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Fender 70's Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chinjazz, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Hi,

    Can anyone out there confirm the fret size on these MIM Fender '70s Jazz basses?


    Any other comments on quality are welcome also :)

  2. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    I had a couple .. very 'meaty' necks for a Jazz, and although I cant give you the size of the wire, they are what Fender calls 'vintage frets' ...

    .. LOTS of used ones out there BTW, if you are in the market ... some even sub $500
  3. The Geddy Lee sig jazz is 70s spec ain't it? It has a very fast thin neck, if that's your bag:cool::thumbup:
    Frets ain't thin like on my Road Worn tho
  4. I hear ya on the Geddy :). I had one from Japan and it was awesome.
    This time I'm more looking for a rosewood board and I might go with a non road worn version of the same..... Hmmmmmm
  5. sj_bass

    sj_bass Supporting Member

    May 23, 2010
    Long Beach, CA
    I had an MIM 70's Jazz neck on my Geddy... I preferred it over the Geddy neck because I liked something a little meatier.

    I believe they called the frets medium jumbo - not quite as big as the frets on my MIJ 70's Jazz, but definitely bigger than my 60's Jazz vintage.
  6. Thanks sj_bass!

    I actually wouldn't be opposed to de-chunking the neck.
    I've done that before with a sander and put a few coats of some clear nitro and was done with it. More food for thought :)

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