Fender Jazzman Bass? Different from a Standard Jazz??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassphreak, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Wanted to check with all of the Fender folks on TB. I'm curious, I've seen some reference to a Fender Jazzman bass, but can't find any information on one. I've seen posted on craigslist, as well as some hits on Google. I can only find one reference on TB and it only mentioned a Fender Jazzman.

    Is this just a play on the Jazz name or was there a specific Jazzman model? Again, just curious. Thanks!
  2. Totally may be wrong: But i thought the "Jazzman" was the guitar that was modeled after the Fender Jazz bass...?
  3. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    There is no Jazzman bass. There's a Jazzmaster guitar. There's a Jazz bass. That's it.
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  4. Holy crap i was actually right?! :eyebrow: :eek:
  5. OK. Thanks. That's what I thought.
  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    There's a Warwick Jazzman.
  7. Maybe he's confusing the Fender Jazz with the Warwick Jazzman basses (1 Jazz-style pickup and 1 Musicman pickup).
  8. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Sort of. I think the Jazz bass was designed after the Jazzmaster not the other way around.
  9. Hey, i'll take partial credit :D

    FWIW: I LOVE the jazzmaster guitars. One of the dudes i play shoegazey kind of stuff with plays one and it is suh-weet!
  10. Yeah the Jazz bass was intended to be the bass counterpart to the Jazzmaster.
  11. johnno1968


    Aug 1, 2010
    All - sorry if I'm too lazy to read the entire thread...but- there was a 'fender Jazzman' Bass circa 1972 as I owned one
  12. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Maybe we're talking about the "Fender Jaguar bass"?
  13. The mad scotsman

    The mad scotsman

    Jul 10, 2015
    Green Army Foundation
    Oh ya there was a Fender Jazzman good luck finding one for sale. People just don't part with them. I think the 68 was considered the cream of the crop, my brother still has one. I think it's what Bruce Palmer used to play but I'd have to check some old videos. My brother always had feelers out with all the pawn shops in the SF bay area here, they knew he'd pay top dollar for any Fender Jazzman they got in. 12 years only 3 came in. I don't know the backstory, if they were a limited production sold through a single company or maybe a Canadian release something like that. All I know is they were next to impossible to find and you'd better have a strong shoulder they weigh a ton. Sweet sweet bass.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2015
  14. David Henry

    David Henry

    Mar 24, 2000
    Salem, Oregon
    Please post pictures of this model; including the headstock with model name.
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  15. David Henry

    David Henry

    Mar 24, 2000
    Salem, Oregon
    Please post information and pictures of this model; including the headstock with model name or I will have to invoke the dreaded:

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  16. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
  17. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Show me a Fender Jazzman and I'll eat all 25 of my basses. Sheesh.....
  18. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    Have seen Jazzman and Jazzmaster amps from Fender, as well as a Jazzmaster guitar, but this is a new one to me.

    Oh, and a Carole King song, but I don't think that was a Fender product, despite any possible involvement...