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Fender history

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GODSBASSMAN, Jun 23, 2017.



    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Can't seem to find whether or not Fender ever offered a Jazz bass with natural ash body, maple neck and fret board. Is this missing? Passive not active. Any knowledge on this ?
  2. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2017
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  3. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- ggravesmusic.com Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    I thought that Marcus Millers original Fender bass from the seventies was exactly as you described? The ash/maple look is rather iconic in the Fender bass line, as far as Jazz basses go. I don't think the original bass was active?
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  4. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Sure they did .. First couple years of the American Series (2000-'02) I had a couple of them ...
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    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Well. Fender is now offering one in the "professional" model 2017 and as a V 5 string. I found out this in Fender.com basses lineup. Put one on order at local music store. I call that good timing for me?
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  6. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Maple necks and natural bodies were noth standard options in the 1972 catalog, so that combination was easily available for at least ten years. And as GarretGraves said, Marcus Miller's bass started as a stock Fender product. Roger Safowsky putnthe preamp in it a good while after Miller nought the bass.

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