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 Post subject: CIJ Jazz V question
PostPosted: January 4th, 2021, 11:36 am 
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So I got my Jazz V today and all looks well. I’ll get to play around with it further this evening, but I notice the bridge has a shallow rout beneath it. It’s super clean, looks factory and seems to cause no problems, but I’ve never seen this on a bass, especially a Fender.
Would any of you know about these, and if that rout is supposed to be factory?

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PostPosted: January 4th, 2021, 11:51 am 
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I'm not sure what to look for in your picture, where exactly is it?

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PostPosted: January 4th, 2021, 11:57 am 
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I'm not sure what to look for in your picture, where exactly is it?



It’s a shallow rout that the bridge is actually sitting in. I was trying to get a shot of the edge of the rout but I guess it didn’t turn out to be a great image. Ha. It looks clean though. I’m guessing it’s original to the bass.

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Matt R. wrote:
So I got my Jazz V today and all looks well. I’ll get to play around with it further this evening, but I notice the bridge has a shallow rout beneath it. It’s super clean, looks factory and seems to cause no problems, but I’ve never seen this on a bass, especially a Fender.
Would any of you know about these, and if that rout is supposed to be factory?

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I'm almost positive G&L bass bridges are anchored to the body via a deep route to which the bridge is set into and bolted.
Our resident G&L experts might want to weigh in on the intended purpose in design and resulting tone.


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PostPosted: January 4th, 2021, 2:55 pm 
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I can't view the image in its full size, it shows as a clickable thumbnail but when I click it I just get a black background.

How deep would you say it looks?

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Jeroen wrote:
I can't view the image in its full size, it shows as a clickable thumbnail but when I click it I just get a black background.

How deep would you say it looks?


The depth is less than the thickness of the bridge plate. It’s just sort of barely recessed into the body. It looks perfect so I think it’s from the factory

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PostPosted: January 4th, 2021, 4:54 pm 
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I was able to Zoom in and I see what your talking about, for me it's a first, never seen that before.


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PostPosted: January 4th, 2021, 5:05 pm 
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Here it is. I’m pretty convinced it’s a factory rout. It’s super clean.

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PostPosted: January 5th, 2021, 1:16 am 
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Wow, I've never seen that before! Looks really clean and nicely done. I went Googling for it and found more examples. Like this Aerodyne Jazz body:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Fender-Ae ... 3848415106

I wonder if it's standard practice or if these were perhaps factory-modded and sold as B-stock because the saddles had to be bottomed out during setup. Either way, it looks well-executed and judging from your first picture it appears to be hardly noticeable.

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PostPosted: January 5th, 2021, 4:45 am 
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The usual remedy for setup issues is a neck shim, isn't it? Chiseling/machining out a bridge seat would seem to be an order of magnitude more effort.

Definitely curious.


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PostPosted: January 5th, 2021, 5:22 am 
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I was able to ask someone else who has one. It’s a normal rout for sure

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tim wrote:
The usual remedy for setup issues is a neck shim, isn't it? Chiseling/machining out a bridge seat would seem to be an order of magnitude more effort.

Definitely curious.


Good call. Glad all seems normal Matt! Post some pictures of the whole bass already! We need more :P

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PostPosted: January 5th, 2021, 6:34 am 
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Pix coming ASAP. Got it all apart for cleaning/rubdown. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: January 5th, 2021, 6:52 am 
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Here’s the thread with the listing in the meantime

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PostPosted: January 5th, 2021, 9:04 am 
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Well, whatever reason for the route, that sure is a gorgeous bass!


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PostPosted: January 5th, 2021, 9:07 am 
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tim wrote:
Well, whatever reason for the route, that sure is a gorgeous bass!


Thanks, it’s a stunner. Getting an actual celluloid tort guard for it though. The faux printed tort is awful and cheap looking

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PostPosted: January 8th, 2021, 1:15 am 
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@ Matt, not sure about the rout. Here is one from The Music Zoo and the bridge looks like it's flush on top (zoom in).... Or my eyes are seeing something different. I was questioning the bridge from your photos but it appears correct.

https://www.themusiczoo.com/products/fe ... mpic-white

Either way if its clean and the saddles can get close I wouldn't worry about it.

Very nice Bass BTW!!


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PostPosted: January 8th, 2021, 9:57 am 
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@ Matt, not sure about the rout. Here is one from The Music Zoo and the bridge looks like it's flush on top (zoom in).... Or my eyes are seeing something different. I was questioning the bridge from your photos but it appears correct.

It's there, you can see the rout in this picture:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0916/ ... essive.jpg

Music Zoo say it's 11lb 12oz - pretty hefty!


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PostPosted: January 8th, 2021, 10:17 am 
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Thanks guys! Yeah I noted above that I found out the rout is normal. And when I removed the bridge it was easy to see where the masking was for painting and whatnot (kind of like you typically see in neck pockets).
And I haven’t weighed mine but it’s probably 10.5-11 pounds. Stout but not really heavy.

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PostPosted: January 8th, 2021, 12:28 pm 
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Here’s what it looks like

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