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NBD: Sandblasted Jazz!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hyp.spec, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. hyp.spec


    May 14, 2006
    Fraser, MI
    I remember wanting one of these back when they came out in 2015, but could never afford one.

    Fast forward 6 years and I walk into my local music shop and they had a brand new one on the shelf. Apparently it was 'lost' in the warehouse for years.

    I've always been a Precision guy, but I daresay I've converted now!

  2. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Yea, those are nice.
  3. SgtHulka


    Mar 29, 2019
    looks great, and I really love satin and natural style finishes without a heavy over poly coat. It just feels really nice to hold and play and enriches the experience for me.
    shoot-r likes this.
  4. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
  5. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    Man, was hoping it was blue when I first read the title.

    Awesome bass, it has an American Special neck on it, like the bass I have. Nice and thin.

    Did you get a good deal or pay retail?

    Private message me if you want to keep it quiet.
  6. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Beautiful, congratulations! :thumbsup::cool:
  7. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Gorgeous, congrats! I've been looking for a clean, unmolested J for awhile. Had a few opportunities but waited too long.
    Is it lightweight and how does it play?
    Spidey2112 likes this.
  8. hyp.spec


    May 14, 2006
    Fraser, MI
    $1099, which is $100 over 2015 retail. The store knew what they had.

    I haven't weight it on a scale yet, but I'd say its well under 9 pounds. Easily the lightest bass I own too.

    And how does it play? It's fantastic! @Clark Westfield is right that these American Special necks are indeed special. I a/b'd them with the necks used on Jazz Professionals and I much prefer the feel/finish on the American Special.
  9. TexasThunder

    TexasThunder Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2018
    That looks freaking awesome! Congrats.
  10. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    Play it in good health you lucky dog!
  11. Oh man, I loved those when they came out. Truly a unique finish. I’m more of a P guy, too, but that is one gorgeous Jazz. Congrats! And so cool to find a true NOS from 2015!
  12. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    That's nice. Black pickguard and maple neck with dots and not B&B really make the body the focus of that instrument. That's really nice. I'm not very GASsy usually, but that... that's nice.
    Bleecker likes this.
  13. Coke Kane

    Coke Kane Supporting Member

    May 16, 2010
    La Puente, CA
    Some guys have all the luck.
    Bleecker likes this.
  14. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    I got a p turned it into a pJ

    Dump that greasebucket tone control

    do yourself a favour and get some dimarzio dp123
    And some 500K pots
    sonojono likes this.
  15. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    As far as I know
    It’s Mexican parts/ pickups
    In a USA bass

    thus the American special
    B-Mac likes this.
  16. Sweet..always loved the looks of those...think they came in the blue or red. As far as I've seen so far....hope it plays well
  17. Very nice. Love the color. Enjoy.
  18. Wow...first one I've seen.....unusual...nice!
  19. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
  20. Bleecker

    Bleecker Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2006
    Etown NY. USA
    Really cool bass there. Congratulations!

    What model is it?....so I can search for one.

    marchone likes this.
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