new case which one????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dr_love2112, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. tweed with red plush interior

    31 vote(s)
  2. black with orange plush interior

    59 vote(s)
  1. dr_love2112


    May 28, 2005
    baytown texas
    im looking at the fender hardshell cases for my geddy jazz, which one would give it more vintage vibe (era correct).

    tweed with red plush
    black with orange plush
  2. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    Tweed is "vintage," but I think that Black with Orange would look great.
  3. Don't quote me, but I believe the Geddy model is based on his 72 Jazz.

    Perhaps you could find out from Fender (or here) which cases shipped with the 72 models - that's if you're going for "original" specs.

    My 62RI came with tweed w/ orange plush. Very funkily vintage :D
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Black case with white pinstripes...rusty orange colored interior.

    That's what my 73 Precision has as the original case.

    To be really authentic, rip up the handle and tape with duct tape.
  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Tweed isn't era correct to the 70's.

    I believe that tweed was replaced by the early 60s by brown tolex. Seventies was black tolex with leather ends and white pinstripes.
  6. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    black/orange would be more correct for a 70's bass
  7. groovaholic

    groovaholic The louder the better. Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Actually, I'd want to mix & match: My preference would be for a black tolex case with a RED interior. I think the black bass sitting in the orange plush would look like a pumpkin. But red and black?? Very rock and roll.

    Besides, I'm not much of a vintage purist. When I had my Geddy Lee Jazz, I swapped out the pickups for DiMarzio Model Js to get humcancelling and fatter tone. The Geddy Lee was a VERY cool bass, but I happily sold it (and a guitar, and a drum machine, and 2 other basses) to buy my Dingwall Z2.

    Anyhow, as others have said, the black tolex exterior is most appropriate to the era.

  8. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Wow...why is that not available now!? All my basses should have pinstriped cases. Hell, all of my basses should have pinstripes, too.
  9. Fun Size Nick

    Fun Size Nick

    Feb 21, 2006
    Hong Kong
    Well, my '74 Jazz (Which I got today! :hyper: ) has the black/orange case exactly as described by BurningSkies...weighs a tonne compared with the hiscox liteflite I have my ibanez in though ;)
  10. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Black would be most accurate, but I'm a sucka for tweed.
  11. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    I had a 72 Jazz it came with a black case with an orange inside.
  12. black and orange because that is awesome
  13. Craig H

    Craig H

    Mar 23, 2000
    Kansas City
    Black and orange!
  14. RunngDog

    RunngDog Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I own both and both are nice-looking cases, but you might want to check weights - the tweed one I have is signficantly (i.e., several pounds) heavier that the black -- not sure why, but I suspect it has a lot to do with the thickness of the inside plush.
  15. lol, i have a tweed Fender case, with a duct taped handle.
    i too, am a tweed fan.:cool: