NBD Fender American Vintage 74 Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by davidjbass, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. I have always loved the early 70's Jazz basses. From the white neck binding, to the maple necks with the mother of pearl block inlays to the 70's pickup position. They are my favorite sounding, looking and playing jazz basses. So when I saw Fender was making a Vintage American 74 Jazz in white with a maple neck and MOP block inlays I had to look into one and maybe buy it.
    So it arrived today from AMS. First impressions are it needs new strings and a set up. But it's a nice weight at 8.5 to 9 pounds which is nice because all the ones I looked at or tried where close to 10 pounds. It's definitely got that 70's Jazz bass slap sound I love. Good balance. Nice construction and materials. The case is way cool with the orange lining and the chrome Fender logo on the outside. Plus nice case candy and all the hang tags. Here are a couple of pics. View attachment 348808
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    I plan on putting white pickup covers, a white pickguard and white control knobs on it. I will post pics of it when it's done.
  2. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie The winged monkeys showed up

    Jan 8, 2008
    Nice bass!
  3. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009

    great idea with the white add-ons! congrats, bro...
  4. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Very pretty Jazz... lovely.
  5. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

  6. havuk


    Jan 5, 2005
  7. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    Gorgeous. My favorite color in these and that's how I'd dress her up too if she were mine. I would probably do a pearl PG, though. Fully tight white. :)

    Congrats!!! :hyper:
  8. Yeah the white add-ons will make it unique too. Cool.
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I am jealous! Congrats.
  10. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie The winged monkeys showed up

    Jan 8, 2008

  11. That pearl white pickguard sure looks nice. It's got me thinking.
  12. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Alpharetta, GA
    That looks nice!
  13. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    The MOP blocks look sharp!
  14. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Pearl or mint.
  15. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    looks great just like that, right now. love that combo!

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    Nice! Wow Fender did good by not adding any dumb CNC holes or routed trenches. Just like the original.

    How does the neck feel?

    I like it without the guard myself!
  17. CanadianEh


    Jun 29, 2013
    I feel a bit of GAS, that bass is hot
  18. Cyborg


    Jul 7, 2007
    Lowcountry, SC
    OMG! That is hot and lightweight too!!!