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2012 fender american standard jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 77mmstingray, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. 77mmstingray


    Jan 29, 2012
    Does anyone have experience with these basses being inconsistent in sound and/or feel? I love the bass, but I can only find the color and fretboard I want online. I am leery of buying a bass without playing it first.
  2. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    I got my '01 through a local music store, shipped from the warehouse. I love it. It has a dead spot, though. Had I played it first I might've picked a different one. There just ain't no telling, no matter what year it is. EVERY instument varies. If you order without playing first, you just see what you get. Hey, it might even be good.
  3. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    They are really good. But dont take my word for it. Order one and if you dont like it, send it back. Almost every online retailer has a reasonable returns policy.
  4. 77mmstingray


    Jan 29, 2012
    where is the dead spot
    i ordered a 2011 fender tele american deluxe from sweetwater (I also play guitar)
    it is a beauty, so i guess i would try them
  5. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    C#, G-string 6th fret, and a bit on C as well. It's not a high fret or frets. Had it checked by the best luthier around.
  6. vince a

    vince a

    Jun 13, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    Luthier or not, I'd still raise (clockwise) that G string saddle 1/16th of a turn at-a-time . . . it may go away . . . did on my MIA Jazz, G string, 8th fret!

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