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My New 60's Classic Jazz!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by alembicfive, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. alembicfive


    Jan 17, 2003
    Well my 60's Classic Jazz arrived ahead of schedule! :hyper:

    I must say this is a awsome bass! Now for those who say this is just another MIM bass (come on, you know who you are..), they are dead wrong. The workmanship, quality and construction of this bass is right on par with any MIA I have played. The sound, well the name says it all....Classic Jazz. This bass also plays great, good fret work on the neck. Pretty good out of the box, I adjusted the neck a bit and slapped some new strings on....damn this bass kicks! And this bass is not cheaply built at all, there is no swimming pool routing under the pickguard (it actually looked cool with out it) like the standards and the finish is perfect! Now is it as good as the '62 RI I had many years ago, pretty damn close.....OK, I'll shut up...here are the pictures......enjoy! (BTW, I decided not to put on the BAII)

    And here is the whole family (minus my Alembic and Carvin):
    (Left to Right, 60 Classic, Standard Fretless, Standard w/BAII)
  2. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Congrats! That is a classy-lookin' bass. And, G.A.S.-inducing as well.
  3. Awsome dude. Im thinking of getting one of those myself eventually.
    Very nice basses indeed. :hyper:

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    Cool , do you think you want to put the pick up covers on the bass?
  5. alembicfive


    Jan 17, 2003
    Nope....I tend to use allot of the areas between the bridge and the neck, depending on the sound I am looking for. So the covers woud just be in my way.
  6. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Beautiful bass, just plug it in and play! ;)
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've played a few of those basses in different stores and, IMO, they played and sounded better than any USA Passive Fender J I compared it to.

    Nice collection.
  8. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    beautifulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll :hyper:
  9. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I agree it looks like a killer bass!
  10. alembicfive


    Jan 17, 2003
    Thanks! I am very pleased with my purchase, plus it was a great price (much cheaper then the MIA RI basses)!! I did do a mod to it already......strap-loks! This will be my main bass for a long time now.....
  11. saxybill1

    saxybill1 Attorney

    Nov 9, 2004
    I have that same exact bass, color and all. I also have a MIA Deluxe. I am hard pressed as to which build quality is better. Although more expensive than the typical MIM jazz, not near the cost of a MIA, this is not the typical MIM. I did trade the pups out for dimarzio ultra's, whcih I like much better. One of the better passive's I've heard, and the strings can be set quite low. I did install the bridge ashtray as I seldom play in that area; however, I didn't install the pickup ashtray as it would get in my way. Truly a fine bass with a very good and clear bottom, piano sounding.
  12. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk

    Oct 10, 2001
    That is really beautifull, congratulations. I would like to post some pictures of my jazz but I can't figure it out. I have Kodak easy share but the files are too big. Any suggestions?

  13. Wow that is a hottie! Congrats!

    When you say there is no swimming pool, do you mean it's totally clean under the pick guard? No visible routing at all? Jaco style?
  14. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    The Fender Classic '60s Jazz basses are great! I owned one for a while, but sold it because I have grown to like flatter fretboards. However, I really liked the tone and quality of the bass. I like the Classic '60s Jazz better than the highly raved about Geddy Lee sig. bass...
  15. that thing looks awesome. congrats.
  16. alembicfive


    Jan 17, 2003
  17. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Belfast, UK
    If that had some block inlays, I'd be drooling all over. Very, very nice bass. I got to share the stage with a guy who had a bass of similar caliber (same finish and pickguard)... MIM Jazz body, Allparts or some other neck with blocks, tort pickguard, Gotoh bridge, Hipshot tuners, and Dimarzio pickups. Lemme tell you, if that didn't scream "PLAY ME!," nothing would.