The Jazz Bass of DOOM - Prog Doom that is........or anyone else's highly medicated or non medicated J B

soulman

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Latest Jazz. Bought mostly because it reminds me of my first pro bass, a '66 Jazz in LPB. Fender marketed this one as being LPB but it's not. It's actual finish is the same Cobra Blue that Fender uses on much higher end US built models.

No Fender style bass I've owned in the past 12 years has remained bone stock and neither is this one. The pickups are Bill & Becky Lawrence/Wilde J45s and the bridge is a Babicz FCH model both of which I've had in a drawer ever since I sold my last Jazz Bass when I converted to a G&L L2500. The electronics and wiring are redone and it wears GHS Pressurwounds the best JBass strings made IMHO. That L2500 is gone now replaced by an M2000. I swore I would never buy another Fender over a G&L but my nostalgia overcame me and to be honest I'm glad it did.

For what I paid for it once I treated it to a fret job special and made my upgrades to everything but it's "bones" I knew I had myself a very nice '60s style Jazz Bass much like my old '66. I think for me it will be tough to not have both a PBass and a JBass because those are my roots even though my current leanings are toward G&Ls.

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Jeff Preston

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Latest Jazz. Bought mostly because it reminds me of my first pro bass, a '66 Jazz in LPB. Fender marketed this one as being LPB but it's not. It's actual finish is the same Cobra Blue that Fender uses on much higher end US built models.

No Fender style bass I've owned in the past 12 years has remained bone stock and neither is this one. The pickups are Bill & Becky Lawrence/Wilde J45s and the bridge is a Babicz FCH model both of which I've had in a drawer ever since I sold my last Jazz Bass when I converted to a G&L L2500. The electronics and wiring are redone and it wears GHS Pressurwounds the best JBass strings made IMHO. That L2500 is gone now replaced by an M2000. I swore I would never buy another Fender over a G&L but my nostalgia overcame me and to be honest I'm glad it did.

For what I paid for it once I treated it to a fret job special and made my upgrades to everything but it's "bones" I knew I had myself a very nice '60s style Jazz Bass much like my old '66. I think for me it will be tough to not have both a PBass and a JBass because those are my roots even though my current leanings are toward G&Ls.

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I really dig the anniversary Squiers.
 

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Latest Jazz. Bought mostly because it reminds me of my first pro bass, a '66 Jazz in LPB. Fender marketed this one as being LPB but it's not. It's actual finish is the same Cobra Blue that Fender uses on much higher end US built models.

No Fender style bass I've owned in the past 12 years has remained bone stock and neither is this one. The pickups are Bill & Becky Lawrence/Wilde J45s and the bridge is a Babicz FCH model both of which I've had in a drawer ever since I sold my last Jazz Bass when I converted to a G&L L2500. The electronics and wiring are redone and it wears GHS Pressurwounds the best JBass strings made IMHO. That L2500 is gone now replaced by an M2000. I swore I would never buy another Fender over a G&L but my nostalgia overcame me and to be honest I'm glad it did.

For what I paid for it once I treated it to a fret job special and made my upgrades to everything but it's "bones" I knew I had myself a very nice '60s style Jazz Bass much like my old '66. I think for me it will be tough to not have both a PBass and a JBass because those are my roots even though my current leanings are toward G&Ls.

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OMG you have to worn people if you're going to show them your naked instrument! Put some strings on that thing. I'm sure you don't take it out in public like that
 

soulman

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OMG you have to worn people if you're going to show them your naked instrument! Put some strings on that thing. I'm sure you don't take it out in public like that
Quickie pic while I was still doing work on the frets. The saddles aren't on the bridge plate either. I'll eventually get around to taking another now that it's completed. In the meantime be a gentleman......shield your eyes. đŸ˜‚
 

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I hear the same thing about Babicz FCH Bridges. Some don't like the look. I just say I didn't install if because of how it looks it did it because it makes the bass sound better and I can get my action so low an ant would need to crawl to get under the strings. The Oly Wht Jazz is gone so that bridge in now the one on the blue Jazz I just bought in Sept. The Wilde J45 pickups too.

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