1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Fender American Special Jazz

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by birminghambass, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    189   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sold!
    I purchased this bass solely because it was advertised as 8lbs. Well, it's not. Weighs in at 9.2 on my scale, slightlly lighter than an average but not 8lbs. The herniated disk in my back requires me to use only the lightest basses out there so this one has to go. The necks on the Am Specials are amazing, never played one I didn't love.
    2011 model, in fantastic shape. I never gigged it, the previous owner took excellent care of it. Stock except for the vintage style tort guard and straplocks. No trades unless you have a Stingray HH or Warwick Fortress I could trade towards.
    $585 shipped.
  2. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    189   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    189   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    4   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Likes Received:
    1
    Nice. What exactly does "American Special" mean, was it built in the United States?
  5. TimWeddle37

    TimWeddle37

    Rating - 100%
    2   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    if this bass is too heavy then you need to stay away from any stingray HH
  6. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    189   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes it's USA made.
  7. Laurie Bass

    Laurie Bass

    Rating - 100%
    14   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes,,the bass was built in the USA..but American Specials have thinner necks (front to back OR fret board to back of the neck) that does the American Standard. The American Special neck have graphite rods added for strength (because the necks are so thin)they are called Thin C Shape by Fender.
  8. maverick49

    maverick49 Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    8   0   0

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bump for such a great price on this. Love my Special as much as my Geddy. Would take this one too if I hadn't already blown my Christmas gift money on upgrading the rig...
  9. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    14   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1
    Do the strap locks come with or just the buttons?
  10. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    4   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Likes Received:
    1
    Passive I presume?
  11. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    189   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
  12. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    189   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
  13. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    189   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
  14. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    189   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Better pics are up!
    And I will no longer respond to lowball offers, thanks.
  15. davidchampoux

    davidchampoux Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    13   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lowballers at $585 shipped????? Damn... It's a VERY good price already!

    I own one exactly like that, terrific basses!!! It's a steal at that price!
  16. Laurie Bass

    Laurie Bass

    Rating - 100%
    14   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah..I agree why the lowball offers?
    Here,,where I live there is a new one @ my local music store..price is $1000.00 (Canadian) taxes in,,cash only.
    This one Is a steal..
  17. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    189   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
  18. Robus

    Robus

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice bass, good price, best color combination of all time. Good opportunit for someone wanting to step up from a Squier or MIM.
  19. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Rating - 100%
    189   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
  20. richntiff

    richntiff

    Rating - 100%
    2   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    oh I wish I would have seen this before it sold :-(

Share This Page