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Interesting new Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, May 19, 2005.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Yesterday in GC, I saw a new Fender Jazz QMT for $699! So, I take a closer look, and noticed the lack of block inlays. It also had Basslines p'ups and a bitching preamp, and "Made in Korea" on the headstock. Anyone else seen these? The salesweasel told me that it had just come in that morning, and he'd never even heard of them. I played her for awhile, and the preamp had some serious snap. It's definately worth the coin, IMO.
     
  2. Well, a while back (think mid-90's), Fender made a CIJ series called the fotoflame series of instruments. I have a natural looking fotoflame P-bass, but I've also seen J's and Tele's. The flame isn't real, it's a screen underneath. I wonder if this is the same deal?
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I remember those. This one looks EXACTLY like the US QMT's without block inlays. The quilting seems to be a veneer, as opposed to the foto flame type deal.
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    MF don't have an image of it yet.
    Features:

    Deluxe Series Jazz Bass
    Quilted maple top
    No pickguard
    Maple neck
    Rosewood fretboard
    24 frets
    2 Seymour Duncan Jazz pickups
    Active electronics
    Volume and pan controls
    Slap switch
    Hipshot tuners
    Top-loading bridge
     
  5. dannoman

    dannoman Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2004
    I saw one yesterday at GC in Dallas and got gas real bad..... I'm seriously considering trading my Yamaha Attitude for one....
     
  6. A slap switch? What could that be? Fender is rolling out a lot of new stuff!
     
  7. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    First a Reggie Hamilton sig bass for under $800 bucks and now this! I would like to try out both basses! :)
    Where are these basses made? does anybody know?
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    WHAT?!!! Where?! The QMT is MIK.
     
  9. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Wow! I guess they realized that everyone can't afford $2800+.
     
  10. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Most likely a Seymour Duncan preamp... they typically have a push-pull volume knob which is a "slap contour" (basically a mid scoop).
     
  11. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    It is with Basslines p'ups. It sounds REALLY good. It had a great feel, too.
     
  12. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    LEAVE ME ALONE! I DON'T NEED ANOTHER BASS, DANGITT!!!! ;)
     
  13. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    That's one advantage of being lefty. You can't have too much GAS for what they don't make.
     
  14. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Not when you're a lefty who plays rightie. :hyper:
     
  15. Jmann

    Jmann

    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    yes you can... im gassing for a left handed SB1000 still (and i will be for a few decades)

    24 fret jazz? really? I want one, now...
     
  16. Someone on the FDP Forum stated that the Reggie Hamilton is made for MF. Can anyone verify that?

    Either way, for $769.00 its sounds like a pretty sweet bass now affordable for the masses. :hyper:

    REGGIE HAMILTON J BASS - Sunburst or Black

    Features:

    Alder body
    Maple neck
    Rosewood fingerboard
    20 frets
    1 American Series Precision Bass® pickup (neck)
    1 Custom Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup (bridge)
    Mini-toggle active/passive switch
    Active mode: master volume, pickup pan, 3-band EQ with bass, mid, and treble boost/cut
    Passive mode: master volume, pickup pan
    Black/white/black 3-ply pickguard on black version
    4-ply tortoise shell on sunburst version
    American Vintage Jazz bridge
    Open gear tuning machines
    Hipshot® Bass Xtender drop D key on the E string
    deluxe gig bag
     
  17. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Dunno but this sounds like a MIJ bass like the geddys and the MM 4s
     
  18. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    I dunno, no MIJ basses come with gigbags, the Mexican Artist ones do though. Plus the price seems much too low for a MIJ bass with all those features.

    I'm guessing it's MIM.
     
  19. Actually the Geddy comes with a gig bag, and IIRC the Marcus Miller 4 does too. Both are MIJ.

    Either way, the Reggie Hamilton looks amazing! And I'd like some more specs and/or pics of the QMT in question.