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Newish Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kkroger, Jan 8, 2014.


  1. kkroger

    kkroger

    Nov 12, 2013
    Several years back a co-worker needed some money and asked me to buy his Jazz Bass (Mex) it was Black with White Guard and Rosewood/maple neck... it lived in a Gig Bag for a long time then when I had my house fire, the smoke leaked through the gig bag and stained the headstock a little bit and the white pick guard.
    I never liked the look of it and when I moved I decided to display all my guitars and basses. Hung it up on the wall and it was quite plain... I decided to give it a facelift.
    No intent to deceive anyone as to what it is but I wanted the LOOK. the SN and info is still on the headstock.
    I didn't age any of the hardware used.
    So I swapped on a Tortoise Pick guard.
    Pickup Cover, Bridge Cover, and a maple tugbar...
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    See? BORING
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    Now it POPS!...
     
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    That's a great classic look. Much nicer.
     
  3. VintageBassGuy

    VintageBassGuy

    Dec 28, 2013
    Nashville
    Very pretty.
     
  4. I never liked pickup covers but that and the new pick guard definitely class it up a lot. Nicely done!
     
  5. kkroger

    kkroger

    Nov 12, 2013
    The Pickguard had "Issues" the Screws lined up and it fit at the neck, but the pickup hole was off by a LOT, about an 1/8" in the direction of the neck so it left a bit of a gap, the half circles for the pickup screws were too close together only on the bridge side of the pickup so they left a gap there.. so the pickup cover serves a couple purposes.
    The Bridge Cover just looks.... "Right" to me... I like it and I like to use a Mute soooooo.... the pickguard (most likely a Stew Mac) also left an 1/8" gap by the control plate too.
    Relocating the control plate (3 Screws) was easiest...

    Here is a group shot with the other Fender Members of the Family.
    Unknown Year Mexican Jazz
    1951 Original Precision
    2001 "HotRod" American Precision.
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  6. Wow, what a difference! Great choices! Looks like it's ready to play some nasty funk.
     
  7. kkroger

    kkroger

    Nov 12, 2013
    Thank ya all kindly! They are my toys I have fun with them!