Major G.A.S For new Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Toolmybass, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Has anyone tried out or bought this new 1970 Classic Series 2008 Fender Jazz bass? What would you rather have. A new one or one from 1970?

    I would imagine the vintage would be at least 1k more for one in good shape.
  2. Connor


    Jun 21, 2007
    original of course
  3. Had em. Would rather have the new ones.
  4. superfunk47


    Sep 9, 2007

    Forget the eBay nostalgia, 70's Fenders do NOT do it for me. I like some of the features, but man, the QC just kills it for me. These new 70's RI ones look real nice though. I wouldn't mind having one.
  5. bhubb3rd

    bhubb3rd Gold Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Bradenton, FL
    Tuesday, haven't had a chance to really play it.

    First off, it's very light, which is cool! Fit and finish is great, looks like the tuners are keepers. It also sounds pretty good, but I will be adding a Hipshot vintage bridge and will most likely change the pickups and controls. Currently, I have a '75 CIJ Jazz with Rothstien V/B/T controls and Nordstrand pickups. Also have a Reggie Hamilton body, AllParts Blocked neck, Nordstrand P/J pickups with an Audere, which is possibly me favorite bass to date. Looking for something different on this one, any suggestions for some Jazz pickups other than Nordies? I play blues and classic rock and like a good, full deep bass sound.
  6. ill take the new one over the CBS one any day of the week.
  7. +1 The CBS era Fenders are hit or miss. There are diamond instruments in the sea of roughs. You better take the time to try out anything you might purchase.

  8. chiplexic


    Apr 21, 2004
    I bought a set of Seymour Duncan Antiquity II's off ebay at a good price after pondering a jazz pickup brand that would give me just what you describe. "blues and classic rock and like a good, full deep bass sound" The Antiquity II's are suppose to do just that without losing any of the old school jazz bass nuance. What I didn't want was one of those super hot over boosted brand/model pickups.
    Unfortunately I can't report on my set because I have yet to find a Jazz I'm happy with to put them into. I had to return an ebay purchased Jazz that the pickups were intended for when the bass showed up with undisclosed issues. I'm licking my chops for a bass to put them into though because they are described to be just what we're after!