Fender AVRI Jazz’s

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pil101, Jun 17, 2022.

  1. pil101


    Jul 8, 2000
    Aside from 80s Fullerton AVRIs, are there specific years that are typically more sought after for consistency? I know Fenders vary from bass to bass but just speaking generally. I am eyeing a 2011 62 Jazz with stack knobs and it is online so I can’t try it. Thanks!
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  2. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    I have a 2012 and it’s a super solid bass. Great neck and a very playable bass.
  3. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I had an '83 AVRI J and it's the only bass I regret getting rid of. It was a mistake do to so. I've tried a few more modern versions in an effort to replace it and they just didn't feel right to me.
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  4. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    My old '92 AVRI '62 was a fine instrument. I kinda' wish I still had it.
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  5. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    No there isn't. However, the late 80's into early 90's, and then again around 2000, some custom color ones were offered, so those tend to fetch a higher price.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2022
  6. Eighthnoterock

    Eighthnoterock Supporting Member

    May 25, 2018
    Lynden Washington
    I don't know about the AVRI series, but I have one of the 2013 AV64's and it will be creamated with me. The one bass that from the beginning of my owning it has no short comings.
  7. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    I hope you’re kidding. Good musical instruments should be passed on!
  8. Eighthnoterock

    Eighthnoterock Supporting Member

    May 25, 2018
    Lynden Washington
    Totally kidding. 3 of my sons are musicians. But there will be a bag of Bit-O-Honey...
  9. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    Good to hear.
  10. ColdEye

    ColdEye Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    I have an AVRI 75 Jazz from 2001 or 2002 and its amazing. A keeper. Just had to put some copper shielding on it.
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  11. eee

    eee Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    2774460B-87CA-477D-A134-558A2432335F.jpeg I have one that has a special finish and it is amazing.
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  12. Bass4ThePublic

    Bass4ThePublic Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    Kansas City
    Picked up this 2012 64 reissue today (yes you read that right). Thickest veneer board I’ve ever seen. Also came with the 1960-61 spring mutes which is odd. I’ve owned one of these before in LPB, also loved it.

    If you want that 62, I say go for it. I prefer the 64’s for authenticity sake but the 62 is still an American jazz and it won’t let you down.
  13. ColdEye

    ColdEye Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    San Diego, CA

    Spring mutes? Can you post a pic of that?
  14. My AVRI64 came with them too. I had to part with the bass but kept the mutes for something down the line.
  15. Eighthnoterock

    Eighthnoterock Supporting Member

    May 25, 2018
    Lynden Washington

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  16. My '62 AVRI is a 2008, bought it new in 2008. Been with me ever since. I've heard stories about the earlier models having rubber necks but mine's been rock solid so I'd guess a 2011 would be too. You'll find out when you get it -- you are getting it right? ;)
  17. RedGreyRed


    Jul 27, 2013
    Albany NY
    I have one from 88 or 89 that’s painted fiesta red over ocean turquoise. Awesome bass and just as good as a few Fullerton era ones I’ve owned. Can’t go wrong with any AVRI really.

  18. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    I’ve owned a few and love them. Oly white, LPB, Black, SB, and even an Ocean Turquoise from the 80’s through 2012. Have had two in the AVRI line and one in the AO line. The only thing that concerns me, as mentioned earlier, is the neck stability. I have had issues with bowing and truss rods maxing out a couple of times. If I buy one used, I will always ask about the neck specifically as well as ask for a pic of the truss. Been burned, and it’s not fun. That said, the AO’s are a little thicker and my neck is rock solid. I sold the body and went with an MJT because of the color, but I really like the AO line.

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  19. One of the best Jazz basses I’ve played was an AVRI stacker. Awesome basses.
  20. porterbass

    porterbass Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    I have a 2009 AVRI '62 Jazz stack knob that is absolutely one of my favorite basses. Creamy yellow Olympic White with tort.

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