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G&L Fullerton Standard JB and Yamaha JB600. Both excellent basses with first class build quality and finish. The G&L is a stunner in my opinion. Not a great picture to show of the blue sparkle finish, I must take better ones sometime. The neck and fretwork is one of the best of any bass I've owned, I find it a joy to play. 

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1 hour ago, BassAgent said:

Wow, they look great! I honestly thought I'd seen all Yamaha models but have never seen this one. Great looking thing.

I hadn't seen one of these before either. When it came up for sale here I couldn't resist. The off white or cream colour is so cool and the vintage tuners just tops it all off. Its no heavyweight either, lighter than the G&L. Made in Japan in 1984 so build quality is up there with the JV Squiers and the like.  

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I’ve just put the Valenti up for sale to make a particular purchase but it has been nice having both around this week. The Skyline’s neck shaping, fretting, action and general feel is excellent (my first Lakland)A3CA5D61-0627-4CD4-A557-9BA30CDBEEAD.thumb.jpeg.69317dc2ec1549ceabec5737f0eee25f.jpeg

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'96 MIJ 62 reissue, my main gigging bass for 25 years, bought new and recently sold. A good workhorse, very roadworthy, played well, but I guess I got bored with it.

I replaced it with a 2006 Aerodyne Jazz, non-export. A very good bass, well put together, comfortable, nice neck, and sounds nice with a good range of tone. I'll be keeping this.

Recently got a 2020 Custom Shop '60. It's a dream to play, and sounds magnificent. A beautiful thing.

 

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A few jazzes here! :)

 

- 1972 (sunburst & tort - pickup covers now removed!)

- 1969 (natural & tort - replacement fretboard, bought right here on BC)

- AVRI ‘62 reissue (Lake placid blue W/ matching headstock - refinish)

- Geddy Lee (CIJ model w/ mirror pickguard)

 

I’ve had a couple of others over the years, including a 2012 USA Jazz and a Lakland Skyline J-Sonic.

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So I'm currently at five Jazzes, after the addition of this baby, and the fun thing is: there's an exact 4-string version of this bass also coming my way. Family pic to follow but I couldn't wait to share this with you guys. Really really dig this bass.

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My "Jazz". I don't know how they did it but this thing is resonant and responsive like nothing else I have ever played.

Apparently tone woods do matter. A lot.

 

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10 minutes ago, BassAgent said:

So the four string Sadowsky arrived today and the count is at six Jazzes. Awesome.

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10 minutes ago, BassAgent said:

So the four string Sadowsky arrived today and the count is at six Jazzes. Awesome.

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Very nice collection you have Sir

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My MIJ 75ri in Bass Corner of the studio.  Quite heavy but a thump to die for and thats coming from a dyed in the wool P bass man!  Rescued from a dark corner of a crack converters in non-working condition. Needed a kiogon harness and i opted for a set of Wizard 84’s.  she wears Elites Groundwounds and sounds every bit as good as she looks.  

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Could never see the appeal of a Jazz. Owned a Fender player standard and a G&L and neither set my pants on fire like the Precision.

 

But the Geddy Lee jazz that Mrs Bassfinger bought me for our anniversary has totally changed all that. I can't put the damn thing down.

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Fullerton's finest...

 

The 62 re-ish has to be the best thing ever to come out of that factory.

This one on the left has played almost a thousand performances in almost as many absolute s***-holes.

It's been knocked off it's stand, had bottles broken on it, been covered in beer, blood and myriad other questionable fluids.

I was unhappy with the nut when I bought it from Wapping in 1983. Charlie Chandler obliged.

A Roto 66 custom set was put on at that time and of course it was re-set.

The strings are still the same ones...    and have been boiled twice.

The frets are still ace.

The action and intotation always were and still are excellent.

It sounds like everything you want a Jazz to sound like.

It's been cleaned once.

It's still goes to work now and again...

 

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