Deluxe Active Jazz Bass review by Fender

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  • Features: 8
  • Sound: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (42 votes)
Fender: Deluxe Active Jazz Bass

Price paid: € 315

Purchased from: Kauplus Muusik

Features — 8
2015 in Indoneisa.
20 medium jumbo frets.
Neck wood - maple.
Body wood - basswood
Body and neck finish - polyurethane
Body style - jazz
Bridge - 4-saddle standard
Passive electronics.
Volume control, pickup blend, slap switch, bass, treble, middle
Bridge pickup - Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck pickup - Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Standard open-gear tuning machines.

Sound — 9
Quite good, mostly rock'n'roll and classical rock. I'm using Fender Rumble 25 v3 amp and also some Roland KC150 keyboard amp. It is. When I turn volume to max and. Quite good sound, you can mess with the knobs and if you turn treble or middle on, then the sound will become brighter. A good rock bass sound (+overdrive), good funky/slap sound and even something heavier.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Neck pickup is too far from the neck, but bridge pickup is good. Luckily, there weren't any flaws.

Reliability & Durability — 8
This is good for live playing. Strap buttons are solid. I think I can't depend on it, I wouldn't use it on a gig without a backup. The finish is good, it's not too thin and easy to wear off.

Overall Impression — 8
Mostly I play rock and it is good for my style. I've been playing a month and I own a Fender Rumble 25 v3 amp.

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