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MIA 60th anniversary jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thorne_92, Apr 11, 2014.


  1. thorne_92

    thorne_92

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    Hey guys so I need some help with identifying a bass. I'm currently looking to trade my AM std P bass for a jazz and advertised it online to which I got a reply from someone asking me if I would be interested in a trade for a MIA 60th anniversary jazz now I don't really know a whole lot about basses and thought someone more knowledgeable than I would be able to see if this all checks out and actually is what he says. Here are the photos I was sent. Really appreciate it guys
     

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  2. thorne_92

    thorne_92

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    More photos, I'm going to check it out tomorrow night but just wanted to make sure everything checked out before I went
     

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  3. Wallace320

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    2006 was Fender Musical Instrument Co. 60th anniversary, but
    nothin' more than that down to a merely standard Jazz model.

    If memory serves, maybe blizzard pearl finish was nearly FSR, but I repeat: bass is an ordinary USA Jazz.

    No Jazz bass before '59/'60 prototypes, so a proper 60th anniversary Jazz bass doesn't exist yet (remember 2010's candy apple red "50th anniversary" Jazz bass)

    Maybe yours was not even touched so it's like a hidden jem, but think about it like an ordinary USA Jazz bass that should be priced accordingly

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  4. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

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    Can't see the color too well on my crappy work monitor. The color may be Inca Silver and not Blizzard Pearl. I don't when Fender stopped using Inca Silver but Blizzard Pearl was a standard color on all USA Standard Fenders from 2008 to I believe 2012.

    Your best bet would be to contact Fender's customer service department. They are extremely helpful and easy to reach.

    The serial number does indicate it is a 2006 which match the 60th anniversary date Wallace described above. I think all models that year had the round badge behind the headstock.
     
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  6. Wallace320

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    Yes, I'm not sure about what's the exact finish too

    if it's blizzard pearl, that's what I was tryin' to say:
    it could be a FSR back then at the very last, other
    than that, it's been a completely standard option.

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  7. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    The Jazz appears to be stock, and accurate as described and for serial # ... it would be an '06 American Series bass (no such thing as an American STANDARD from '06), made in May of '06 ... color would be Chrome Silver, paint code 791 ... I cant see clearly from the pics, but it appears to (and should have) the S-1 Switch inside the neck pup volume knob ... as mentioned above, '06 being the 60 anniversary year of Fender, EVERYTHING that went out that year got the dime size medallion on the back of the headstock ... other than year of birth, it means nothing in this (and most) cases ... it has no designation of a 60th Anniversary model ...
     
  8. thorne_92

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    Thanks heaps guys, really helpful. Yeah he told me that it had the S-1 switch and he also said that it was Inca silver. I'm gonna go check it out tonight and hopefully it's a killer bass. Thanks again guys!
     
  9. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    Inca Silver was not offered on the AmSeries in May of '06, it is Chrome Silver
     
  10. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    Like BIGEJ2 says, Fender U.S.A. will hopefully be able to give you an exact answer based on the serial number. I, too, have had excellent results when reaching out to them. In my case, I asked for specific images/pdf's of some wiring diagrams.
     
  11. thorne_92

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    Alright well the colour doesn't really bother me, I don't mind it.
    When I go to check it out is there anything I should look for good or bad?
     
  12. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty Supporting Member

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    Definitely play it if you can and make sure everything works.
    If possible, check out the tension on the truss rod to make sure it's good and not maxed out or anything.
     
  13. thorne_92

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    Sorry silly question but how would I go about checking the truss rod as my teacher has done mine in the past not myself
     

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