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Old School: 1965 L Series Fender Jazz Bass with 60’s Precision Neck
Old School

Old School: 1965 L Series Fender Jazz Bass with 60’s Precision Neck

This time around, we’re checking out a unique hybrid of a bass, thanks to Gary Shea, who shares the story of his 1965 L Series Fender Jazz Bass with a 60’s Precision Neck. Gary has been happily playing it for nearly 50 years.

Old School: 1972 Fender Jazz Bass
Old School

Old School: 1972 Fender Jazz Bass

For many readers, the gold standard of basses is the Fender Jazz. For No Treble reader Ken Burgner, the Jazz is his dream bass. Ken started out with a 1972 Jazz with a Lake Placid blue re-finish. But when he saw a ’72 with a sunburst finish listed for sale on TalkBass, he knew it was the bass he had...

Fender Announces Modern Player 2.0 Basses
Basses

Fender Announces Modern Player 2.0 Basses

Fender has upgraded its Modern Player series of instruments including updates to the Jazz Basses in the line and the introduction of a new model called the Dimension Bass. The new instruments keep in step with the rest of the series, which offers unique designs at entry-level pricing. The new Modern Player Jazz Bass and Jazz Bass V feature a...

Fender Now Offering Precision and Jazz Bass Replacement Bodies and Necks
Accessories & Strings

Fender Now Offering Precision and Jazz Bass Replacement Bodies and Necks

Fender has announced a new line of replacement bodies and necks, produced at their manufacturing facilities in both Corona, California and Mexico. The parts come with the exact specifications as those used in their full American and Standard series instruments. So far, Fender is offering Precision and Jazz bodies and necks. Each of the bodies are offered in alder or...

Old School: 1963 Fender Jazz Bass
Old School

Old School: 1963 Fender Jazz Bass

In our last edition of Old School, we shared Mark Anderson’s 1963 Fender Shoreline Gold Precision bass. This time, we’re showcasing Fender’s Jazz bass from the same year, and specifically Jay Fortier‘s ’63 Jazz. Fender introduced the first Jazz in March, 1960, becoming the company’s second bass model after the Precision. In 1963, Fender replaced the below-string mutes with a...