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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Timothy6480, Sep 26, 2008.
Is the body of a jazz deluxe slightly different from a standard jazz? Or is it my imagination?
You're right. The bottom spoke or whatever you call it is shorter.
Yes it is, same with the Precision Deluxe. IMO it looks a little strange on the Jazz but not too bad on the Precision.
I believe the repositioning of the lower horn is for better upper fret access.
You're right. The Dlx model has the "longhorn" shape that Fender tried in the early 90's. The upper horn is a little longer and as noted above, the lower cutaway is deeper for easier access to the upper frets. I believe it is also 24 fret but I'm too lazy right now to go into my practice room and check.
the top is a Deluxe the black one is a American standard.
very nice, heres its rosewood sister
The downsized body is a real blessing - both weight-wise & for overall comfort. I love mine - best bass I've ever owned...
Also, upper fret access is a breeze...
Definitely NOT your imagination. I remember the first time I saw one of those basses; it was all I could do to keep from running out of the store screaming. I guess that makes me a conservative.....
*runs screaming out of thread*
I love mine, upper frets are a breeze to hit, even when hitting chords, oh yeah chords our well defined with this bass thanks to the sc pick ups
I LOVE my Fender American Deluxe Jazz.
I haven't had it for long, but I love the tone. And contrary to the majority of you "traditionalist" weirdos out there, I love the body shape. I think the classic Jazz body is too bulky and blocky, and overall not as comfortable.
And yes, that's coming from a Stingray fan (and Stingrays are both blocky and bulky). You might call me a hypocrite, but for me, those particular aspects of the body work well on the 'Ray where they fail on the Jazz.
So it seems one of the differences is that there is a mid boost/cut- do you deluxers out there find this much more useful than the standard configuration?
YES! The mid-boost/cut makes all the difference in tone in my book. Now, I still love the classic passive J tone, but when I'm looking for something "different" that mid top of the stack knob seems to be the most useful.
It is a nice option to have onboard when I feel I'm not cutting through as well as I'd like (which is not very often), but it's nice to be able to bump the mids up from the bass rather than the amp. I also gotta say the midrange has a very powerful boost range (and cut) as compared to other basses I've owned. Just a little boost/cut will do 'ya.