Overall Impression — 10
It's the perfect alternative for bassists looking for something unique and personal. This bass will provide years of enjoyment to both the novice and experienced player. Great package and awesome looking as well. It still sounds like a Fender and the active electronics provides greater flexibility over a Jazz or a Precision.
Reliability & Durability — 10
The bass seems very solid and the hardware is nice. The hardware does seem like it will last a long time. The strap buttons are solid. It is a dependable instrument. It's a Fender, so it should stand up over the years. Excellent for stage or studio. Anyone who knows anything about basses will be blown away by this instrument.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Body and neck are very good and the rosewood fingerboard looks to be of good quality as well. Action is fantastic, low and fast. The bass is light and combined with the micro tilt adjustemt as well as the bridge and truss rod, you can pretty well nail any feel you're looking for. Tuners are nice and smooth. No decernable noise amplified or unamplified. It plays nicely up and down the neck on all strings. Fret wire was smooth at the edge of the neck and finish of the bass was perfect.
Features — 10
- Alder body - Maple neck with light tint (satin urethane) - Rosewood fingerboard with 12" radius - 24 medium jumbo frets - 34" scale length - 1.5625" nut width - Chrome hardware - New design bridge with string-thru or top loading - Mexico Deluxe P Bass pickup (mid) - Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup (bridge) - Pickup blending pan pot - Master volume and 3-band active EQ controls - EQ with boost/cut of 100k for treble, mids, and bass.