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Trying to find info on this bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bmagee, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. bmagee


    Oct 20, 2004
    After looking around this site for some time, I hope I might be able to find an answer here.
    I bought this bass while I was stationed in Korea. I have not been able to find any info on it anywhere.
    Any help will be appreciated. Pics attached.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Well, it's looks like a 2001 American Standard Jazz Bass.
    The pickguard is funny though. Usually the electronics are mounted on a metal plate, not directly on the pickguard.
    Also the body doesn't have as much offwaist slant as usual.
  3. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    My guess is that this is a Fender USA neck on a Squire Korean body. I could be wrong, but the electronics on that bass are definitely not made in the USA.
  4. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.

    That's my guess as well.
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Ooohhh, good call.
  6. bmagee


    Oct 20, 2004
    Thanks for the info so far. Every other Jazz that I've seen has the two piece pickguard, this one is a single piece. Guess that's why I've been unable to find another one that looks like it. I'm just starting to play so I couldn't tell you how it sounds compared to another bass.
    Any idea what the Z in the serial number stands for?
  7. RLT


    Jul 10, 2004
    South Central OH
  8. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Didn't MIM Jazz Basses have that pickguard with those Strat knobs once?
  9. goran


    Dec 17, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Bartolini
    It is American Fender Jazz, Traditional series, which was discontinued a few years ago. It is the only American series with that pickguard and Strat knobs.