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 Post subject: Re: Please help me identifying a jazz bass
PostPosted: November 14th, 2018, 9:18 am 
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Pretty cool if it is a tuxedo bass! I'd heard of them, but never seen one before.


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 Post subject: Re: Please help me identifying a jazz bass
PostPosted: November 16th, 2018, 5:32 am 
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Hi all

I bought the bass and I have to say I am fascinated. I have never seen a nearly 40 year old bass in such a great shape before. It seems that the owner has only taken it out of the case a few times within the last decades. Also I have never seen a Tuxedo Bass left handed.
My summary:
Clean 1982 Fender Jazz bass in black finish. Literally a 1978 Jazz bass as by the serial number on the headstock, Fender used those parts until 1982. Pots are stamped 1982, also Neck is stamped 1982
Those early 80s basses are very good instruments with the highly desired "red bottom" pickups, same as found on early "Fullerton reissue" Instruments.
Great white Neck binding with front dots
Adjustable Truss Rod “Bullet” Nut and tilt neck “micro” adjustment
Special is, that it has the old 3-bolt neck construction which I assume was because they had nothing else in stock Lefthanded and just assembled what they had, so it's a really unicat (Head keys are left handed, Pots turning right handed:-))
The bass is all original and in excellent condition. Nice bound mapleneck with pearl-block inlays on a maple fretboard. The original frets are still in perfect shape. Comes incl. orig. Fender black hardshell case with black


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PostPosted: November 16th, 2018, 5:36 am 
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red button pickup


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PostPosted: November 16th, 2018, 5:53 am 
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Wow, Congrats!


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 Post subject: Re: Please help me identifying a jazz bass
PostPosted: November 16th, 2018, 6:28 am 
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That’s a great find!


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PostPosted: November 16th, 2018, 7:20 am 
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That's Awesome!! Congrats!!


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 Post subject: Re: Please help me identifying a jazz bass
PostPosted: November 16th, 2018, 9:17 am 
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Thanks for the update. Glad to hear you got it. Really nice piece.Congrats!


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 Post subject: Re: Please help me identifying a jazz bass
PostPosted: November 17th, 2018, 5:42 am 
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Wow, great score! So, two questions - 1) how the heck does it sound, and feel? 2) would it be bad taste to ask you what you paid for it? If you want to give an "about" price, that would be cool too... Again, congrats!

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PostPosted: November 17th, 2018, 10:24 am 
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fivebass52 wrote:
Wow, great score! So, two questions - 1) how the heck does it sound, and feel? 2) would it be bad taste to ask you what you paid for it? If you want to give an "about" price, that would be cool too... Again, congrats!


In my opinion it's fine to ask the price as long as it's understood that there's no pressure to give one and there is the expectation that there are no hard feeling if a price is not revealed.There are legitimate reasons for not giving a sale price. Keeping track of sale prices over a period of time helps to establish market value, so it's very useful and important when making a purchase. Either way the choice should be respected and excepted.


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PostPosted: November 17th, 2018, 3:36 pm 
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fivebass52 wrote:
Wow, great score! So, two questions - 1) how the heck does it sound, and feel? 2) would it be bad taste to ask you what you paid for it? If you want to give an "about" price, that would be cool too... Again, congrats!


In my opinion it's fine to ask the price as long as it's understood that there's no pressure to give one and there is the expectation that there are no hard feeling if a price is not revealed.There are legitimate reasons for not giving a sale price. Keeping track of sale prices over a period of time helps to establish market value, so it's very useful and important when making a purchase. Either way the choice should be respected and excepted.


In total agreement, and why I asked "gently"...

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 Post subject: Re: Please help me identifying a jazz bass
PostPosted: November 19th, 2018, 10:15 am 
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Hi all,
I dropped some PM notes to fivebass. Answer on the Question according how the bass Plays:
It reminds me to a Jacco Sound, but as you have a volume Control for each pick up, you also can let it Sound very much like a precision bass. It's very agile and fast to Play, typical as a Jazz bass.


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