#1
Hey, i'm looking to get a new bass pretty soon. Right now I have a B.C. Rich Bronze Warlock. Unfortunately I didn't really know what I was looking for when I bought it, so yeah.

Right now i'm seriously considering getting a Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass, but I don't know if this is actually better than the American Jazz Bass. I've read reviews stating opposite oppinions and I just am not sure. If it helps, i'm in a band and our original stuff is more progressive like The Receiving End Of Sirens, Thrice, or Circa Survive. However I also am into classic rock, heavy metal, and lots of other genres.

Anyways, any help would be much appreciated
#3
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I have played the Geddy Lee jazz, and i liked that one. And i have tried the american jazz its just been a while. Last time i was at guitar center i played a lot on one of the deluxes and really liked it. I just need to play them on the same day i suppose.

Also, part 2 of my question. Is there something im missing out looking at? im looking between 1000 and 1500 for my next bass. Hopefully the former, but im willing to put a 1500 in.
#4
yeah the geddy lee jazz is good.

the real answer to you question lies within you. only you know what you whant out of a bass, even if you dont realise it. just try them both together and which ever feels right to you is the one to get.

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#5
Isn't the Deluxe an active bass, while the American standards are passive?
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Isn't the Deluxe an active bass, while the American standards are passive?

Yep, and are you sure you're looking at MIA deluxes there? I thought they were a price range closer to/above $2000.
Wonderful basses though, have a look into Sandberg if you like those.
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#7
The MIA deluxes really are nice. Whether you think they're worth the money is another matter.
#9
look at warwick basses theyre really nice
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look at warwick basses theyre really nice


i remember playing on one that was really nice. i dont remember liking the neck that much though. felt really big.

im just wondering which is better for that kind of music, or if there is a substantial difference. i think im probobly going to end up going with the deluxe though
#11
well, for prog rock you want to sound unique if possible. the Deluxe will easily get more unusual, clacky, bumpy, and bizarre tones.
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well, for prog rock you want to sound unique if possible. the Deluxe will easily get more unusual, clacky, bumpy, and bizarre tones.



thats kinda what i was thinking because when i played on it i felt i could get a lot of different sounds, which i like because my favorite tone varies with my mood.
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thats kinda what i was thinking because when i played on it i felt i could get a lot of different sounds, which i like because my favorite tone varies with my mood.

well, the deluxe sounds like your beast to me. go for it. and know I envy your budget.

and also, do you care body wood? there is an ash body one... my taste, but I'd drop the extra for that, better look and sound.
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well, the deluxe sounds like your beast to me. go for it. and know I envy your budget.

and also, do you care body wood? there is an ash body one... my taste, but I'd drop the extra for that, better look and sound.



im actually looking for a job for the sole purpose of using the money to buy my next bass. and im not sure about body wood to be honest. i dont know much if anything about different woods.
#15
well... the FAQ has a good description I believe.
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#16
That's a brilliant price for that bass, here in england they're over £1000
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well... the FAQ has a good description I believe.


thanks, im gonna go read up some.


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That's a brilliant price for that bass, here in england they're over £1000


And wow, thats expensive. makes me feel better about how much it is here haha
#18
so Greg... watcha think? ash or alder?
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#19
i think im gonna just go for alder. ash is not a ton more, but its already expensive as is. and i dont know that it will be a significant difference in sound, ya know?
#20
dont get fender, get a warwick
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dont get fender, get a warwick


Why? He already said he found them uncomfortable to play, and the tone is not for everyone.

Fender do damn good basses.

And there will be a big difference between the sound of ash and alder. The two different wood bodies available in Warwick Corvettes give completely different beasts.

Try both out, because it could be the difference between good and perfect.
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Why? He already said he found them uncomfortable to play, and the tone is not for everyone.

Fender do damn good basses.

And there will be a big difference between the sound of ash and alder. The two different wood bodies available in Warwick Corvettes give completely different beasts.

Try both out, because it could be the difference between good and perfect.

The difference between ash and bubinga is much greater than that of ash and alder:
basically, alder is mostly tonally neutral, whereas ash is slightly more bright and harsh sounding. it's also lighter, if that's your thing, but they're not that far apart on the tonal spectrum.
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dont get fender, get a warwick

Your name is tbirds1013.
No one will ever take you seriously.

I prfere Fender anyway, I want a bass that I think looks good as well as sounding good.
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The difference between ash and bubinga is much greater than that of ash and alder:
basically, alder is mostly tonally neutral, whereas ash is slightly more bright and harsh sounding. it's also lighter, if that's your thing, but they're not that far apart on the tonal spectrum.


I used an extreme example, where they should be considered different basses tonally. I would still recommend trying our both basses and going for the one you prefer, irregardless of cost.
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#25
i would also reccomend playing on the amarican deluxe precision bass. it will have a compleatly different tone. and will play the same due to the fact that they have the same neck as the jazz. and also the precision will be lighter.

for your genre the american deluxe precision seems to be the better choice because of the giant MM style humbucker for the bridge pickup
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#26
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dont get fender, get a warwick


the warwicks are very nice, but the neck is a bit big for my taste. i prefer the feel of the jazz. the sound of the warwicks are great though, dont get me wrong.

also, i think i have pretty much decided im going to end up getting the fender american deluxe jazz. i like just about everything on it
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i think im gonna just go for alder. ash is not a ton more, but its already expensive as is. and i dont know that it will be a significant difference in sound, ya know?

The ash makes a HUGE difference in tone. For prog, it would be perfect. It gets a brighter, more gritty, slightly less bassy tone. However, it's much more clear. It would sound amazing in a prog band, IMO. If you're shelling out all that money, might as well splurge and get the best you can buy. If you get the alder one and require just a slightly brighter tone, you'll kick yourself.
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