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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:41 am
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Sounds good. 8) You can't go wrong with a good Jazz, anyway. Good you got a deal on it.


Yeah,..... me too. I do like the MIM Fenders. They are in my opinion, made well for a production line bass. Hell, Rickenbackers are a production line bass. One guy doesn't start the process of creating a 4003 from start to finish. No matter how much a guitar in general costs, there is always the possibility of an issue. The MIM Fenders do fine for a decent buck. They do also offer some interesting finishes on the MIM models. Some of the nicer models are MIM only.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:55 pm
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They've certainly seemed to have improved over the past decade or so. I do miss when you could get them for $400 new, which is about what a top end Squier costs now, but that was over 10 years ago, and if you adjust for inflation, probably about the same price. I remember they used to run rebate deals on stuff over the summer. You'd get $50 or $100 off, depending on what you bought. I think the last time they did that was with the 2nd Generation Rumbles were out.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:33 pm
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I went on the Fender site, and didn't see the Roger Waters Precision listed. Unless I missed it somehow. That is, or was one of the first really nice MIM's for a higher price. The MIM QC, is fine, I think anyway.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:49 pm
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I looked as well, after I read this, and it looks like it's gone. I guess they finally discontinued it for whatever reason. As far as I know, he still plays one, and has played a Precision since the 70's. That was a pretty cool bass, too. Didn't you have one at one point or another?

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:36 am
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I looked as well, after I read this, and it looks like it's gone. I guess they finally discontinued it for whatever reason. As far as I know, he still plays one, and has played a Precision since the 70's. That was a pretty cool bass, too. Didn't you have one at one point or another?


Yes I did. It was a fine Precision. The pup was the Precision Seymour Duncan 1/4 pounder if I remember correctly. Fantastic sound, with a brass nut also. But it was the older style 1.75" nut, a bit too wide for smaller hands, and fingers. If it's discontinued, that's a shame.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:14 am
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This is a real killer waiting till Monday, to pick up the Player Jazz. I know that the ETB92 Nylons are going to be strung on it. But the PG is up in the air, until I get it home to see which PG matches up the best with the Buttercream / Maple.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:24 am
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Well, a black pickguard would look kinda cool with the buttercream/maple combo.

Tortoiseshell is also under consideration.


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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:22 pm
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Mr. Nylon wrote:
PaulLF wrote:
I looked as well, after I read this, and it looks like it's gone. I guess they finally discontinued it for whatever reason. As far as I know, he still plays one, and has played a Precision since the 70's. That was a pretty cool bass, too. Didn't you have one at one point or another?


Yes I did. It was a fine Precision. The pup was the Precision Seymour Duncan 1/4 pounder if I remember correctly. Fantastic sound, with a brass nut also. But it was the older style 1.75" nut, a bit too wide for smaller hands, and fingers. If it's discontinued, that's a shame.


Yeah, that would be. It's funny, every time I've watched a Pink Floyd video, especially "Live At Pompeii," and the track, "Echoes," I always get GAS for a Precision Bass. :P I guess it's because it's really prominent there. I've also listened back to a track I played on with the Squier P Bass I had, and it sounded really good on it. If I didn't get into the violin bass at the time, I probably would have held onto it, but it was too weird going from one neck extreme to another, at the time. :roll: I think I'd be better used to it now, though. I've adapted to going from the long scale basses I have to the violin, and the Ibanez short scale.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:23 pm
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Well, a black pickguard would look kinda cool with the buttercream/maple combo.

Tortoiseshell is also under consideration.


That's an idea. 8)

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:15 pm
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The four PG's in the running for the Buttercream Jazz ,.......... Black, White, Black Moto, and a Brownish tint Tort. Right now, I'm thinking either the Black Moto, or the Brownish tint Tort.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:10 am
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I suppose you could just lay it against the body to see what it looks like, instead of installing it at first. You think that would work?

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:51 am
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I suppose you could just lay it against the body to see what it looks like, instead of installing it at first. You think that would work?


That's what I somewhat always do. While the original PG is still in place, I slid the perspective one over top of the one in place. Then just give it a light push down into place so the pups come through the openings on the PG. It's not too bad of a way to see what is, or isn't an ok look.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:38 pm
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Yeah, and that way you don't have to mess with the screws. I've noticed the less you have to deal with smaller screws, the better, since they do have a tendency to strip, and that's not good. That's why I left the truss rod cover off of my violin bass, because I've had to adjust it a couple of times, because of the climate, I think, and probably the nature of the instrument. It was a little tricky getting those tiny screws off of it the first time, without them stripping out, so I didn't want to push my luck. Sure, it doesn't look as nice, but it would be worse if the screws strip on it while being on the bass, and I couldn't get access to the truss rod.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:23 pm
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A really good point about the small type of screws stripping out the wood.

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Post subject: Re: Fender Player Jazz
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:30 am
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Yeah, they don't seem to be the strongest screws that hold up to that.

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