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NBD Fender Jazz BAss 1966 Dakota Red

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by madmic, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. madmic

    madmic Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    I bought this beauty November 2012.

    As far as I can tell it is very close to, if not all original.

    Who cares....it's a great bass!

    I made a little 45 seconds video with pictures of the bass.
    The soundtrack includes the Jazz too.

    Hope you like it.


    madmic (1024x466).jpg

    Have a nice day,
  2. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!!

    Great looking bass.

    Fender did bindings and blocks in '66?
  3. madmic

    madmic Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    1966 was the year of the B&B introduction.
  4. Nice looking bass. Love the block inlays.
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  6. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Yup. First part of 66 came out as dots and binding, then changed to blocks and binding for most of they year.
  7. BBass06


    Mar 8, 2004
    Nice bass!
  8. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
  9. lavmonga

    lavmonga Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    Wow. Beautiful bass.
  10. madmic

    madmic Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Thanks all, for your nice comments.
  11. I had to watch the vid a couple of times. That neck looks incredible.
  12. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb!

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    wow!!! excellent shape for being 46+ years old!

    love the color and the neck...

  13. Nice. Really nice. I definitely like Dakota Red, as opposed to Candy Red. Love that primer peepin' thru the finish. What kinda shape is the back of the body in?
  14. Beautiful. Absolutely. Thats one of the best Fender colors IMO. Looks great with the ashtrays and b&b. Not much more can be done. Very classy.
  15. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

  16. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass.com1358122030.655222.jpg ImageUploadedByTalkBass.com1358122064.379939.jpg

    I got to play this in Vermont last year...I think it was a 66'. Best Jazz I ever played. I congratulate you on yours! I love the Blocks and Binding!!!
  17. madmic

    madmic Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    The back is showing some (nice) wear too. Love the nitro-finish!
  18. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    That's one fine looking instrument!!!

    - georgestrings
  19. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper The G&L L5000 man. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    That's in incredible shape. Take good care of that one!
  20. madmic

    madmic Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    At close range you'll see that the nut needs work.
    There is quite some fretbuzz too from the 15th fret and up and the neckpocket is not a perfect fit.
    The body is very lightweight, causing some neckdive.
    The pots are cracking a bit.

    So, the bass has been used is showing it's age and is far from a perfect built.
    However...the sound and playabilty (usually I don't get anywhere near the 15th fret) are fantastic!

    And for others maybe not a big deal, but I just love to own a piece of history.

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