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I've gone & done it again.... '74 re-issue Fender Jazz

Post  Smaz on Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:19 pm

It was a bank holiday today, so the girlfriend & I decided to take a trip out somewhere. We didn't fancy going far, so I suggested a nearby old-style town. I also looked up where a guitar shop called Guitar Village is, and it turned out to be at the same place (I honestly didn't know!). I popped in there to take a look around... About 2 hours later, I walked out with this:



'74 re-issue American Fender Jazz

'tis flippin' MARVELOUS. I've been looking for a new Jazz bass to replace my mexican one that I love, but it needs adjustments constantly & I've not quite been able to get the low action with no fret buzz that I used to get from it.

http://www.fender.com/en-GB/series/american-vintage/american-vintage-74-jazz-bass-maple-fingerboard-olympic-white/

That takes my tally up to 9... Time to get rid of some I think! I don't know how my girlfriend puts up with me...

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Post  GusTheBassDog on Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:03 pm

That is a very nice bass. I like that pickup cover over the strings, too.

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Post  MetalJacob on Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:35 am

Gorgeous, congrats my friend! I've always liked white, or at least light colored, basses with maple fretboards. Those pickup covers intrigue me. I've never played with one but seen several and they always seem to be in the exact position where I like to keep my fingers.

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Post  GusTheBassDog on Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:36 pm

MetalJacob wrote:Those pickup covers intrigue me. I've never played with one but seen several and they always seem to be in the exact position where I like to keep my fingers.

I think the same thing every time I see a Rickenbacker. I really want to hold one and see if I can play it, or if they would annoy me, because they look neat.

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Post  Smaz on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:30 pm

Well, she's gone back to the shop.... Am absolutely gutted, but the bridge pickup cover had been installed wrong & whilst I loved the bass I can't accept the possible loss in resale value & the possible damage in re-drilling.

Hopefully the new one is just as nice...

http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/bridge-cover-position-new-american-vintage-74-jazz-973776/

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Post  MetalJacob on Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:03 pm

Oh wow. Didn't notice that in the picture but now it can't be unseen. Does the shop have another to get or what?

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Post  Smaz on Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:19 pm

They're getting another, hopefully - am waiting to hear back...

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Post  Smaz on Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:28 pm

So, turns out that as they're a limited run Fender won't have any available for another 8 weeks or so... No thanks!

Went back to the shop, played a few more & walked out with this: '64 reissue Jazz from the same series. Thinner neck, so I'm happy!

It does have a bridge cover, but I've taken it off whilst I make adjustments etc.


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Post  GusTheBassDog on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:16 pm

It's sad that you had to return that bass, but this one is beautiful, also. Very Happy

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Post  Stryfer on Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:42 am


At least he can get a new bass just like that Smile A Fender at that! Both make my mouth water XD


There is no way in the world that I can just walk into a store and walk out with a new bass... I'm still playing my GSR 205 and the one I saved ages for - Squire Vintage Modified Jazz... Both below $500 Very Happy but hey, I make them sound like they're $1000 Laughing

Though I'm sure Smaz makes a $1000 bass sound like it's $10000 -.- hehe Wink

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