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Help me identify this 62" Jazz Bass. Please.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Macintosh, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Macintosh


    Aug 29, 2008
    Please, help me identify this Jazz Bass 62" - 1983? (neck date)
    The picup covers and pots are new ...everythin else, i dont know.
    I got this from flea market few years ago. I think i was lucky.
    Earlier owner/owners sanded body and decals ..so ... is this MIJ, Squier, Reissue or what?
    It´s not in working condition, needs electric repairing (no sound out). Neck and body feels great! I´m going to resume this project and fix the bass, but is it worth to..
    Maybe better fix electics only and let all other parts untouched?
    Web-gallery of this Jazz Bass and parts of it :

    http://Case solved :) thanks! Any info on model and value would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    My assesment is it was a MIJ early Squier Bass.

    The small-hole control plate, the very narrow ground strip to bridge, the down-sized knobs, and those particular neck ink stamps are all typical Fender Japan items.

    But to me it's obvious someone has been doing work adding some MIA reissue parts, like the bridge and pickups and the cloth wiring.
  3. tallboybass

    tallboybass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2003
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    "Help me identify this 62" Jazz Bass. Please."

    Dang, that's a long one! :D
  4. Macintosh


    Aug 29, 2008
    ... 157.48 cm or '62.... What's the Difference? :hyper: edit: :D :D :D

    Thank you very much Caca de Kick!

  5. uh, one is a measurement of LENGTH, and the other a measurement of TIME...
  6. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    It's NOT a Vintage Series (commonly mis-named "reissue"), neither Japanese nor American made. And they hadn't started the "Reissue" series in Japan yet if the 1983 date is correct.

  7. +1
  8. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    1+. It looks like an MIJ, but has no serial number decal by the neck heel, nor the Made in Japan or Crafted in Japan decal. 1984+ MIJ have the decal, and the word FENDER etched in the neck plate, before 1990 or so. The penciled date by the heel is also not typical of post-'84 MIJs.

    The stamping EX makes me think it's an early MIJ/Squier JV series because it was made for export.
  9. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Yup, but I'm betting all that was removed because someone was trying to make it look like a MIA reissue (probably the reason headstock decal is gone too).
  10. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
  11. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    no decal, no pics with strings, gnarly sanding to no finish - heap bad juju whatever it is ... and the body cutout for truss adjust ? My 62 RI P MIJ doesn't have that. It's an 87, ... I'd be suprised if a J would
  12. lunker


    May 27, 2008
    Guys, 62" is 62 inches, not 1962, 1862, 2062 etc.
  13. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    It definitely looks like a Squier JV Jazz. Here's a link to a Squier site that shows a disassembled JV Jazz so the OP can see for himself: http://www.21frets.com/squier_jv/jvjazzbass.htm

    The neckplate and tuners are obviously not original.
  14. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Something got abused...
  15. Macintosh


    Aug 29, 2008
    Bingo! 1983 Squier JV Jazz Bass.

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