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Sound of an early-'70s Rosewood-board Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by groovastic, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. groovastic


    Jul 8, 2005

    Haven't been playing bass for some time...
    Now I'm thinking of getting a new bass and I would like to know what luthier can make a bass sounding closest to an early-'70s Rosewood-board Jazz Bass.
    Any suggestions?

  2. yeah i dont know but im gona guess steve carell:hyper:
  3. but searesly you could probley do it yourelf for cheeper if you just buy the parts from Warmoth and Musicians Friend i think the bodys from 70s fenders are ash or basswood but im not shure

    EDIT jut found out most american 71's are alder i think
  4. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    Fender highway 1 jazz bass..
  5. i like my ieda better
  6. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    It's not exactly what you are asking, but what about:

    1) Fender MIM model called the "Classic 60s Jazz"
    2) Geddy Lee Jazz
    3) MIA Fender Jazz
    4) Sadowsky Metro
    5) Custom Shop Jazz
    6) Darryl Jones or Joe Osborn Laklands/Skylines
  7. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    I would say a Lakland DJ (Darryl Jones) would be a safe bet.....it was designed to get that '70s vibe and mine sure has it (when I want it)....and other great sounds when I want them as well.....

    the JO is more of a '60s design...
  8. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
  9. tkozal

    tkozal Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    New York City
    I have a 72 Alder, rosewood board with blocks jazz...you need to get the pup spacing right, and to me the rosewood board with blocks and binding contributes something to the sound.

    there a gorgeous 73 with a maple neck at 30th st guitars in NYC right now...

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