Limited Edition 60th Anniversary 60s Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by OllyW, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. OllyW


    Oct 10, 2017
    Stourbridge, UK
    Just seen Fender have released a 60th Anniversary Jazz.

    Seems to be a mash up of the first few years of the Jazz bass with the original concentric volume and tone controls paired with the white binding and matching headstock from a few years later.

    Like it though.



  2. forrestlaw

    forrestlaw Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2018
    Looks nice! I'm more of a Precision Bass guy, but matching headstock is almost always a win.
  3. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

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  4. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    City 17
    Oh yea.. very nice. Hmm.
  5. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    The 50th Anniversary Jazz was a mash-up, too.

    But that tiny notch in the pickguard for truss rod adjustments is almost laughable.
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  6. qwench

    qwench Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Saskatchewan CANADA
    Is this a Custom Shop model or??
  7. brushfirewolf


    Nov 12, 2016
    Come on man I was just beginning to accept the idea of not buying anymore basses this year...
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  8. matbard


    Jan 27, 2006
    No, standard US model
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  9. RabidMusic


    Jan 29, 2012
    $2200 at Sweetwater. I actually expected it to be more.
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  10. brushfirewolf


    Nov 12, 2016
    U neck. Blah. How comfy is it really? I don't think I've ever tried one. Do not like the feel of the 70s necks though.
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  11. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    IMO, the longer time goes on, the more Fender dilutes the authenticity of reproductions.
    I wonder if the lumber is aged as long as it was in the 60's; don't recall too many Pre-CBS basses having neck issues with just a single steel rod. They do have fancy finishes.
    Maybe that's what the buying public wants?
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  12. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    Meh. Nothing new here. Moving on....
  13. gfh218

    gfh218 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Long Island New York
    It's laughable if you want authenticity,yes. That feature would actually make me consider getting it, as I will never buy a bass where I have to remove the neck in order to adjust it. To each his own.
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  14. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I like the Oly with the tort. I think it looks great with the matching stock.
    The thumb rest is on the wrong side, maybe the picture is upside down haha.
  15. antfarm


    Oct 2, 2017
    Arctic Pearl.
    Tug bar.
  16. Rip Van Dan

    Rip Van Dan DNA Endorsing Artist Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Duvall, WA
    Why, why, WHY do they keep putting out anniversary basses with the NON-anniversary necks on them. The first U-shaped Jazz bass necks appeared in 1966 and it was a CRAP neck. Felt like trying to play bass on the fat end of a baseball bat. I was never so glad I had purchased my '65 than when I pulled down the new 1966 Fender Jazz. I had a '65 that I bought in '66 and all of the 60's Jazz basses up through then had what we now call the "60's slim C-shape neck" with 7.25" radius. At least they got the radius correct at 7.25" instead of that 9.5" radius that didn't come out until 1974 and they keep putting on their "60's Vintage" releases. They have to have the records there showing what they made. Why would they put that god-awful U-shaped neck on an otherwise very desirable bass?? This stuff just kills me.:rage:
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  17. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    OK whatever, it's really just white so...
    I was thinking I could play upside down lefty like a right-handed Jimi Hendrix. That would be cool.
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  18. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Agree. Provide access at the nut, do a wagon wheel, or leave it the way it was.

    Got that right. They must be stealing a page from Gibson under Henry J. Gibson was notorious for their ill thought out ‘reimagined’ “reissues.” Which is easily the the oxymoron to end all oxymorons.
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  19. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    You don’t have to.

    People make way too big a deal out of this. I don’t get it.

    First of all, you don’t need to completely remove the neck - nor should you. Detune the strings till they’re fairly slack. Then back the four neck screws out enough to tilt the neck back. Then make your adjustment. Tighten things back up and retune. Voila! Done.

    With a little experience you can nail it first try. Or on your second try worst case. You don’t even need to remove the strings first.

  20. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    Im familiar with this procedure but compared to a spoke wheel or easy access truss rod routing.. this is a hassle.
    I don’t know if anyone has experienced your bass neck needing a tweak between sets.. I have and having quick access made a huge difference.
    Truss rod access is one of the first things I look at on a bass and am puzzled as to why builders don’t all provide easy access/spokewheel..

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