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Fender J, 1971, Closet case...returning from the

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by RZang, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. RZang


    Apr 22, 2013
    This is a bit of a repost here - listed this last year, took it off the market while it was on loan to a guy (check pic), and then held it for apparently no good reason. Anyway, here it is...

    From Original Post.....Ok, it took time to admit, but May,1979 was the last gig I had, and it might be time to consider another career. Bought this ($300) from a music store in East Rochester, NY, in 1971 and played actively throughout school....right up until graduation. Then job, kids, etc, and the bass got closeted. All original Fender Jazz Bass, resoldered in 2008 when I thought my son was going to rock, and then back in the closet since.

    Everything matches (had to, I bought it new and didn't touch it) but photos are all available in the link. Good news, relatively minor wear, and nothing substantial. Bad news, I was an idiot, and throughout the 70's chose to wear an obnoxious ring and belt buckle. (no judgment, we all did it) Nothing tragic, but the effects are visible in photos.

    Link to photos here: Pics of 1971 Jazz Bass

    All in all, pretty damn good condition, and there is almost no wear on the neck, frets, etc. OHSC, both covers, etc. are present and looking pretty good. Most of the Fender name snapped off OHSC, but better than average case.

    Just want to find a home for this- it's got a great classic Fender tone, and needs nothing (ok, needs new strings, the originals are a little....dated) Would prefer an in person New England deal - I'll meet anyone from NYC North and East - $3500. Can discuss shipping for other areas in the 48. No international except Canada or Rhode Island.
  2. DJS


    Feb 10, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    I can just about throw a football into East Rochester from my back yard.

    What an amazing piece. Good luck!
  3. Clean machine!
  4. dmp


    Oct 4, 2013
    San Francisco
    Nice looking bass. Just for my own education, why is there no date stamp on the neck?
  5. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Damn! That's insanely cool.
  6. Wow! Lovely!
  7. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    Tony levin borrowed your bass? So cool!
  8. Btone


    May 5, 2001

    That bass looks amazing.
  9. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    Our basses (and their owners) are the same vintage. I have a 71 P fretless burst w/ rosewood neck, also paid about $300. Would love to have cousin J, but kids & college etc. Good luck with sale (must be hard, tho...)
  10. Lizardman743


    Dec 10, 2013
    Wow. Dream bass stuff right there. Block inlays and all...
  11. RZang


    Apr 22, 2013
    Tks for looking. The pics show all the markings that are on the neck. The name stamps are exactly the ones that should be there, but there never was any date stamp...or if there was I'm not finding it. If there is somewhere else I should be looking, lemme know and I'll snap a pic of it. As the original owner it was never a question....
  12. RZang


    Apr 22, 2013
    Pretty sure the shop is gone now...it was Propiezi (sp?) music on commercial st. HOG was in its original location in the strip mall next door to their current location...parents wouldn't let me buy a guitar from the hippie store...
  13. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Major understatement right there :D
    Would love to hear what that guy played with it.
  14. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
  15. AlembicBob


    Dec 28, 2004
    MA, US
    I owned an olympic white '71 with maple and blocks. It's at the very top of the list of basses I wish I never let go. This one is going to make someone very happy!
  16. djc430


    Apr 24, 2007
    Hershey, PA
    Is this bass still for sale?
  17. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Here's one more '71 owner with no date stamp on the neck. ...no date stamp anywhere! The serial number's right.
  18. basshista


    Dec 13, 2013
    mantova (Italy)
    Hi is she still for sale?