NPBD - Cool Jazzzzzzzz (new project bass day)!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Just put together this parts bass. I'm pleasantly surprised by how good it plays and sounds.


    Mighty Might Jazz Body (all cavities are copper shielded)
    USA Made Bound and Blocked Neck (the guy I bought it from said it was made by a luthier in NY. I put the decal on.
    Fender Custom Shop 60's Pickups
    CTS Pots
    Tuners off of a Fender American Special
    Bridge - unknown manufacturer (but I have a black Gotoh that I may put on it)
    Weight - 8.5 lbs

    Neck is slightly thinner front to back than a American Standard Jazz, has a satin finish on the back and is extremely fast. I'm going to ask the guy that I bought it from if he can give me the luthier contact info in case I want to buy another neck down the road.

  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Outstanding. Is that matte grey/silver?
  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    She needs a few minor things done like I need to move the string tee, file the nut a little, file a few fret ends, etc, but she's 90+% done.

    I love this color scheme. I don't recall ever seeing Fender do this exact scheme (but I could be wrong).
  4. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    it's not quite matte, but it's very low-gloss. I bought the body used already painted this way.
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  6. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Thats a beauty! Really like the color combo. Unique but doesn't look weird.
  7. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Nice... really nice. :)
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Man another great bass congrats that color really works with that neck.
  9. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    A couple more pics....


  10. Great looking bass! Neck/inlays reminds me of my '71 J that I sold in '78 (sigh).