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Other than the shiny pickup covers and the block inlays on the fretboard, and maybe a few color-scheme related things, what is the major difference between the American Standard Jazz bass and the Vintage '62 and Vintage '75 Jazz basses, as far as sound, playability and features?
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Ive been wondering the same thing about the Vintage Precision Basses

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Other than the shiny pickup covers and the block inlays on the fretboard, and maybe a few color-scheme related things, what is the major difference between the American Standard Jazz bass and the Vintage '62 and Vintage '75 Jazz basses, as far as sound, playability and features?


the vintage 62 has a different control layout to the 75 and MIA standard. As we all know the MIA standard has a control layout of neck volume, bridge volume, master tone. Whereas the 62 reissue has a volume and tone control for each pickup.

As for the 75 i think the only differences are the looks because people want the look of a 70s fender without the hassle that inevitably comes with them.

I can also assume that the pickups are voiced more like their original counterparts on both reissue models
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We're talking '62 and '75 Jazz reissues, or real things, it doesn't matter. There are huge differences.

First of all, one has a maple fingerboard and the other is rosewood.

One is ash. The other is alder.

The electronics are TOTALLY DIFFERENT in both, especially the tone controls. The '62 has stack knobs which have much lower output than the 3 knob version.

The '75 has a totally different bridge pickup placement (i.e. Totally. Different. Sound.)

The '75 has a 3 bold neck joint.

The '62 has a nitro finish, and the '75 has a poly finish - ALL OVER. HUGE DIFFERENCE.

Other than that, I can't think of any differences.
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We're talking '62 and '75 Jazz reissues, or real things, it doesn't matter. There are huge differences.

First of all, one has a maple fingerboard and the other is rosewood.

One is ash. The other is alder.

The electronics are TOTALLY DIFFERENT in both, especially the tone controls. The '62 has stack knobs which have much lower output than the 3 knob version.

The '75 has a totally different bridge pickup placement (i.e. Totally. Different. Sound.)

The '75 has a 3 bold neck joint.

The '62 has a nitro finish, and the '75 has a poly finish - ALL OVER. HUGE DIFFERENCE.

Other than that, I can't think of any differences.


Pretty much hit the nail right on the head.

ps. why'd you change your DP, the other was awesome
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Pretty much hit the nail right on the head.

ps. why'd you change your DP, the other was awesome

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This one is much smartassier.

I was gonna put a "Press Button, Receive Bacon" animated gif, but it was too large. Dammut!


I would pay to have an avatar like that.

Not much, mind you.
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Fitz, how did you become such a great Fender bass mind? Is there a site that has the specs of every fender bass that was ever produced? Tell me man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I guess I'm an obsessive hobbyist. Was like this with Star Wars, then computer parts, then PS2 games, and now bass stuff. I guess I just retain a lot of useless crap.

I wish I could know this much stuff about Computer Science so I could get good marks and not have to worry about it all the time

I guess maybe I remember a lot of stuff like this to reassure myself that I know something at least!

Hey, maybe I should get a psych degree...
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my brother briefly considered that, i don't think i've ever given anyone so much **** in such a brief span of time. needless to say he's a molecular and cellular biology major now.
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from what i hear the 70's one has a better tone, however beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
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