#1
Do they make those? I think I have seen them before but I can never find them. its sort of important for me to have them because thats what to me makes that bass so sexy.

BTW I am not planing on getting one soon but I want to atleast know if there are any or not.
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#2
No, no they don't. However, the cheapest Jazz with block inlays is the Geddy Lee sig.
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#3
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No, no they don't. However, the cheapest Jazz with block inlays is the Geddy Lee sig.


damn $800... are they good?
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#4
You can just buy a cheap MIM on eBay and then order a custom neck from Warmoth. It would probably be cheaper than the Geddy Lee too.
#5
Oh man... the Geddy Lee bass only comes in black. This sucks balls.

I wanted a Fender J bass with block inlays in sunburst. I guess that won't be my next bass after all.

Also, I checked that warmoth place and they charge about $200 for a neck. WTF?
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#7
Well, the SX basses are dirt cheap, but they aren't too too terrible. The Geddy is apparently an amazing bass (how sweet the sound) with a nice thin neck.

Also, about the $200 neck... how much did you expect them to cost?

If you want a bass that's better than the SX, comes with block inlays, and still is cheap-o, you can check out http://www.squierguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=0326702521
Although it only comes in Natural (that looks cool).
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#8
Yeah you could get the Squier and mod it to Fender specs(or better), unless youre the kind of person who wants "Fender" on the headstock, I'd say this would be your best bet

EDIT: Sorry bout this but has anyone tried the fretless version of those Squiers. I've been looking foe a fretless to play around with and it looks pretty sweet and the price is very reasonable.
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#9
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Sorry bout this but has anyone tried the fretless version of those Squiers. I've been looking foe a fretless to play around with and it looks pretty sweet and the price is very reasonable.

The Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz? I've played it and it's really good - I'm buying one when I have the cash. Only thing is it comes with Fender roundwound strings. Best to replace them with flats asap. I only wish it didn't have lines!
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#10
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The Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz? I've played it and it's really good - I'm buying one when I have the cash. Only thing is it comes with Fender roundwound strings. Best to replace them with flats asap. I only wish it didn't have lines!


No no no no no no NO!!! The fingerboard of that bass is made of Ebonol (bowling ball material) and it never wears out, so the whole point of the bass is to play it with roundwounds! Just like Jaco did (notice it's 3-tone sunburst with no pick guard)! If you want to put on flats, you may as well get a Fender MIM.

Also, I've played it as well. It's nice and all, but it had maybe 10% of the growl that my epoxied Fender fretless had. Unfair comparison, sure, but growl is what I go for from a fretless with roundwounds.
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#11
I know the fingerboard is pretty tough, but for me the fretless sound is with flats - but I see what you're saying. I know it's modelled after the Jaco sig too, but I'm not a Jaco fan and I don't want his sound. You can tell everyone looking at a Squier that they may as well get a MIM but that doesn't mean they have the cash!
#12
I see. However, those basses aren't OMFG cheap, and I think you can probably get a better flatwound oriented bass for that price. The main attraction of that bass I figured is, like you said, to be a cheap Jaco sig.
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#13
I tried out that fretless squier and didn't get on with it one bit, i hated the ebonol fingerboard and much preferred the standard fender, so im saving up that extra and buying the standard
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#14
The ebonol fingerboard has a somewhat similar-ish texture to an epoxied board. The feeling of epoxy lies somewhere between the feeling of wood and the feeling of ebonol. I might consider that bass. I traded in my fretless because I was so paranoid of damaging the fingerboard, and was too defensive about it.
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#15
I love how my topic got turned into a totally different subject.

So how are those SX's? Are the good? How much are they and why does that link say illegal field...?

Oh nevermind, there $160. Hell, I would be better of sticking with my bass now then getting that. BTW I have a RBX170 which I like alot.
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#16
Marcus miller bass is the answer!
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#17
If Fender made MIM basses with maple fretboards and block inlays, I would buy one or three so fast. For shame, Fender.
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#18
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If Fender made MIM basses with maple fretboards and block inlays, I would buy one or three so fast. For shame, Fender.

I'm with you. I want a Geddy lee, but with the neck to P bass specs. I can't stand a tiny little neck, it feels like a toy in my hands. I much prefer 5 stringers over 4s usually, so that might be the case. I love the feel of a nice P bass neck, the J bass necks feel like they're going to snap.

Anyway, on topic. The cheapest basses fender makes with block inlays that I could find were the Geddy lee and Marcus Miller sigs. I HIGHLY reccomend the Miller over the geddy lee though. Even as sexy as the black inlays are. Maybe Marcus Miller body + aftermarket neck.. oh the possibilities.
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#19
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I'm with you. I want a Geddy lee, but with the neck to P bass specs. I can't stand a tiny little neck, it feels like a toy in my hands. I much prefer 5 stringers over 4s usually, so that might be the case. I love the feel of a nice P bass neck, the J bass necks feel like they're going to snap.


Exact same here. I'm definitely a P-bass guy, and I would -love- to have a P-bass with a maple fretboard, natural finish, and black pickguard. But I don't have any love for the MIA Fenders (other than the deluxe models)...I'd rather get a MIM and upgrade the components myself.
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#20
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Exact same here. I'm definitely a P-bass guy, and I would -love- to have a P-bass with a maple fretboard, natural finish, and black pickguard. But I don't have any love for the MIA Fenders (other than the deluxe models)...I'd rather get a MIM and upgrade the components myself.


Well, in 1974-78, Natural was Fender's "standard" colour. They also favoured black pickguards, and definitely maple fingerboards with block inlays. Basically, if you track down a mid to late 70's P-Bass, you'll track down that bass of your dreams.

However, those late 70's basses are pieces of shit. However, you might be able to track down a well built one. I saw one exactly like your description sell at LA Music for about $2k.
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#21
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Well, in 1974-78, Natural was Fender's "standard" colour. They also favoured black pickguards, and definitely maple fingerboards with block inlays. Basically, if you track down a mid to late 70's P-Bass, you'll track down that bass of your dreams.

However, those late 70's basses are pieces of shit. However, you might be able to track down a well built one. I saw one exactly like your description sell at LA Music for about $2k.


Oh I'm quite aware of all that. Unfortunately I'm a poor student, so a vintage Fender isn't really in the cards for me

Hence why I want Fender to release maple-fretboard MIM basses.
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#22
You could just buy a Jazz and then get a new neck, trade the old one in towards a new one, or hit eBay up, sell yours and find a new one. However I've only seen Vintage necks and Geddy necks and neither is cheap.
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#25
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Ooh, New discovery! Not sure if it will fit a fender, you should E-mail kurt and find out.
http://www.rondomusic.net/product856.html


Is that a Jazz neck? Because if it is, I'm going to find some Fender stickers and buy that sum' bitch and slap her on my Deluxe Active P. That's the exact neck I've been wanting and looking for on eBay.
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