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What year? 196? fender Jazz.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by funkifiedsoul, Sep 7, 2008.


  1. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Ser#187255 on heel plate.
    Notice the round pegs, which as the story I heard goes, Fender ran out of pegs and used the round ones for a short period.

    p.s. pics looked quite good considering they're from a point & shoot, but when resized to fit TB's upload limit, they look like crap.
     

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  2. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Looks Japanese to me.
     
  3. allotabass

    allotabass Guest

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  4. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    and yet it's not, not from those days!
     
  5. allexcosta

    allexcosta

    Apr 7, 2004
    Most round pegs we see around are from 66. This could be anything though. I'd like to see larger pics.
     
  6. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Unfortunately the body had already been hacked a bit and badly refinished before I bought,(25 yrs ago) so rather than leave the hole there I threw an old M.M. pup in.
    Resale value obviously isn't a consideration, but the neck is incredible.

    again, once reduced the pics suck. ? on a side note, am I missing something. I'm just using a point and shoot (7 megpix) and when I reduce to fit internet 'web postings' they still look ok but TB won't take it until I make them 150 KB, then they look like this.
     

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  7. Bone

    Bone

    Oct 28, 2006
    Oval tuners from 66 to 68. I don't think blocks appear on Jazz basses until 67. So you could see dot necks with oval tuners making it a 66 or Blocks and ovals 67,68. I'm going by memory only but I think this is correct.
     
  8. USE PHOTOBUCKET ;)
     
  9. allexcosta

    allexcosta

    Apr 7, 2004
    Could you send the larger pics to alexflorida@gmail.com?
     
  10. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Thanks, yes I've been using it for years, but have recently switched to Mac. and haven't got it yet. Used "I-Photo". Still the new mac learning curve.
     
  11. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Yes I could, just not at the moment, as I only have the reduced ones, and have to take others. If you want I will send them along later.
     
  12. allexcosta

    allexcosta

    Apr 7, 2004
    Cool, I'll post them large for everyone to see...
     
  13. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    It's either 66 or 67, does the neck still have a date stamp?

    block inlays started in mid-66
    that logo was used til early 68
    those oval tuners were used from very late 65 til early 68

    The bass would be worth more if it was parted out, but if it was restored with the holes correctly filled and painted a solid color, it wouldn't do too bad.

    Yes those old bound necks with their binding worn to a wonderful round shape are indeed incredible.
     
  14. i_g55

    i_g55

    May 26, 2005
    istanbul
    What's been done on this bass should be considered a crime! Routing a 60's J for a MM pickup? OMG!!!
     
  15. ibnzneksrul

    ibnzneksrul

    Feb 2, 2007
    So Cal
    Photobucket(.com) is a website, your OS makes no difference whatsoever.
     
  16. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    This was a common practice around 1973.
     
  17. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    haha...thought you were speaking slang
    (photoshop)
     
  18. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Yup, that's right Jim, just like a lot of guys "modding" their Fenders these days, right out of the box.
    30 years from now the same will be said about those.
     
  19. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007

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