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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by funkfish, Aug 15, 2002.
ive got a american standard jbass and im lookin for a step up
what do you guys think?
duh, thats the point
thats what im goin for
either that, or look around for a vintage jbass...somethin like this:
The active EQ is going to make the new bass very different than your passive one. Blending pickups is going to be different since they are buffered. Personally I prefer the sound of a passive Jazz Bass, since you like your American Stanradr, you may, too. Definitely check it out before making the jump.
Otherwise, damn beautiful bass, I've read good things about the FMT Fenders. They certainly are beautiful.
What exactly are you looking for that your American Standard is not giving you?
Not bad in terms of construction and sound.
Fender cheats a little with the fretwork on the bound fretboard; take a look at one in person to see what I mean.
I'm with brad - cheats? No cheating on my FMT.
If you look closely, the frets don't overlap the binding. Instead, the frets stop inside the binding and the binding's been shaped and crowned just like the fret itself.
This saves Fender the trouble of having to cut the tangs to a different length than the crowns and from paying careful attention when filing the fret ends. Like those hoity-toity archtop guys.
A little bit of a cheat, but hey, for the price...
I guess. My frets on both of my bound basses (78 Jazz, FMT V) look good, feel good and seem to work extremely well.
I guess ignorance is bliss
So, the frets should be bare and extend over the binding? Is there a problem with the way Fender did it? Just curious.
No problem. It's just a labor-saving step. I'd rather they do what they did than overlap the crowns and then gouge out the binding while filing. (Which I've seen done on a few new instruments. Yikes!)