View Full Version : 1969 Fender Jazz Bass

05-11-2005, 02:42 AM
Body wood: Alder
Neck wood: Maple
Fretboard wood: Rosewood
# of Frets: 20
Neck/Body Joint: 4 Bolt
Pickups: 2 Basslines Quarter Pounders
Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone
Bridge: Fender
Tuners: Fender

This one is a bit different from my 76 Jazz, which is why I bought it. The most noticable difference is the rosewood fretboard. Other differences are an alder body, color and pickups. There is one difference not visually noticable, but sonically noticable. The bridge pickup is a bit further away from the bridge on this one. In 71/72 Fender changed the bridge pickup location, moving it a bit closer to the bridge. They changed it back in 83 or 84. Seeing as this ones bridge pickup is a bit further from the bridge it gives a bit mellower tone. It still growls nicely, but also yields smoother tones than the 76.

Playability is just like on my 76 Jazz, Review Here (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339599) .

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05-11-2005, 10:00 AM
Ah nice one..that is one sexay bass

Thunder Fingers
05-11-2005, 10:02 AM
JP, what you think about the quarter pounders? i am considring changing the Pups in my bass...

05-11-2005, 07:24 PM
JP, what you think about the quarter pounders? i am considring changing the Pups in my bass...

They're pretty good. They're a bit more modern sounding than the Lindy Fralins in my other Jazz Bass.

05-11-2005, 09:01 PM
how much is it?

05-12-2005, 09:49 AM
how do you find all these great basses? I like this one. Do you you have one in sunburst in your great collection?

05-30-2005, 04:46 PM
Oh how I envy you lol. Great review!

06-10-2005, 04:45 AM
A real 1969 Fender Jazz?

If you don't mind my asking, how did you get one, how much was it?