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A Fender Jazz Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by klejst, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    I'm not an expert but I'd avoid that like the Plague. If I'm wrong I am sorry but it just looks like a $100 copy at best.
  3. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    That is what I was thinking and sarcastically aiming towards in posting my original post. I did not know whether to post it here or in the humor forums.
  4. HereIGoAgain


    Oct 16, 2011
    The body's the wrong shape. The bridge looks really cheap and is in the wrong spot. Fret markers are wrong. It screams "FAKE! FAKE! There's one born every minute FAKE!!! :( :( :( :( :(
  5. PopaWoody

    PopaWoody The major rager

    May 28, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    That is an interesting find. That bridge and pickup though....does not look like quality fender work.

    If I was to guess it appears to be a 62 to early 70's jazz. Wish I could offer more help. I just purchased a Fullerton era Jazz Vintage '62 re-issue. Made in 1983.

    Gonna watch that auction and see what else comes up. If that number he posted is on the heel plate...which would be the serial and not a patent number...it would be a 1963 model Jazz...yet I doubt that is what your looking at.
  6. someone posted this the other day. Crappy knockoff
  7. exidor


    Jul 10, 2011
    stay away from that!! far away!
  8. cavscout19d


    Mar 17, 2010
    Looks like one of those 'Nam basses, knockoffs made for and sold to deployed military guys. Probably crap.
  9. Put the bridge back in the right place and it would look a whole lot better. Strange the screw holes for the bridge in the correct place are not there, but the bridge cover screw holes look about right. One neck inlay missing, neck binding damaged.....mmm, I think some, maybe not all of this bass might be genuine. Photos can distort shapes somewhat through change of device they are being viewed on. Might be a totally screwed-up Fender that fell into the wrong hands at some point. Definitely not recommended as a player. But might be intriguiging as a project if he would take the neck off and check out the date.
  10. Egbert89


    Aug 30, 2012
    Maybe the bass was an original fender when bought, but then some idiot wrecked the body and bolted the neck onto this sunburst abomination... Could explain the correct (looking) decal and bolt plate with SN.
  11. Different pickups
  12. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains

    Headstock decal - wrong
    Bridge - way wrong
    Pickups - wrong
    Looks like a short scale

    There is nothing vintage Fender about it, other than the possibility of the neck plate.
  13. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Don't buy that bass.
  14. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    Wow...looks like a mix of Kawai and Teisco parts on a short or medium scale instrument. To my eye, this thing screams pre-lawsuit era Japanese clone from Kay or Harmony. Whatever it is, it's NOT a Fender.
  15. PazzoBasso


    Jan 21, 2011
    Vintage - Yes

    Fender - Not so much...
  16. slug


    Nov 27, 2002
    again, its a short scale.:scowl:
  17. Avoid this, too many big red flags.
  18. I need to remember to post a link to this thread on every "where to buy decals?" and "replace Squier with Fender?" thread.

    Even someone who has been around basses and TB for a while can be drawn to a fake. Thank goodness this resource is available for inquiring minds! It would be nice to know how many people avoided scammers by posting questionable basses here.
  19. audioglenn


    Jul 14, 2012
    RUN!!! RUN FAST and RUN HARD from that thing! There is more wrong with it than right!
  20. This was posted two days ago. Avoid at all costs.