American Original 60 Jazz Bass Finish Mess

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aero84, May 8, 2019.

  1. Aero84


    May 8, 2019
    Hi everyone,

    I purchased a new American Original 60 Jazz Bass which has been finished in nitro but the work is terrible. Look at the pics.

    Anyone experiencing the same?

    Will try to buff it out


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  2. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    I'm not sure that's buffable. IMO the bass should never have left the factory in that condition.
  3. 92aceshigh


    Feb 11, 2017
    Brighton, UK
    If that were mine, I would be returning it for a refund. No way would I find a finish like that acceptable on a $2000 bass...
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  4. mbell75


    May 23, 2016
    Be careful criticizing MIA Fenders! The fanboys will be out soon ripping you apart and telling you that Fender can do no wrong and probably blaming it on shipping and how you should just fix it yourself. I was told that sharp fret edges and neck issues were fine in a $1550 MIA Fender bass and that I should fix it myself! Been down this road.
  5. 92aceshigh


    Feb 11, 2017
    Brighton, UK
    The difference here is that this is a QC issue that should have been caught before it ever left the factory, not a simple set-up issue resulting from a bass sitting in an air conditioned shop for who-knows-how-long.
  6. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    That’s just sloppy finish sanding & buffing. You’d probably have to wet sand and buff, but if you cut through the clearcoat, you own it. Send it back.
  7. mbell75


    May 23, 2016
    Lots of guitars and basses sit in that same exact air conditioning too but don’t develop sharp frets. It’s a QC issue...
  8. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    That looks like it came straight out the paint booth. Whoever did the bugging did not want to burn through any more edges that day!
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  9. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Yuck, I'd return it.
  10. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Those are some bad paint runs and orange peel. Send it back.
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  11. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Looks like classic 'orange peel'... basically, something I would consider acceptable...

    ... if I were the one painting it.
  12. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Return it, that is not acceptable. :rollno:
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  13. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Looks like some of my painting attempts using Reranch nitro. That needs to be returned
  14. 92aceshigh


    Feb 11, 2017
    Brighton, UK
    OP, what was the rest of the fit and finish like if you don't mind me asking?
  15. Templar

    Templar Rythm Wrangler Supporting Member

    Bad finish. Return it.
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  16. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    Gibson needs to get their act together.
  17. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    :thumbsdown: I'd be returning that...
  18. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Inactive

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
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  19. rashrader

    rashrader Inactive

    Mar 4, 2004
    shag TALKBASS
    There is nothing wrong with that bass.

    You’re the one with the problem.

    If it plays well, you should keep it.

    Lol. Get ready to hear all of these excuses.....

    My take?

    It’s a Fender. Nuff Said.
  20. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Inactive

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Unacceptable, especially for the asking price of these basses, I love my Fenders and always will but **** like this pisses me off...
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