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Old 08-16-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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NBD: Fender Modern Player Jazz!

So this was meant to be a birthday present from my parents (although I'm paying for 2/3 of it anyway) but since I did well on results day yesterday and got into uni, they've let me have it early!

So I present to you my Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass in 3-tone sunburst, the now old version before the satin modern players, so this one has the truss rod adjustment on the headstock, brass saddles, and no rotary switch. Oh and 3-tone rather than 2-tone sunburst. As it was being discontinued I managed to get it for only 319 rather than 429 at Andertons.

It's awesome - pickups can get very "growly" although they were a little too growly for my tastes so I've lowered them a little as they were too high anyway. Other than that it wasn't too badly setup, the action was too high for my liking and the truss rod almost completely loose, but the intonation was spot on and now I've set it up to my liking it plays wonderfully. Before this my main bass was a Squier VM 70s Jazz, and this is completely different. I'm not saying it's better necessarily... but to be honest, it just is a bit better. It's a lot more resonant than the Squier, probably partially due to the body being made up of 2 pieces rather than 3. The fret word is that little bit better, with the sides being completely smooth (and I thought the Squier was smooth!), there's absolutely no fret buzz at all with the action pretty low, the knobs were perfectly fine from the start (although the tone know is a little scratchy at the moment but I expect that's just due to it not being used and is easily fixed), while on the Squier the knobs weren't straight and were Telecaster-style so you didn't really have a good visual reference as to how the basses volume and tone pots were set.

Overall, SUPER pleased with it, slap sounds awesome on it, as does fingerstyle, I've managed to set it up just to my liking, it's just awesome! It's a shame that the 3-tone sunburst is being discontinued, I think it looks gorgeous...

Here are pics!!


_MG_6327 by Andrew Lachlan McCombie, on Flickr

_MG_6329 by Andrew Lachlan McCombie, on Flickr

_MG_6333 by Andrew Lachlan McCombie, on Flickr

_MG_6334 by Andrew Lachlan McCombie, on Flickr

_MG_6335 by Andrew Lachlan McCombie, on Flickr
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:05 AM   #2
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Nice! Looking at getting one of the satin models, myself.

edit: Excellent choice in hardcase too.

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Old 08-16-2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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beautiful, congrats man!
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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Nice! Looking at getting one of the satin models, myself.

edit: Excellent choice in hardcase too.


Yep, I never got for any other hardcase now, I once tried a slightly cheaper one that was meant to fit jazz basses but didn't and just felt floppy and useless, never again...
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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Nice jazz! Congrats!
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:16 PM   #7
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Looks lovely! Congratulations!
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:19 PM   #8
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oh, I like that very much.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:01 PM   #9
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Congrats and nice score!

I've been GASing for one with Maple fretboard ... seems like most of the remaining stock are Rosewood.

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Old 09-11-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
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That's very nice.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:10 AM   #11
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Love those pups on a J-bass! It's so hard being a left and swooning over all the beautiful basses
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:38 PM   #12
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I played one of those at GC a while back and thought it was a fine bass. Congratulations! HNBD! Enjoy it!
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