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Fender Deluxe Series P-bass Question....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by punkindrublic, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. punkindrublic


    Dec 10, 2005
    So im really confused.... Im lookin to pick up a fender deluxe p-bass but im seeing a difference in models... In the picture of it in the review part of this forum the deluxe has 3 control knobs.... But in pictures on americanmusical.com there are 4 control knobs... ????????? Is the 3 knob model just a few years older or what???
  2. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    One is passive one is active?:smug:
  3. SubMonkey


    May 3, 2004
    Denver, CO
    I _believe_ the big difference is the word "American"....

    my American Precision Deluxe 4 string (circa 2000-ish) has 4 (actually 5) control knobs and a dual-j looking humbucker and a slightly different body allowing for a couple more frets on the neck. The controls are as such.

    Hi/Lo Eq stacked
    Mid Eq

    It is my understanding that there is an active MIM model with a similar preamp but only a single J at the bridge and the original body shape.

  4. tadawson


    Aug 24, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    There is a current MIM P/J combo offered by MF and AMS, and it has both pickups, is active, and has four knobs . . . . I beleive the older (not sure which year it changed, though) variants of this were passive with three knobs.

    - Tim

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