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Name that jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lilcrate, Jan 15, 2014.


  1. lilcrate

    lilcrate Tortdaddy Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2013
    St. Louis
  2. DudeWheresMy182

    DudeWheresMy182 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Milwaukee
    Ahhhh, that's the infamous 'boner bass' with the horns that are a little different. I think they were mid 90's? Someone else can help with that. But yes, a Fender American Jazz.
     
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  4. That's what I believe it is.
     
  5. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    I think the lower cut is a bit deeper than normal for higher-fret access, and it makes the upper horn look longer.
     
  6. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
  7. lilcrate

    lilcrate Tortdaddy Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2013
    St. Louis
    Interesting! Thanks everyone!
     
  8. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    Disclosures:
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    This is the first American Standard series (89-94) - that model name is still used to this day but not this design. That price is average for these basses and in good condition the only issue is the bridge. For whatever reason the string spacing is wide (not standard width)
     
  9. Yeah, I never really loved mine. The bridge was an issue. It was a 21 or 22 fret neck. Can't remember.
     
  10. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    Disclosures:
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Individual preference is always subjective but the boner's a pretty decent (22 fret) J once the bridge is swapped out.
     
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    More particularly, that one looks to be of the 92-94 time period, in Midnight Blue.

    I happen to have the exact same model/year in that color.

    Also, I've never had any problems with the standard bridge, and I played one as my main gigging instrument for about 10 years.
     
  12. High Camp

    High Camp Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Netherlands
    I too own a Longhorn (that's the official nickname ;-) ), one from '92 and firstowner.
    I love it! And over the years the bass has matured in sound, just like wine.
    In fact, I wish I had two so I could one with rounds and the other with flats.
     

  13. It was a great bass, don't get me wrong. First new instrument I ever bought. Got it for $550 that I saved when I was a sophomore. Had I known that the issue was just the bridge I may have kept it. Sadly there wasn't all of this knowledge readily available and I was just a dumb kid.
     
  14. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    Disclosures:
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Both youth & hindsight are golden ;) - and as far as the bridge, some players don't have an issue w/it, but it was oddly wide putting the E & G on the very edge of the fb. (2 3/4" compared to a standard 2 5/8") It didn't bother me at first, but switching between my Jazzes, finger-placement discrepancies became apparent.

    And High Camp makes a good point. These basses are over 20 yrs old and it's not a stretch to say they are coming into their own now with age.
     
  15. I had the biggest issue with the G. Practically fell off the board. But, I wish I still had it.
     



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