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SCORE! - '71 Jazz - Woohoo for Me!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Just scored this beauty. I know she's no museum piece, but I gig my basses and don't want to be afraid of scratching or dinging them. So for me, this is perfect.

    The guy told me that the electronics are all original, so I bought her!!!!! Finally, an old J at a price that I could afford (well, it's a bit expensive for me, but it's within reach). Come to papa!!!!

  2. mattygbass

    mattygbass Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Stafford Springs, CT
    thats sweet !!! lucky you. looks like a gc price tag, correct?
  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Yep, got her from a GC of all places at that price (believe it or not). She is a refin with a non-original pickguard, brass nut and non-original bridge (why would anyone swap the bridge to another Fender styled one????), but the rest of her is original. I guess they priced her for so cheap because of the mods, which worked out for me!
  4. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Welcome to the early 70's Jazz club!
  5. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish

    Man, that's the best deal I've seen in a long time
  6. puff father

    puff father Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Endicott, NY
    Congrats. Hope you like it.
  7. Big Deal.. another overpriced iconic bass with no better function than the current crop of Fender basses, you should be ashamed of yourself.. you could have purchased a new J bass for less than that, one that doesn't have the "vintage electronic issues"
    I would take it back to GC and demand your money back...

    ..then send me the store address so I can buy it :p
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.


    Keep in mind that early '70's Jazz basses are pretty damn rare. I would bet Precisions outsold Jazz basses 4 or 5 to 1.

    Great deal regardless of the refin or non-original parts. Looks like a great player. You get sick of it, you make a few hundred bucks when you sell it.:bassist:
  9. DaveLS


    Sep 5, 2008
    I was JUST looking at that bass on GC's used pages about 10 min before I saw this post!!!
  10. IAmTheDood

    IAmTheDood Shake and Bake

    Dec 15, 2006
    Waterford, MI
    great steal!

    i was wondering if that body was original as i hadn't seen many in natural alder.
  11. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I was about to ask you how much it cost... :scowl::scowl: At least i'm not an idiot.

    None the less, i'm jealous!!
    Looks incredible!
  12. Congrats, Quad! Wish I had kept an early 70s P bass that I bought back in '76. Thank goodness I've held on to my '73 Rickenbacker. :D
  13. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    Its a refin.
  14. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Beautiful bass! Congrats... :crying: That'll look awesome on stage...
  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Great Deal, Quad!;)
  16. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    Nice Quad
    Let me know when you're ready for me to buy it from you. :)
  17. Awesome looking bass. Nice score.
  18. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Yes... well spotted... cheap at half the price... what ever that means!
    You gotta gig em!
  19. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Yep, I stated that in an early post in this thread. I'll pull the neck and electronics when she gets here to see if I can tell what color she originally was....
  20. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    Awesome a female 1971 Jazz... awesome! :D
    (I'm just jealous)

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