View Full Version : 1976 Fender Jazz Bass

05-10-2005, 10:40 AM
Body wood: Ash
Neck wood: Maple
Fretboard wood: Maple
# of Frets: 20
Neck/Body Joint: 3 bolt Micro-Tilt
Pickups: 2 Lindy Fralin Jazz Bass
Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone
Bridge: Fender
Tuners: Fender

This is your typical 70's era Jazz Bass. I love Jazz basses from this era (65 to 80). IMO, these were the nicest looking Jazzes. The block inlays and binding give them a nice classy look.

Alot of people are under the impression that in this era Fender turned out crap. While this might be true for some of their products, This bass and others I've owned and played from this era were actually very good. Judging from the prices that Jazz basses from this era are commanding, other people are beginning to realize that they are actually very good basses.

This bass has that classic Jazz bass growl but can also produce nice mellow tones also. The neck is thin and fast. I can see why Geddy plays one. It is a bit on the heavy side, but not uncomfortable.

I highly recommend any Jazz bass from this era. Get them fast, as the prices are going up.

Rating: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: (5)


Killer Fridge
05-10-2005, 11:16 AM
nice bass, how much did it set you back?

05-10-2005, 01:49 PM
Very nice, but that dark wood finish isn't my favorite. I love those basses, unfortunately they're rare finds.


05-10-2005, 02:38 PM
You forgot to actually rate it (from a scale from 1 to5).

Nice review :thumb:.

05-20-2005, 09:52 AM
with maple neck and natural light finish is sweet. Very similar to Tim Commerfords, except his is abit customised. 5!

Thunder Fingers
05-20-2005, 11:31 AM
Oh.. JP... I played the Bass that was the twin of your bass(same year, same colour, original Pups though), it was so sweet oh man, your a lucky, lucky man... right After i have bought a New Amp i will start saving for a 70's jazz bass, it was the best thing i have ever played...

05-29-2005, 01:03 PM
nice bass just its not for me

05-30-2005, 04:55 AM
im saving up for a 1970's Jazz...oh how i love them,
played my teachers :amaze: :D :thumb: :cool:

Thunder Fingers
05-30-2005, 06:39 AM
im saving up for a 1970's Jazz...oh how i love them,
played my teachers :amaze: :D :thumb: :cool:

once you have played one, your sold eh? ;)

Jazzy Bee
07-27-2007, 10:15 AM
My brother's got one (1976) languishing in the cupboard under the stairs. Unfortunately, it's been ill treated by a former owner and needs a complete makeover. Compared to my 74 P-Bass, I found it very light and comfortable to play - the neck is much easier on the J.
I told my bruv that if he invested a few hundred pounds with a good luthier, he'd have a classic. Maybe he'll get round to it one day :thumb:


07-29-2007, 01:15 AM
^I'll buy that in a heart beat for the right price.