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It’s an 08 USA Fender Jazz standard bought privately from a lovely chap in Cheltenham today, following all the normal social distancing guidelines of course. 

I’ve had it a few hours, made some adjustments to the neck and saddles to lower the action, but it’s a lovely piece and a great first jazz bass. 

Holy trinity now competed! J-bass, P-bass and Stingray, so chuffed! I’m a very lucky bloke indeed. 







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Thanks @Lozz196. Yes I agree. Some colour combos just work on Fenders I think, this being one of them. Sunburst / Tort, Black / Black / Maple another... oh and one of my faves is a natural finish with maple fretboard and block inlays... one day!  

Interestingly the original pick guard (which I have with it) was white, but I think it looks much better as it is. 

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Looks fabulous Jack.

Not sure if you got the comment on the video link but the Stingray sounded awesome on the Sub rooms gig!

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lovely bass!....this is when fender started using thinner poly finish which resulted in a more resonant tone....enjoy

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