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New Jazz!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Possu jam, Jan 13, 2006.


  1. Possu jam

    Possu jam

    May 16, 2004
    Finland
    Yay, finally I got myself a Fender Jazz!!

    A brand new 60´s classic Jazz... and it´s awesome! Cant write anything right know, I think you know what I mean. Pics COMING SOON! :smug:

    Going to play now.


    oh and btw, Is it ok to take the pg off and let the holes open? the holes of the screws I mean.
     
  2. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    I got mine the other day as well, awesome bass.
     
  3. Possu jam

    Possu jam

    May 16, 2004
    Finland
    [​IMG]
    Well, uh, here´s a pic of it. I´ll post more if needed...
     
  4. mobis.fr

    mobis.fr

    Jun 2, 2005
    germany
    just put a black pg on it :)
     
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Beautiful. I would leave the PG on just so it doesn't have the "Jaco Copycat" look.
     
  6. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Welcome to the Classic 60's Club!

    They are great basses, are they not! I just love mine. You know, I'll put mine up against a MIA Jazz anyday. There just that good!
     
  7. Possu jam

    Possu jam

    May 16, 2004
    Finland
    ;) Thanks! It sure is a great bass! The only problem might be that the action is quite high, and the bridge does not allow it to be any lower than it now is... I´ll propably take it to a good setup soon.
     
  8. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i bought a 60's classic myself.

    i'm blown by the quality and tone!!!

    the action on mine was a bit high too.

    it was more due to excess neck relief than bridge saddle height.

    give the truss rod screw a good 1/4 clockwise turn. you'll have to remove the neck, but...it is well worth it.

    after adjusting the truss, the action is super swell, fairly flat and STILL no buzzing.

    f
     
  9. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Check the bow in the neck. Mine had a bit of a bow when I got. A bit of adjustment of the truss rod and it now plays great.
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    if you like it off, who cares.

    i think it looks pretty slick off.

    my wife likes the look of the tortoise p/g...so, of course, it stays on.

    :p

    f
     
  11. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Also, many people say you have to take off the necks to adjust them. That is not true. All three of my jazzes have the adjustment in the heel, and I have yet to have to take a neck off. Even the old Fender manuals say nothing about taking the neck off.

    How I do it....first I take the pickguard off. Then I use a smaller size screw driver. Put a cloth under the screw driver so you don't scratch the finish. Then turn the truss rod in small, I repeat small moves. Also keep the head of the screw driver as far away from the body as you can. I've adjusted the necks on my Geddy Lee, the Classic and my '62 Reissue with no problems. Just take it slow!

    Check out these two links:
    http://www.fender.com/support/setup/basssetup.php

    This link also explains how to do it without taking the neck off:
    http://www.fender.com/support/manuals/pdfs/instr_owners/U.S._Vintage_62_Jazz_Bass_1983.pdf
     
  12. Agreed, but i thought there was specific tool designed for heel truss-rods without taking off the neck aside from your run of the mill screwdriver.
     
  13. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    SuhWheet! :bassist:
     
  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i'm not saying you can't adjust the truss without taking off the neck.

    Jaco, did...take a peek at the Relic.

    personally, i feel more comfy carefully taking the neck off to adjust the truss.

    it only takes a few extra minutes...and with my clumbsy hands, there's absolutely NO damage to the body finish.

    aside: it sure seems the Mexican Fender plant is building to specs recently.

    Hats off!!!

    f
     
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    No, tort.
     
  16. ebladeboi123

    ebladeboi123

    Jul 11, 2005
    Oberlin, Oh
    Tort pickguard + sunburst - Never fails.
     
  17. cb56

    cb56

    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    +1 on tort. But if you do black make it flat black.
     
  18. Sippy

    Sippy

    Aug 1, 2005
    Stuart,Florida
    a tort pickguard looks sick! on a sunburst jazz bass.. thats what I have on mine! That is a sweet look jazz bro! Is it fretless? or is that just a shadow effect?
     
  19. Possu jam

    Possu jam

    May 16, 2004
    Finland
    I tried the tort on it just a few minutes ago and I think it´s going to stay there for a while :p

    I think I´m going to adjust the truss rod now. I have to be careful not to hurt her you know... I´ll post results when ready.

    Aerospaceguy: it´s a fretted bass. I think this pic shows it bit better.
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    Love this pic right here
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