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Fender JP 90 club?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Geroi Asfalta, Apr 11, 2012.


  1. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

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    I searched and didn't find a JP90 club....I hope you guys don't mind...

    I feel like an ass if I were to put this into any of the fender clubs (it is an MIA/MIM Jazz and Precision, so I fit into at least 4 clubs right there... :bag:)

    Plus, I'm also interested in seeing who else has one, and refins, mods, etc....

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    Here's mine the day I bought her, not a scratch, like she was in a time capsule from 1990 until I picked her up...
     
  2. wolfmancharlie

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    Geroi,
    I don't think you are gonna find a lot of love here for the USA made Fender JP-90.They are and were well made, fine basses but not popular because they dont look like a Jazz bass or a P bass.Acording to Fender they were made in the USA not Mexico but a lot of people on here know more about them than Fender does. Mine is from 1990 and plays and sounds fantastic.I have owned a lot of Fenders thru the years but this is the only one that I'm keeping. This on has been played a lot.I bought a custom made Rosewood pickguard for it.
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  3. Geroi Asfalta

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    That JP is a beauty!! I want to see some more if you don't mind...maybe a closeup of the guard?

    I love my JP, and I know there's more than just us two with them
     
  4. wolfmancharlie

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    There actualy are more of us on here and I'll be happy to post a couple more pics but I think we should see mor of your red one. Looks VERY nice.
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  6. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

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    That guard sure is pretty....I'll try to get some more pics of the red one up when I can. My camera's been acting weird. I do want to take her apart just to see...
     
  7. Kanderson

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    Here's mine. Converted to fretless and black hardware.
     

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  8. Geroi Asfalta

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  9. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    I bought one as my first bass. I was seeking something with the versatility of a P and J pickup. It had a ton of mojo when I acquired it, and it has underwent a few mods both restorative as well as for improvement.

    Pickups got traded out for a Dimarzio pair, input jack (which came cracked through the original plastic pick guard) got rerouted to the more stable location on the side, and the toggle pickup selector got removed in exchange for a volume/volume/tone configuration.
     
  10. wolfmancharlie

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    Kanderson ,
    I love what you did with your JP-90. I've been thinking about a frettless and JP-90's are inexpensive enough. I'll have to keep this in mind. Thanks. Did you put a different neck on or defrett the original? Looks nice.
     
  11. wolfmancharlie

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    Geroi,
    The pickguard has some nice figureing that I can't capture with my camera phone. It comes from a very nice guy who sells on E-bay and I believe it was only around 30.00 with shipping.He only makes them out of wood but has a lot of different woods to choose from.Makes everything more solid. Just feels better.
     
  12. iJazz

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    Have to admit that I'm attracted to this axe. I've seen some commentary about neck issues with several of them but if the ones you have are solid, ROCK ON! I do keep my eyes open for a good deal on one even if it needs a neck. I'd just slap a Jazz neck on and call it a day.

    I guess the peculiarity of it just appeals to me.

    iJazz - But I could be a closet JP-90'er, too.
     
  13. Kanderson

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    Thanks wolfmancharlie, I did replace the original neck with an ebony fretless one. I took the original neck that came with it and used it for a P-bass body I had lying around. I replaced the pickups with EMG selects also. it was my first bass mod and I know there are better pickups out there but that's all I had money for back in the day. I may upgrade them one day but I've never had any complaints so far. :)
     
  14. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

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    This thread is going pretty well. I didn't think I would actually get replies (I know alot of you out there don't like this ugly duckling fender randomly created two decades ago....)

    I hope we can get more people posting, I want to see what happened to all these JP's....I know there's more than these 3...

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  15. wolfmancharlie

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    iJazz,
    I have also heard a lot about the bad necks on these.Right now there 2 on E-bay.1 has a bowed neck, and 1 is supposed to be in very good shape. I got lucky when I bought mine off e-bay.Mine came from California and had been used very hard. Needed cleaned very badly.Took a while to get it cleaned and polished up.Took it to my tech who thru a fit about my new to me bass.He didnt like it at all.Told him I just needed the neck tweaked a bit and it would all be good.MY necks truss rod is just about maxed out but plays very well .It will probably last me the rest of my gigging life, just fine. Put on a custom pickguard and a fresh set of Chromes and even my tech likes it now.Just something about the middle position in the mix make people smile.Hope you get one and you love it.
     
  16. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

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    I noticed somebody on here recently picked up a black JP with a horribly warped neck.

    It's funny....I have absolutely no problems with my JP. When I got it, the action was a tad high for me, but everything on it is good. I had to adjust the truss rod a little (I was scared crapless after hearing of the problems on these), but, it still has room to turn some more. I'd say one of my favourite players....now, if i could have a precision body, a JP neck, and RIC tone, I'd be in business...
     
  17. wolfmancharlie

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    Geroi, Thanks for the number, I shall wear it proud.
     
  18. ksihawk7

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    I could have bought one of these last year for $230, that played good and had a good neck. I regret not buying it then.
     
  19. Gord_oh

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    a local pawn shop has one, and has for a long time.
    interesting bass, but no my bag.
    plus they had it listed for like $700.
     
  20. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

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    with only 3 of us, the numbers are elusive...

    Czech craigslist. I see them pop up every now and then around here.
     
  21. wolfmancharlie

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    Gord oh,
    Yeah 700.00 is a bit much for one of these as you can still pick them up on E-bay for 300 to 350 and in very good shape. I do love mine for a lot of reasons. The tone works so well in the Group that I am in. The weight is unreal light. Plays like a dream. I think I gave 325.00 for mine back in January.
     

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