Good Deal on MIM Deluxe Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cantstandsya, Nov 10, 2001.

  1. Cantstandsya

    Cantstandsya Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    I got a Deluxe Active Jazz Bass(MIM) and a SansAmp Bass Driver pedal used for $280. Anyone else play one of these basses. I think tonewise, that it's pretty close to the American Deluxe.I think the SABDDI speaks for itself.
  2. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    That is a great deal! I thought I was doing well when I got my MIM Standard for 275$!


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  3. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    I have the 5 string version, and although the B is a little whimpy, the sound overall is good. Congrats!

  4. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000

    congrats!! thats an excellent price, i play a 5, and i like it, imo the tone isnt near as deep and warm as the mia jazz dlx tho. but thats ok because its still a damn good sounding bass
  5. Cantstandsya

    Cantstandsya Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    By the way, I got a hardshell case with that also.
  6. I have one too - and like it pretty well. I don't like the bridge and tuners as well as some I've seen but the MIM Deluze has tone for days.

  7. JazzV


    Feb 27, 2001
    I've got one of the MIM Active Deluxe V basses. (black with tortoiseshell). I'm very happy with it. It's the second bass I've owned, and though I'd like to upgrade down the road, I really like the variety of tones I can dial in. As far as the B string goes, I've found that staying away from the Fender strings has worked best for me. They seem to be thicker at the B tuning post than other strings I've tried (maybe they're really meant for the through-the-body basses). It seems to me that using other brands that wrap tighter at the peg makes a difference. I could be wrong though.