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Fender Jazz Doubleneck PICS!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Jul 2, 2003.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    saw Tim C. this morning (RAGE ATM).

    he let me snap some pics of his doubleneck jazz. super nice guy!!

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    heavy!!!!!

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  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    some more:

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  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    more:

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  4. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Is that the BEAD/EADG bass? Cool!
     
  5. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Whoa, you said your friend was getting a custom double, but your friend is Timmy!! SWEET!

    Fender left the Precesion decals on the neck, but the body and PUPs are definately Jazz. Was the neck tapered like a J?
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    umm..... AudioSlave. ;)

    Also, I don't get the B-D on one & E-G on the other. When he (his tech) brought his basses to Sadowsky for a set up, they were both tuned B-D. Why not just re-string one from E-G or get another bass for the E-G? That bass looks like it would be too heavy for even one song.
     
  7. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    that be the one.

    i guess it turned out to be the:

    EADG/BEAD bass, top down.

    ;)

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  8. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    When they played Dallas in March, he just used one Jazz and changed tunings, alot. Maybe he just wanted to simplify things, and rejoin a gym ;)
     
  9. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    That make sense to me. It looks ALOT better than I thought it would.
     
  10. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yes I can't see the point - what's the advantage of this - why not just get a 5-string? :confused:
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    When I saw them in NYC, he also used one of the Jazzes. A black R/W with a morrored p/g. His back up was a Natural Jazz with I think a maple board. Both had P bass necks on them. One of the basses had a hipShot D-Tuner, but I don't remember which.

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  12. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.

    quite the controversy, eh?

    :p

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  13. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    What's the point of that bass? I could understand if one was 8 string and one 4, or one fretless and one fretted, but two identical basses on one body?:confused: Different tunings, I suppose that makes some sense... :bassist: :bassist:
     
  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    not quite...the nuts are diff.

    ;)

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  15. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Apparently, Tim doesn't go for 5's. Hey, if this will give him what he needs, I say "Go man, go!"
     
  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    that's what he told me.

    i agree. he think this bass is the sh*t. and, why not?

    i think i exacerbated a recent wrist injury playing it this morning, though.

    OWZERS! x-ray tonight.

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  17. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    Same reason a dog licks his balls,..............




    cuz he can.
     
  18. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Timmy is a pretty big dude too. Wonder if it bothers him. You know exactly how muc it weighs?

    BTW, thanks for the pics. Never seen one, pretty damn cool!
     
  19. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Kentucky
    I think we're missing the whole "novelty" aspect of the beast. Sure, you can make due with a 5 string, or play two separate basses, or any number of practical solutions for it.... but if you had the money, and were being paid well to put on a line of great shows for people........ why not have a custom made, however the hell you want it?

    I think it's beautiful. Necessary? Maybe not... but there are plenty of basses that could be classified as "unnecessary" or "impractical" floating around TB as well.

    Hi ho.
     
  20. Sweet merciful CRAP that thing is SO COOL!!!

    Tele-bass style headstock(s), precision neck-width(s), BLACK BLOCK INLAYS... Badass Bridge(s) cut off that second neck and I'd be in HEAVEN!

    Wow. Gorgeous.

    --jeff