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    Default New Bass Day

    Took delivery today of a new Squire VM '70s Jazz Bass. As with any guitar I have ordered from Sweetwater, the setup was spot on out of the box. All I needed to do was a quick tune and she was ready to go. No dents, scratches, bubbles, etc. in the finish. No sharp fret ends. No sharp edges on the pickup covers. This is a replacement for my Squire Affinity P Bass with the P/J configuration. I didn't really care for the P Bass pickup. The Jazz Bass also has a narrower neck, so it is more comfortable to me ( at the nut, it is actually about 1/4" narrower than the neck of my Strat). The pots have a smoother operation, and seen to affect the tone more than on the P Bass as Well. Sound-wise, both the middle and bridge pickups are louder than the Jazz Bass pickup on the P Bass. They are also crisper and more defined than on the other Bass. They definitely have the "Growl" people talk about with a Jazz Bass. The Affinity P Bass was not a bad choice to get my feet wet with a Bass and get me wanting to learn more, But the Jazz Bass is a definite keeper.

    These are the Sweetwater pictures, since they are better than any I can take:







    And a Quick sound sample, using a Fender Rumble 40 using XLR out to an Audiobox 44VSL into Studio One:

    https://soundcloud.com/erik-mogensen/demo

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    Great looking bass! Congrats!
    Jason Mounce
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    Emil Werstler on Active Pickups:
    Pros: you can put them in a 2 X 4 and sound like zakk wylde
    Cons: you can put them in a 2 X 4 and sound like zakk wylde

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason.Mounce View Post
    Great looking bass! Congrats!
    Thank you Sir!
    (And my only source of Bass instruction just happens to be JamPlay )
    Last edited by chefeam; 11-19-2015 at 08:02 PM.

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    That's a sweet looking bass, enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigMR76 View Post
    That's a sweet looking bass, enjoy!
    Thanks....I'm sure I will

 

 

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