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I want an USA AV 75 Jazz BUT...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by markorbit, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. markorbit


    Apr 16, 2004
    ... the bodies are ash and I don't want just a bright sounding slap bass. I intend getting a rosewood neck version for a warmer sound, and aesthetically, I think the block inlays and RW combination can't be beat. Great vibe.

    The jazz tones I like tend to be the picked sounding, slightly staccato 70's grooves that players like Herbie Flowers was doing (Jeff Waynes War Of The Worlds era). Now I know that the 62 reissue would probably get me closest soundwise off the bat than the 75, but will a 75 AV RW reissue also be a good starting point for that kind of tone?

    I just love some of those 70s (non-slap) disco grooves and it's time to add a Jazz to the stable.

    As an aside, anyone also know what bass the guy from the Bee Gees was using circa Night Fever?
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    My guess is a p-bass. If you go Jazz, just get flats and you have a less bright tone.:cool:
  3. BenderR


    Jun 1, 2004
    Tucson, AZ
    I don't thnk that the Ash body is going to make that much difference. I agree completely with your tastes BTW. I'm forced by some orthopaedic problems to play short-scale basses but if I could ever go back to 34" basses that '75 AV would be high on my list.

    Just to elaborate, the block inlays really grab me and the RW board just seals the deal.
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