The 2008 American Deluxe please

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jcalo, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. jcalo


    Jan 28, 2008
    I've been looking to play one of the new American Deluxe Precisions with the added Humbucker. I've been looking to play one however, living in a small town with music stores that provide limited stock has been frustrating.Does anyone out there own one/played one. I'm looking for additional reviews other than those posted on Musician's Friend. It looks nice i.e.Amber with rosewood fretboard. I have an old P-Bass 1971 which I love but like most of the TB'ers am looking for additional/different sound. Would appreciate any input.
  2. I have two, a 4 and 5er.

    Both are excellent instruments. I will tell you that they are a different sound than a passive P Bass, more punch and clarity but not as much of the classic P warmth as you might expect.

    I am not a fan of "modern" sounding basses, probably because I was raised on that old school bass tone. I finally settled on Chromes for the 5er because rounds were just too twangy sounding with the active electronics.

    My 4 has been modded with Bart P/Us and pre. This setup has a much more vintage sound than the stock arrangement and it allows me to switch to a passive mode with a pull switch, very close to vintage P. Rounds work with this setup and the tonal variations are much more musical, IMHO.

    I have played quite afew ADP4s in stores and all of them have been very nice with excellent build quality and feel.

    Hope that helps a bit.

    Here is a pic of the Bros.