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SOLD 1973 Fender Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ShoeManiac, Oct 5, 2010.


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  1. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    FOR SALE: 1973 VINTAGE FENDER JAZZ BASS

    Vintage afficianados take note! I have decided to relist this instrument.

    This bass is a player - not a collectors piece! Some seek out vintage Fenders that are in pristine condition. But all too often the really clean instruments are the ones that just didn't play well. This bass played well, and WAS played well! I've owned and played this bass for the past dozen years, but the bass had a history before I got it.

    YEAR: 1973 (serial number verifies this date range)
    NECK: Maple, very thin but straight. Attached by a 4 bolt neck joint
    FINGERBOARD: Maple with black block inlays & binding
    BODY: Alder, black
    PICKGUARD: white/black/white three-ply (pictured with a moto pickguard, but this bass includes the original pickguard)
    PICKUPS: All original. Bridge pickup is closer to the bridge, which is characteristic of 70's Fenders
    ORIGINAL HARDSHELL CASE
    THUMBREST: Moved from it's original position by a previous owner

    This bass has been a gigging and recording machine! It can get that classic Jazz bass growl, or get a deep rootsy thumping tone. And true to it's appearance it can get that Geddy Lee "Moving Pictures" sound. A lot of people are going crazy now for the Geddy Lee signature Jazz Bass which is made in Japan. This bass was made in the US, and it's the real deal! Not Geddy's personal bass, but made by Fender in the same timeframe. So are you interested?

    SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY, PLEASE. And NYC area deals are HIGHLY PREFERRED.

    Select trades will be entertained, including - NASH JB-63's (select finishes), MODULUS VJ-4's, Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003

    ASKING - [DEL]$3200[/DEL]
    NEW PRICE - $3000

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  2. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

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    Excuse my while I pick my jaw up off my desk. GLWS, this thing is amazing!
     
  3. 73jbass

    73jbass Gold Supporting Member

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    I have the identical twin to this one. Same year too. Free bump.
     
  4. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    Here are some more pics...


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  6. ciubz

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    wow, a real Geddy Lee bass!

    bump!
     
  7. SevenReasons

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    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall Guitars, Ashdown Amps
  8. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    From what I can ascertain it weighs in at 9.2 pounds.


    And as a reminder, these are the only basses that I have any interest in trading for: NASH JB-63's or MODULUS VJ-4's.
     
  9. Valerus

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  10. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    Not sure quite how accurate that measurement is, as the bathroom scale is a little "twitchy". Didn't have a triple beam balance lying around the house. ;)
     
  11. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    Some more images for your viewing pleasure....


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  12. krustwell

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    good call!
     
  13. Scottpro1969

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  14. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    Damn, I've always loved The Kids In The Hall!
     
  15. Pedulla-Player

    Pedulla-Player

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    Dang! Seeing what vintage Fenders and Rics go for nowadays make me wish that I hadn't sold my black 72' Fender Jazz bass and my cream 76' Rickenbacker 4001 back in the late 80's when they weren't worth nearly what they are today. I'm betting that I'm not the only one kicking themselves in the backside. :bawl:
     
  16. anahata

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    I've got the same '73 jazz bass but with white pearl blocks in the board. Bought her with route money in '75 didn't play her much till 3 years ago since I'm mostly an upright player but I am discovering her charms now. Nice to know they are so well thought of :D
     
  17. zrxnha

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    lol....amazing bass
     
  18. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    PRICE DROP BUMP

    NEW PRICE - $3000
     
  19. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    Here are some photos of this bass with a moto pickguard. I'll add this in as an extra for the sale of this bass.

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  20. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    Fair notice bump: I'll be bringing this bass with me to a Vintage instrument show in a few weeks. I received some fairly serious offers for this bass at that show last year. If this bass doesn't sell here in the next couple of weeks it's likely to sell at that show.
     
  21. ShoeManiac

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