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NBD - Fender Aerodyne PJ

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Crusher47, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    OK I know I said I was done, but I was gassing hard for a PJ bass, and this is one of the coolest looking and per reviews a great sounding bass, so I went for it.... Pics:







    Gave it a quick setup when I got home (didn't need much) and played it for about an hour and I can confirm all the reviews... it really sounds great, is very versatile and light weight. Very happy with it!
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    How much does it weigh?
    A couple of threads by TBrs with shoulder/back problems have popped up recently.
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  3. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Cool looking bass!!
    Mind to share some bridge close shot image? The bridge finish look like cosmo chrome black and the saddle colour quite unique.
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  4. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Thanks! 8.4 pounds per my bathroom scale

    Thanks! I tried multiple times to get some closeups but there is either too much glare or my photog skills sucks and/or my camera itself isn't the greatest but anyway, I believe Fender calls it "Smoked Chrome" so yeah, it's not quite black but not shiny chrome either. Looks very sharp :)
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  5. EpicSoundtracks


    Mar 10, 2006
    Oakland, CA
    Lollar Pickups, Dunlop Strings
    Phenomenal basses. Just sold one and i miss it already.
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  6. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Congrats, Crusher! I hope you dig it long-time! :thumbsup:

    Yep, Fender calls it "Smoked Chrome", while Gotoh calls it "Cosmo Black". Basically, they're the same thing…a darkened chrome finish.

    Photographing smoked chrome can sometimes be a pain in the butt. Depending on the lighting and the camera settings, it can look like poorly-lit chrome. However, if you have something nearby to act as a comparative reference…


    …then the smokey-ness really shows through. Then again, most anything will look cooler with a bitchin' Frank Miller "Daredevil" poster in the background. :cool: :D
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  7. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    What's going on with your 4th string tuner?
  8. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Love me some Aerodyne Jazz, gorgeous bass, covet.
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  9. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Thanks everyone!
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  10. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Crusher47 :)

    Smoked chrome, no inlays on the fretboard, cream binding....

    can' t stop drooldrooldrool all over my labtop :thumbsup:

    Happy NBD man!!!


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  11. cavemanbass


    Nov 5, 2010
    I played one of these at GC recently, sweet bass!
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  12. CaseyVancouver


    Nov 4, 2012
    Nice. I've been thinking about one at my downtown Long & McQuade.
    Gotta head down there and check it out. Yeah I need another bass haha!

    Funny, with a number of basses to choose from, I have been usually grabbing a pj jazz bass special, with the pre pickup on. I wonder if the aerodyne can displace it...
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2017
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  13. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    That bass never gets old. Looks great every single time.
  14. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    sinfully sweet!
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  15. alembic76407


    Apr 29, 2004
    I just added an Aerodyne Jazz to my pile of basses, great bass
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  16. Ed Byrnes

    Ed Byrnes Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2015
    Picked one up used from GC. Put on heavy gauge (55-110) D'Addario Half-Rounds. Dropped the action as low as it would go on the "E" string with no fret buzz. I'm no expert, but it definitely seems like the bridge is the weak link on this guitar. Interestingly, mine does not have the "strat" plug receptacle. It is CIJ, not MIJ. That said, it sounds great through both my V4-b/212av and Micro VR/2x210av.
    Aerodyne. Aerodyne Headstock. Aerodyne Body. Aerodyne Bridge. Aerodyne Bridge- side perspective.
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  17. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    not exaggerating, i played one of these strung with groundwounds through a little combo at future music and it was probably the one of the best bass tones i've ever heard
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  18. The only black bass I like.
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  19. C_Becker


    Mar 30, 2017
    Looks like a D-Tuner to me

    Gorgeous bass, if only they made a 5-string
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
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  20. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i like the look of those basses! very nice! congrats on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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