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Fender Deluxe P/J Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff K, Jun 15, 2017.


  1. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I have one of these in the Seafoam Pearl Metallic, and I love it. As most of you know, it's been offered recently in the Seafoam and the Sunburst.

    But I just noticed that it's now offered by MF in Olympic White. (The Seafoam and Sunbursts are now on sale, but the Olympic White is not.) Looks pretty nice! I apologize if this is old news. It was new to ME! :D
    Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass
     
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  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I have only one Fender wish, that I could order this bass in any Fender color I want for a mere $50 extra. Easy enough for them to do.
    Excellent bass, but Race Red with a black or tort pickguard would be nice. That new Slick Silver would look good, too.
    Funny that Squier gets these colors but not Fender.
     
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  3. MrVanimal

    MrVanimal

    Feb 13, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    I wish they would offer it in a rosewood fingerboard.
     
  4. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    I bet if you called, you'd get the sale price for the oly white.

    (I wish it had an active circuit.)
     
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  5. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    These are excellant basses. When they are on sale, they're one of the best bargains for a new bass out there. An example of just how much the Ensada factory has uped its game in recent years.
     
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  6. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    Sorry... Ensenada...
     
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  7. COOL
     
  8. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Buy some strings and within a week you'll find a GC 15%-off coupon in your email.
     
  9. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    I wish they'd offer it as a 5er... as in 5 string. I'd so love this one in surf (or seafoam) pearl.
     
  10. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    But the problem with those if you read the fine print is that you can't use them for stuff you actually want. Big blockouts... no way could you use it to buy a decent Fender bass.
     
  11. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Sure you can. You need to call them. Some manufacturers do not allow online coupons.
     
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  12. Xavier

    Xavier

    Jan 3, 2000
    CA
    Here's a recent video on this bass with upgraded Geezer EMG pickups. I got the exact same bass with the Geezers. The stock P sounds killer, but I hated the noiseless J in mine. The white looks awesome. I was skeptical about buying a MIM Fender, but the quality on these are top notch.
     
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  13. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements yet...Are you listening Spector, DR, GK, Line6?
    I have the Seafoam Pearl from the 2012 FSR run at GC...as noted, P pups are killer, Noiseless J is weak and toneless...I may be letting her go, getting bored of it ;-) She is stock and mint.
     
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  14. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    I have one - it has become my FAVORITE P-style bass. I love the slim J neck, the finish, the great hardware and of course, the color.
    The sound with T.I. Flats is perfect.
     
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  15. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource

    Dec 28, 2012
    Man, every time I played one of these in GC it just did not sound good to me. Wish I could find a good one to see what you guys are talking about.
     
  16. Must be 3TS and have a rosewood fretboard
     
  17. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    You might want to replace the J pickup with a Fender Super 55.
    They're getting harder and harder to find.
     
  18. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Of course, I've used GC coupons to buy Fender products three or four times.
    Once, a 20% one!
     
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  19. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Getting that 20% one is like finding the golden Easter egg!
     
  20. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Philly

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