Need info on Framus Jazz Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ob1, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. I got hold of a used Framus Jazz bass, and I'd like to have some more info on them. It looks quite old, with finish cracks and all, and some things still need fixing. Right now it's a three string, cause one of the tuner bushings was missing...anyone know where to get one?

    Also the pickups were raised so high that the E string had crushed the top on one of the polepieces, didn't seem to affect the sound, though.

    Any info such as mfg. years and such will be appreciated.
  2. FinnDave


    Nov 11, 2008
    Six years later....I had a couple of Framus Jazz basses in the 70s when I lived in NW England, great basses. I'd buy another like a shot if I saw one. Both of mine were natural finish with rosewood FB. I even have a pic of a younger version of myself playing one. It is so long ago that colour photography hadn't reached the UK at the time ;)

    By a strange quirk of fate, I too now live in the depths of Finland. Life can only get stranger.
  3. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC