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RBD: MIM Jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Daedraziel, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. Daedraziel


    Aug 19, 2013
    Toms River NJ
    Rebuilt Bass Day that is. I got the bass very cheaply with a destroyed, warped neck, huge chunks of finish missing, and corroded hardware (water damage maybe?) and took it on as my next project. Finally got it all back together after weeks of letting the varnish cure, finish work, and assembling the myriad of parts. It could use a few tweaks for sure, but as of now, it plays very well after I set it up and I really enjoy the new neck! The pickups are a little underwhelming (stock) and that may be the next upgrade along with a preamp. I was really excited when I saw how good the flame maple top looked under varnish. better as a blonde?

  2. ScarfFace

    ScarfFace Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    La Crosse WI
    That is spectacular! Honestly, the nicest Fender Jazz bass I've seen!
  3. crucislancer

    crucislancer Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Looks awesome! Is the neck brand new or did you pick it up used?
  4. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Oh man. That is stunning! I don't usually even like highly figured wood but that flame us gorgeous and you classed it up even more with the neck and pup covers. Just beautiful
  5. Dec1975


    Aug 30, 2006
    Cedar Park, TX
    Fan-frickin-tastic! I thought, at first, that it might be one of the old FotoFlame models- I didn't read the title close enough. Great work. Looks better than amazing.
  6. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    I'm so jealous! Love the cream covers!!
  7. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
  8. Daedraziel


    Aug 19, 2013
    Toms River NJ
    Thanks guys! Btw the neck is just a Mighty Mite that I scored from a fellow TBer. Those things take a little work to finish but I'm really impressed with the quality
  9. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Really nice job! Was the original finish poly, and if so, how did you strip, heat or chemical stripper?
  10. Daedraziel


    Aug 19, 2013
    Toms River NJ
    yeah it was poly. heat gun made VERY short work of it. The stripping process was easy and oddly satisfying
    Gilmourisgod likes this.
  11. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Excellent work. Congrats!
  12. Joce


    Jul 20, 2005
    Very nice result! What was the bass originally, MIM/MIA/MIJ, year, etc?
  13. steveinohio


    May 27, 2007
    That looks great! Nice flame!
  14. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    That's a beauty.
  15. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Not sure about the year, but according to the thread title, that's an MIM.
  16. Very nice, looks great! (feeling much envy now) :thumbsup:
    ScarfFace likes this.
  17. Mosfed


    Apr 21, 2013
    Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    Fantastic flame!
  18. Thehound


    Jul 11, 2011
    Well done / good choices.
  19. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    The thread title is wrong, it's a part's bass. Contrary to the badge, that isn't a Fender neck. The bass looks killer regardless.
  20. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    Comgratulations!! That flamed top looks way better than my Fender select, are your sure is a MIM body?

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