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NBD: Sonic blue Fender Jazz w/USA Custom body

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SactoBass, Feb 1, 2014.


  1. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    A few weeks ago, I bought a USA Custom swamp ash jazz body in sonic blue from a TB'er. I then bought these brand new items and installed them:

    • USA Fender Jazz maple neck
    • Badass III bridge (string thru body)
    • Lollar jazz bass pickups
    • Chrome control plate with CTS VVT pots (tone has Sprague Orange Drop cap)
    • Cloth covered wiring throughout
    • Fender Deluxe Schaller Lite tuners
    • Fender string tree
    • Fender chrome "ashtray" pickup cover
    • Black brass thumbrest
    • DR Sunbeam strings
    I am very happy with the end result. The bass weighs exactly 8.0 pounds thanks to the swamp ash body. And the Lollars make this bass sound fantastic. I have always wanted a sonic blue fender jazz with high quality components, and now I have one that rocks. Me happy!

    The first pic is from the thread from which I purchased the body. The other pics were taken today. Click on the pics to enlarge...
     

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  2. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    Two more pics of the completed bass...
     

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  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That's pretty I love that color and the neck looks awesome congrats.
     
  4. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    Thanks mjac! :)
     
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  6. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Dr Moreau's Island
    Very nice. Did you have the pickups wound in any particular way?
     
  7. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    Thanks Templar!

    Nope. I just ordered the standard Lollar jazz pickups off of Jason's website. I have ordered those before (a few years back) for another bass, and I was extremely happy with those. Best pickups I have ever heard! So I was very comfortable going with his standard jazz winding this time around as well.
     
  8. Neener

    Neener Grumpy Old Dog

    Feb 25, 2007
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Outstanding, just freakin outstanding. Well done.
     
  9. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    Well, thank you very much, Neener! :)
     
  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Awesome looking bass.
     
  11. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    Thanks DW! I appreciate the kind words! :)
     
  12. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Sonic Blue is one of my favorites also. :) I'm glad that you were finally able to bring your dream into reality. Jason does make some fine pickups. I think your eyes, ears, fingers, and shoulder (nice low weight!) are going to be happy with this one!!!
     
  13. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    Thanks SB. Oh yes, my 57 year old shoulder will definitely appreciate an 8 pounder! :D
     
  14. Here is one I built 6 months ago...Sonic blue nitro, Ash and Maple....
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  15. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    Lostrings: I have two words to describe that bass of yours: beautimus maximus!
     
  16. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    Sonic Blue is one of the best colors.
    I would like one in nitro please.
     
  17. Thanks, yours is absolutely beautiful also. I am looking for a used set of Fender Noiseless pickups for that bass, but other than that it is finished.
     
  18. JonDark

    JonDark

    May 21, 2013
    Detroit MI
    Sexy... Turned out fantastic, congrats!
     
  19. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    Thanks Jon! :)
     
  20. jamminology101

    jamminology101

    Aug 22, 2012
    Indianapolis In
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    Man that is badass...70s pickup spacing and matching headstock and pearloid blocks...im speechless. I see you have 3 stacked knobs...do u have a preamp in their? Preamps can amplify the singlecoil hum if u play far from 50/50 blend...
     
  21. jamminology101

    jamminology101

    Aug 22, 2012
    Indianapolis In
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    In fact that all 70s..neck, thumb rest position, the machined one groove string ferrels but with the sweet nitro finish instead of poly huh?