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SOLD Fender FSR '75 RI Jazz - CAR with matiching headstock, 1 of 250 made

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Commreman, Jan 4, 2012.


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  1. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    For sale - the title says it all. An FSR '75 RI Jazz bass in Candy Apple Red, matching headstock, bound and blocked neck. This was one of 250 made in this color combination. The full description of this bass is:

    Model Name: Fender FSR '75 Jazz Bass
    Model Number: 017-4300-(809)
    Body: Alder
    Neck: Maple
    Fingerboard: Rosewood, (7.25" Radius/184 mm)
    No. of Frets: 20 Vintage Size
    Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.500" (38 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Standard
    Bridge: Vintage '70s with Single Groove Saddles
    Pickguard: 3-Ply White (I think it's closer to parchment)
    Pickups: 2 Vintage Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickups
    Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
    Colors: (809) Candy Apple Red
    Unique Features: Matching Painted Headstock,
    White Binding with Pearloid Block Position Inlays,
    "Bullet" Truss Rod Adjustment,
    3-Bolt Neck Plate with Tilt Adjustment Feature
    Source: CORONA (US)
    Accessories: Black Tolex Case
    U.S. MSRP: $2,199.99

    The only non original item on this bass is that the original bridge was replaced with a BadAss bridge. I do not have the original. Included will be the original tolex G&G case, with all case candy. Also, this bass has a slight amount of wear on the bottom bout. I have included this in the pictures as best I could.

    These basses have recently traded here at $1,400, so that is what I am pricing this beauty at.

    As far as trades go, please let me know what you have. The worst I can say is no. I would be interested in EBMM Big Al (4 or 5) or a Sterling (4 or 5), particularly lighter models. Other 5's would have to have an 1.75" nut width; the only other 5's I would consider would be the new 2011 American Deluxe Jazz - I find that asymmetrical neck to be very comfortable, also I would consider Yamaha or Carvin as well. On with the pics!

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  2. michael_atw

    michael_atw

    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Schwing! Schwing schwing! If only I didn't have a '75 RI Japanese..
     
  3. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    This one is '75 RI USA.........closer to home!
     
  4. michael_atw

    michael_atw

    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    hahahaha...but I got the MIJ for $500 with a case ;)
     
  5. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

    Very cool bass, if only it was not three-bolt neck.
     
  6. NiteFury

    NiteFury Supporting Member

    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    I feel the three bolt necks are better imo. 2 of my 3 basses have em, love em.
     
  7. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

    I've owned two, had bad luck with them neck movement.
    Never liked them.
     
  8. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    This one is solid. Never had a problem with it. As an FYI, this bass is set up with new DR Lowriders, .105-.45.
     
  9. Valerus

    Valerus

    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    SEXY
     
  10. michael_atw

    michael_atw

    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    I'm still skulking. Bahahahaha.
     
  11. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Skulking? Sulking? Anyway, some interesting possibilities out there! TTT.
     
  12. rollyolly

    rollyolly Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2011
    How does the thickness of this neck front to back compare to other fender j necks? I've heard some people say the 70's neck is extra chunky, and some say its extra slim, so what would you say this one is? Thanks.
     
  13. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    this neck is extremely comfortable. I would not say that it is chunky at all. It is not "Geddy" slim, but if you want that, you need a Geddy. I have other Jazz basses, and this one feels no different than they do. This one has '70's PU spacing, the skunk stripe, the 3 bolt neck, etc. Mine was made in a run of USA basses that were intended for the European market.
     
  14. rojo412

    rojo412 Walnut is fun! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    This is beautiful! I wish I could swing it, as a RED guy that I am (well... ginger, really).
    GLWTS!
     
  15. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    LOL! All my kids are gingers. I was at one point as well......
     
  16. th30nlyAket

    th30nlyAket

    Sep 24, 2010
    um will you take my soul in exchange for the bass?
     
  17. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    LOL! I'll tell you what. Keep your soul. You can't really play without it. How about a kidney and a lung instead?
     
  18. th30nlyAket

    th30nlyAket

    Sep 24, 2010
    Can you live with one lung? If so deal
     
  19. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Here's a keep your soul and lung bump!
     
  20. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I had a white one of these before. Is this one on the heavier side? I think my old one weighed over 10 pounds.
     

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