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FS Fender Jazz Bass USA 1978 Natural

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JPBass, Mar 15, 2013.


  1. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    This USA made Fender Jazz Bass manufactured in 1978 I believe (S8850337) features an ash body with a traditional natural gloss finish, 3 bolt-on Maple neck and a Maple fingerboard with Pearl Block inlays. This 34 year old jazz bass is in excellent condition with a straight neck with little wear and no major dings on the body. The hardware is not the original – silver pots, a plastic cover on the input jack and a Bad Ass II bridge.

    I’ve owned this bass for 10 years and used it for a two year period to do some teaching one day per week. So I’ve really not played much it in the time I’ve owned it. I’ve had no work done on it apart from a professional set up. I think its in fantastic condition for its age with a straight neck showing hardly any wear and not even much in the way of belt rash. One previous owner wrote his name on the body just behind the neck which is not really noticeable, but should be mentioned. It comes with its original Fender case which is also in good condition.

    I am cutting back on my collection and have successfully sold 2 basses during the past year on Talkbass.

    Priced to sell - cash only, no trades. $1,400 or best offer. US sales only. Thank you!
     

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  2. betavision

    betavision Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    what does she weigh?

    electronics and pots original?
     
  3. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    I dont have a scale but these late 70 Jazz Basses are on the heavier side. I would estimate at around 11lb.

    I do not believe the pots/electronics are original.
     
  4. slash7777

    slash7777

    Aug 27, 2012
    What kind of pickups does it have?
     
  5. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    They look like the originals to me - though I am not positive. Thanks!
     
  6. basser05

    basser05 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Man I wish u would trade!! Beautiful bass!
     
  7. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Sorry!! The taxman is calling.....
     
  8. basser05

    basser05 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    I understand that man! She is a beaut! I hope someone loves her as much as I can imagine I could! Glwts!
    -the basser
     
  9. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Couple of other photos
     

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  10. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Another couple
     

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  11. the heavier the better! and fairly priced for a slightly modified jazz of this era
     
  12. patas75

    patas75

    Jan 26, 2011
    Duarte, CA
    If I sell my Spector...
     
  13. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    More pics - the neck and the electronics
     

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  14. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Price reduced - $1400.00 or best offer.
     
  15. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Will accept best offer. Thanks!
     
  16. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Bump
     
  17. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Under the control plate:
     

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  18. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Wow.
     
  19. JPBass

    JPBass

    Aug 31, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    And one of the wiring:
     

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  20. shrigg

    shrigg Beta Tester for AudioKinesis Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    Pot codes make the bass a 79.
     

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