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 Post subject: New American Vintage J-Basses?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:11 am 
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New guitar models were recently added to replace the '57, '62, '70s Strats, '62 Custom Telecaster, Jazzmaster and Jaguar. Unfortunately there aren't new AVRI basses yet.

I've posted a thread concerning a new bunch of American Vintage P-Basses which replace the existing '57 and '62 reissues. Now it's the turn of the iconic J-Bass to deserve an overhaul to round out the revamped AVRI series.

For the instance three J-Bass models are chosen to replace the '62 and '75 reissues: the stacked knob '61, the bound dot-neck '66 with paddle tuners and the '72 featuring a bound tuxedo maple neck with black binding and blocks, bullet truss rod and a 4-bolt "F" neck plate.

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 Post subject: Re: New American Vintage J-Basses?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:21 am 
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I was actually thinking about this very topic last night. I think they'll probably expand their Vintage series at some point down the road to include Jazz & Precision basses, but that being said they pretty much have already nailed it with the American Vintage '62 jazz bass & P bass, the American Vintage '57 P bass. the MIM '60's Jazz bass, '50's P bass , the 60's Road worn jazz bass & Road worn '50's P Bass all have that vintage vibe.
not to mention artist models like the Sting Signature P Bass & The Jaco Fretless.
Guess we'll have to see what Fender has planned. :)


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 Post subject: Re: New American Vintage J-Basses?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:29 am 
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While I'm sure there will be more new bass models, there will be more guitar models. They patronize the guitarists and ignore us.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:46 am 
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Yeah & the new Select line of Guitars & basses are a good example as there's a P bass & a Jazz bass, 3 x Telecasters & 2 x Stratocasters....& you just have to go to the Strat section of the Fender website & check out the options & many models ......nuff said :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:47 am 
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I'm Just praying for a 65 Bound/Dots, Matching Headstock, Lollipop Tuners...

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 Post subject: Re: New American Vintage J-Basses?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:45 pm 
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I don't mean to be4 a stickler for detail, but If Fender wants to be accurate, the bound neck with dots has to be a '66 Jazz and the '72 tuxedo with bullet truss rod has to be a '75.
Those are the earliest years for those features. I know they will call them anything they want to.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:48 pm 
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There's so much emphasis on rehashing Fender's glory era of the 50's 60's & 70's...no problem there as I love those Fender era's but I'd like to see something a little different like those Jazz Specials & power Jazz specials from the mid 80's ..I know some people will say the Duff McKagan P Bass special covers that era (a P/J setup with a Jazz neck & Precision body with black hardware) but not really in my opinion as there are no color choices other than Pearl metallic & it's not a Power Jazz Special... this model is a passive Jazz Special.......& why did they get rid of the Victor Bailey Jazz bass ? I thought it was a cool yet different looking Jazz Bass.... anyway I dygress.......(I think thats how you spell it? ) :P


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Perhaps a "Boner"?

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ME LIKES!!! :D Nice Bass!! :) Yes..


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