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Brand New with Warranty. We are an authorized Fano dealer!
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Fano has extended the JM4 to the revered Alt de Facto line. For players wanting options that were not available on the Standard series, this is your ticket! If this isn’t exactly the one you are looking for, contact us and we can spec one out to your exact liking.
This bass nails that closet classic look with the modern sensibility of a pair of earth-moving Lollar Thunderbird pickups. These pickups are tight, responsive, and big on the low end. If you appreciate a full 34” scale bass that is thick and punchy yet incredibly articulate all at the same time, this one will quickly become your go-to. There’s not a dull spot on the entire neck. As you dial in the “bite” of the pickups with the tone knob, you’ll find it is musical throughout its entire sweep. Like a Jazz bass, the neck and bridge pickups have individual volumes and can be balanced any way you desire. Unlike a Jazz bass, the pickups are dead silent and you don’t get the hum when you favor one pickup over the other!
Custom appointments on this instrument include gorgeous block inlay and cream binding on the rosewood fretboard. The Antigua finish has some gorgeous finish checking and the bass features a matching pickguard AND headstock for a truly one-of-a-kind bass.
How Does It Play?
These come in set up great right out of the case from Fano, but we still do our due diligence of a thorough check and a nit-picky setup. This one likes to sit at a very nice 5/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and 4/64” on the high G, with plenty of room to dig in without buzz. The back of the neck is nicely broken in and then some, and you’ll find that the tung-oiled surface stays clean and smooth throughout a full gig. You won’t get any nitro gumminess or buildup on this baby!
Weight: 9lb 8oz
The Fano G&G Custom Black Tweed hard case is included.
Neck: Maple (Bolt-on with body color matching upper headcap, 10 degree headstock pitch, vintage style truss rod)
Neck Shape: Early 60's C Shape .800 - .970
Scale Length: 34"
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
String Nut: 1.5" Graphtech Tusq XL
Fretboard Inlay/Material: Bock/White MOTO
Fretboard Binding: Cream
Neck Distress: Medium
Body Distress: Light
Body Color: Antigua Burst
Neck Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Upper Peghead Color: Antigua Burst
Lower Peghead Color: Vintage Amber Tint
Hardware: Nickel Lightly Aged
Tuners: Fano Bass 4-in-line
Neck Pickup: Lollar Thunderbird
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Thunderbird
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Pickguard: Antigua Burst
Electronics: Volume, Volume, Tone
Knobs: Nickel Barrel
Bridge: Fano HiMax HD Bass
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Strings: D'Addario "NYXL" .045 - .100
Case & Accessories: Fano G&G Custom Black Tweed Hard Case, Polish Cloth, and Wrench
Weight: 9lbs 8oz