SOLD MIJ Fender Power Jazz Bass Special

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JacksonAerodyne, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. JacksonAerodyne


    Aug 13, 2011
    Boise, ID
    Hey all,

    Making room on the wall for another bass and I'm reluctantly letting this one go. E series late 80s Fender Power Jazz Bass Special. Everything is original to the best of my knowledge. Right now it has DR Black Beauties on it that have probably 3 hours of playing time. I've never gigged with it and I bought it used here in 2011. It has some dings as you'd expect from a roughly 30 year old bass but no paint chips. I did the best I could (not even close to a professional photographer and it's overcast here in Boise) to show all of the dings. It's a great player and pretty light at 9lbs 1oz. All the switches and knobbies make for a very versatile sounding bass. Active pre-amp, TBX tone control. Price includes shipping.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
  2. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    tbx is original?
  3. JacksonAerodyne


    Aug 13, 2011
    Boise, ID
    Everything is original to the best of my knowledge, including the TBX. I haven't messed with anything since I got it.
  4. StevieM


    May 10, 2016
    Logan, WV
    IIRC, this is from early in the run of these basses, due to it not having a skunk stripe running down the back of the neck. This model has been my main 4-string gigging bass (mine is black) every weekend since I purchased it new in '87. Excellent, excellent instruments. I've gigged my poor bass so often until it looks like it's been gigged within an inch of it's life. These are right up there with any US-Made Fender as I've ever came across. Worth every penny. GLWTS.
  5. JacksonAerodyne


    Aug 13, 2011
    Boise, ID
    Thanks, it's a great player and sounds good but I need to thin the herd. I'm trying to downsize.
  6. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    The frets look very low in the picture. It could be the angle of the camera in relation to the fretboard. Can you give specifics about the frets (level? wear?, buzzing?, etc)? Thanks so much!
  7. JacksonAerodyne


    Aug 13, 2011
    Boise, ID
    I'm not an expert luthier so I'm not sure what can do to show you what you want. I can say there is some wear on the frets but I didn't feel any dips when I ran my finger along the frets. Oh, and zero buzzing unless you play hard which is an action adjustment. Here's some pics:
    IMG_0253.JPG IMG_0254.JPG IMG_0257.JPG

    4th fret -> 2nd fret -> 1 &2 fret
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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  8. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Awesome man! Thanks for the pics. I think that the angle of the other photo made it look very much like the frets we're very low. All good man! I'm still thinking about grabbing this!
  9. JacksonAerodyne


    Aug 13, 2011
    Boise, ID
    You may want to hurry, I just listed it on Reverb as well.

  10. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Off topic: Great looking GSD in your profile pics.
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  11. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    This is a good deal on a nice Power Jazz. I really wish I had the room for 1 more in the stable. I would jump on this bass. These are the best active basses Fender has ever produced. I have an EP somewhere around here using one. It sounded fantastic and the engineer had an easy time......
  12. Joe Smithberger

    Joe Smithberger Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Canton, Ohio, USA
    PM sent
  13. JacksonAerodyne


    Aug 13, 2011
    Boise, ID
    Still available
  14. Bass Boy J

    Bass Boy J

    Mar 3, 2020
    This is passive and active and there is a switch to choose between the two right?
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