1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Jazz bass refinishing question urgently needs answering!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Andy Daventry, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. I have a 1983 MIJ Squier jazz bass. It looks like I may well acquire a MIJ Fender jazz as well.

    I am going to have one of them defretted (yes, I know about neck instability probs, and I am doing this carefully with the best available professional help).

    The Squier is about to be refinished. The Fender is pretty scratched, too. I was thinking of refinishing both at the same time in exactly the same way...a sort of beigy off-white with TS pickguard.

    Now. Would it be cool to have a matched pair of jazz basses, on fretted one fretless, or would it look stupid? What do you think?
  2. Andy,
    I don’t think it would look stupid, but pretty cool.
    If it were me, I would have the Squier defretted.

    Nice colour, what does it cost in Turkey for a decent paint job?
  3. Not a lot....twenty quid.

    Which one I defret depends on a thorough analysis of the basses. The one with the most stable neck loses the frets. I can swap the bodies around as well, of course. The wonder of Fenders!

Share This Page