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Check out my 75 Jazz....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by musicman5string, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. musicman5string

    musicman5string Banned

    Jan 17, 2006
    Just picked it up yesterday.......




  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    That's pretty!
  3. DB5


    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    Very Nice.. Congrats :bassist:
  4. Eilif

    Eilif Holding it down in K-Town. Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    I think the tort with just the neck cover would be the coolest for that bass.

    Very nice instrument!
  5. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL

    HOLY BATS! That looks incredible. Love those inlays. Congrats!!

    If you don't mind me asking, how much?
  6. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Great minds think alike.

    Fantastic bass!
  7. JJBluegrasser

    JJBluegrasser Wannabe Snazzy Dresser

    Apr 17, 2003
    USA, Raleigh, NC
    Holy crap. I'm the market for that bass. Black on black with Ashtrays is probably the hottest bass I've ever seen.

    I was debating what body finish to get. Done.

  8. musicman5string

    musicman5string Banned

    Jan 17, 2006
    Thanks alot everybody! I've been looking for a nice 70's Jazz for a long while now (who hasn't?) and this came up real quick yesterday and I jumped on it. All in all, the price was pretty good: Just under 2 grand, which isn't cheap, but then they're going for over $3000 on ebay.
    I can't decide which look is best for it.
  9. musicman5string

    musicman5string Banned

    Jan 17, 2006
    you mean like this?

  10. ebe9


    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa
    Very very very nice.

    I got turned off fender a while back but that is making me change my mind.
  11. JoeYello


    Sep 18, 2002
    New Jersey
    That's a really nice bass! I'd go with the black pickguard and cover over the pup. I would remove the bridge cover for palm muting while picking. Killer! Good luck!
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Jeez, I'm slow. I get it now...

    I'd go with the tort guard, and bridge cover only. The one over the neck pup, whether on P or J (or Tele bass) is *always* right where I find I get the best tone with my right hand.

    Black with torg guard, mmm, tasty.
  13. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    that bass looks really nice!

    i like the tort guard.
  14. tkozal


    Feb 16, 2006
    New York City
    Which one is original?
  15. That is so unbelievably hot! :eek:

    I think you should keep both covers on, just because the bass is that cool.
  16. FeelTheGroove


    Dec 2, 2005
    Man I almost drooled on my keyboard, that is one sexy Jazz! Id keep the black pickguard...black on black looks awesome against the maple and the inlays. Me personally im not a big fan of the ashtrays so I would ditch them.
  17. fr0me0


    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    Thats really really nice I hope to own somethign like that some day.
  18. permagrin


    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    No matter how cool they look, pickup covers get in the way. The black/black is very classy, if your gig is weddings/corporate events I might go that way - otherwise, that tort really looks excellent. How heavy? how's she feel? how's she sound?
  19. musicman5string

    musicman5string Banned

    Jan 17, 2006

    Thanks everybody! I've looked for this bass high and low for a long time. Sometimes you get lucky I guess. I've had plenty of not such good luck.

    She's less than 9 lbs., which compared to my StingRay 5 is like paper.
    The feel is unreal; smooth and fast; real comfortable.
    Sound? Want Marcus? He's there. Want Geddy? Got it. Want solid bottom with some mid punch? Check. I'd like to put some foam under the bridge to get a good Jamerson.
    It's not that Jaco-y; it sounds good for "Portrait of Tracy", but isn't quite as punchy as the 60's J's. With some amp eq, you can get close.
    Funnily enough, I felt today the sound was fairly close to an Alembic; I used to own one and some tones are close; you can defintely get a close Stanley sound on it, as strange as that may seem.
  20. oh man...no fair :crying:

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