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Fender Jazz 24 5 string Q's?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SwitchGear, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    I am interested in this bass and experiences from owners and folks whom have taken it for a "test drive".

    Can it do a old school J bass tone?

    Does it have a longer reach to the 1st fret because of the twenty four fret set-up and body shape?

    Tone control ability in passive mode?

  2. neuromancer


    Apr 28, 2005
    CT, USA
    I think this was covered in some other threads. In the meantime, I'll answer as follows:

    -Since the 24V is active, it probably won't sound completely old school. However, I think you should be able to get close enough with a little EQ-ing, depending on what you're playing. At the end of the day, I think your technique and strings will play a sizable role in regards to sounding old school.

    -The reach doesn't feel any longer, it's still a 34" scale. The neck on the 24V IS thicker overall, and wider at the nut, so you will want to take that into consideration.

    -You lose the tone controls in passive mode, which I believe is more there as a failsafe in case the battery dies, so it's not a "true" active/passive situation here.
  3. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    thanks neuro !

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