After checking the neck and body S/N's to make sure this wasn't a fluke, I am VERY happy with this purchase! This bass will be seeing alot of play time because it feels great and sounds the same! I would replace if it were stolen, the same day! Also with no fret lines in the board, it looks soo much better than with. I just really can't stand fret lines.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $1000.00 (new)
Where Obtained: local store
This is actually an American Deluxe Fretless. Anyway, This is the only Amer. Dlx. Jazz IV i've seen WITH OUT fret lines! So it was a good price in my book. It has a 34" scale, with a volume, blend, stacked bass/treble, and mid controls. Full active, which sounds great but i think in a few months i may still put Bartolinis in it. Transparent white on an alder body.
It is AWESOME! I put a set of TI's on it, and i was able to get an action the same, maybe even lower than my Zon! Neck is sweet slick and fast! Flawless!
I have effects, but don't use them. Rarely if at all, i have them as a "just in case" thing mostly. But This bass honestly sings thru all my Trace Elliot stuff! I can get that awesome upright growl. Like i said, maybe later Bartolinis may go in?
I'm sure it will hold up as well as all the other Fender items i own.
This bass was exactly what I was looking for in a fretless (Its an American Fender). I would buy this bass again if it was stolen. My favorite aspect is the beuatiful tone.
Model Year: 2001
Where Obtained: Used
US Model Jazz Bass, converted to fretles. Sunburst finish. Stadard Jazz pickups.
Plays very easy. My other bass is a five string, so I fly on the jazz neck. Set up was very easy to obtain.
I play jazz and blues through an SWR (LA 15), which is a pretty basic amp, and the bass sounds great! I can dial in great Jaco style sounds or an upright bass.
These basses are solid. Very durable. Stays in tune very well.