Scott Lynch

    Scott Lynch Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Delaware, USA
    If I were you I'd take a look at the lakland skyline series basses, 44-02/55-02. They're a great take on the MM/J configuration, a compromise between the two basses you've expressed interest in. They are, however, a tad more pricey than the jazz or SUB.
     
  7. zackattack

    zackattack Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2006
    San Francisco
    Stingrays have a lot!! of growl. Also, a killer slap tone(if that's your thing), and I think most agree on that.

    They're both ace basses though.
     
  8. bmoney

    bmoney

    Oct 8, 2006
    Freehold NJ
    Yeah, I've played them both plenty of times and cant get enough of either of them. Another question. Either of these known for draining batteries drastically? I play a Passive now, so I'll have to get used to buying batteries. :smug:

    Brendan
     
  9. bmoney

    bmoney

    Oct 8, 2006
    Freehold NJ
    Oh, and if i even need a nice, passive sound for less growl and such, I could always switch to my passive Spector.

    Just putting that out there.... :p
     
  10. bmoney

    bmoney

    Oct 8, 2006
    Freehold NJ
    Bump because i want to sleep.... :p
     
  11. Pocket1

    Pocket1

    Apr 11, 2006
    jazz bass, for sure. I really appreciate an even bass, and the musicman is not even esp. when you jump to the g string IMO
     
  12. bmoney

    bmoney

    Oct 8, 2006
    Freehold NJ
    Bump for some more repliiiiies
     
  13. HMZ

    HMZ

    Dec 21, 2003
    USA-Mineola
    Why not get a used MM Stingray.
     
  14. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Either is great. I would go with the Musicman for first choice though.
     
  15. tww001

    tww001 Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    Telford, PA
    the batterie that came my fender jazz deluxe off the shelf lasted from january '05 till the beginning of this summer (a year and a half on the same batterie sounds pretty good!)
     
  16. johnpaulbass

    johnpaulbass

    Nov 2, 2005
    Slovenia
    I whink that MIA or MIM fenders are light years from the SUB...

    it's a great bass .. but IMO is too exepnsive for that money

    Fender Rocks \m/ :D
     

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