What do you know about this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by H3nchman, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. H3nchman


    Oct 28, 2012
    So I was a my local GC and I played one of these...

    This is not the active deluxe model. It is passive, and the bridge pickup is a Fender Noiseless Jazz model. I am wondering you guys can give me any more information about this model, such as nut width, neck size, and overall quality.

  2. Immigrant

    Immigrant In Memoriam

    Copied from Fender forum (sorry if that is a rule breaker):

    Model Name: FSR Deluxe P Bass® Special
    Model Number: 014-0054-(Color #)
    Body: Alder, (Precision Bass® Body)
    Neck: Maple, (Jazz Bass® Neck with Precision Bass® Special Decal)
    Fingerboard: Maple, (9.5” Radius/241 mm)
    No. of Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.50” (38 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Standard
    Bridge: Leo Quan Badass® II with Grooved Saddles
    Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise Shell on (506), 3-Ply Parchment on (549),
    Pickups: 1 Vintage Special Precision Bass® Pickup (Mid), 1 Vintage Special Noiseless Jazz Bass® (Bridge)
    Pickup Switching: N/A
    Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
    Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
    Master Tone
    Colors: (506) Black,
    (549) Sea Foam Metallic,
    (Polyurethane Finish)
    Strings: Fender USA, NPS, Gauges: (.045, .065, .085, .105)
    Unique Features: Black Block Position Inlays,
    Black Fingerboard Binding,
    Knurled Chrome Flattop Control Knobs,
    Top Mounted Input Jack,
    Source: MEXICO
    Accessories: None
    U.S. MSRP: $1,159.99
    INTRODUCED: 5/2013
    COMMENTS: FSR for GC 2013,...to date @ 200 Black, @ 300 SFM
    WRENCH SIZES: Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench, (3/16” Hex), P/N 0038467049
  3. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    I believe there is a whole thread about these. I'll see if I can find it.
  4. H3nchman


    Oct 28, 2012
    Thanks guys! I really liked this bass, but the $900 dollar price tag is beyond what I can afford right now. I wanted the specs to see if I could find a similar instrument...especially one with a similar neck.
  5. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    So what you're looking for is a Precision body with a Jazz neck and a P/J pickup configuration? There's no shortage of them, in or out of the Fender/Squier families. That is, unless you specifically want the maple board with black blocks. Then things will get a bit trickier.
  6. H3nchman


    Oct 28, 2012
    So the 1.5" spacing at the nut is Jazz specs?
  7. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Yup! Current four-string models are 1.5"=Jazz Neck and 1.65"=Precision Neck. The P-Bass Specials, and their related models, are supposed to be of the "best of both worlds" set.

    Go onto Fender's website and look up Precision Basses. Check the boxes by each listing you want to see. Then go to the top-left of the page and hit the "Compare" button. It'll give you a side-by-side comparison of each checked-off model. (I think you can do up to three at a time) Look for anything with the 1.5" nut width and that'll be your Jazz necks.

    For the record, the Aerodyne is a lighter-than-normal (thank you, carved top) Jazz bass with a P/J pickup config and (obviously!) a Jazz neck.
  8. H3nchman


    Oct 28, 2012
    Thank you sir!

    I have a Schecter, and I am finding that the nut spacing is too tight for my hand. I like the sound of the P/J configuration,but I am not that picky. Mainly, I am looking for a good deal on a bass of this sort.
  9. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    New England
    I played one at a local GC and it was really nice. I like the neck on it.
  10. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
  11. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    You're very welcome! But don't call me "sir"…I work for a livin'! :D

    Seriously though, what is the nut width of your Schecter? I keep looking around for it and am getting nothing, not even Schecter's website lists it's width. The photos look slim enough to easily be 1.5" or maybe even less.

    If you want something spaced out more, you'd probably want something with a P-bass width, or at the very least 1-5/8" like you see on SX basses.
  12. H3nchman


    Oct 28, 2012
    Sorry for the sir, just an expression I use sometimes.

    My nut measures at 1.5", but it still feels tighter than that jazz neck on the special P. Maybe I am after P-Bass spacing. I am going to have to try a p next time I am at the GC.
  13. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member