The Jazz Bass thread...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FeelTheGroove, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. FeelTheGroove


    Dec 2, 2005
    Just curious to see how many other Jazz bass owners there are lurking around...and any upgrades/customization they may have done.

    Here is mine:
    Standard jazz in sunburst, I ditched the stock white pickguard in favor of a '62 re-issue tort pickguard...for more of a 'vintage' vibe. Eventually I want to swap in seymour duncans and upgrade the bridge...but money is tight right now thanks to the christmas season.

  2. mine is a '03 Fender Jazz Hwy 1 Series(mia). stock config.
    3 color sunburst, i have removed the pick-guard. i love it!
    her name is: my jazz bass. lol :cool:
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    I always wondered how long it would take before someone started a thread about Jazz basses.
  4. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    '05 Standard (MIM) Jazz. Black, tortoise pickguard, Badass II bridge, D'A XL .045-.105 Nickels.

    Planned for the future:
    Lindy Fralin pups
    Hipshot tuners

    I love the way she feels.
  5. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Ok...I'm game. Another reason to show them off! Left to Right: '62 Reissue CIJ Fretless - Classic 60's Jazz - Standard w/BadAss II.
    AND...I have a new Geddy on the way!

    62_jazz_bass.jpg classic_jazz_bass.jpg standard_jazz_bass.jpg
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member


    I have a Geddy Lee Jazz. It is darned near perfect. The only way it could be better is if it was a 5 string.
  7. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    Custom Shop 60's Relic Jazz.
  8. FeelTheGroove


    Dec 2, 2005
    nice collection, I like the reissue...very jaco-esque
  9. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    ok, i'll play too... i expect this to end up a megathread tho... :)

    My Geddy... pretty much the perfect J at this point. I've replaced the pickups with DiMarzio J's, converted it to PVT controls, and did a major shield/reground job on it, and put black knobs on it. It's awesome. I should note the ONLY reason I swapped the pickups was because I just can't stand single-coil hum, and I like to solo the pickups a lot... especially the bridge. Thankfully, the D J's preserved that tone.

    Anyway, here it is:
  10. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    here's a group shot with my Hwy. 1 Jazz in the middle....

  11. I'm in.

    2004 MIA Jazz with Dimarzio UJ's wired B/V/T.

    Need some new knobs though, I'm thinkin black or chrome barrels.

  12. No pics, but I have a MIM Fretless, no mods yet. I'm planning to put on a BadassII, new pickups, and maybe a new neck somewhere down the line.
  13. i'm getting gas!! :cool:
  14. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia In Memoriam

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    doesn't HAVE to be a Fender, does it? ( though i do think Fenders are great )
  15. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA

    MIM with tort guard and Model Js.
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Ah, so we're posting pics now, huh?:ninja:

    Here is an action shot of my Geddy.

  17. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Please disregard the one on the left. 95 MIM Jazz in gunmetal blue ( odd color but I like it) and the latest 05 Geddy Lee jazz.
  18. AB53211


    Apr 15, 2004
    omg what is that! :eek:
  19. Bass7755


    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    I have a feeling that AG's jazz is a Lull. :)

    Oops... I guess I was wrong. Great looking bass Adrian!

  20. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia In Memoriam

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    That's a Warmoth that I ordered a while back for my "formal" gigs and just because Fender doesn't make a "Geddy 5 "
    I had it up for sale for a bit, but it is such a nice bass, i decided to keep it. because it's a "no name" i wasn't going to get it's worth... but it is awesome- all top of the line components, and a ridiculous low b for a 34 in scale.. though I am an F bass disciple, gotta love a Jazz style bass !
    here's a link to more pics if you care to..