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Jazz w/flame as standard?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff Moote, Jan 4, 2002.


  1. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    I saw a 1996 (I think) Jazz 5 in a store the other day. Sunburst finish, flame top and back, made in USA.

    I was just wondering if this was out of the ordinary. It was nice, but flame on an amer. std.? Kinda looked like a foto-flame, but it was USA '96. What's the deal?
     
  2. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    IIRC the "foto-flame" basses from the mid 90s' were MIJ, with the foto-flame over basswood or poplar.
    Some of the 50th anniversary instruments had a flame maple wood veneer on the front and back.
     
  3. Hey MontyP, sounds like the 50th anniversary one. Fender just released the FMT Jazz which has a flame maple top and block inlays. Looks pretty freakin' nice!
     
  4. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    ok, it was the aniversary one. I like it a lot, but I don't really want it. I just don't like the single coils.

    Does anyone know of replacement pups for Jazz 5s that are stacked humbucking?
     
  5. I don't know any 5 replacements (that fit stock routings) that are... but I think the Barts are end to end hum cancelling.
     
  6. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
  7. I'm pretty sure that the pickups on the current American Jazz Deluxe 5 are the Vintage Noiseless ones. They should be a drop in replacement.