Posted by El Pájaro on August 04, 2000 at 06:24:31:
In Reply to: Old basses posted by Stojan on August 04, 2000 at 05:16:59:
: Hi, it's me again... About those fretless Fender Jazz basses i was about to buy... I haven't checked 'em out yet, but I really like to know. Is there any major technical difference between the early basses (like '62) and later one's (up to '82), that I should know of? Neck, body, pickups, elctrics and other stuff? Thanx in demand... Cya
The main difference between a 62' Jazz and an 82' Jazz I can think of has to be the electronics layout. Early Jazzes came with a stacked-knob configuration. That means, you'll find two pairs of knobs stacked one upon the other. Every pair of knobs controls volume and passive tone for each pickup.
Soon after that, all Jazz Basses came with a three-knob configuration: neck pickup volume, bridge pickup volume, and overall passive tone.
Other than that, I believe the only noticeable difference would be the Fender logo decal on the headstock: in early basses, this logo was the "spaghetti" type, and in basses around the late 70's and beyond it became bolder.
That's as much as I can think of. Buena suerte and happy hunting!
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