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NBD - JP90

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vvvmmm, Dec 2, 2019.


  1. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
    Pictured on the right next to last month's NBD, Aerodyne (got a little luck, made some extra $ .
    Really nice neck, light weight, fits my aesthetic of "well-used", altho' the Duncan bridge pup is not working right, but the price was right. aero+JP90.jpg
     
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  2. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
    Having just got the JP90, I did a little research: the bridge pup is a SD active with dip switches (3). WT...?

    BTW, that's schmutz on the lens, not on the bass (by the bridge).
     
  3. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA
    Congrats on your new bass! May it serve you well.

    I've owned a couple of JP90s when they were new and still can't understand why they sell for less than used Mexican Fenders on today's market. Personally, I found the pickups a bit anemic for my taste at the time, but that's the easiest issue to resolve on a bass sporting a PJ configuration.

    Play it in good health and enjoy!
     
  4. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
    Thanx! Any reco on replacement pups?
     
  5. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA
    I opted for EMGs back then, but there are so many choices nowadays...
     
  6. Be careful of the pickguard on that, they break easily (at the jack), I think only 2-ply.
    I used a right-angle plug on mine, to help relieve the stress.

    I wish I had kept mine, but I used it for a year & then sold it for twice what I paid.
     
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  7. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
    Thanks! Mebbe I'll try and figure how to reinforce it ...
     
  8. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    I have always loved those basses, nice score!!
     
  9. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    :laugh: i'd play it...even with the schmutz!

    looks great! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
  10. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
    Thanks! I took the Aero out a cuppla weeks ago to a jam (with 25 y.o.'s I posted about elsewhere) and it was perfect, like, like, like a telephone call. :D

    I look forward to running the JP90 through a loud amp with a band, hopefully after I replace the non-powered active jazz pup. What were they thinking? Fill the hole?
     
  11. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    you may hear this only from me...lace sensor.
     
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  12. Vinny_G

    Vinny_G

    Dec 1, 2011
    Gallia Celtica
    Congratulations :thumbsup: I have always been intrigued by this bass. It may be an optical illusion, but the P pickup seems to be closer to the bridge than a traditional P Bass. What do you think?
     
  13. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
  14. Vinny_G

    Vinny_G

    Dec 1, 2011
    Gallia Celtica
  15. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
    No, no, no! See you were s'posed to ask me about the "P". :hyper:
     
  16. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
    Really? Over, say, a SD 1/4lb.'r?
     
  17. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    if you want it to sound like a fender, yes. if not, then anything goes...
     
  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    great basses congrats and I would throw a vintage Lace Sensor in that baby.
     
  19. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
    Yer gangin' up on me! :thumbsup:

    Now I gotta find one atta good price.
     
  20. MrWatts

    MrWatts

    Dec 3, 2019
    Portland, OR
    My 2nd ever bass was that exact color JP-90. After coming from a Squier P with mile high action (and not knowing anything about setup's at the time) the neck on that JP-90 was a dream.
     

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