NBD! 1964 J

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by magnaton, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. magnaton


    Dec 12, 2013
    New York
    NBD NBD! Had to wait an extra few months for this one because it had it's finish stripped by the previous owner. We just clicked and so I wanted to try bring it back to it's former glory.

    We're currently getting to know each other, but I'm really enjoying it so far. I love the different personalities of these old Fenders.

    Wanted to share :)

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  2. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Wow, that's amazing... :thumbsup:
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  3. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Is this after the refinish?
    Love it as it is now
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  4. Valsmere


    Jun 28, 2018
    southern NJ
    Looking Awesome CONGRATS!
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  5. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Nice indeed! Looks just like my '62 and I bet it sounds just as good. Crongrats on a keeper bass!
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  6. Yay!!! Looks like Dee Murray's bass. drooldrooldrooldrooldrooldrooldrool
  7. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    a classic!
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  8. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    I see it's already made itself at home :smug:
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  9. MD Stingray

    MD Stingray Guest

    Jan 17, 2008
    How does it play?
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  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    cool J! hope it plays well for you! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  11. magnaton


    Dec 12, 2013
    New York
    Thanks all! @JLY yeah this is the final product from the refin :)

    Plays really well! My go to strings are Fender 9050 flats but I got a little crazy and threw some tapes on it. I'm rolling off the treble to about an 8 and the tone to about 9 and it's loads of fun. Reminds me of a Harmony H-22 I had a while back -- but with a good bit more thump and focus

    I just moved so a lot of my cables are still in boxes, but if I can find a line in I'll throw a quick recording together so you can have a listen
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  12. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    Ew, gross. That's not new at all, it's older than me.

    Srsly tho, that's my favorite color. Congrats!
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  13. Awesome!
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  14. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer Supporting Member

    May 4, 2002
    New Mexico
    How much of it is original? Just curious, the pickguard looks aftermarket. The refin is great!
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  15. BassholeKI


    Feb 10, 2017
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  16. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Absolutely gorgeous! A white Jazz with the matching headstock is as classy as it gets and is on my bucket list. The fact that it's Pre-CBS is even better.

    Any idea what the original finish was?

    I also have a '64 Jazz that was refinished which I bought decades ago, which has since been modified (although I still have the original pickups.) I've thought about having it refinished as well (white with matching headstock like yours,) but it has about 100 autographs on it, so I'm hesitant.
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  17. Mikey F

    Mikey F

    Aug 12, 2014
    Denver, CO
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  18. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    Wow, sweet. Who did the re-fin? Looks like a perfect relic finish! Is white the original finish it came with from the factory? Did they re-finish the headstock too? Original pickups?
  19. 10cc

    10cc Inactive

    Oct 28, 2013
    Do you have any before pictures?
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  20. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    A classic. And with that tasteful aged refin it’s très chic too! Play it well. :thumbsup: