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gyrus

SOLD -- Fender 70's Jazz Bass ('77)
£1700

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** SOLD **

Fender 70's Jazz Bass
- Price: now £1400
(was previously £1700, £1500)

- No trades (unless you have a Chadwick Double Bass that may tempt my GAS)
- For pick up in Stevenage
- Includes a Fender hardshell case (see photos)
- Low action
- Minimal fret wear
- Recently strung with DR Hi Beam Medium Bass Guitar Strings (45 - 65 - 85 - 105) last 29/09/2017
- Feel free send me a message anytime
- Link to my YouTube video for this bass:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKRxwZKYx34

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** If you want to continue reading on...

Inherent Specs:
- Body: Ash
- Finish: 3-Tone Sunburst
- Pickguard: Black
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Maple, with white binding and block inlays (?pearl inlays -- I am not sure of the material used, but it looks like pearl to me)
- Controls/Electronics: Passive with the usual Volume-Volume-Tone knobs
- Neck attachment: 3-bolt Micro-Tilt
- Pickups: Jazz Bass Pickups
- Tuners: Original Fender Tuners -- with "Fender" engraved in each of them
- Case: Fender Hardshell Case (see photos)

- As from what I was told, this is a '77 jazz bass
- I am reluctant to sell this lovely bass.
I have played different jazz basses.
By far, this jazz bass has the best tone among all the passive jazz basses that I have owned.
For me (and my subjective ears), it seems that this bass has a natural scoop in its tone.

Please Note:
1. This bass has been modified.
The previous owner modified this and tried to emulate the Marcus Miller bass (I think).
Thus, please take note of the following modifications:
a. Badass Bridge - original bridge will be included
b. Brass Nut - I do not have the original nut anymore

2. The hardshell case has some wear, and has no keys (see photos).

3. This bass has gone through 4 decades, and it has seen some action throughout its lifetime.
It has its scars to prove it.

4. It is not easy to pull the knobs off from the pots.

5. Yes, it has the original Fender tuners with "Fender" engraved in each of them, but there are only 3 screws that hold the tuner for the G-string, in which these screws have loose threads.
It is the tension of the G-string that holds it (the tuner) down in place.
It was like this when I got it.
I discovered this when I changed the strings, but it has not bothered me or my playing.

6. I may withdraw this sale at anytime. Edited by gyrus

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here are the actual photos.
more pictures may be provided upon request.

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Do you know the weight? And are the pickups the original '77s?

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i'll weigh it later.
regarding the pickups, i was told that they're the original ones but i was not able to find any mark to prove it's date.
however here are some shots that i took:

neck pickup:
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bridge pickup -- the metal plate appears to serve as the ground wiring to the bridge:
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It looks like the foam has stuck to the bottom of the pickups. Edited by CH161

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[quote name='CH161' timestamp='1508699053' post='3393907']
It looks like the foam has stuck to the bottom of the pickups.
[/quote]

it looks like it did.

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I have no objection to fake relicing, but this puts the latter firmly in its box. An extremely cool instrument and cool price (IMO). I'd ask about smoke and pet free but suspect not over the forty years Edited by three

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[quote name='Aero71' timestamp='1509014505' post='3396003']
Any idea about the weight already?
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it weighs 5.1 Kg in our kitchen scale.

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Never played a Torres neck that wasn't great
The word Mojo is much overused in selling, but if you looked it up in the dictionary I think there'd be a picture of this bass ;)

vintage cool bump

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[quote name='gyrus' timestamp='1509212691' post='3397378']


it weighs 5.1 Kg in our kitchen scale.
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Might be worth trying to check that accurately. That’s just over 11.2lbs which would make it one of the heaviest Fender J basses from this era I’ve ever seen (I’ve played P’s that have tipped over 11lbs but J’s tend to be a bit lighter).

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[quote name='molan' timestamp='1509317087' post='3398089']


Might be worth trying to check that accurately. That’s just over 11.2lbs which would make it one of the heaviest Fender J basses from this era I’ve ever seen (I’ve played P’s that have tipped over 11lbs but J’s tend to be a bit lighter).
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That's really not crazily heavy for this era. My 75 Jazz weighs 12.4lbs, and I've played heavier...All Fenders at that time used the inconsistent northern ash, there wasn't a preference for just using it on P Basses!

Keep coming back to look at this though, sounds pretty resonant on the video.

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thanks for the kind bumps...
i've been busy since my last post.
to date, all PM's have been answered.
there's one question above that i am yet to reply.
i will answer them this weekend.

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this bass has just been sold to a nice gentleman.
thanks to everyone who showed interest.

one last farewell photo...

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