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Vintage Fender Jazz...

Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by Tv IV Dogs, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Tv IV Dogs

    Tv IV Dogs

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    Hey Guys

    I was one of the few lucky enough to more or less start on a warwick (about a month after I started playing, my teacher bagged a yamaha sponsorship, and flogged his streamer to me for the equivalent of about $300), and as such, I've never really had much time for Fenders.

    Until yesterday.:D

    My local music shop has a relatively beaten and mojo'd natural finish Ash body '73 Jazz bass up for sale, and as much as I resist it, it's been speaking to me in my dreams! The damage is all very superficial, and the bass plays amazingly and sounds....well....a lot like a fender jazz...

    Just wondering if anyone knows a ballpark figure for such a bass? I know it's pretty dependant on condition, so I'll do what I can to put some pics up soon.

    They're asking R9000 - equivalent to around $1200.
     
  2. Grgzilla

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    I've seen jazz's from that era for a few grand AU.Mojo'd to buggery too.
    I dont think they're gonna lose their value anytime soon.
     
  3. Indianerdaniel

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    That's an amazing price! I paid A LOT more for my Fender Jazz (ash) '76. But that was however due to the MINT fact. Even had the original owners manuel :D I say go for it. This is my dream bass and my numero uno. Different bass for different purpose but in these times this Fender gets the job done better soundwise. Old Fenders are GREAT basses like Warwick :)
     
  4. ThirdthumB

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    $1200 ??

    That's pretty much what the neck alone is worth...........It's a geat deal. :D
     
  5. Lex

    Lex Warwick Endorser

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    Too good to be true?

    Make sure you get it thoroughly checked out.
     
  6. ThirdthumB

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    Yeah,

    and make sure the headstock doesn't say "Cort" or "F*cker"........ :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Michael J

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    lol! Id pay extra to get that written on my headstock!
     
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    That's too funny!
     
  9. Tv IV Dogs

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    eh? I didn't really think the price was all too hot myself...I did a currency conversion and its actually around $1355.
     
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    Lex Warwick Endorser

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    Try buying one in Australia or the USA and you're looking at $2500 - $3000 US for it.
     
  11. Michael J

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    I'd rather have a new warwick for those prices...
     
  12. Tv IV Dogs

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    Really? This one still has its original bridge and machineheads, but has had its saddles changed out for some bone ones...

    I'll go snap some pics tomorrow!
     
  13. Lex

    Lex Warwick Endorser

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    you and me both mate

    have you SEEN the prices of those Fenders hanging at Rudy's?
     
  14. Michael J

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    Oh god yes i have! The ones at GC by union sqr. are close to 15000!!!!

    I mean... i could have THREE custom warwicks for that price
     
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    Wonder what a '77 Rickenbacker would go for?
     
  16. Mark~ChaosBass

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    You see them on ebay from time to time ;-) Ricks are cool! :)
     
  17. Indianerdaniel

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    The thing is old Fenders increase in value. Warwicks just don't. Not from what I've seen that is. And as people take them apart and sell the parts seperately. there becomes fewer and fewer - with the demand there is this means the price will continue to increase. And then there's just something about the old school Fender sound.... :)
     
  18. Michael J

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    I dunno, they may sound better, but I am sure as hell NOT spending that much on a vintage insturment until im really running out of things to buy.
     
  19. Indianerdaniel

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    Hmmmm I don't really understand why? I own both a Warwick from 2003 and a Fender Jazz from early '76, and I love them both. There's no comparison since they both bring different things to the table. My favorite bass sound of all times is Millers (and recently I've been getting into Jaco a LOT), so that = Fender for me. I don't really care about it being vintage or new as long as it gives me the sound I'm searching for. Warwick is famous for other things, so I bought myself a W.
     
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    Well,

    I could spend 2500 $ on a vintage Jazz Bass....................But not 15000 $.........But then again, people have money to buy Alembics and stuff, so if you really dig vintage Fenders, then why not ??
     
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