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Having an Issue with my Fender Deluxe Active Jazz V 5 String Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Buddah999, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Buddah999


    Oct 29, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    I traded in my 4 string Spector Euro for a 5 String MIM Fender Deluxe and Everything is dreamy except...

    For some reason when I hit the open E string it sounds more like the harmonic than the fundamental note. I cant for the life of me figure out whats wrong. I thought maybe something is stuck underneath the string on the nut, or maybe its the pickups? Haven't switched out the pickups yet, but if that is the culprit then I will. I just wanted to get some advise before I start ripping out the electronics.

    Has anyone else had this issue?

    Or perhaps could someone direct me to the forum that I can get answers?

  2. BillisCool


    Apr 16, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Bad string?
  3. Buddah999


    Oct 29, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    Nah. I had it set up with a fresh set when I left the shop.

    Also, when I first plug it in and start playing, It sounds fine. but if I continue to play the open E it starts getting harmonic(ey).