Amazing bass that really does feel like a vintage bass.
The flea bass comes with stacked pots which in my opinion are much better than the VVT controls fitted to most fender jazz basses.
Comes with fender gig bag.
Social distancing collection possible, postage as buyers cost.
Model Name: Flea Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Roadworn Shell Pink
Model Code: 0141020356
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck and Fingerboard
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Profile: "C" Shape
Neck Finish:Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
No. of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage Style
Inlays: Aged White Dots
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Hardware and Electronics
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender® Vintage-Style
Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage ’64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage ’64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls: Stacked Concentric Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric
Hardware Colour: Nickel/Chrome
Fender Marine Layer Reverb,
Bought from Andertons 4 weeks ago. Absolutely brand new, used twice in lockdown, now surplus as I have acquired a Plethora X5.
A brilliant pedal particularly for fretless playing with its variation and control. Has a very clever instant battery change door that flips down!
3 Reverb types - hall, room, special
Each reverb type has 2 variations for maximum versatility
Control over reverb time, damping, pre-delay and level
Effect tails continue when pedal is bypassed for a smooth performance
Lets you achieve all manner of reverbs, from slap-back, subtle room ambience, through to huge atmospheric halls and 'shimmer'.
So, save on a new one. Insured post £7. (Also advertised on the bay)
This is a little bit special. No longer made Cabronita Precision, in very good condition, just a couple of minor marks/play wear. The pick up has been replaced by a hand wound unit by Jess Loueiro using traditional P bass magnets/wiring, but in the mini humbucker format. It’s had a KiOgon wiring loom & the bridge has been replaced by a grooved vintage style unit. Light weight & well balanced.
Great Fender Jazzbass 1973 with OHSC. Apart from the bridge pickup being replaced with a same but ‘75 grey bottom at some time it is 100% original. Very comfortable player, less than 9 lbs/4 kgs on my kitchenscale, good balance, slim neck and low action. Nice growly fat Jazzbass sound. These early 70's Fenders have something different going on. And oh yes, the bass has some love signs but all works fine, including the trussrod.
Hows it going people?!
Been a drummer for going on 16 years, in more recent times I've come to realise just how much of a pain in the donkey it is to keep it up! As time's gone on it's proven to be about the most inconvenient instrument you could ever practice in terms of actually practicing (for me at least) forever sticking your hands in your pocket to book & pay for a dedicated space to have a jam, as opposed to being able to play your instrument while chilling out and watching TV, and the noise. It's a welcome change to be able to practice for real and make so little noise *cries*
.. So long story short, about 5 months ago I started to pick up the bass for real after noodling about with it in the past. Started getting some lessons in with a guy local to me, best thing I've done in years. The transition from drums sort of goes hand in hand too, so I'm loving everything about it.
While I'm here, any of you beauties stumbled across one of these before?
I'm lucky enough to get my hands on this gorgeous CIJ '62 Reissue Jazz Bass from around 2004ish which came to me via a shout from my bass teacher who in his spare time, with his mate. Does this kind of underground loop of trading rare, vintage & lesser seen basses and shares them amongst his students as first dibs before they go online - Anyway so I told him as I'm really enjoying it & since I've never really invested in myself musically throughout the years at least not until recent times that I've always fancied a Jazz bass & if something a little different pops up one day then I'll go for it. So he sends me a link to get my head around how him and his mate do this thing and I'm greeted by this Japanese made beauty which obviously had to be in my favourite colour too. Dangerous combo.
Since I whacked a holding deposit down on it and since then I've been keen to see more clips / photos of this thing in action. In my searches I start to notice that I can't find this exact model anywhere. Loads of '62 reissues in a plethora of different colours over the years - just none in this old candy apple red with a matching headstock. After about a week of detective work I managed to find 2 basses from real old postings online. One from a seller on Reverb oddly enough with a serial number 4 digits after this one. (though I'm not sure if that's just coincidence of if it literally was 4 in front of this one on the line!) and one from a Japanese retailer (of which I had to translate the page). According to the retailer, in around 2004ish Fender Japan did a 'shop order' model of the '62 reissue in old candy apple red with a matching headstock which came with the USA pickups. Apparently it's become a bit of a hidden gem in Japan because of the shop order thing, not everyone dug it and not many were ordered.
How true this is, I literally do not know. Do I care? Well it might seem that way after my Sherlock Holmes of google sessions but to be honest, it's just for my own satisfaction really - the fact that at some point in it's life it's been imported to the UK and made it's way down to the shire tells me it's got a little bit of a story to tell and I kinda like that.
Anyway, this is him. Insane nick for a 16 year old bass that's travelled half way round the world - so maybe it doesn't have an elaborate story after all - Shop, home, cupboard, plane, England. haha.