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1994 Fender Deluxe USA Jazz Bass Plus V 5 String Sunburst w/ Kubicki Active Preamp


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Up for sale, a 1994 Fender USA Deluxe series Jazz Bass Plus V in excellent condition and in perfect working order. This 5 string Fender bass was only offered from 1990-1994, boasting the original Kubicki Factor 4 preamp which offers both passive and active operation. Tonewoods include an alder body, maple neck, and slab pau ferro fingerboard.

Via the original pair of Fender-Lace Sensor Silver pickups, the bass has a rich, articulate sound with excellent treble cut, upper midrange burp, and broad low end growl. The trio of knobs includes a Pan pot for a smooth gradient between the pickups, as well as dedicated stacked Bass and Treble knobs and a four-way rotary switch with Passive/Active/Active + Mid Boost/Standby settings. In passive mode, dialing back the treble yields a broad thump, and this is an extremely versatile and rarely seen USA Deluxe Fender model. The bass weighs 9lbs, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 45-125 roundwound strings, comfortable action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with modest shoulder and an easy-playing feel, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .950" at the 12th. On the slab pau ferro fretboard, the original medium jumbo frets retain their full factory height with well-rounded crowns, showing just a touch of wear on the crowns of frets 1-5. Notes ring out clearly up the 34" scale, and the neck is straight and truss rod responsive and optimally adjusted. The nut measures 1 3/4" in width, and the headstock retains the original lightweight Gotoh tuning machines with gleaming chrome plating.

The body boasts a stack knob control array governing the two Fender-Lace Sensor Silver single coils, and all of the original matte black knobs are intact save for one. Hardware includes the heavy-duty top-loader bridge manufactured by Gotoh. The Sunburst gloss finish exhibits a few small finish chips on the body perimeter, a few dings clustered on the lower bout body edge on the back, and one ding on top on the bass-side body horn. The neck has a smooth semi-gloss finish on the profile, with just a few tiny marks on the profile length.

A gigbag is included.