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Finally found my Dream Jazz Bass! ('77 Fender content)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Baird6869, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I have been looking to buy a '70's Jazz for over 3 years but just haven't found the right bass (as original as possible, under 10 lbs, and reasonably priced). I gave up on custom colours as the prices are getting insane, so decided on SB, walnut or natural as long as it had a rosewood board with blocks.

    Bought this one yesterday and even though it isn't yet in my hands, I couldn't be happier!

    Right price, seems to be all original, the numbers all match and it is in great shape.:hyper:

  2. JulienJeff


    Mar 1, 2009
    looks great !
  3. I'm looking for an older P myself with somewhat similar criteria. Nice score! Mind sharing what you had to pay for it?
  4. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Awesome dude! A sweet slapper to go with your Roscoe, eh?! :D
  5. looks absolutely stunning!
  6. Sweet!!! My favorite combo, natural finish with a rosewood board. The blocks and covers are a bonus!!! Well done sir!
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Are you sure that's not a Fender Custom Shop Closet Classic?
    It really looks brand new!:eek:
  8. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    Enjoy it, man x)
  9. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009

    Remember to let us know what you think when you do get it in your hands. :bassist:
  10. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Thanks guys.

    As darkstrike mentioned, I need a slap bass to gig with my Roscoe, and this shall be the one.

    The guy I bought it from is an older guy that is a straight shooter. I fully expect it to be untouched and nearly pristine.
  11. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Wow! That is one lovely and pristine '77 Ash Jazz!! :hyper:

    Congrats on that. Play the ever-lovin' heck out of it!!! :bassist:
  12. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    Nice! If it's anything like my 76 (maple) it will be one of the best sounding Jazzes you have ever played. Enjoy!
  13. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    hot bass dude!
  14. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Thanks again all!

    I always worry that a TBer that knows more than me (and there are lots!) will post and say.... "Ahem... wrong knobs, tuners, logo, the PG isn't period correct...", etc.:spit::D

    Pots, PG, neck, serial #, PUs, neck plate, etc. all match IMO. I am a teeny bit concerned at how shiny it is but older natural ash fenders can look like this. I plan to gig this baby until I wear it to the raw wood anyways!;)

    This will go perfectly with my walnut/rosewood '74 P!:hyper::bassist:
  15. choo5


    Apr 15, 2004
    sydney, australia
    ... this is shopped, I can tell by the pixels:bag::hyper::hyper:
  16. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008

    Simply wow!
  17. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Knobs, logo, and PG look right compared to my 78. Couldn't really tell on the tuners from the pics. If anything, the finish looks kinda light like its been refinished, but probably it's probably fine.

    Great looking bass. Good find.
  18. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hey! i have one of those! :) (77 jazz).

    how much did yours cost you? it's in a lot better shape than mine (i have that "natural relic" thing going on heh :D) but i'd be interested to know the cost of a pristine one like that one.
  19. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    Beautiful. It looks new! I totally dig the look also. The fancy blocks and binding go really well with the simple, natural body. I reall like that look a lot. Enjoy!
  20. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    all the gear looks pretty much like mine :


    i have the ashtray at my parents house somewhere. oughta go looking for it.


    i bought mine in '87 from the original owner for 300 bucks.

    we should start a 77 jazz club. it'd be me, and you, and marcus miller. w00t. :D

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