NBD (actually, NBMonth) - Fender 60's Jazz Lacquer and 50's RW

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Audix99, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Audix99


    Sep 18, 2009
    Hi all,

    It's been a while since my last post because I've been doing all reading but no posting.
    But since I have two new basses to report, well ---, here I am with the report of NBD for the 1st time in 2 years.

    Last month, I decided to do a major overhaul in my gear. Sooo---
    • One electric guitar (Epiphone 1960s Tribute Plus, which was as close to Gibson Les Paul as it can get without spending a fortune): I just don't play it much
    • One guitar amp (Marshall DLC 40C tube combo): Don't get much use becasue of the reason above
    • One 5-string active bass (2011 SR1205 Premium): Don't have much use of the 5th string anymore since pretty much all I play (mostly classic rock and hard rock) can be done by a 4-string bass.
    Once I sold them,
    First in:
    • A brand new (2017 serial) Fender Classic Series 60's Jazz in Lacquer finish (MIM), which totally blew my mind in terms of its tonal quality and build quality.
    • In fact, I was so impressed by it, I purchased one more MIM Fender, with remaining fund and then adding some more---,
    Second in (a little over 1 1/2 week later):
    A brand new (2017 serial) Fender Road Worn 50's Precision Bass (MIM).

    Now, here's the NBD pic.

    And with the entire family.

    I feel good, getting back to the basics with 4-string passive basses.
    Fewer knobs (and one fewer string) to be occupied with so I can focus more on the playing the instrument. :bassist:
    Well, at least that's my justification for this overhaul... ;)

    Oh did I tell you that the quality of these two MIM Fenders are quite impressive???
    YES they really are amazing, worthy of the hype/praises you see in the reviews by many.

    Thanks for reading~!!!
  2. I owned a Fender Road Worn 50's Precision Bass. Amazing Bass!!! Alas, I regret, I sold it for a new shiny bauble. You have inspired me to purchase another one. It was so easy to play and the sound boomed! I kick my butt all the time thinking of how stupid I was to be lured astray by my GAS. GAS is my enemy and I am resolved to never be blinded again. Great purchases. Have a blast playing them.
  3. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    THAT is one BEEEE_U_TEE__FUL picture.......:hyper:
  4. maplenecked


    Dec 1, 2017
    Overhaul well done! Congrats!
    I just got two new MIM fenders and agree their quality is great. How you gonna string them all up?
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  5. Audix99


    Sep 18, 2009
    Thanks MEKer.

    TheGreatSealof, we all know that GAS is a fact of life and we can never get rid of it.
    Still, I think you will do yourself a great service if you can get your hands back on a 50's RW P bass.
    I am not crazy about its relic work, but it is a crazy good bass in terms of feel, playability and tone as you know and remember.

    Maplenecked, I kept the stock Fender 7250 strings on the the Jazz since I was going to use roundwound nickel plated strings like D'Addario XL. I have no problem with the stock strings on the Jazz.
    But I replaced the stock strings on the Precision with 45 - 100 EB cobalt flatwound a few days ago.
    Normally I use Fender 9050 flatwounds, but thought of trying out EB cobalt flats and I like them so far.
    Typical punch of flatwounds, but with more top end.
    And the E string has more growl that I like.
    But like many reported, the strings are grippy, for now at least.
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  6. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    P, Jay and Ric. The classic line up :D
  7. MD Stingray

    MD Stingray Guest

    Jan 17, 2008
    All you need to complete your fab four = A Stingray :)
  8. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    P, Jay, Ray and Ric :D
  9. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Awesome, Congrats!
  10. Audix99


    Sep 18, 2009
    Thanks Mark, MD Stingray and Crusher.

    MD Stingray, BTW, I noticed that you are in Amsterdam.
    I will be spending a night in Amsterdam in May (one night of lay-over), on my way to fly back home from Croatia.
    I did the same last year in May, but it was a night when there was a football (soccer ;) ) match between Netherlands and UK and the entire city of Amsterdam was full of totally worked up football fans everywhere.
    Hopefully I will get to see more quiet, peaceful Amsterdam this time. :smug: