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Fender Jazz 75 reissue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kasbrey, Nov 14, 2003.


  1. kasbrey

    kasbrey

    Aug 23, 2002
    Northampton UK
    Anyone have experience of these ? I have one on trial and used it at a rehearsal last night but couldn't get a nice sound out of it. I have since realised that the stock strings are nickel which I don't usually favour. Could this be the reason ?
    The playability and sound when unplugged is superb.
     
  2. bigbajo60

    bigbajo60

    Nov 7, 2003
    Laredo, Texas
    I've got a 1999 American Reissue '75 that's loaded with Thomastik Infeld flatwounds... a most excellent setup, since I play it in a classic rock cover outfit!:cool:

    If it sounds good acoustically... try changing the strings. Also, don't be afraid to play around with the pickup heights a bit.

    Oh, when I originally got the bass, I'd string her up with DM Will Lee's... terrific, "Geddy-like" sound with that set!

    Peace!
     
  3. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I own a 75RI FSR Special edition. It is my main gigging bass. I use nickels only on this bass. I play R&B and funk mostly and it more than covers all the bases for what I need it for. Just an awesome axe!
     
  4. Yes, it can e the strings. I would give the Thomastik Jazz rounds a try and see if you get more punch from this bass. As said before, play with the pickup height and see if that gives you more bounce!

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    Treena
     
  5. kasbrey

    kasbrey

    Aug 23, 2002
    Northampton UK
    Swapped the stock nickels out for a set of Fender stainless and tried it last night.
    Definitely keeping it - this bass is the best sounding most versatile Jazz I've ever played. :D
     
  6. Congrats on the find!

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    Treena