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NBD- Fender MIM Jazz V with Bartolini pickups and preamp

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NailDriver, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. NailDriver

    NailDriver Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2008
    Found this on CL. Whoever did the pickups did a pro router job to fit the 2 9v batteries. Decent shape, a few nicks (which doesn't bother me.). Raised the pickups, adjusted the neck, cleaned and restrung, and it kills! I was looking for a passive, but this will do!
  2. The active electronics will give the B string more debth, and a brighter high end - have you found this to be true? Are you glad it's active rather than passive after hearing it?
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  4. NailDriver

    NailDriver Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2008
    Yes, you're right. I played it on Friday at my gig, but I hadn't changed the strings. It sounded good, but I don't have a gig until the 1st. I won't know how good until I get it in the real amp.
  5. It has a dual battery house? Cuz that's a Fender MIM Active Deluxe Jazz. It already had 1 battery housing.
  6. Looks to me like the body is Midnight Wine, which wasn't offered on the Active Deluxe Jazz to my knowledge.

    Excellent score!
  7. NailDriver

    NailDriver Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2008
    I can tell there was a rout for one 9v that was extended to fit a second 9v. Not my first color choice, but not bad. Oh, and its an '01, if that makes a difference in whether the color was offered.
  8. Wallace320


    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Anyway sure one of the first from Mexico, 'cause in the '90s those in line Gotohs distinguished the Japanese production.

    Can't remember they already were active: I remember Japanese models were passive, so did early MIM 5ers.

    From more recent years, MIM active deluxe had former American Deluxe Noiseless pickups and dual battery compartment so I guess the cavity was either already in place or completely due to the modster intervention.

    Not my kinda neck, but great if you're happy with it.

  9. NailDriver

    NailDriver Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2008
    The neck isn't exactly my cup of tea either, but I needed a 5 and wanted a Jazz. It plays fine, just a bit thick in the neck.