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Posted by Tim Schnautz on August 08, 2000 at 00:27:37:

In Reply to: Re: Old basses posted by El Pájaro on August 04, 2000 at 06:24:31:

: : 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

: Yo Stojan,
: 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!

: El Pájaro

Hey EL!
don't forget the 80's CBS J had the Micro-tilt neck...( oh boy! that was a real crowd pleaser! HAHA!)

Tim Schnautz

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