Anyone Own This Bass? Fender CS 1970 Jazz Bass CC MN 3TS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr_O'B, Jun 19, 2016.


  1. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    The Fender CS 1970 Jazz Bass CC MN 3TS has an ideal jazz bass tone to my ears.
    I would own a passive bass like the Fender CS 1970 in a heartbeat!

    Anyone own this incredible bass?


    Nicest tone @ 2:32 mark of video


    P.S. - Dr. Cheese, I think you will like the video.
     
  2. stacker

    stacker Inactive

    Feb 24, 2010
    scotland
    Sweet tone. A lot of that's in his hands but we already knew that.

    still don't like blocks, esp black on maple.
     
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  3. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    I prefer dots over blocks, and I prefer maple over rosewood.

    Yeah, his hands are definitely producing a great tone! I can't make it sound like that, but I am willing
    to give it a try! ;)
     
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  4. Midak

    Midak

    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    I remember that one, really nice 70s Jazz. I prefer that one though:

     
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  5. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    Sounds incredible! My dream bass would be built by Fender's CS!
     
  6. AngelCrusher

    AngelCrusher

    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    It sounds like my Moollon J, just a bit less warmth and complexity in the mids. You can make about any J sound like that if you have the hands.

    The one thing I did about those 70s Js is the neck is thicker. I really like the feel of it. I think it adds a little heft to the tone as well. You should check out the MIM Classic 70s J just so you can get a feel of the neck size to see if you like it.

    Personally I like the 60s Js better. They are more versatile because you can boost the highs with an Eq and they instantly sound modern. But adding mids back into a scooped bass sound never really a sounds right to me.
     
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  7. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    My 1997 Fender Am. Deluxe Suhr jazz bass has a slightly thicker neck than my 2001 MIM Fender Deluxe modified Suhr jazz bass. I like the feel of both necks.

    Both of my basses are active, so I am thinking about buying a p-bass or a 70s bridge position passive j bass.
     
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  8. If you already have two Js,
    you owe yourself a P.
     
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  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    :bassist::bassist:
    I think you are right!:bassist:

    If I had a custom shop budget, I would order that exact bass in a heartbeat!
     
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  10. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    I just had two beers. I also owe myself a P.
     
  11. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    I have been thinking more about a p-bass than a j bass for months.
     
  12. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    I knew you would appreciate it. Props to those with CS budgets! ;)
     
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  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I looked at a natural finish, ash maple CS Seventies style Jazz on Bass Central's website. It was $4,899.
     
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  14. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    I doubt I will ever have a CS budget, but a man can always dream. :)
     
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  15. Midak

    Midak

    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    That one is a Masterbuilt, I think you may be able to find a 70s Teambuilt for around 3,500$.

    Start saving up! :laugh:
     
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  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Now that I am settled on my favorite bass, my DJ5, it may be time to save up for a cool custom shop Jazz. It would not be a main player, it would be more like a man toy to remind me of when first started playing in the Seventies. Who knows? If I can swing it in a few years, fine. If not, I will happy with what I have.
     
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  17. Midak

    Midak

    Sep 4, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    That's the spirit, Dr. Cheese! :)
     
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  18. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    I'm not going to start saving up, but I will own one before I push up daisies!
    I may be 78 yrs. old with a Fender CS bass with a specified weight of 3 lbs. (can't be too heavy for a 78 yr. old man). :laugh::D:D
     
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  19. these session demos always sound way darker than what the same basses sound like direct or through my own rig. id rather hear a di out than these mic'd cab demos.
     
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  20. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    I notice that most demos are mic'd. Why do you think they choose to demo mic'd over di?
     
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