Good advice on Fender Jazz Bass '65-'72

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Beammeup, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    Hello everybody,

    I'm currently looking in the way of purchasing a Fender Jazz Bass '65-'72.

    What's there to look out for ? Hint and good advice - please :)

    Kind Regards
  2. jpwinters

    jpwinters Guest

    Aug 22, 2002
    Norfolk, Va
    Some old Fenders develop a rise in the fingerboard where the neck meets the body.

    Some also have nonfunctional truss rods due to the wood at the truss rod adjustment screw becomming compressed.

    On the years you are looking at, the serial number was on the neck plate. They also had 4 bolt neck plates and truss rod adjusted at the body.

    A refret on those can get expensive due to the binding. Just some advise.

    Hope this helps you out a bit.
  3. In 1966 (ish, fender was odd with this stuff) there was a transition period. They had just started using binding on the necks, but still had dot inlays for a few more weeks. THe super rare basses also have the "egg shell" tuners. Double points for a CAR finish with matching headstock.