- - What the ???
|saaronanderson ||12-08-2012 04:44 PM |
What the ???
Guy wants to sell me this Mexican Fender Jazz. It's has a Fender Special Edition stamp on the back of the head stock and this (see picture). Anyone have any idea what these extra knobs are for? Did Fender do this or has this been modded? Thanks for any help/insight. Attachment 304555
|megafiddle ||12-08-2012 04:52 PM |
Clear finish on body and rosewood fretboard?
I have one. No extra knobs on mine.
|JimmyM ||12-08-2012 04:52 PM |
A mod. Doesn't look like a very well thought out mod, either.
|saaronanderson ||12-08-2012 04:59 PM |
Same bass as yours mega.
And yeah. I don't like the looks of it either.
|BoomBoomOGTL ||12-08-2012 05:09 PM |
But how'd he do it? There's no rear access cavity, only the pg access and those pots are in the body...
|Kmonk ||12-08-2012 05:19 PM |
Have you removed the pickguard? He must have routed the body and then ran the wiring through the cavity containing the factory pots.
|megafiddle ||12-08-2012 05:36 PM |
I think I would pass on it too.
Unfortunate. Nice bass, I like mine.
Did you notice a plate on the back? That would be an awful lot of cutting in from
the control cavity otherwise. You would need clearance not only for the control,
but also extra clearance to maneuver the control with it's shaft into position.
Probably not a pretty site inside.
|AltGrendel ||12-08-2012 08:11 PM |
Depends on asking price, $200-$300 maybe.
|Got2SadowskyNYC ||12-08-2012 08:13 PM |
Fender would have used stack pots. That's a mod.
|Tupac ||12-08-2012 08:19 PM |
The bass was abducted by aliens and implanted with high-tech bass gadgets that cannot be comprehended by humans.
|two fingers ||12-08-2012 08:23 PM |
Meh. You could do it from the front pretty easy. Go in from the side of the front cavity and from the top for the knobs. But yep it looks strange. It would have cost less to just get stacked knobs.
That is likely a Fender Special Edition MIM Standard put out by Fender for GC/MF retail ... probably about 2005-current production year, as the earlier ones had a white p/g stock ... depends totally on price and what else somebody decided to do to it in the name of 'progress' ... have you had the chance to get it in hand and look it over/play with it? or is it long distance type deal? ... you have any more pics so we can see any other 'innovations' ?? .. or at least a serial #?
|saaronanderson ||12-09-2012 01:02 PM |
Is long distance. I haven't ha a chance to hear it or feel it. I believe I may may a really lowball offer. A low risk high reward type offer. He doesn't know anything about it-.... Didn't even know these knobs were odd... Soooo
|mellowinman ||12-09-2012 02:10 PM |
Is one of those extra knobs for turning up the AWESOME? Because that's a rare mod, and can get you into the big time.
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