NBD My first true Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brentt68, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Brentt68


    Jan 9, 2009
    My first true Jazz Bass! I love it! It's a 1998 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass with a Mary Kaye finish. I upgraded the bridge to a Hipshot and changed the nut to bone, but it is immaculate no dings or wear at all. I had the frets dressed and set up. It's awesome and it's 22 frets with a smaller body with the Suhr pickups. I am so happy!

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  2. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    Duuuuude. That's sweet!
    Suhr is the s_ _t and that is in the good way! Congrats.
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  3. Brentt68


    Jan 9, 2009
    i agree, Suhr are amazing pickups. I usually go with Lollar's but this time I am sticking with the original pick ups.
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  4. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    So very, very nice! :thumbsup:
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  5. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Brentt68 :)

    Time to add that beauty to your avatar! :D Happy NBD!!! :hyper::hyper::hyper:

    may the bass be with you

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  6. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Very cool, Congrats!
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  7. RickyWoo


    May 26, 2016
    Congrats! Agreed on the Suhr comments too!
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  8. Brentt68


    Jan 9, 2009
    Agreed there have been some changes in the line up!
  9. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    You will never let that go. It's one of Fender's finest bar none !!!

    I had to come back and add this,
    that bass with the Suhr pickups and electronics is the Holy Grail of Fender basses
    IMO they should still be making them
    If they did I'd have one. And they're getting rarer because people are wising up and holding on to them.
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  10. Mister Boh

    Mister Boh

    Oct 23, 2016
    Annapolis, MD
    Looks great. Now I want one.
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  11. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Looks great! If only you had the 70's neck to go with it. I almost bought the white PJ yesterday. It looks soooo clean.

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    But yours, is very classic. I bought a talman 605 instead though. But, I almost went for whitey.
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  12. Poke

    Poke Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Cypress, TX
    I once had a 97 American deluxe jazz. It was the one that got away. Best bass I've ever owned. That era is underrated. I'm jealous. I hope you enjoy it! Nice bass!
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  13. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    Omaha, NE
    Nice, congrats!
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  14. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    Congrats, look at all those knobs!
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  15. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    Congrats, I own one too!