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SOLD FS 1973 Fender Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Jamboni, Oct 19, 2012.


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  1. Jamboni

    Jamboni

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    FS – 1973 Fender Jazz Bass. I bought this in 1974 and it was my daily player for 15 years. On stage and in the studio, this instrument never failed to deliver.
    The serial number on the 4-bolt neckplate is 403020.
    The neck heel shows 7 APR 73 A. (hard to read, but it’s there).
    The tuners are original (with a nice patina, I might add).
    The pot numbers are 304 7304 and all match. The 7304 means 4th week 1973 so I’m told.
    The stamp on the neck heel says B TORRES but there is no date in the body cavity. There is no date on the pickups or in the pickup or control cavity.
    The case appears original but there is no Fender logo on the outside? It is the black Tolex with leather end caps and the white piping. The interior is the standard plush orange. I’ve been told that Fender produced some cases in 1964-1965 that had no exterior logo.
    The pickups and tone control work and there is no ‘crunch’ in any of the pots. Weight is approx 9.7 lbs on my not-so-accurate bath scale.

    I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos with the digital Kodak. Gimme a Nikon! I am not interested in trades or parting it out. Cash only and I would prefer not to ship it. The thought of some guy running over it with a forklift at the UPS facility makes my blood run cold. Comments? Offers?

    PM or Email. Currently asking $2500 OBO.
     

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  2. cfsporn

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    What's the price on this beauty? If I hadn't just picked up a Lakland JO and an AVRI, I'd be all over this!
     
  3. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    I'm local enough to be curious....what's your asking price?
     
  4. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

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    Must post a price! Sweet bass....
     
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  6. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

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    You can only do two per reply, so you would have to reply and add more pics.
     
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    and the price is?.....
     
  10. Jamboni

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    Thank you, fourstring, I wasn't aware of the two pic limit.

    As for a price, I've been looking around the net and it appears to be worth around 3k, but that is why I'm asking you folks - what is a fair price for it? Here are two more pics.
     

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  11. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

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    looks awesome! wish I had the cash...
     
  12. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi, nice bass....

    What is the weight? ( hopefully on a reliable scale)

    Any refrets, fret dresses, pickup rewinds, or electronic repair/re-wiring?

    Thanks! :)
     
  13. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

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    The rules state that you must list a sale price. It makes things a lot easier, eliminating much of the private message back and forth.
     
  14. Jamboni

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    It's never had any work done to it. I just restrung it and it plays well with no fret buzz in any position. Now, if I could only get my hands to move like they used to...:(
     
  15. Jamboni

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    Here's a couple more pics and rules are rules so I'll say asking $3500 but feel free to make a reasonable counter-offer.
     

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  16. 5bassman

    5bassman Supporting Member

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    Stating a price also eliminates the auction format.
     
  17. Corevalay

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    Wow. I'd love to own this bass.

    I can offer you $700! Lol

    Good luck!
     
  18. klyph

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    Man, that's in great shape! Kudos to you for taking such good care of it. My basses don't look that good after five years, let alone 15. Posting an accurate weight will go a long way towards helping you sell it. Good luck!
     
  19. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks.

    So any chance to get a reliable weight on this bass?
     
  20. Jamboni

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    In the interest of honesty, there are two minor flaws, shown here.
    A belt rash in pic 1 and a small ding in the body in pic 2. The weird white lines and white glare are flash reflections and not wear on the body, as it appears.
     

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    I've been told that I'm too high (not the first time) so if anyone wants to talk around $2700 - I'm listening. Thanks.
     

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