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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adk teleman, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. adk teleman

    adk teleman

    Aug 28, 2011
    Alex Bay NY
    My amazing wife surprised me with a new Fender Classic 60s lacquer Jazz Bass. It just got here so I figured I'd add some pics! Full report tomorrow on how she plays and sounds!!
  2. LeoTender


    Aug 19, 2013
    you're a very lucky man and your wife must be a fine one too. ;)

    whenever i get a bass related gift from my girlfriend (i mean real ones not pencils with f keys on them (stupid ex)), i understand what women go on about when they speak of "putting thought into a gift". they always make me veeery happy. then again it is kinda obvious what us lot are into.
  3. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    That's a sweet bass, and you have a sweeter wife! Enjoy!
  4. redhed


    Oct 25, 2009
    Awesome! Congrats!!
  5. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    is your wife single?
  6. sjeverett


    May 10, 2013
    My wife got me a Fender P Bass for my birthday last year. She also bought me a pistol on HER birthday couple years ago. She's a keeper.
  7. sjeverett


    May 10, 2013
    Nice bass btw. Congrats.
  8. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Lucky man. Great looking jazz.
  9. halfjackson


    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Hahaha...I got a good laugh from this.
  10. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    bass looks like a keeper, hope she sounds that way :)
    wife sounds like a keeper, hope she looks that way ;)
    congrats on a nice bass and a nicer wife :)
  11. WretchedExcess


    Jul 29, 2013
    Anxiously waiting to hear about how this bass sounds ... I've been GASsing about them since I heard they were coming.
  12. Nice ones!
  13. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Cor... my wife bought me a new washing up sponge... plays great too!

    Congrats on the fine bass, and wife!
  14. jay tay

    jay tay

    Aug 12, 2009
    Manchester UK
    Yeah my wife got me a washing up sponge also... so I decided to stick it under the strings of my P Bass and use it as a mute!! :bassist:
  15. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Very nice, OP - congrats on choosing well, also...

    - georgestrings
  16. adk teleman

    adk teleman

    Aug 28, 2011
    Alex Bay NY
    Well gents,
    Here is my report as promised!!
    -The bass was set up perfectly upon arrival. I did not have to change a thing so A+
    - Fit and finish was flawless. Frets were well dressed no high or low spots, no sharp edges . The fret board is absolutely perfect. The grain and color are gorgeous. Nice deep Rosewood color. The finish on the back of the neck is a nice gloss lacquer which is incredibly smooth. For my style I don't need to take any fine steel wool to it. The body finish is flawless. No blemish spots (waxy build up) and it was polished to a beautiful glossy sheen.
    - Hardware really nice. Looks exactly like 60's era stuff. PUPs sound fantastic. They sound vintage to me. Not as hot as the newer J Bass pups but nice and full, really warm. When pushed you still can get the nice Jazz growl from them.
    - Overall sound and playability: Fantastic!
    I give it 5 out of 5 stars. Fender far exceeded my expectations with this one!
  17. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Are these the same product model as the roadworn series minus the relic job?
  18. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Good to hear the bass was great right out of the box. I noticed you are in Kingston. Did your wife order it online or was it bought locally?
  19. chinjazz

    chinjazz Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Atlantic Beach, FL
    Hey Adk,

    Thanks for the review! I've been setting my sights on one of these. Happen to know where your wife ordered it from?

  20. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Classic beauty, congrat!

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