Value of my new Fender Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MrGooodtrip, Jul 18, 2013.


  1. MrGooodtrip

    MrGooodtrip

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    Hey every body n every soul,

    if you could help me with this one... I just bought this FENDER BASS immediately, cause it looked like the owner did not now its real value and as I'm no expert and I am not a rich collector or so, now I got doubts bout whether I'm lucky or and idiot. So you'll may help me out. Its still online, although I already bought it, so you might want to check it out and give me some information. I would be very grateful to you fellows. I need it for funk and reggae.

    M.

    http://kleinanzeigen.ebay.de/anzeig...z-bass-mit-koffer-und-kabel/131405983-74-9419
     
  2. JellinWellen

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    I'm no expert but it looks like a 70s fender jazz to me.
     
  3. Mr.Fingers

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    1975 Jazz Bass, with a wonky decal placement, but everything else looks original (except the missing pickguard, thumbrest & covers and a non-original case). Value... check evilbay for what a 1975 Jazz goes for...
     
  4. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    Pickups are totally wrong, and it also has a few more holes drilled into the body for some reason.
     
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  6. MrGooodtrip

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    Thank you so far. The wood itself is what I think gives me some kinda "soul" power to it. Since the original pickups are missing, do u think that it is still worth 850 bucks? Cause that is all I've got. I mean, of course it won't sound original anymore, but does that mean, that u cant get a real good tone out of it, even if the new ones are excellent? The wholes I think comes from the original pickguard and the other stuff which was originally there. Sorry if I sound dumb to you, I'm more into playin bass than into this stuff. Spoken clearly I want to know whether the special sound of a original Fender Jazz Bass comes out of the pick ups or is it the wood itself, which gives you that special tone. If the new ones sound bad, could I remove them and if everything else is in good condition, did I make a good deal?
     
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    Ah, now I see more pictures (I could only see the first four at first glance). Indeed replaced pickups, but the guard & the covers & thumbrest are there. It's worth the 850 imho, we're in Europe, they tend to go for (much) more.
     
  8. JellinWellen

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    The wood does NOT affect your tone. Regardless of what some guitar manufacturers may have you believe. Sorry it's the truth.
     
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    Hmmm... £700 odd... don't think I would have paid any more for it.

    Looks a bit tatty... mojo I guess.
     
  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    sorry,... you are sooooo wrong!:(

    EDIT: i forgot the obligatory, "IMHO".;)
     

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