Fender Zone Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fleaismyhero, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. anybody heard them yet? I think they're the first Fenders with Active pickups.
  2. They deffinately aren't the first ones with actives. The Zone is just the newer version of the Precision Lite. Those played well, but I can't comment on the new Zone bass.

  3. Ever heard of the Deluxe Active Jazz?
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Preamp, not active pickups.
  5. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    The MIM Zone is the one that is pretty much an updated P Bass Lyte, the MIA is a new design.
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    There's an MIM Zone?

    At any rate, I hope this new line of basses creates a market for replacement pickups for the Zone bass, which I hope will be available as a 5 string. That way, It'll be possible to get replacements for Peavey VFL pups.

    Kinda bass-ackwards way to get replacement Peavey pups, no? :p
  7. Yeah, the MIM Zone is a P/J, pretty much a P-Lyte.
  8. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I'd rather just buy a Lakland or Sadowsky if it came down to it. Have not tried one though. Just my opinion...
  9. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Maybe true, but some people cannot afford the price tag that comes with a Lakland or Sadowsky.;)
    The Zone is considerably cheaper.
  10. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    True, but sometimes you can get lucky and snag a used one cheap or a new one for "cheap". Don't tell anyone, but I got my Lakland new for

    ::coughing voice on ::


    :: coughing voice off ::

    It's not a Skyline either. I was just VERY lucky!:D
  11. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Ive only played one zone, it was an MIM, it had one feature that I actually liked and that was string thru the body, The neck was fairly thin and easy to play, but there was something about the tone that didnt do it for me, IMO the MIM jazz's are a much better bass compared to the MIM zones.