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weird fender 5 string bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by truckin88, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. truckin88


    Oct 18, 2001
    Newburgh, NY
  2. that's a US Jazz deluxe5.
    Jazz body, jazz p/ups- it's a Jazz.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Man, the Swami got that one wrong!
  4. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Yup, sure looks like a J to me... but I'm in love with that Pedulla OMG!
  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    That ain't no P Bass!! Nice bass though! I dig those string trees.
  6. That's strange that they're calling it a 2002, when (unless I'm mistaken, and I probably am) Fender didn't start doing the 4+1 headstocks on their five strings until 2004. The US Deluxe P-bass five did have a 4+1, now that I think of it, but the Jazzes were still inline 5.
  7. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I think you are correct sir, That was one thing that turned me off 5 string fender jazzes. the RB5 was the only exception at the time. Now my 2004 FMT V has the 4+1 headstock design.
  8. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I seem to remember these being called P-Basses even though everything about them was a J. I sold a Squire 5'er that was exactly like this (5 on a side though) and it was a P-bass not a J. I do not know what the difference was, but I just figured they knew.
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    The body style indicates it's a J Bass. Squier does have a P Bass Special 5 string that has jazz pups on it but the body style is a P style. I don't think any J style body bass has ever been called a P Bass. Here is the Squier.


    I don't ever recall it having 5 on a side tuners. If you sold an instrument that had 5 on a side, it was a Jazz.
  10. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    It's a Jazz Bass deluxe... look and read the head stock "JAZZ BASS"
  11. So is there any possibility that this might be a custom shop bass? I would think that there would be a lot of people that don't like the inline 5 headstock, and Fender does have a separate custom shop that does less "custom" customs (different colors on American series, different pickups, etc.).
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    No, that's a newer USA Deluxe Jazz V.
  13. Definitely.
  14. amper


    Dec 4, 2002
    I'll third that, and also add my question as to whether or not that's actually a 2004 model. I don't recall the 2002's having the 4+1, either.

    That said, I'm looking to augment my 1992 Jazz Plus V with a new Am. Deluxe, but Fender quality has gone down the tubes. I think I'll be building one out of Warmoth parts. Recently, after searching all the stores I could easily get to in the PHL area, I finally came across an Am. Deluxe J5 at the SamsAss in Franklin Mills. The finish looks like it was done by a monkey with a defective spray gun! Don't even let me get started on the wood quality!