NBD Fender Jazz BAss 1966 Dakota Red

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


  1. madmic

    madmic

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    Hi,

    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_KI_HyvoNg

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    Have a nice day,
    Mich
  2. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Great looking bass.

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

    madmic

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    Thanks,

    1966 was the year of the B&B introduction.
  4. pica

    pica

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    Nice looking bass. Love the block inlays.
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  6. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    Yup. First part of 66 came out as dots and binding, then changed to blocks and binding for most of they year.
  7. BBass06

    BBass06

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    Nice bass!
  8. FrednBass

    FrednBass

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    Wow!

    Lovely bass
  9. lavmonga

    lavmonga Supporting Member

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    Wow. Beautiful bass.
  10. madmic

    madmic

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    Thanks all, for your nice comments.
  11. BassFuzz24

    BassFuzz24

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    I had to watch the vid a couple of times. That neck looks incredible.
  12. P_bass

    P_bass Supporting Member

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    Love it!
  13. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

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    wow!!! excellent shape for being 46+ years old!

    love the color and the neck...

    congrats!
  14. millsbass5

    millsbass5

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    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?
  15. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    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.
  16. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    That is a killer bass.
  17. faulknersj

    faulknersj Gold Supporting Member

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    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!!!
  18. madmic

    madmic

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

    georgestrings Supporting Member

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    That's one fine looking instrument!!!


    - georgestrings
  20. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    That's in incredible shape. Take good care of that one!
  21. madmic

    madmic

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    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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