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fender fmt deluxe on musiciansfriend

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by deftim69, Jun 11, 2003.


  1. deftim69

    deftim69

    Jun 11, 2003
    I was cruisin musiciansfried today and found what I think is a great deal. In the scrath and dent section they have a new 2002 fender deluxe FMT V for 799.00
    My question is how do these compare to a deluxe jazz or a roscoe beck? I have a chance at buying a bass and narrowed it down to these 2 choices till I found this.Let me know your thoughts.Thanks:bassist:
     
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The FMT basically IS a Deluxe Jazz with a fancy top.
     
  3. BoiNtC

    BoiNtC

    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I think the top is quite pretty, although I haven't played one, but does the 5string with the one tuner on the bottom help fix the bow and arrow B string of the other Fender 5s?
     
  4. deftim69

    deftim69

    Jun 11, 2003
    Well I just ordered it and it will be here in a few days. I will let you know.
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You done good. It compares very favorably with the RB5, but it is a different instrument. The active electronics give it tremendous versatility.
     
  6. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I think Brad Johnson really dug his....same with PD....go figure;)
     
  7. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    ohh, that's cold!!!:eek:
    really- at that price, i wouldve just grabbed it and asked questions later-
    it is basically the same as an american deluxe- in fact, i played an fmt recently and i dug my deluxe better- it just felt and sounded better-
    now for the clincher-.. its for sale~
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Still digging mine:D
     
  9. BoiNtC

    BoiNtC

    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    Brad does yours have the floppy B string syndrome?
     
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Floppy B is a myth. If the B is floppy, you want stiffer strings. Mine goes to every gig along with either my Lakland 55-94 or Zon Sonus. It gets a lot of playing time.
     
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Floppy B is a myth. If your B is floppy, you want stiffer strings. Anyway, mine goes to every gig, along with either my Lakland 55-94 or Zon Sonus. The Fender gets a lot of playing time.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Arlington,Tx
    My old FMT 5 did have a pretty floppy B. Still very good sounding bass though.
     
  13. BoiNtC

    BoiNtC

    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    actually i think its the way the other 5string fenders are strung, with all the tuners on the top, not sure, but thats my theory... but dang thats one beautiful bass. MUST RESIST! JUST GOT A BEAUTIFUL KSD! STOP TEMPTING ME!! I'm poor!!! :bawl:
     
  14. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Munji- that is by far the most beautiful top on an FMT i have ever seen!! you got lucky, brother..
     
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I don't own a bass with a floppy B. The catch probably is that "I" play my basses and think I understand how B strings work.

    I don't think it's so much a myth as player's either not realizing the need to or refusing to adjust their technique for the particular bass they're playing. There are B's I can play with more abandon than others but none of my fives or sixes exhibit any flop.

    My FMT sounded great from day one and still does. Strangely enough, I get my best results as far as overall tone and playability using a .125, which is fairly light.
     
  16. BoiNtC

    BoiNtC

    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I agree its also technique, but I am a stubborn guy. I like to thump hard, so its very easy for me to find a B string floppy... :p
     
  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I thump hard too... just not enough, depending on the bass, to make the B seem floppy.
     
  18. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    None of my Fenders seem to suffer from floppy B's either:cool:
     
  19. Is that because none of your Fenders HAVE B strings?
     
  20. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    When it gets there, go turn yourself in to the local authorities, because you just got a steal!