2012 FSR Hand stained Fender Jazz Basses

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  1. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

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    Looking for opinions on the 2012 FSR hand stained mahogony and wine red Jazz basses. I have a chance to pick one up near new but haven't played it. They look nice but don't know much about wear, weight and tone. Does anyone have one and would like to share a pic or two and an opinion? Thanks!
  2. odarellmc

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    Ive only heard good things about them. .I'm not sure if they're still available
  3. pica

    pica

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    They play great. It's just a MIM Fender jazz bass. If you can fine a stained mahogany and red wine one that's better yet. Those are hard to come by.
  4. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

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    had the American wine one. AWESOME BASS! if you get it and don't like it, hit me up. I'd likely pick it up off of you.
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  6. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

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    Pica - these are American standards with the hand staining.
  7. odarellmc

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    Well there's one on ebay..
  8. pica

    pica

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    Sorry, my bad. I have the MIM FSR. I did not know there were US made ones too.
  9. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

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    Pica - all good.
  10. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a hand stained p-bass and it sounds absolutely amazing. I'm sure the finish will wear off over the years, but I don't care at all. The sound more than makes up for it. Doesn't really answer anything about the J bass, I guess, but I love my P bass.
  11. Co0O

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    You'll find some pics in this thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/fender-fsr-club-950535/

    I've got the mahogany stained P, and I totally agree. It's as good as an American Standard can possibly be. It seems like the quality of these is very consistent, perhaps it's because they're made in such a small number. There's no reason that the J version should be any different.
  12. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    I was playing it at Guitar Center and my wife walked in after making her rounds at another store and said, "Ooo, that sounds good. You should get that one."
  13. Co0O

    Co0O Supporting Member

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    They're not heavy, my P weighs 4,0 kg (8,8 lbs), slightly less than my '11 MIM Standard.
    Btw, 50 (of the 150 made) of each type is hand numbered and signed by Jeff Allen (Head of Fender U.S. Production) on the back of the headstock.
  14. Jeff K

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    I have Eyeballkid's Red Wine stained Jazz. Sweet bass, and very light-weight. A joy to play. Even though they're 2012's, they do not have the "upgraded" vintage pickups that Fender started using in 2012. They're the same as the 2008-2011 (and probably before that, which I happen to like). IMO, they sound really nice. Here are some pics of mine. The black pickguard is the original. I laid a tort on top just to see how it looked, but the consensus in my family was that the black looks better.

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  15. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

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    Thanks JeffK.
  16. eyeballkid

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    :-( I miss her.
  17. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Man, I love tort, but it looks HORRID on that bass, you're right, the black looks much better.

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