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My New Bass with Pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mmx6, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012
    So as promised here are pics of my new bass

    It is a MIM Fender Classic 60s Jazz bass in 3 Tone Sunburst

    with Vintage truss rod adjustment, poly finish, and Fender Deluxe GigBag.

    I bought from MusiciansFriend with combination of deals for a very reasonable price of around $430

    It is also my first bass, I start to learn next week after New Year can't wait

    The serial # begins with MX1217----

    When is this bass made in?
    **** Update: the bass is made in Sept 14th 2012

    Also, my bass did not come with any accessory kit, or strap, I bought it new, but it did not come with the aforementioned accessory kit is kind of mystifying. Do J Basses have an accessory kit when buy brand new?

    Please let me know, enjoy the pics.

  2. The number would indicate its a 2012 Mexican Fender. If it came off the wall at the shop and not from a box in the back I can understand why it had no extras. I am not sure what, if anything new MIM Fenders come with anyways.

    Nice Jazzer though!
  3. shackled


    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    Wow! That's a great first bass. Have fun!
  4. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    Should at least have a wrench.
  5. when i bought my MIM Fender Jazz - it came with a gig bag, alas nothing was in the gig bag pocket except the usua; allen wrenches
  6. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012
    Thanks and good to know

    But the jazz bass does not have allen wrench for adjusting the truss rod.

    The truss rod adjustment is a big Philips screw located by neck and body connection area.
  7. Also, that brown "tortoise-shell" pickguard is not factory original. I believe that is a used bass. Either way, congratulations!
  8. It's a classic '60s. They come with a tort guard
  9. sgiacomo


    Feb 26, 2012
    How can one tell not original? Reason I ask is I have a 2010 Am Std J with exact same finish and pick guard.

    OP - truss adjustment on MIM is on the headstock I think?
  10. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012
    I don't see the adjustment on the headstock

    Only a Philips screw adjustment by the neck and body joint area
  11. sgiacomo


    Feb 26, 2012
  12. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012
    What are vintage style adjustments?
  13. sgiacomo


    Feb 26, 2012
  14. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012
    I see

    Hopefully the neck stays straight

    The finish is poly, so should be more weather resistant
  15. sgiacomo


    Feb 26, 2012
    Ya I wouldn't worry, if it needs tweaked just will take a bit more time to do. I'd prefer vintage over the standard MIM headstock adjustment but that's just my own personal preference because it doesn't catch boogers... :D
  16. justinellison3


    Nov 9, 2012
    Dude I have a 2011 mim Sunburst jazz with Lollar pickups and D'Addario Chromed and I got it proffesionally set up.

    I will never get rid of this bass or replace it. Its the most amazing sounding and playing bass I've ever played.

    Its not my first but its definitely my best and it will always be my main bass :cool:
  17. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Yamaha, Fender, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc!

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Awesome first bass! I hope you keep it forever.
  18. So is this a special vintage RI MIM? I never knew any of them to have the classic neck adjustment.
  19. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012
    I really don't know.

    I bought it new from MusiciansFriend

    It is just MIM Fender Classic 60s Jazz Bass in 3 Tone Sunburst

    According to the tag inside the guitar, it was manufactured on Sept 14th 2012
  20. sgiacomo


    Feb 26, 2012