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NBD: Fender FSR Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pica, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. pica

    pica

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    Picked up this Fender FSR Jazz last week. I had gotten another bass that just wasn't doing it for me so I returned it and got this. It plays and sounds great. Ash body, rosewood fretboard, natural finish with a tort pickguard. The wood has some of the best grain I've seen in a bass. I'm very happy with my choice. :)
     

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  2. bigntasty

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  3. Buskman

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    Looks like you've got yourself a winner there - enjoy! :)
     
  4. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

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    loving these,.. congrats!
     
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  6. Mind Eroded

    Mind Eroded

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    love these jazzes..been my main bass since I got one in '04. I agree the woodgrain on these is usually great and yours is no exception.

    here's my '03 w black pickguard:
     

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  7. VWbug08'

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    Congratulations! I like mine. I put Dimarzio model Js in to help it have some P bass potential.:D
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  8. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: y'know, rhythm AND blues! Supporting Member

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    Dude!! Best kept secret in bassdom. These babies rock. Congrats.
     
  9. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

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    These are MIM? It is my favorite combo, natural with RW board. Very nice looking bass.
     
  10. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

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    Waddup homie.
     
  11. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut Supporting Member

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    Is this the Fender MIM FSR club? Here's mine!

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  12. pica

    pica

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    Thanks. I don't know why more people don't have these basses. I think because these are affiliated with GC or MF scares people away? It's a Fender. It's not like GC is making them in their back room.
     
  13. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    ... actually, there are a good number of folks that have or have had one of these, they were selling like crazy the first few years ... they have been out now for about ten years, quite possibly the longest running FSR (FSE actually) in Fender history ... the P's are all but gone, the J is still available (new)... you can usually find at least one or two at any given time listed on Ebay ..

    ... they can be good basses, but then like all Fender offerings there are some that are less stellar than the others .. one of the issues that I ran into after having a few, is that the weight can vary greatly... I have seen them low 8# (that was my first one, a P) all the way up to a Jazz over 10+# ...

    ... the first couple of years they came out with all white pickguards, and you can still find them for sale that way on Ebay ... nice looking combination, especially with the tort ....
     
  14. TolerancEJ

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  15. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: y'know, rhythm AND blues! Supporting Member

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    The ash FSRs rarely show up in the Classifieds here. My interpretation is that owners don't sell them. I've seen one J for sale in the last few months. Found mine at GC, incredibly light and resonant, could not resist at Black Friday pricing. I wouldn't mind a P twin. :D

    The wood grain on the OP's bass is unusually fine. Mine is wilder...like 'em both.

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  16. pica

    pica

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    After seeing the grain on your bass I too like yours. It almost makes mine look too perfect. :D
     
  17. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: y'know, rhythm AND blues! Supporting Member

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    Thanks brother pica. Go play that bass! Quietly, it's early...
     
  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    My thoughts too. Congrats on a nice bass!
     
  19. jmverdugo

    jmverdugo

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    I have exactly the same bass, it's my one and only, and yes it sounds very good. Love it.
     
  20. pica

    pica

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    Thanks
     
  21. That Sustain

    That Sustain Banned

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    The FSR basses have to be the best deal available from Fender. Congrats!
     

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