My new Number One bass
By: Richard Sanders from Cibolo, TX, USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Very well made fit and finish are great - lots of compliments on the white pearl/gold combination. Very dependable - I gig with this bass almost exclusively now.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
Love the C-shaped neck and the active electronics. I added a gold Gotoh high-mass bridge to mine and it's a HAMMER. Tone, tone, tone!
Your general opinion of this product.
I play blues, country, classic rock and this bass is well-suited to all three styles. As I said above, this is my #1 instrument over my American Standard Jazz Bass.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Tone is whatever you want - from fat and dark to bright. Active electronics are responsive to technique so it's easy to get any tone you want from this bass.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The white pearl is gorgeous! The gold pickguard (plastic) looks good, but I'm going to replace it with anodized aluminum. I replaced the stock bridge with a gold Gotoh high-mass bridge; gold tuners and knobs will be next. I think Fender should offer this bass in white and gold with all gold hardware...