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Went to Guitar Center today...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sound Chaser, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    And I bought an Ampeg SVP-BSP, and played three different basses. The first was a red Bongo HH, the second was an orange figured maple acoustic (Tacoma, I think), and the third was one of Fender's new 24-fret Jazz Basses. I also bought a Niacin DVD and a book of chords for bass by the incredible Jonas Helborg.

    I loved the Bongo, and I see why so many of you like it. The acoustic was nice. But the real surprise was the Jazz. Normally, I hate Fenders. Up until today, I've never played one that I'd buy. This bass, however, was a completely different story. The playability, tone, and looks were all great. Not to mention the amazing price ($700). I LOVE THIS BASS, and will be buying one soon. Might throw a Kahler on it, as well.

    Also, I got the Ampeg for cost. $447. :D
  2. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    24 fret Fender?

  3. Alowishus


    Feb 28, 2005
  4. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    thank you,thank you,you help me a lot,men thank you,one question? this Fender was a Jazz standard? :confused:
  5. Rod Harder

    Rod Harder Forte Collector - not done yet Supporting Member

    Here's the sccop on the new Jazz Bass 24, as it's being called by Fender - I just got this in an email from Fender:
    Fender® Jazz Bass® 24• Specifications
    Model Number: 026-4500-(Color #)
    Series: Special Edition Series
    Body: Alder with Quilt Maple Top
    Neck: Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
    (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
    Fingerboard: Rosewood, (9.5” Radius/241 mm)
    No. of Frets: 24 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.50” (38mm)
    Hardware: Chrome Plated
    Machine Heads: Hipshot® Licensed Tapered Shaft Tuning Machines
    Bridge: 4-Saddle Steel Bridge Plate
    Pickguard: None
    Pickups: 2 Seymour Duncan Bassline Pickups
    Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
    Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot, 3-Band Active EQ with:
    Treble Boost/Cut: +/- 10 db @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency,
    and about a 2dB slope per octave.
    Mid Boost/Cut: +10dB, -15dB @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope.
    Bass Boost/Cut: +/- 12 db @ 40 Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave.
    Colors: (530) Cherry Sunburst,
    (552) Tobacco Sunburst,
    (Polyurethane Finish)
    Strings: Super Bass 8250M NPS, p/n 073-8250-006,
    Gauges: .045, .065, .085, .110TW (Taperwound E)
    Unique Features: Quilt Maple Top,
    18 Volt Power Supply,
    5-Bolt Neck Plate,
    Contoured Heel for Easier Access to Upper Frets,
    White Pearloid Dot Position Inlays,
    Rolled Fingerboard Edges,
    U.S. MSRP: $999.99

    Attached Files:

  6. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    stay tune..maybe a get one American Deluxe too soon
  7. Wow, it looks really good! Very "boutique" with the right headstock.
  8. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Is it just me, or does the body shape look slightly modified in that pic? Doesn't quite say "jazz body" to me. I'd rather see it in standard Jazz configuration, as well, with standard Fender colors.
  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    It looks like somebody squnched it up to de-emphasize the offset waist.
  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    The standard Jazz body doesn't lend itself to 24 frets... not to easy access to those top frets, anyway.
  11. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Trust me, that extended cutaway makes it much easier to play.

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