Fender Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fredy, Dec 4, 2012.


  1. Fredy

    Fredy

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    Hej TB !! I'm really close to buying a new bass, and as the title says, i've been looking at look at a Roadworn 60's. But there is some things i need to know about the bass before i wanna buy it.
    Does anyone know have this bass who can give me some infomation and an opinion ? Is it Mexican or USA ? and does anyone know the weight of the bass ? If there is one thing that i just hate about basses its if their to heavey !!! :bassist:


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  2. Dan55

    Dan55 Supporting Member

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    The Road Worn basses are Mexican, relatively lightweight, and some of the best basses Fender make. My RW Jazz is around 8.5 lbs. and my RW P is a hair over 8.

    Dan
  3. ahc

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  4. dtripoli

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    How much those things cost? here's one on LA CL for $800
    Also, they must have been on the same road cause the wear marks are the same
    Fiesta Jazz
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  6. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    I have seen Road Worns in the high 7# range and in the very low 9# range ... like every bass model, weight will vary ... the P's generally will run lighter than a J, as is the case in most of the Fender line-up ...
  7. bh2

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    They're Mexican, they're light and they're very nice!
  8. interp

    interp Gold Supporting Member

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    Excellent instruments! They are usually lighter than standard Fenders (the body and headstock are 1/8" thinner front to back, just like the pre-CBS basses). I owned a Jazz RW and still own a Precision RW. Both are very close in feel and sound to my current real '62 Jazz and a real '58 Precision that I used to own.
  9. Margus Alviste

    Margus Alviste

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    These are extremely nice basses! I have had a 62J, 63P, 2x69J and a few later ones. I have to admit that the RW basses are very very close to these old originals, perhaps even better than some of the average ones from 60s.
  10. Fredy

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    Wow, thanks for the awesome responses, gotta pretty good feel about this one, im from Denmark where the bass is at about $1700 but i'll be spending the next week in chicago were i would like to buy it, any help with find the cheapest place ? :) guitarcenter ?
  11. BrentSimons

    BrentSimons Supporting Member

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    The Road Worsn are great basses but most of the online shops are blowing out the American Vintage 62 Jazzes. I just picked up a beautiful 3 tones sunburst for about the same price. Plus I get to relic it myself. :)
    Take Care,
    Brent
  12. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

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    RW jbasses are great. I had one and sold it but wish I hadnt now.
  13. bigswifty1

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    Cool basses. I have two rw J's. A Fiesta Red with rounds/Fralins and a sunburst with flats/Nordstrands. I love them both.

    The original pups are fine tone-wise, but like any J, are prone to 60 cycle hum if you unlucky enough to play in a venue with power issues, which is the only reason I replaced them.

    And it was an absolute hoot at a gig some time ago when another player said to me as I was packing up "sounds great, you can't beat the old ones for tone, when was yours made?".

    We both had a good laugh when I said "2009" :)

    Mike
  14. fourtet102

    fourtet102 Supporting Member

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    RW are best Fender basses (besides Custom Shop). They look cool, play even better and sound like million dollar instrument. I'd change maybe pickups but stock ones definitely suffice.

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