The Fender Jazz Bass Club Part Five!!!

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  1. I want in too............ please.

    Sorry there is only one REAL fender. The others are Squier, SX and A japanese unknown w/ fender pups.

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    The VM has been updated and looks like this now.

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  2. Lambic

    Lambic Squeaky Pedals McGee

    Apr 28, 2010
    Flanders (Belgium)

    Bassbubble11 #922


    101% sig approved (and organic and all that Jazz)

    Let me in, I hear laughter,
    Let me in, open up the door,
    Let me in, I hear music,
    I don't want to weep no more!


    Squiers do count as Fenders anyway, so...
     
  3. BigJilm

    BigJilm

    Nov 5, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Just got the middle one. Think I'll switch the PG to black.
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    (r-l) Squire? 69 RI, Badass II, Jaco-ized neck, Nylon flats (project, needs work.)
    2010 Amer. Special, stock but for the Roto flats.
    Frankenric of unknown vintage, Allparts hardware, PG, knobs, "Barbarian" strap by Matt Stark.

    I'm loving that new bass. Man I've been waiting on that tone!

    Lambic, If you would be so kind?
     
  4. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss

    May 1, 2012
    Here's my Standard Jazz. Was looking for a Stingray, but couldn't pass this up.


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  5. Lambic

    Lambic Squeaky Pedals McGee

    Apr 28, 2010
    Flanders (Belgium)

    BigJilm #923
    thunderkyss #924


    101% sig approved (and organic and all that Jazz)

    Let me in, I hear laughter,
    Let me in, open up the door,
    Let me in, I hear music,
    I don't want to weep no more!
     
  6. BigJilm

    BigJilm

    Nov 5, 2011
    Portland, OR

    Thank you, sir.
     
  7. jamzcl

    jamzcl

    Jul 21, 2004
    Des Moines, IA USA
    Newest family pic:

    '04-'05 Dlx Jag
    '11 Am Vintage '62RI Jazz
    '10 Am Standard Jazz
    '11 Am Dlx Jazz V

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  8. project_c

    project_c

    May 8, 2008
    London, UK
    This showed up today, I just opened it, it's a terrible iphone photo but I'm too excited to get the proper camera out, just wanted to get a quick pic in while it was fresh out of the box.. Brand new American Deluxe Jazz, tried out a bunch of these a few days ago and decided to go for the black / maple, will post proper pics tomorrow!

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  9. My new VM Squier Jazz 5 (first Squier ever):
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  10. mtb777

    mtb777 Serving bottom for the Most High. Inactive

    Apr 1, 2010
    Sunny South Florida
    I played a five string just like this the other day. A really nice player. How do you like the active/passive switch?
     
  11. project_c

    project_c

    May 8, 2008
    London, UK
    The active / passive option was in fact what made me decide to go for this bass. My original intention was just to go to a music store and try a standard USA Jazz to compare maple / rosewood necks, see how much they weighed, that kind of thing. The store I went into were sold out of USA standard Jazz's, the only similar thing they had was the Deluxe, so I tried that instead. At first I really didn't care about the active / passive thing and fully expected to just ignore it, but plugged into a Markbass Jeff Berlin combo, that midrange control made the bass come to life. It really hits a sweet spot, and gives you the Jazz tone without the mid-scoop, if that's what you happen to be into (which I am in a big way). It really makes the bass very versatile. The passive tone is still there of course, and it sounds awesome, but that little switch coupled with the mid control made a world of difference to me.

    Later that day I went into a few other stores and did side-by-side comparisons. First I compared USA Standard vs USA Deluxe. They both sounded great, but the Deluxe just had a few more tones to offer. Then I compared a couple of Deluxe's, I played a red one with the rosewood board, and a natural one with the maple neck. The maple felt a little better to me, but that bass was a lot heavier (maybe because it had an ash body, not sure), so I eventually decided to go for the alder body black / maple. I'll post a bunch of better photos of it later on today.
     
  12. mtb777

    mtb777 Serving bottom for the Most High. Inactive

    Apr 1, 2010
    Sunny South Florida
    Yeah, if I had the funds, that one I played would have been mine too. It just played SO NICE! probably the best J I'd played in quite a while. That combo was really nice and the 4+1 headstock felt a little more balanced than my Anniversary Blueburst 5.

    I think the Black with Maple/ black blocks would look hot with a maple pick guard!! I had one on my Black and Ebony MIJ fretless 4.
     
  13. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    So you got a flamed maple body?? Wow!
     
  14. project_c

    project_c

    May 8, 2008
    London, UK
    here are a couple more pics, brand new 2012 USA Deluxe. Loving this bass so far.

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  15. crobasster

    crobasster

    Jun 16, 2009
    croatia

    Wow,what a flame,aren't genius there at Squier.?
     
  16. Lambic

    Lambic Squeaky Pedals McGee

    Apr 28, 2010
    Flanders (Belgium)

    project_c #925
    petrus61 #926


    101% sig approved (and organic and all that Jazz)

    Let me in, I hear laughter,
    Let me in, open up the door,
    Let me in, I hear music,
    I don't want to weep no more!
     
  17. bpa11

    bpa11

    Feb 9, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Here's my contribution -- '74 original lefty J. May I have a number?
     

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  18. Idiot Savon

    Idiot Savon Tall, Dark, Handsome, etc., etc. Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Essex, CT
    I've always wanted a number in my sig.
    Here's my '92 American Standard Jazz, last of the "boner" basses.
     

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  19. OK, so excuse my ignorance, but what's a boner bass? Sounds naughty :)
     
  20. Idiot Savon

    Idiot Savon Tall, Dark, Handsome, etc., etc. Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Essex, CT
    Ha! Not so naughty, although we HAVE had some late nights in questionable places!
    From 1989-1992, Fender made the American Jazz Bass with 22 frets. They also elongated the upper horn, giving it a somewhat, well, phallic look. Mine is a sunburst '92 with EMGs, picked up from Joe's Guitars in Wallingford, CT on 2/14/93. She's been a real Swiss Army bass, too.
    I had no idea she was a rarity until I tried to replace the pickguard.
     
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