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Idea: Fender Road Worn Seventies Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Given that the Road Worn series has been a getting a very nice review, I think a Seventies Jazz Bass would be a great addition. I know that the Geddy Lee and Marcus Miller Sigs cover much of the same territory, but a Jazz with Seventies pickup postions and a broken in feel would be a great bass to own, especially if it were cheaper than a new Geddy Lee.

    To make it different from the regular MIM Seventies Jazz, it should have a Swamp Ash body and a maple fingerboard. The markers could be black or pearloid, I wouldn't care. If Fender couid do that for around $950-$1,050 street, I would be very interested!:bassist:
  2. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Could be interesting, 3 tone burst, black guard, maple board with black blocks/binding.... I'd definatly be feeling some lust...
  3. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    A natural finished swamp ash single piece body, white p-guard, maple with pearl would be something I could go for.
    Sorta like the Marcus Jazz with out all that pickguard goin' on
  4. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008
    You can put that together yourself using Fender, Warmoth, Allparts, etc. components.
  5. Tusec


    Jan 10, 2010
    The catch is that the 70s basses had poly finishes that broke in differently that the earlier ones with lacquer. They'd have to study the wear patterns to come up with a realistic aging effect. That said, a blocks n' binding Road Worn would be pretty cool.

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