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NBD x 2 (Boy did Fender come through for me!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stringthrough, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    My lastest, and I think for-good switch from 4's to 5's... Got these 2 MIA Pro Fenders within the past month. Both have rock solid B strings (no dead notes, wolf tones, just rich, even volume from the lowest to highest notes) and excellent weights - 8.38lbs for the P and 8.95lbs for the J. I can't ask for more from passive basses.

    Fender 5's.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Nice! Cool finishes.

    What years are they?

    What did you pick them up for?
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  3. wizard65


    Sep 1, 2014
    Awesome, I’m more of a Precision guy with 4s, but those jazz 5s look great!
  4. eastcoasteddie


    Mar 24, 2006
    I seriously GAS for the Passive Jazz V.
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  5. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    Both are the newest Pro models so 2016-17.

    Picked up the P for $1,399 and the J for $1,359. Both were new at the time and shipping was free.
  6. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    Actually my desert island bass is my 4 string parts P bass - Road Worn body, all rosewood Warmoth neck and Delano pickups. Weight is only 7.95lbs. :)
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  7. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    That green is sweet, right along with Fender's "ocean turquoise blue".
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  8. eJake


    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    Congrats!! Couple beauties there!

    I got the active American J5. Still not sold on the whole preamp situation. It has a higher output but so what? I wish it had knobs like my Mexican J4.
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  9. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    Most are now coming in in the 9-10.5lbs range so yes, finding one under 9 lbs is a special treat.
    I think their preamps got better the past couple of years. Do they/ does yours have an active/ passive switch? That's always the best option.
  10. eJake


    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    It does have the switch.. the preamp cool but don't think it's really necessary.
  11. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Nice! I bought my P5 as a backup to my Roscoe Beck Signature 5. Until my Hammersmith came in the P5 was my #1.

    Those are both really nice!
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  12. Spent


    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I really like that P, great color and goes well with the maple.
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  13. There's a nice pair, as they say. Should scratch your Fender fiver itch for a good long time.

    The new Pro Series was an interesting gamble for Fender. It looks to me like R&D has been researching the internet for some of the most popular and common mods, and they incorporated them into the series. If those mods are your thing, this is a godsend. Fender factory-modded USA standards, way cool.

    They are beautiful basses, if they play half as nice as they look I would be very happy. Congrats and enjoy.
  14. twinjet

    twinjet AJ, you're the MAN! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Your natural Jazz looks beautiful, especially with the dot inlays.

    Used to drool when I saw black blocks on a maple board. Now, after selling my VM J, I despise it and appreciate the simple design of dots.
  15. Ampslut


    May 15, 2017
    I just got a 5 string p-bass pro. If you want a 5 string with a p-bass vibe, it is the way to go.

    23996008647_1bd0184737_k. new p-bass by TOM STRAIGHT, on Flickr
  16. pudgychef

    pudgychef In Memoriam

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Congratulations! They are both lovely. The green is fantastic imho
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  17. eKay


    May 8, 2014
    Everyone seems to like the green. I like the natural, looks just like my trusty old jazz. Both nice! I was always skeptical of whether a 5 string Fender would feel legit, but after just getting a 5 string jazz myself, I agree that if you want that jazz or precision vibe, it's the way to go. :thumbsup:
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  18. tat2clod


    Nov 19, 2011
    Bloomington IN
    Very nice that should curb the GAS pains for a little while.
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  19. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    Yay!!! Or should that be double Yay?
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  20. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    It's the end of GAS for you! ;)

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