Something doesnt seem right : '73 Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jsaunders82, Nov 17, 2012.


  1. jsaunders82

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  2. levis76

    levis76 Supporting Member

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    Curious there is no mention of the extra string tree. Looks like the stock tree was moved to the low strings and the newer one was installed in the original spot.
    As for the logo, I have no idea.
  3. jsaunders82

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    I didnt notice that at first ! Wow thats even weirder
  4. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

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    Not sure if it's just the angle of photo, but the rear corner of the bridge looks like it hangs over the the edge of the bass? Seems a little odd.
  5. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

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    Well, it's darn close.

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  6. icecycle66

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    What's going on with the pick guard around the split pickups?
  7. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    I'm willing to bet it's legit & has just had a TON of mods done.
    The bridge kind of makes sense, given the dimensions of a BA.
  8. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

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    Yea, but isn't 1.2k kinda steep for something with all those mods?
  9. jsaunders82

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    It looks like he added pieces of guard around the split pickup where the j pickup was . The headstock is still confusing me
  10. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    The heasdstock logo is fine, those were still decals applied by human hand back then, so there are inconsistancies in placement. But who cares about the headstock logo when the rest of every single part of this bass has been modified:

    The original frets were ground flat to make it fretless.
    The body cut for P pickups, and by the looks of oversized plugged holes in the modded pickguard, it probably had at least another type of pickup in there before.
    The electronics need no mentioning, pretty obvious.
    The badass is fine, yes the corner lays right on the curve.

    Yes it's a legit old very-modded Fender Jazz, but this ain't no investment bass. To me the mods are attrocious and too costly for any restoration.
  11. jsaunders82

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    Yeah its pretty terrible , hate to se a modified old jazz
  12. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

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    You wouldn't want a fretless with block inlays anyway. You will get a different tone when the string touches a block inlay compared to when it is touching the wood part of the fretboard. That is why you typically do not see inlays on fretless basses.
  13. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    Don't most inlaid fretless basses have some sort of epoxy coating on top of the fretboard to raise & level it out? This would nullify the difference
  14. Shakin-Slim

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    Plus I can't imagine too many instances of putting your finger over the block, except in the case of slides, in which case it would only be a momentary, and hardly noticeable difference.

    It looks to me like it had a larger pickup where the P is now, or someone cut it for a inverted P pickup and then realised they'd f***ed up :p
  15. Oren Hudson

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    Don't forget the selecter switch and miss-matched knobs in the volume volume tone section. :meh:
  16. rimbaud

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    ORLY ?? --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGdiE-Ssfx4
  17. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    yeah, but he says it's "all original" except for...

    ...pretty much the wood, the keys and the paint :rolleyes:
  18. levis76

    levis76 Supporting Member

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    Excellent point Walter.
  19. -=DanAtkinson=-

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    Yeah, no way you'd want to sound like this:

    Bireli Lagrene fretless bass solo

    :bag:

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