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SOLD ‘87 MIJ Fender Jazz Bass Special Fretless w/ D-Tuner & HSC *PRICE DROP

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Slapped, Jul 4, 2020.


  1. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Price:
    600
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    Hi all - up for sale is an MIJ 1987 Fender Jazz Bass Special rare factory fretless. This bass absolutely RIPS with a wide variety of available tones from the (all original) PJ pickups and TBX tone circuit.

    This bass has been well loved over its 33-year life - it’s a players’ bass with a lot of history. See the pics for documented dings and scratches. The rosewood fretboard was recently leveled and pots rewired by an extremely skilled tech (Lane Sparber, @amptech74 on Instagram) in the Queens NYC area.

    This bass feels solid, but is not heavy like an anchor. Bathroom scale places it right around 9 lbs. It balances well and does not experience neck dive, even with the vintage Schaller D-Tuner on the E-string. The D-tuner drops and returns smoothly. Has micro tilt adjustment screw on neck plate. Truss rod turns smoothly with lots of room in both directions, with no noises/extra resistance. No cracks or signs of stress in the neck pocket.

    Missing the F caps on the 2 volume knobs, and the rubber knob grip on the neck volume knob. Has some buckle rash on the back near the neck plate, though no scratches through the finish anywhere on the bass. There’s a slight ding on the bottom corner near the input jack, but it does not go through the finish. The bridge finish is a bit tarnished, but
    holds and adjusts as solidly as new.

    $650 flat OBO for this piece of bass history. Comes with Fender hard shell case. Would prefer pick up in the Queens NYC area, though will ship within the USA at buyer’s expense. Thanks for your interest!

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  2. qbert622

    qbert622

    Dec 4, 2011
    this is my main bass for everything since 1980 something.... just awesome!
     
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  3. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Bump! Someone give this vintage piece a new home :bassist:
     
  4. fj_ventre

    fj_ventre Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Chapel HIll, NC
    Nice bass! How I wish I had the funds at the moment.
     
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  5. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Bump and price drop to $900
     
  6. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Tuesday bump and price drop down to 850. Let’s move this bass folks :D
     
  7. H Nighttrain

    H Nighttrain

    Feb 12, 2018
    I bought mine new in '88, it's a "mwah" machine. The notes bloom off the fretboard, very expressive. GLWTS
     
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  8. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Thanks! Indeed, this bass has a really rich bloom especially when using light vibrato. It’s really versatile - can cop anywhere from a convincing upright tone to aggressive nasal snark.
     
  9. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Bump
     
  10. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Bump and price drop to $750
     
  11. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Bump! This is the only fretless Jazz Special on TB atm, waiting for a new home
     
  12. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Bump and price drop to $700 flat.
     
  13. Even if you "dropped" to $ 500 ... I am just broke :crying:
     
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  14. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Putting out positive prosperity vibes for you and all of TB.. so you can buy this bass!! And in general of course :D
     
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  15. Sent pm
     
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  16. great guitars they kill in a band
     
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  17. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Replied!

    Definitely sits really snugly in the mix - also can cut right through especially with the J pup engaged/soloed.
     
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  18. Slapped

    Slapped Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Sold! Thanks TB!
     
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