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New Bass Day!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by f.c.geil, Jul 15, 2014.


  1. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil

    May 12, 2011
    I am pleased to welcome to the family a 2014 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass in natural. It took me a while to realize that I really only need a passive Precision with LaBella DTF flats, and an active Jazz with DR Hi-Beams. These two cover every sound I need to make.

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    Tbone76, dmn808, Linnin and 1 other person like this.
  2. spanndrew

    spanndrew

    Oct 14, 2013
    Atlanta, Ga
    Beautiful bass!
     
  3. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil

    May 12, 2011
    Thanks. I thought so, too.
     
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That's a beauty man I love maple necks and Fender has really upped their game on these basses they are absolute monsters congrats.
     
  5. Nice grain on that body, and really nice inlays! It's a winner!
     
  6. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil

    May 12, 2011
    Thanks to you both. This is easily the best looking Jazz I've ever played. Fortunately for me, it sounds even better. I, too, really love maple fingerboards, to the point that I no longer own any basses without. Rosewood can sound great, but IME it is too picky about the strings used. Maple sounds great with any string.
     
  7. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    :woot: WOOT!:woot:
     
  8. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil

    May 12, 2011
    That was my reaction, too!
     
  9. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Wow! Stellar grain on that one!

    Congrats!
     
  10. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil

    May 12, 2011
    Thanks! I have trouble deciding if I want to look at it or play it.
     
    dmn808 likes this.
  11. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    :bassist:
     
  12. OldDirtyBassist

    OldDirtyBassist

    Mar 13, 2014
    Another life time keeper on talkbass. Congrats!

    Fender is obviously doing everything they can do right now, to get people to buy their instruments.
     
  13. inate_hex

    inate_hex

    Apr 4, 2010
    Manchester, England
    I occasionally wet the bed.
    Wow, I love the grain on that body even though Im not a big fan of natural basses.
     
  14. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil

    May 12, 2011
    Thanks, guys. Fender have been killing it recently, too true. The build quality on this is as good as I've seen on any bass. I usually don't like natural basses, either, but the grain on this was so good that I just couldn't help myself. Besides, it's the feel and sound that matters, and it's got both in spades.
     
  15. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Definitely a work of art.
    Would look great hanging on the wall above the mantle for sure.
     
  16. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil

    May 12, 2011
    It surely might, but I'll never know...
     
  17. That's a lovely piece of ash you have there. Do these American Deluxe models still have the Nordstrand pickups? I tried a couple of these when they came out in about 2009/10. They're excellent and the best sounding Jazzes out there.
     
  18. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil

    May 12, 2011
    They are "noiseless" N3 pups, I don't know who makes them the do sound pretty sweet, though.
     
  19. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Congratulations! She is a beauty!
     
  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Nice going, Fritz! Looks quite lovely.
     

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