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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by billiam5billion, Oct 9, 2013.
Anybody got a natural grain jazz bass with maple neck and no pickguard?
Sorry for the quality of the old photo - but unless I misunderstand you - I think this is what you are requesting.
1972 Jazz in natural swamp ash - although this one has a CLEAR pickguard. Couldn't stand the holes in the body.
This bass was the biggest dawg I ever owned. Got it via the PX in Germany in 1972 brand new and it had unforgivable dead spots (and I mean dead spots) on both the D and G strings, frets 4 through 7. Made me completely nuts and made me wonder if Fender was shipping out their seconds to the GI's?
Thankfully, and thanks to TalkBass a few decades later - I realized that dead spots were reasonably common on full scale Fenders so I don't think Fender was taking advantage of the fine men in uniform. Won't own another Fender 34" scale though, EVER. Although I DO have five medium scale Fenders with two more on the way. No dead spots and I am a very happy camper.
Nice! Thanks friend, TB strikes again.
No need to abandon the 34's: