Fender Jazz Bass 24 experiences?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ska, Jul 17, 2008.


  1. An old thread but I am gagging to get my hands on at least a neck for one of these... Anyone?
     
  2. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Good luck finding one. Fender only made them for a few years, and they're getting harder to find. I've only seen a neck pop up on eBay once.
     
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  3. I have a pristine J24 but I have a repair here with a hopeless truss rod, I can fix it but it will cost more than the bass is worth. There was a neck on reverb .. it had sold but was still listed, very hard to find indeed.
     
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  4. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    The truss rod on mine is fine, but the nut is stripped. I can fix it myself, but am waiting for Fender to tell me the thread size on the truss rod so I can get the correct replacement nut. Thankfully, the neck is very stable.
     
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  5. The thread is M5.. yes metric and this is the reason why the truss nuts are stripping out, use metric tooling only. Fender normally uses 10/32 thread but because this bass was made in Korea it is metric. M5 and 10/32 are very close to each but not interchangeable. You will need an M5 nut to not cause major headaches.
     
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  6. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Thank you! That is very helpful. I knew it was metric (I used a 5mm hex wrench), but I believe I grabbed the wrong size once when adjusting it. Thanks again!
     
  7. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    And good luck finding a new neck for yours!
     
  8. Mine is fine, but I have a repair for a client that has a truss rod mess due to wrong tooling and subsequent crappy repair... here is mine ... I bought it for $250 but it was in a mess the preamp was covered in superglue ..(dont ask why). So I have replaced it with a Noll 4xm pre, mounted a bad ass bridge fixed all the scratches and rebuffed it. I refinished the neck in nitro. It is nothing short of a monster bass now. DN012664.jpg DN012665.jpg DN012666.jpg
     
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