Vintage Fender Jazz Bass 1974. 4 Bolts. All Original !

funkpower

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Hello from Poland (Cracow)
Beautiful bass for sale, all original vintage jazz bass 1974.
I know all history of this bass since 1977.
Comes with original HSC.
Truly vintage, warm sounding bass.
Professionally rewound pickups.
A small part of pickguard missing (as you can see on pictures).
Alder body, beautiful three color sunburst.
All parts have 74 date (neck, pots and pickups), neckplate has number 62....
Frets are in great shape, after professional polishing.
I have two identical jazz basses from 1974, and I need good 5 string now.
For EUR 2.280 I will send you bass (DHL or DPD with complete insurance) on my own cost.
Comes with Fender flatwound strings.
Feel free to ask me any question.
If you want more pictures and few audio samples - please send me a message.
 
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funkpower

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There is a date on the neck but is poorly printed (Look carefully at the big pictures on ebay). It's very common for these years (you can ask someone or find many neck pictures on the web). My second 74 jazz bass also has similar print, nothing weird.
This is a full original 1974 jazz bass, I guarantee.
 
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@ neck stamp:
I've seen several Fender basses of that era (and currently own two). Not all of them have neck date stamps. Nothing unusual.

@ re-wound pickups:
Bad: it decreases the value of the bass.
Good: it increases the usability of the bass. The original pickups back then were not so great (I can tell, I own a Jazz Bass very similar to this one), they are microphonic and prone to feedback. The reason is the very cheap wire they used to reduce manufacturing costs. Thus, re-winding the pickups definitely helps the actual quality of the instrument (not the collector's value, of course).

@ fret buzz above 15th fret:
this is a sign of "ski jump syndrome", which fender basses of that age (sadly) are commonly known for. My Jazz Bass has it, too. Sometimes, this can be mitigated by a proper fret job. In severe cases the neck has to be straightened by steam and pressure. First thing I would try is to remove the shim (if one is installed) and re-set the string height at the bridge, and give a little relief to the neck (1 - 1.5 mm @ 12th fret).

Overall, this is a very fine example of an early/mid seventies Jazz Bass which, after some maintenance, will be perfectly usable. Make no mistake: they DO sound great, even (or especially) with the neck pickup in the "wrong" place! ;-)
 
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funkpower

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As a Fender-fan I have to agree in every word!
Reffering to the fret problems: It's a common thing, nothing really big.
In my opinion fret polishing will work fine.
These are the common problems of old Fender basses.
 
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Frets were polished by a great luthier, bass is fully functional now. It works excellent, it's a perfect player.
 
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funkpower

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Few hours left on ebay.
Classic vintage jazz bass, I would highly recommend this instrument.
 
funkpower

funkpower

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New price.

EUR 2.280 (price includes shipping)

I will record more test sounds soon.
 
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