Almost NBD - picture heavy

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sgl, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. sgl


    Sep 18, 2011
    Well, this is quite a long story, so bear with me.

    All started from some GAS attack for a surf/seafoam green Fender Jazz bass, with a matching headstock (is it only me with the super specific GAS or is it the standard?)

    Anyway, looking at the current off-the-shelves options, I only saw some custom shop matching to what I wanted, and even worse than their price tags, they all had some relic work done over, which is not what I wanted.

    So I continued looking and saw this Polish shop selling refinished MIJ basses. Luckily, they even had one that was very similar to what I wanted - this one:


    So not exactly surf or seafoam green (more like surf pearl/olive), but close enough and a purchase was made.

    I live in Berlin so it's not shipped from too far away, and even though the seller wrapped it really well - the shipping company was somehow able to damage it :(


    In addition, they obviously took no responsibility for it and declined the insurance claim.

    So I talked some more with the seller and eventually we agreed he'll take it back and make me a new one. This time I got to choose the color as well :)

    So here she is, from bare wood to a complete beauty, MIJ Fender Jazz bass in seafoam green, with a matching headstock:






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    Hope you made it this far, wish me luck getting it undamaged this time!

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  2. Farseer


    Dec 22, 2014
    Parker, Colorado
    Very nice!
  3. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    beautiful bass
  4. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi sgl :)

    I will try to keep it short: I hate you!!!! :laugh: and drool

    thx for sharing!!!

    damage (rock!!!) that bass :bassist:

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  5. sgl


    Sep 18, 2011
    And there she is, no problems this time!


    Color looks even better than I expected, exactly what I wanted :bassist:
  6. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    MIJ, Seafoam green, Tort. I don't think it gets any better than this!
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  7. Sweet! I love it, especially the matching headstock. When I refined a 60's P body I had, Shell Pink, I did the headstock too. Excellent choice!
  8. JIO

    JIO Be seeing you. Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Much respect for the shop producing these basses - they went well above and beyond to make it right. :thumbsup: Personally I liked the damaged bass colour but I'm glad you got what you originally wanted. :)
  9. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Awesome. Sharp dressed bass!
  10. HeyPauly

    HeyPauly Guest

    Feb 25, 2018
    Great customer service. Awesome bass.
  11. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Really, really nice. Sehr sehr gut! What brand of pickups are in it? How does it sound? Can you get a good jazz tone from it?
  12. sgl


    Sep 18, 2011
    Thanks! It’s the standard MIJ Jazz pickups - and they sound great, a real classic tone
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  13. Here is my seafoam/surf green (depending on the light) jazz build. Fender N3 pups, MIM 70's neck, Eden body, Fender hi mass bridge. 20181113_170752.jpg 20181113_170851.jpg