Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JoeyZ, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. JoeyZ


    May 9, 2005
    Fender Jazz bass in Midnight Wine.
    I'll take some pics later when I get the new pickguard, but this thing was in pretty piss poor form. Gritty oily weird black stuff all over it and basically was in need of alot of tlc.
    Guy wanted $195 which I promptly gave to him after plucking the strings and staring down the neck..

    Turns out it's actually a pretty nice bass after getting all that...stuff off of it. cleaned the bridge, wiped down the body, slapped some Super Slinkys on it and BOOM. Sounds awesome, and has inspired me to throw the Stock Pup's back into my main player, which also happens to be an MIM jazz..

    I love Jazz basses.
  2. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Don't even post a NBD thread without pics... we don't trust that you are telling the truth!
  3. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Commercial User

    Oct 4, 2008
    no pics no bass
  4. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Yeah, there's nothing wrong with the stock pickups at all, IMO. Midnight wine has always been one of my favorite colors. I'm looking forward to the pics.
  5. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I always wondered what a midnight wine jazz would look like with a maple neck. But I think that about every bass.. :D
  6. JoeyZ


    May 9, 2005
    Am I? Hmmmm, time will tell I guess:D

  7. JoeyZ


    May 9, 2005
    here she is next to my Baby!
  8. That's midnight wine? Looks like CAR from the pic. Sweet, either way. Congrats. :)
  9. v1paul


    Apr 9, 2009
    You should swap the pick guards just because I love black pickguards on black basses :p

    Edit: Forgot to say... Really nice bass and a nice price aswell.
  10. Thorsoundcore

    Thorsoundcore Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    midnight wine one definatly looks cooler
  11. LCW

    LCW Inactive

    Mar 2, 2009
    it sounds like the shap my old wine was in i picked it up and it was dirty as hell for 200$. Cleaned up nice sweet color.
  12. For future reference, remember: a NBD without pictures (in the first post) is a N(nothing)D

    You are forgiven this once.
  13. JoeyZ


    May 9, 2005
    While i'll agree that it does look cooler, it certainly doesn't play as well as the black one. Which is a shame, but that's not to say that it doesn't play well...It does, it just has a deadspot and the neck feels a bit...Slower?

    Either way, next check the black one is getting a matching pick guard, because I too love black on black!
  14. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I think the Black/rosewood/tort looks killer. I wouldn't change it. I DO like a black/white/black pickguard on a Black/maple combo. But with the rosewood, I'd leave the tort. Just my opinion, of course. Either way, congrats on two very sweet-looking basses...
  15. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I loooove the contrast of the two Jazzes, tort on black, black on red.

  16. JoeyZ


    May 9, 2005
    Thanks guys!
    I was thinking about that actually...It's like one is the inverse of the other. Which is pretty cool.
    That Midnight Wine baby sounds insane, though. Brought to practice last night and plugged in to the Russian Big Muff and man, that was the deepest distortion I've heard in a while.
    I'm going to tote along both next time and see whats what!