Japanese crafted jazz

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  1. SlappaDaBass308

    SlappaDaBass308

    May 15, 2018
    I saw this jazz bass on a web store. The owner claims it is an original fender, however, it seems fake to my eyes as I have never tried a Japanese crafted fender. Is it real? Is it worth it?
     

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  2. cholyoke

    cholyoke Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2016
    Rubber City
    It looks like a MIJ Geddy Lee bass.
     
  3. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    it's not right.
    truss rod access should not be at the headstock.
    shape of the headstock is wrong.
    tuners are incorrect.
    body's wrong shape
    pickguard wrong shape
    pickups in wrong position. bridge pickup should be in the 70s position.
    wrong knobs.
    bridge doesn't look quite right either.
    neck shape at the heel is wrong.
    neck shape at the headstock is wrong.

    this one is right:
    Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass - Black
     
  4. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Total fake. Nothing remotely Fender there. $100 bass max....
     
  5. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Nope
     
  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yeah there's a lot that seems "off" on this bass. I dig his PVC guitar stand though. :D

    By the way, welcome to TalkBass!!!!
     
  7. cholyoke

    cholyoke Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2016
    Rubber City
    Yup. Totally wrong. Should have looked closer before posting.
     
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  8. That headstock shape is comical!
     
  9. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Its a crime
     
  10. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man- Gold Supporting Member

    original.jpg not even close


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  11. Rockonjp76

    Rockonjp76

    Aug 8, 2016
    716, NY
    Took 5 seconds to see its a fake.
     
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