Fender MIA Deluxe P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dirk, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. dirk

    dirk Guest

    Apr 6, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    Hello all,
    I'm just curious about this bass. So here are my questions.

    1)Can you bypass the active electronics? If not is there any kind of preamp that can be installed that would, similar to a J-Retro?

    2)What does the bridge humbucker sound like? Does it add some mids and highs when necessary?

    3)How is the neck feel/playablity?

    The bass looks awesome and I like my MIM P, so in the future I'm considering this bass, just want some opinions and input.

  2. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    imo its kinda big, but comfortable, its not the fastest neck on the market, but still fairly easy to play.
  3. EString

    EString Guest

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    The bridge humbucker sounds much like the bridge pickup on a Jazz Bass, definitely not Music Man-ish at all. Personally, I don't think it's very usable by itself, the tone is just too thin.
  4. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass Guest

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    i don't know if j-retro's are amazing, but the existing preamp is pretty similiar, bass/treble boost/cut with centers, and a sweepable midrange..

    Bridge Pickup added highs quite nicely... IMO it sorta smoothed out the P pickup

    Neck was noticably wide but i loved it... played pretty quick for me.. nice string spacing...

    i love this bass... still deciding between it and a stingray 5... its definately a great instrument though.

    oh by the way.. this is all from the deluxe MIA P-5 that i've played, i don't know how the 4 would differ.
  5. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i like a lot this bass. never tried or seen one in person, but the specs really got me. i'd really like to A/B with the MAI horrodded precision. i have a MIA precision and love it. i'd lieka lot to try one of those. did you A/B the hotrodded woth the Deluxe?
  6. EString

    EString Guest

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    I would definitely take the MIA Deluxe P over the Hot Rod, but just don't expect to get Stingray tones out of the bridge pickup.
  7. I agree. Most of the time I'm soloing the neck pickup.