As the title says.
The 3 contenders for my next jazz.
Help me decide guys, anyone with any experience?
The v9 looks the business and is cheaper than the player series, Sandberg around 700 but lovely too.
So, my pickups showed up today. I dig'em. They kinda got a solid modern tone. Like, a "studio tone" if you would. Slightly scooped. But, not dull and honky like other noiseless jazz pickups. Where they sound more like splits or humbuckers. And, they are very responsive. Fender done did pretty good with these guys. Check it out.
Apparently you do not need a ground. Like, at all on your bass. It won't hum any more or less than normal, and it will work perfectly fine all in all without it. Because, as it turns out, my bass didn't even have a ground connected at all. No wire ran. Whatsoever. And, it worked just fine in all aspects. Weird right? Learn something new every day.
I'm going to regret this, but I need to thin the herd, and create some space. I'm going to put a couple more basses up for sale shortly, if they sell, I may withdraw this one.
This is one of the early runs of the model, and having played a recent one, I can confirm the early ones are the best. All original, apart from an added grounding strip (easily removed).
This bass sounds and plays superb. At just under 4kg it's light for a jazz. NO TRADES - I'm thinning the herd (unless you have a 5 string Wingbass, or Fingy, or similar).
I'd much prefer collection or meet-up. We can't do that just yet (unless you're also in Wales) - so I'm just putting this up to see who's interested... Hopefully we can arrange the sale for a couple of weeks time.
I'd prefer not to post, unless buyer arranges their own courier.
New edit: 26/03/21
Had the f/b and fret work done with luthier and details and pics are in my post below.
Ash body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard
Weight: On a kitchen scales it comes in at 4.2kgs. On a bathroom scales, it’s 4.4kgs so it’s there or there abouts. Either way, it’s a light bass and certainly one of the lightest bass I’ve played.
Neck: 41.7mm at nut.
I bought this bass in 1982. I have changed nothing on it (hardware) Personally, I think it’s a great looking bass (subjective of course) and has just the right amount of real road wear. It sounds fantastic.
Fender Jazz American Elite bass with Fender hard case £1400
Really not sure I should do this but apparently you CAN have too many basses and I’m oggling another one. So here we have it.
This really is a stonkingly good bass in immaculate condition. The only mark I can see are some faint buckle rash on the back of the body not breaking the surface so difficult to spot.
I think the colour is Ocean Turquoise and the fingerboard is ebony.
The necks on these things are magic to play and the action is set low all the way up the neck. It’s a real joy to play.
The passive sound is what you’d expect from a Jazz. Then you switch to active and the range of sounds is huge.
Weight is a happy 9.5lbs
When I got the bass, it had the D’ tuner machine head fitted, which I’ve never used. I also have the original tuner which I will include.
Also you can see from the pix that she is wearing a very attractive pearl scratchplate. I will of course, include the original tortoiseshell .
We are nearing the point where it is allowed to meet up so, if it’s legal I will meet up half way within reason. I’m in Malvern, Worcestershire.
Otherwise I will post for £35