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New Fender Jazz Fretless!!! PICKS!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lazlo Panaflex, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Lazlo Panaflex

    Lazlo Panaflex

    Sep 30, 2003
    Man i absolutely love this bass. I took a chance and bought it on ebay and i couldnt be happier. Its a MIJ and a 60 or 62 reissue ( i have no way of checking if it actually is, so...Fender Historians help me out ) Also im not familuar with Leo Quans Bad Ass 2 Bridge, what is the general concesese on this piece of hardware? and is it worth replacing? thanks!

    Here are some picks





  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Looks great, how does it play?
  3. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Pretty swanky. Gotta love an unlined fretless bass.

    As for the BA bridge, it's commonly used as an aftermarket upgrade to the normal Fender bridge. More often than not you'll find positive reviews of that, as a product, but there will always be dissenters. As long as it doesn't cause you any problems, you'll probably be as good off as you would be with the stock bridge, if not better.
  4. Lazlo Panaflex

    Lazlo Panaflex

    Sep 30, 2003
    Plays awesome, the thin neck is gret for my small hands and is actually easier to play than my stingray. The tone is just crazy im not sure exactly how to discribe it, but it sounds very vintage and baratone if that makes any sense. I love it :)

    Anyone know how i can find out if it is actually a 60 or 62 reissue?
  5. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I have the same Bass in Artic White. I bought mine new in
    oct 1994. While they never cataloged as a 62 re-issue, it had
    all the same features as the 62 re-issue fretted model.The only thing different besides the color is someone put a
    Bad Ass bridge on yours. I think the Bass is the best Fretless
    Jazz Bass fender ever made. My serial number starts with a "T"
    so I would say with a "v" it is probably a 1995 or 1996, I think
    Fender was putting those little Gold stickers on the back of the headstock in 1996. I love mine I can dial in the "Jaco"
    sound. A freind of mine who works at GC in Tampa has a
    white one also, he gig's with it every week.
  6. Lazlo Panaflex

    Lazlo Panaflex

    Sep 30, 2003
    Thanks NV43345, i appreciate it :D
  7. Electricmayhem


    Dec 18, 2003
    Glad to hear it's working for all of you, but...

    I really don't like it. :bag:
  8. Pretty nice! I'm gassing for a MIA Fretless right now.

    I think it has to be a 62. I don't think there are any 60s reissues, least of all Jazzes (Wasn't the Jazz introduced in 61 anyway?).
  9. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    hey Lazlo!!!!

    nice running in to a TB'er at a local Guitar Center during lunch.

    very nice bass!!!

    i caught you playing a BONGO though!!! HA!

    you sounded great too!!!

    keep in touch!

  10. Lazlo Panaflex

    Lazlo Panaflex

    Sep 30, 2003
    haha it was a pleasure to meet you fred! i enjoyed talking to you very much. Ive never had a good conversation with any real bass player before :) Most of my buddys are guitar junkies, and make fun of bass players :eek:

    On the fretless note i just ordered a black pickguard and a couple of chrome nobs for it. Trying to give it that stealth look :bassist:

    PS that orange bongo rocked!!! :p

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