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NBD Fender Jazz BAss 1966 Dakota Red

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

  1. 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

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

    Caca de Kick Sponsored by Jagermeister 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.
  6. BBass06

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    Nice bass!
  7. FrednBass

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    Wow!

    Lovely bass
  8. lavmonga

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    Wow. Beautiful bass.
  9. madmic

    madmic

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    Thanks all, for your nice comments.
  10. BassFuzz24

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

    P_bass Supporting Member

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    Love it!
  12. 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!
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    That is a killer bass.
  16. faulknersj

    faulknersj 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!!!
  17. madmic

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

    georgestrings Supporting Member

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    That's one fine looking instrument!!!


    - georgestrings
  19. 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!
  20. 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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