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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-02-27T03:25:14+00:00 2006-02-27T03:25:14+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Two Bass Guitars]]> Iv'e switched to fretless and upright so I don't play the jazz much any more but I still think it's one of the finest products Fender ever made.

Statistics: Posted by oleman — Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:25 am

2006-02-25T07:42:26+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Two Bass Guitars]]> Statistics: Posted by lorilu — Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:42 am

2006-02-25T06:04:23+00:00 <![CDATA[Two Bass Guitars]]>
The used instrument is a MiM Fender Jazz Bass Active Deluxe. It's black (Alder), and has a custom smoke plexi pickguard that replaces not only the stock pickguard, but also the control plate. It also has a Leo Quan Badass bridge. The fretboard is Rosewood. It has a 3 band EQ, a pan pot switching knob, and a master volume control. These knobs all control the two noiseless jazz pickups.

The other instrument is a new G&L Tribute Series L-2000 Premium. It's got a blonde Swamp Ash body and a Rosewood board neck. There are three pots (volume, and two EQ), and three switches (pickup selector, series/parallel, and a three way preamp control - off/on/on w/treble boost) controlling the two MFD humbucking pickups. The bridge is G&L's Saddlelock design.

I like the sound of each of these basses. Although I'm not a really big fan of Jazz Bass necks, I can still live with them. The G&L has the wider P-style board. I think that the G&L has more tonal possibilities than the Jazz Active Deluxe. The fit and finish are excellent on each bass, taking into mind that the Fender is used.

Decisions, decisions!!!

Now, the bad news. In order to finance the purchase of one or the other, I have to let go of my '83 G&L S-500. It's a great guitar, but I just don't find myself playing it that much these days. I'm sure that down the road, I'll miss it, but my focus these days is the bass. To that end, having one electric bass, and three electric guitars just doesn't make sense, and of the three, it is the least played. The shop has offered me what I believe is a fair price for my S-500.

Statistics: Posted by r_a_smith3530 — Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:04 am