Fender American '62 RI jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Alfonzie, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Alfonzie

    Alfonzie Guest

    Jul 1, 2013
    Hey guys!

    Quick question:

    Did Fender recently make any AMERICAN '62 Ri Jazz bass without stacked knobs? (so with the normal 3 knobs) Or are the '62's with the normal 3 knobs always MIJ?

    And did they make those USA '62 RI reliced?

    Thanks already guys
  2. Alfonzie

    Alfonzie Guest

    Jul 1, 2013
    No one knows?
  3. American Vintage 62RI was always a stackknob (from the launch in the eighties until discontinued in 2012), but there are people who swapped the stackknob for a VVT-layout.

    A Japan 62RI (JB62) is a VVT with an earth-strip between the bridge and the bridgepickup
    A Mexican 62RI (Classic '60) is a VVT without the earth-strip
    The Road-Worn 60 is a Classic '60, reliced

    And then you have the custom-shop models, being the '60 (stackknob, relic, closet classic or new) and '64 (VVT, relic, closet classic or new)
  4. esa372


    Aug 7, 2010
    The MIA "Jaco Tribute" basses were AV'62RIs with two distinctive differences:

    • V-V-T controls
    • "Jaco" signature engraved in the neck-plate

    In every other respect, the "Jaco Tribute" was an AV'62RI bass.

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    I have heard Fender USA made '62 reissues with VVT for export only. I think to the UK. I could be wrong....
  6. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Exports and some custom runs. I had an Ice Blue Metalic that had 3 knob set up IIRC.