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75 Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by count_funkula, Sep 5, 2001.


  1. Anybody got a Fender Vintage American Series 75' Jazz bass? How do they sound/play? Are they worth the high price tag?
     
  2. Well, I don't have a vintage '75 Fender Jazz, but I do have a '75 Ibanez Jazz (Fender copy). It is great. It is currently my backup for my '62 RI and I think it sounds just as good, better for slap style. Some say the Ibanez mid '70s copies are better then the Fenders of the same time period, but I am sure that is just opinion.

    I am not selling it, I just wanted to reply to your post and get the ball rolling for ya.
     
  3. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I've got an MIA '75 Reissue, and it is the best playing Fender I have seen in recent years. I got a great deal on it (45% off list), and even after the mods I have done, I still think it was a good deal.
    All told, I have about $1500 in the bass, and it is a moster. Curbow said it was the best fretjob he has seen on a Fender. The neck pocket is tight, and the finish is flawless.

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  4. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    South
    I have a MIJ 75 Fender Jazz Reissue. It is better than the original, which I have also owned. Much attetion to detail and that Vintage Jazz Punch which is gone from the new ones as well as trhe active jazz.
     
  5. jonno

    jonno

    Sep 2, 2001
    NYC USA
    I have a great 75 MIA Jazz bass it plays and sounds great.My 69 plays and sounds better but as a back up it sings.
     
  6. liran

    liran

    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    ;) Im gettin a fender 75 mia jazz reissue this christmas i can't wait. AHHHHHH 5 months i don't think i can stand waiting this long for it. Just wait hahahhahaha. I can't wait.:D :D :) ;)
     
  7. KumoriNeko

    KumoriNeko Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Is it one of those Ibanez "Black Eagles"? How much did it cost? I don't know why, but I want one :D
     
  8. jonno

    jonno

    Sep 2, 2001
    NYC USA
    You cant replicate the sound ao aged wood. it takes years of vibrating and drying out to reach its potential.Go as old as you can afford your ears will love you for it!
     
  9. No, I don't think so. It is excactly like a Fender Jazz in every way. In fact, a Pro friend of mine told me that Ibanez got sued by fender for it and Fender won so Ibanez stopped producing them.

    I found it on EBay for a deal. I think it was like $400 and it is left handed.
     
  10. Murtz

    Murtz

    Jun 27, 2001
    I got my 75 Jazz bass today !!! :D:D:D
    all i can say that whit in my short period playing bass (about a year) i have never ever played ona better fender if u ask em its blatantly worth it
    go for it if u got the money of course ;)