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SOLD 1968/1977 Fender Jazz Bass - Lake Placid Blue PRICE DROP

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by subtlestew, Dec 6, 2016.


  1. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    Price:
    $1400
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Connecticut
    IMPORTANT NOTE - I'll be in NYC this coming Saturday night, December 17th, with time to kill (airport trip,) and could bring the bass. I'll knock $50 off if anyone paying cash wants it delivered to them in the NYC area that night only!

    Greetings, TB shoppers. First off, NO TRADES - gotta pay off a Sadowsky I just bought.

    I got this a while back mainly because '68 is a birth year for me. It's turned out to be one of the nicest (of many) Jazz basses I've ever owned - super playable and it sounds amazing. It's got a much thicker/fuller sound than I've found on most Jazz basses - great for Motown thump, especially with flats. With rounds, it's still got plenty of growl, though. And, it looks super cool. It's a '68 body that was refinished. The previous owner bought it at a shop in Brooklyn who had received it as a refinish.

    Vitals:

    '68 body refinished in LPB - the paint is in very nice shape.
    '77 Jazz neck, rosewood, pearl blocks and binding
    Vintage DiMarzio pickups - they sound huge!
    Pots are dated '66 and are original to the body
    Repro Pickup and bridge covers - bridge cover holes re-drilled (before refinish) slightly toward the bridge.
    Custom Shop pearloid pickguard - nice and creamy... really pulls the look together.

    A note from the previous owner about the frets (which I have had no issues with - playability is great, and it's set up nicely with pretty low action): "So the frets are about .035-.039 above the fretboard. There is evidence that there was some crowning done at some point... I'd say they're at 70% life, so no I wouldn't be looking for a refret anytime soon. The low E is about .110 at the 12th fret with no buzz"

    I will ship this bass in the pictured hard case CONUS for $1450. NOW $1400

    On to the pix!:

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    Last edited: Dec 15, 2016
  2. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    Pots and Neck Cavity:

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  3. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Sweetwater Sales Engineer
    Wow. Trade my soul for this?
     
  4. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    Wanna see me play a whole bunch of open A-strings with this bass? Here's "Let 'em In" a half-step down from the Wings recording.

    Hopefully gives a sense of the size of the sound of this beauty/Beast, despite bar-band video quality.

     
  5. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    Dear (appropriately named) willsellout, your soul is worth more than $1400, I am sure.

    :)
     
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  6. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    PMed
     
  7. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    Still available.

    The answer to the weight question:

    9 lbs. 14 oz., with the metal bits attached, but without the (included) strap.
     
  8. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    And now, the answer to the other weight question:

    Without the ashtray & pickup cover, it weighs in (naked) at 9 lbs, 9oz.
     
  9. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    And... sold! This baby is going to NYC tomorrow!

    Thanks, all, for your "likes" and interest. I will miss her.
     

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