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I got it,AND I AM IN DEEPLY LOVE

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Amoilbasso, May 25, 2002.


  1. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
    Guys,
    I finally found it.And bought it!
    It's a '78 Jazz,all original,all black with maple fingerboard and pearloid inlays.Mint condition.I payed it 2000 Euros.
    It's the most powerfull bass I have ever played!(except other 2 diferent vintage fenders).
    Before buying it,I was sure I would have add a preamp(Sadowsky,or Bartolini...);but now that I have plugged it into my amp(Eden 500+Goliath3),I'm not so sure...It already plays so much well....
    I am wondering,why that few(3 out of 13 I have tryed,with no maters at the year of production)) vintage Fenders that play well,play so much well?What do you think?I can't figure why of so much diference with the new basses,and with the other(10 out of 13) fenders that don't play at all.
    Anyway....
    I'm in love
    :)
     
  2. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    pic of this beasty feast?
     
  3. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
    I have just bought it yesterday,so I have no pics at the moment.Then I have to call a friend of mine for a help with this computer stuff,I am terrible at.
    Anyway It's a very ordinary Fender at the look.You'll have seen thousands like mine.
     
  4. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
    It is identical to this one,with the pick-up covers imediatly removed,of course...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    WOW!!!!
     
  6. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    NICE! Glad you ended with a Fender and you still have the Sadowsky... how this basses compare? i post my vote for passive! i'm not a big lover of preamp so i suggest you to leave the bass stock. that's the magic!

    ciao!!!
     
  7. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    WOW!! nice bass there friend. I kinda like it with the pickup covers on there.. but I know from some experience that they can get in the way :)
     
  8. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    That is my color combination. Way to go.
     
  9. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
    Ciao Barroso,
    I'm going to send the Sadowsky to Roger,so he'll trade it for me.I didn't find anyone interessed here in Italy,and I can't wait anymore.
    It would be ridicolous to me to keep both the fender and the sadowsky;they play the same,they are the same bass,with the diference that Fender plays better and more.It's a wood thing!
    I am seriously considering to leave the bass the way it is.To get the sound more fat and more crisp,it seems the great Eden preamp do the job.While it is more probable I'll get a BadassII bridge.And of course I'll get new frets on.
    Cool barroso!Ciao
     
  10. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
    I'm not very fond of black basses,I would have prefered a sunburst or a natural one.But the goal was to find a great sounding fender with maple fingerboard and an ash body.It was hard enough to find it,believe me!.I couldn't allow myself to consider look factors.
     
  11. Very nice bass! Glad you found a keeper!

    I have the same experience with Fenders - most of the ones I play I wouldn't want. I found a stock '64 P-bass yesterday and thought, "I've been looking for a pre-CBS P-bass - could this be it?" I played it and was immediately bummed. No "vibe", no character, no feel, no different than most of the other new P-basses. Later in the day, I played a NOS P-bass, which was okay, but not great. I got home and plugged in my Jaco Relic and, there it was! That "magic".

    That's one place where Roger has it down - every Sadowsky I have played has the magic.

    I have a "72 Jazz that I occasionally use with an outboard Sadowsky preamp. It doesn't change the character of the bass it just give you more options. Give it a try.

    Have fun with your new/old bass!

    Jeff
     
  12. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
    From an aestethic point of view I woul like only the neck cover on;but it is so uncomfortable to slap with it!So I removed them both
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That was going to be my suggestion. You could use an outboard pre-amp like the Sadowsky Belt clip (if you could find one), Sadowsky pedal outboard DI or an Aguilar DB924. You would't mess around w/the inside of the bass & still have the pre amp.

    BUT, you said the bass sounds great already, so why mess w/a good thing?

    Congrats. The bass looks AWESOME!!!!!!!
     
  14. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
     
  15. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence

    Thank you Nino.I am so sorry of leaving the "Sadowsky comunity".I am sorry for Roger too.....but I need those money!I'll send him the bass...
     
  16. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    I want the natural finishes too. But if I have to have a color, I always seem to gravitate to black, especially with a maple neck. I understand.
     
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm fond of natural also. I orignally built this Warmoth w/a black body but then saw a natural one on eBay & changed it.

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=536707">
    I'm liking this bass better than my Sadowsky Vintage 4, also. SHHHH. Don't tell anyone. ;)
     
  18. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
    I'm liking this bass better than my Sadowsky Vintage 4, also. SHHHH. Don't tell anyone. ;) [/B][/QUOTE]


    :D :D :D :D
     
  19. WinterBass

    WinterBass

    May 19, 2002
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Endorsing Artist: MTD
    I have the same bass color and year. Is your Jazz heavy also. I use my bass for rcording only now. It is very heavy! It has a real nice scooped sound. You can hear it on these albums by Murali Coryell and Jeff Wilkinson.


    http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserve...um.html/artistid=CORYELL*MURALI/itemid=315561

    http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserve...um.html/artistid=WILKINSON*JEFF/itemid=362393

    I also played it on Bill Perry's "Love Scars" if you can find it on the web.

    Here is a picture of it. Good luck! I know you will enjoy the bass.

    Eric
     
  20. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
    It is heavier than alder body ones,but not so heavy as other ash fenders I tryed.