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The difference between Fender Re'62 and Re'75

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Thunderbird_pk, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Thunderbird_pk


    Nov 24, 2011
    Hi, I'm one of Fender fan and I'm decidineg to buy new bass.
    I've interested in these two basse, Fender American Vintage Re'62 and 75.
    I love their tone but I don't know what's the obviously difference.
    I know that they have different PU postiton on bridge, but their sound are quite the same.
    And slapping, I think Re'75 give me more punchier sound than Re'62 ?
  2. The 62 will give you a warmer, more vintage tone, generally speaking. The 75 will be more aggressive sounding with more treble...of course this all depends on your strings, amp settings and the way you play, etc.
  3. williamk


    Apr 2, 2008
    the year:D
  4. ChuckTrucks


    Jul 28, 2012
    I just couldnt bring myself to buy a 70s reissue I mean come on. Pre CBS reissues make sense but thats it.
  5. What's wrong with a 70's RI? Most are probably better made than the originals.
  6. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    The 75 reissues are typically ash bodies and maple boards while the 62s are usually alder and rosewood. Those wood choices also figure in the impression of the 75 being brighter sounding and a bit more slap-friendly.
  7. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    Pickup positioning for one, I believe the 75 has them closer to the bridge. Blocks versus dots for inlays is another and I've seen some 75 reissues with the 3bolt neck plate versus the traditional 4 bolt neck plate on the 62.
  8. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    I had an AVRI 75 Jazz, and the differences are pretty significant:

    AVRI 62 Jazz
    -Nitro finish
    -Dot inlays
    -4 bolt neck joint
    -60's pickup positioning
    -Stacked knob controls

    AVRI 75 Jazz
    -Poly finish
    -Block inlays & binding
    -3-bolt neck joint
    -Rear pickup is 1/4's closer to the bridge than a 60s' J
    -V/V/T control setup

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