problem with J-bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AllodoX, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. << insert large amounts of bad, unorthodox language here >>

    I can't believe it.. i am so...angry... beyond imagination...:eek:

    I was checking out my Jazzbass, when i noticed a crack on the back of the neck, where the neck is bolted on to the body.. goddamn.. i am so disappointed.. first thing tomorrow i'm going back to that store, get my EDC705 back and kick that * CENSORED * salesman's ass SO hard.. it will take at least 5 surgeries to get my shoe out of his rectum ..

    This crack is very obvious a crack that occured during either transport or setup.. there must have been a huge pressure on the bolt-on area..

    I don't know if i will exchange it for another Jazzbass.. i'm confused, angry,etc.. i need to clear my mind...

    * ROARGH !!! * :mad: :mad:
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    That is unfortunate, AllodoX. It should definitely be covered by Fender's warranty.
  3. It'll better be... but this is the 3rd time i bought something in that store which wasn't ok.. so i'm definatly NEVER going back there.. grmbl :(
  4. Tapp


    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    I wouldn't worry; if you bought it from a reputable dealer they should take care of you. Don't write Fender's off, if you like the Jazz then find another one that fits you and swap them out. Wood will do strange things; I have a Warwick with the wenge neck that splintered up near the headstock. I sent the bass to Warwick USA and problem solved and have had no problems after 3 yrs now.

  5. gruffpuppy

    gruffpuppy Guest

    Aug 15, 2000
    In your basement.

    Sorry to hear about the bass, hopefully all will go well, keep us up to date.

    As far as the above goes, I have done this a handfull of times and the tips I will give you are:

    1. Do not wear a pair of shoes that you like.
    2. Bring a second set of shoes and leave them in your car. You will not want to be spending the rest of your day with one shoe on. Good Luck.
  6. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    3. Wear steel toe boots.

    (this thread has gave me an idea on how to temporary tatoo the insides of one's intestines)
  7. I always wear armyboots.. and yes indeed.. those have steel toe's :)

    anyway.. i visited the store this morning..

    all 3 fenders they had in the store had the same problem, so he said he would complain a lot at the transportation company..

    so i asked for my silver-green EDC in return, but unfortunately.. it was already sold.. grmbl.. :(

    He said he would make it up with me..
    I agreed with a dark-grey EDC705 instead, and because the salesman could very well understand my anger, he gave me a Boss bass-chorus as a token of compassion..

    so now i have a dark EDC705, and a basschorus instread of a broken down Jbass.. :)
    Thumbs up for the store !
  8. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    ibanez, fender, ibanez....
    which one do you endorsee now?:D
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Unfortunatly, you live & learn. Thankfully you got what you wanted + more. Thankfully the store wasen't as bad as you originally stated.;)
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  10. Once is happenstance.

    Twice is coincidence.

    Three times is enemy action. That's no transport problem. I buy Fenders shipped halfway across the world and I have never seen such a problem. They should check what their staff or customers are doing to the things.
  11. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Have you left the Fender Jazz and returned to your Ibanez roots after such a short liaison? What happened to your zeal for the J? Don't let a defective neck make you change your mind so easily.
  12. i won't.. i'm going to get another J-bass as addition to the EDC..
  13. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Maybe he just noticed you were wearing big boots and he didn't want his butt kicked afterall. ;)
  14. :( I hope you still love your jazz bass. its not his fault...
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    It could be something on Fender's end. It might of been a bad batch of instruments that went out of the factory & nothing to do w/the shipper or the store. If it's the same problem w/all the basses on the neck, it could be that the holes for the neck bolts weren't pre-drilled large enough or maybe not pre-drilled @ all.
  16. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    That is a durn good point. If you didn't drill a hole prior to putting in the screws, you would have a good chance of cracking the neck there. I didn't think of that...