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New Bass Day!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowendfriend, Jan 10, 2013.


  1. First new bass is quite awhile. I have been participating in blues jams and realize that my "great for metal" Warwick Corvette $$ 5 string is not helping my "acceptance factor" with the old blues experts. I have been interested in a lighter bass and I must admit, I never had a Fender so I figured it was time.

    62nd birthday was a week ago....decided to treat myself to a Fender American Standard Jazz Bass 4-string. I must admit, I like the sound and playability, though key of E is now a p.i.t.a.

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    Yeah, crappy phone photo, but at least it's posted!:bassist:

    Believe it or not, that is metallic gold.
     
  2. exidor

    exidor

    Jul 10, 2011
    Detroit,MI
    Nice bass it will serve you well enjoy!
     
  3. Mmmmmmmmm...nothing like a Jazz. You did very well. To further your acceptance with your bluesy friends, put some flats like GHS Perecisions to make them really happy. Have fun!
     
  4. jwj1701

    jwj1701

    Nov 17, 2011
    Lexington KY
    Welcome to the dark side :)
     
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  6. Raymeous

    Raymeous

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego
    While the Warwick does have a more "modern" sound, I am willing to bet a good portion of this lack of acceptance has more to do with them "hearing" with their eyes more than their ears. It just seems to be the way of things. :rolleyes:

    In either case the new J looks pretty sweet. Happy jammin'!:hyper:
     
  7. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Ohio
    I have seen PITA several times. Please enlighten.
     
  8. Picked up DR SS flats when I bought it!

    I 'm a flatwound man all the way!

    Very nice strings...
     

  9. Pain in the a**
     
  10. OriginalSnub

    OriginalSnub

    Aug 19, 2009
    Dayton, OH
    Congratulations. I would never have guessed it to be metallic gold.
    Also, I had a chuckle when I saw they are still including the same strap.
     

  11. Its all visual....the 5 string blows their minds too.

    I have never owned a 4 string tho and now that im playing it intensely to get over the missing B, the necks on the 5 string warwick and Lakland feel like aircraft carriers!
     


  12. Is that why the pickups make that zuum zuum sound like laser swords?:ninja:
     
  13. speak2planets

    speak2planets

    Oct 25, 2012
    Hotlanta
    Congrats on your new family member!! I think a Fender Jazz is one of those basses that everyone should own at one point in their lives, either to realize they love it or hate it. Also, never would have guessed that it was gold. The pic makes it look VERY silver to me. But either way, she is purty!!
     
  14. Agreed. I take my Spectors to blues jams all the time & guys love the growl they get, despite being modern.
     
  15. Right! It is a seriously dorky strap I guess unless you are a Fender fanboy.

    The Lakland will cough up its strap temporarily....:bassist:
     
  16. Well happy 62nd Birthday - you deserve a new bass just for getting that far!
     
  17. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Nice! I just got a jazz bass myself!
     
  18. Why thank you! Based on genes im good for another 25...
     
  19. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Happy 62 and many more. Lovely jazz, would love to see some high-res photos of the color. If a fiver neck feels like an aircraft carrier, then I guess a 4-banger J neck must be a frigate. Carry on! :D
     
  20. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
  21. Stu Hamm tells a story where he arrived at a studio with an Alembic. The producer tells him that although the Alembic probably sounds great, he's going to have to go home and get his P-Bass as that will look the part.