What model jazz bass is this ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by D REESE, Nov 12, 2020.


  1. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    Hello everyone,
    I am speaking with a guy who is selling a jazz bass for $1100 it’s a 2017, but I’m not sure if this is an American standard or something else, I have the model number but can’t find any info
    Model number 1020001746
     

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  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I think they stopped calling it the American Standard by 2017. I could be wrong. It looks like the American Standard/Professional to me.
     
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  3. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    I appreciate this :) the guy is the second owner and said this was ordered on the fender mod shop for 2k
     
  4. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya

    Jan 13, 2008
    2017 would be a Professional, and it definitely looks like one. I recently learned that Mod Shop basses have a unique neck plate that says, wouldn’t you guess it, Mod Shop on it.

    Is that writing on the pickups or just glare? They could be noiseless which, when all else is considered, makes me think it is a modified AmPro.
     
  5. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    Nice, yes that would be my guess
     

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  6. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    Is this a decent bass ? I would be using it only for recording.
     
  7. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    Never thought fender would get back to me so quickly, it’s a mod shop no sub series like a professional,
    Here’s what he sent me.
    So now I know what it is, how does it sound lol does it have that fender jazz bass sound ?
    And is it worth $1100 ?
     

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  8. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya

    Jan 13, 2008
    I would say yes.

    Unless things have changed, ash is no longer being used by Fender which could make the instrument slightly more desirable or valuable down the road, and the noiseless pickups could be considered an upgrade over the stock US pups. The compound neck is a nice option too if you enjoying playing on what’s usually the dusty end of the neck for me ;) It’ll sound like a Jazz bass if that’s what you want lol.
     
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  9. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    Very nice, thank you.
    I think I’m gonna grab it :)
    I have a little more info on this
    Passive electronics (instead of active electronics)
    4th gen noiseless pickups
    Dot inlays (instead of block inlays
    Ships in Fender elite case.
     
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  10. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    Or better yet I should be asking you guys lol
    I have $1100 to spend on a jazz bass, is there something else besides this jazz bass that is better ?
     
  11. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    I can play bass pretty good but I am not a real bassist, I’m a singer songwriter who plays a lot of instruments.
    I’ve always loved the feel and sound of a jazz bass, rosewood i love, so with $1100 to spend on something modern, is there anything equal or better to a fender mod shop that has passive noiseless pickups for recording only ?
     
  12. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya

    Jan 13, 2008
    To me, I don’t think you can do much better for the price. I say buy it, throw some fresh strings on it, and play the snot out of it!
     
  13. Lakland dj4 will be a much better instrument. Any lakland for that matter.
    Goodluck.
     
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  14. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    I am not familiar with Lakeland, i have heard horror stories about Fenders quality control even in their mod shop section so naturally I'm a bit concerned, however i have to play the instrument, check the neck and intonation,adjust the truss rod and see whats what
     
  15. Goodluck with whatever you choose.
     
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  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm sure it's a fine instrument. And being a mod shop ash bass, it will hold its value. If you get it, and don't fall in love with it by next week, you'll be able to sell it for what you have in it. No risk. Go for it.
     
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  17. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    I agree but would rather not have to go through the whole selling thing as I need a working bass now ya know.
    It comes down to playing and scoping it out I suppose :)
     
  18. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    So it turns out as i do my homework, i will be the fourth owner of this bass. It makes it harder to know the basses history when changing so many hands.
    I found this bass here on talk bass from a guy in Florida who bought it from someone else, and it was sold and bought again here.
     
  19. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya

    Jan 13, 2008
    Hm. I’m not someone to turn my nose to an instrument that has been around the block, but four owners in four years is a little much.
     
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  20. D REESE

    D REESE

    Feb 2, 2019
    Queens New York
    exactly my thoughts
     
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