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NBD- 2012 American Standard Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Boone3882, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Boone3882


    Aug 27, 2008
    I was struggling to find a good jazz without getting my AV 62' Jazz again, so I decided to check out this 2012 w/ CS 60 pickups. All I can say is WOW!!! This bass ROCKS!! I got it in the new Jade Metallic Pearl and I love it!! Nothing but compliments at band practice on the tone and look! I may also be drinking the juice but these CS 60's pickups are the best passive jazz picks I've ever heard.
  2. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Congrats on a beautiful and unique bass! Enjoy. Thanks for the tip on the CS pups. Considering a pupgrade myself.

  3. nickbass79


    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
  4. Boone3882


    Aug 27, 2008
    I've been eyeing these pickups for quite awhile for my Jaguar Bass but when I saw they were the stock pickups in the 2012 American Standard Jazz Basses I pulled the trigger & bought one. I can get the smooth fender jazz tone out of it but it also gives some really nice growl when you dig in, a bit more than the previous pickups in the American standards. My band mates loved the tone & asked me how the playability is versus my jaguar & other jazzes I've played...I said its like going from a Civic to Ferrari for me.
  5. relayer66


    Oct 10, 2002
    Zushi, Japan
    That is absolutely beautiful...I almost got the exact same bass (part of me still wishes I did), but I opted for a more classic color scheme. Should be here tomorrow...
  6. nickn


    Oct 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Awesome. That jade green is beautiful.
  7. drummer5140


    Aug 8, 2008
    I got the 2012 P-bass in jade with rosewood, Love it to death!! Next will be the jazz in jade:)
  8. Congratulations! That thing is sexy.

    The pickups and finishes on the 2012 AS models are two of the differences between those and the 2011s that make them more desirable. I bet it sounds and feels heavenly.
  9. JWP


    Aug 19, 2012
    Beautiful....though the pic you post reminded me...my son lost the frnder strap that came with my jazz....never used it but i do miss it! Enjoy!

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    Sorry for a dumb question. I am new to Fender, where are these made?

  11. Nice! Love the color!!
  12. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
  13. ChadPaulJones


    Aug 8, 2012
  14. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    Congrats! The jade and maple looks killer.
  15. Boone3882


    Aug 27, 2008
  16. ChadPaulJones


    Aug 8, 2012
    Black would like pretty tough, i'd check out a pearloid one as well.
  17. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    What a beauty! IMO, that mint green guard that's on it now would be hard to beat. I think it looks fantastic just like it is. It has sure fueled MY GAS...
  18. peterklaven


    Jan 20, 2012
    Looks awesome!! Can anyone do a photoshop of a black pickguard on this beauty? I'm curious as well!


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