#1
okay, so i'm not a bass player, so i don't know much about this kinda thing, but i saw this on a bass that my friend wants to buy, and neither of us know for sure what it is...

heres the link to the picture of the bass:
http://www.axeseekers.com/galleryimages/1965FenderJazzBass.jpg

what we're wondering is:
What is that metal cover-type thing just above the bridge, the one thats covering the pickup, not the bridge itself, but whats it for?
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#2
thats a very nice bass.... anyway, those are used by defferent people for different things, some as hand rests, some for sustain im told but ive never tried myself
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#3
Your friend is going to buy a '65 jazz bass? Not for less than like 3 grand he won't.
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#4
actually, that was a picture of a different bass... the one he wants is a '62 jazz bass...

EDIT: 'tis the one he is looking at:
http://www.rocknrollvintage.com/prodimages/1964-fender-jazz-bass-sunburst%20b.JPG
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#5
it was from back in the good old days before wax potting. notice how guitar humbuckers have a metal cover on them, well it's there to stop microphonic feedback. same thing applies to these chrome covers. now that we have wax potting those covers are just there to look good, they have no function anymore
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#6
he wants a fender '62 jazz but doesnt know what a pickup cover is...... hmm
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#7
And where does he think he's gonna find the money for a '62?
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#8
The date on that picture says '64...
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#9
it's still expensive. and if it isn't, I'm jumping the wagon before your friend, then using the sales money to go total rig upgrade, baby. and I'm not sure, but some of those things have string mutes in them... though that might have stopped by the 60's...
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#10
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it was from back in the good old days before wax potting. notice how guitar humbuckers have a metal cover on them, well it's there to stop microphonic feedback. same thing applies to these chrome covers. now that we have wax potting those covers are just there to look good, they have no function anymore


Sorry to dissapoint you but bit it was purely cosmetic on the Fender Basses, under the tailpiece cover there was a strip of foam rubber to kill some of the sustain,
My 65 Jazz that I bought new, I used it without the covers for most of it's life which if missing when the bass is valued does affect the price.
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#11
wow you learn something new every day, i always assumed the did the same as guitar pickup covers but thinking about it they couldn't as they aren't actually connected to the pickup.

ps john i never get tired of seeing that jazz bass, hopefully my sunburst jazz will age that gracefully
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#12
Have you ever had that thing appraised?
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#14
If I remember right John, you paid off your mortgage on that one.

Damn that was a right beautiful bass.