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 Post subject: Jazz Bass 78 birdseye maple neck/75 body Sonic Blue
PostPosted: March 20th, 2016, 8:33 pm 
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Okay I've been seriously thinking about it and i came out with a price for this bass.
The price i'm asking for is pretty close to the original cost of all parts together including neck, body, paint, supplies for the prep work and electronics.
$1600 takes this beauty home with the choice of an American Standard pickguard in white or an aged tortoise from WD Music.
Here's once again the topic with details and photos: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6910
Feel free to send me an offer but i don't want to be very flexible since i'm close to the parts cost.
This bass has the 70's pickup position and it's got the growl. American Standard pots and American Special pickups sound surprisingly awesome in this bass. I will ship the bass with a hard shell case in good shape.
ImageIMG_6277 by Paulo Henriques ImageIMG_6281 by Paulo Henriques ImageIMG_6282 by Paulo Henriques
This bass is nicely setup and sounds amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz Bass 78 birdseye maple neck/75 body Sonic Blue
PostPosted: March 31st, 2016, 3:51 pm 
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Seriously considering, gotta scrape up some extra cash. At least the exchange rate has improved as of late.


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz Bass 78 birdseye maple neck/75 body Sonic Blue
PostPosted: April 6th, 2016, 3:48 am 
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Not meaning to derail, what was the brand and approximate year of the P pup that was in there?


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PostPosted: April 6th, 2016, 4:02 am 
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kosmicwizard wrote:
Not meaning to derail, what was the brand and approximate year of the P pup that was in there?

Now you're asking for too much info... :lol:
I bought just the body from Small Town Music.


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz Bass 78 birdseye maple neck/75 body Sonic Blue
PostPosted: April 6th, 2016, 5:38 am 
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I was the original owner f the bass that the body came from. It was a 1975 Jazz bass that I bought from a guy in Memphis who had done a lot of the questionable work to it. He hacked it up pretty badly. I sold the body on e bay years ago and kept the neck. The P pickup that came with it when I purchased it was an active EMG


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz Bass 78 birdseye maple neck/75 body Sonic Blue
PostPosted: April 8th, 2016, 1:15 am 
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Wow, thanks for the quick and detailed responses.


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz Bass 78 birdseye maple neck/75 body Sonic Blue
PostPosted: April 18th, 2016, 2:32 pm 
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Alder or Ash body?


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PostPosted: April 18th, 2016, 2:36 pm 
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kosmicwizard wrote:
Alder or Ash body?


Ash


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PostPosted: April 19th, 2016, 2:55 am 
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Just went back to the original thread, and then went to your flickr site to look at the restoration pics - I've got to say, you and your tech did a hell-of-a job bringing that body back from the hatchet job it was... it's a beauty! Seems like a fair price to me! Best of luck on your sale! :D

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PostPosted: April 19th, 2016, 3:59 am 
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fivebass52 wrote:
Just went back to the original thread, and then went to your flickr site to look at the restoration pics - I've got to say, you and your tech did a hell-of-a job bringing that body back from the hatchet job it was... it's a beauty! Seems like a fair price to me! Best of luck on your sale! :D


Thanks!
We put a lot of work into it!


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PostPosted: April 19th, 2016, 4:21 pm 
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Seriously thinking about switching necks on this bass with a 77 block and rosewood fretboard and this neck will go on a 3 tone sunburst body... So if i do it i will give up selling it.


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PostPosted: April 19th, 2016, 7:11 pm 
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Done!
This bass is not for sale anymore. Necks are switched and i love both of them!
Thanks all for the interest and also the comments!


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PostPosted: April 19th, 2016, 7:23 pm 
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I like that pairing. I really think baby blue wants a pick guard, though. She seems a bit naked without it. But I guess if you're keeping her then it doesn't matter :)


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PostPosted: August 15th, 2017, 5:15 am 
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Someone came looking for this bass but it's loong gone.


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PostPosted: August 17th, 2017, 2:56 pm 
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...and wait until you see it in about a week. It's completely redone... and no longer sonic blue. :D


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PostPosted: August 17th, 2017, 3:47 pm 
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...and wait until you see it in about a week. It's completely redone... and no longer sonic blue. :D


I was about to ask what did you do with it...!


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PostPosted: August 20th, 2017, 4:02 pm 
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Here it is completed as of this evening. Completely cleaned the old crap solder off the original 75' harness and works perfectly now with a clean bill of health. Frets were leveled and lots of fret left.
I used a Badass Bass II with Hipshot KickAss bridge saddles and steel guides. This is much better than the original badass and no filing needed.. and adjustable.
The 75 original pickups were rewound by a buddy of mine in Los Angeles to match the 70's specs but a tad hotter. He nailed it!!

The body was refinished black and went back together very well. So its basically a 75/78. Special thanks to those who I got the bass, parts, rewound pups and refinish from. Most of you are on this board. I'll hang onto this one for a while. :)

Only thing I need is a 70's Black Jazz Pickguard. I name all my basses and his name is... "FRANK"


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PostPosted: August 20th, 2017, 5:07 pm 
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Frank must be a cat's name 'cause this one's on it's third life at least 8-)


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PostPosted: August 20th, 2017, 5:23 pm 
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Nicely done... can I have it back now? :lol:


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"Frank" is short for Franken-Fender. ;)

Paulo, you can have it back for ooonnneeeeee milllliooonnnn dollars......


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