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Got a killer deal on a vintage 1975 Fender Jazz today at GC

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by infect, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. infect

    infect

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    I got this beat to hell, super mojo jazz bass today at Guitar Center for $1199! It's all original minus a brass nut and a replacement tuner. Sounds killer and looks way cooler in person :bassist: Guitar Center isn't exactly known for stellar photography ;)

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  2. groooooove

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    i saw the other thread about this one..

    i love it. looks like it's been played a lot- always a good sign. (or beat to hell... either way, looks nice!)

    enjoy
  3. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for The Patrick Godbey Band Supporting Member

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    Nice bass!! Congrats and enjoy!

    Cheers,
    Jim
  4. infect

    infect

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    There's another thread? Cool. It sounds fantastic and has the snap and sustain you'd expect from an older instrument. I dig it :bassist:
  5. infect

    infect

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    The wear pattern on it almost looks like someone sweat on it for years and it literally just melted the finish off.
  6. narud

    narud Supporting Member

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    yeah.someone was questioning whether it was a good deal or not. that bass was sure not to last!
  7. gordon5377

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    That neck alone is worth every penny you paid for the entire bass. Awesome find! I'm extremely jealous that I can never find something cool like that at my local GC or pawn shops.

    :bawl:
  8. infect

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    It's a pretty amazing deal unless you want to play a collectors piece that looks new :eyebrow: I like not having to worry about belt rash, bumps, scratches, etc ;)
  9. narud

    narud Supporting Member

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    i got a 74 jazz from gc for 600 bucks a little over a year ago. love that place!
  10. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Nice bass, did it come with a similar vintage case?
  11. infect

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    No case, but I already had an extra vintage tweed one.
  12. infect

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    Damn! Really? Any pics? They must've not known? Hehe..
  13. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice bass congrats
  14. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    That's awesome! Yeah GC can put up some crazy prices on vintage stuff. A couple of years ago I got a Unbroken 77 Thunderbird for $800 bucks! Then there is my Fretless '75 P bass for 350. To be fair the body was Ibanez but the neck and tuners legit 70's Fender. Ya done good!
  15. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    I saw that when I was there on Sunday. Congrats!
  16. basswave

    basswave Execuse me but your I-IV-V is in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

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  17. narud

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    somebody had sanded the decal off the headstock and replaced it with a 62 ri decal. after a re-decal it looks totally legit!
    after the new decal
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    its the one in the middle
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    i was tempted to buy the one you just bought buy i have ash maple jazzes coming out of my ears!
  18. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    I had a '74 P bass in natural and the finish did something similar in style to yours. I was tempted to buy this Jazz as well but I have a '76 that looks identical.
  19. matti777

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    Smokin deal IMHO. I love the well worn old jazzes. I can't believe a store like GC would price something like that so low and that it lasted so long. I was at another GC last week and they wanted $1800 for a 72 pbass with flat frets.
  20. noermaen

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    awesome looking bass! this is the real deal, this or new basses - but not that "road worn" hype with new basses...

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