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Doh... Didn't get the Jazz...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gabu, Oct 28, 2001.


  1. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    I tried to snipe it on ebay... But another sniper sniped better.

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    It's really a great looking bass. Oh, well... the hunt continues! :D
     
  2. Man, that is a sexy-as bass
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The only thing I don't like about that bass is the wood used for the body. Ask you're self, "Why is it trans blue burst & not totally trans blue?" It's an alder body w/ash front & back. The edges are solid blue to hide it. Fender did that in some guitars & basses to save some money. If you have an older Fender FrontLine magazine, you'll see. I think the bass still looks nice & if I saw it on eBay, I probably would of put a bid on it.

    The newer ones w/the "chrome" Fender decal on the headstock are either "Ash body or alder body, depending on the finish".
     
  4. Looks Nice Gabu to bad you missed it. I scored my warwick 6 on ebay, and I am a happy man !!!
    By the way Gabu you need to eat a little more your getting pretty thin in your picture. LOL



    Chopper.
     
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That's identical to mine, Gabu. Like Nino said, the blueburst is kind of funky. It's not an issue for me. I've only seen a couple around, wasn't a very common color (or maybe people are hiding them;)).

    This is the bass I put the J-Retro with passive tone control in. It's a killer, though it sounded great before.
     
  6. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Ah... Good deal on the Warwick man. :) My "items I am watching" list on ebay is shrinking... but not done yet... There are a few more Jazz Deluxes that are coming up soon. :D
     
  7. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Aha! So it was you that sniped me!! ;) :D That color is really nice looking. When I showed that to my wifey, she was like, "Buy it, buy it!" hehehe

    I liked it enough that when it comes around again... Even though I will already have a Jazz by that time... I will probably get it too. :)
     
  8. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    So, if I see a MIA without the chrome logo, would it use a solid piece of Ash or Alder?
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    In the late 90's Fender did some burst color's that had alder bodies w/ash front & back. I've seen Crimsonburst, blueburst, blondeburst (trans-whiteburst) & a few other color's that I can't remember now. Some were on American Standard's but most were on the USA Plus & USA Deluxe. It dosen't mean it's a bad bass. Just that the whole body wasen't transparent because then you could see the top & back are vaneers.

    If you see the chrome logo, it'll have a solid ash or alder body. If it dosen't have the chrome logo, it has the ash top & back on alder.
     
  10. I am not sure about the whole wood thing, but that is one nice looking bass. I have the MIM Deluxe 5, and like it pretty well. Good luck on the future bidding. Chances are you will find a very good deal.

    jtbp
     
  11. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Oh, okay. So initially, I got it backwards. Thanks for clearing that up. :)
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I have the funnyburst one and a Shoreline Gold JD5 from the same year (1997)... they both sound great.
     
  13. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    that´s a nice looking bass!

    i dig those colors and the perloid pickguard

    now i know what i want for christmas ;)
     
  14. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    It's the same one I was looking at in a store... but it's $425, incudes a gigbag and no shipping.

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    I miss that blue... but this one is cool too! :) I actually was originally targeting a MIM but was finding more what I wanted in the MIAs. So this is exactly what I started out looking for.
     
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrats, Gabu. That is a nice one!:)
     
  16. nice dude!
     
  17. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Sniping is really half the fun of Ebay. The joy of having 2 windows opened, one being refreshed, the other with the bid confirmation button ready, the sweaty palms... Better luck next time! Great taste in basses!
     
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Damn, BG... sounds like you're a pro:D
     
  19. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    My Ebay About Me page: www.erwinloh.com
     
  20. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I bow in your general direction:D