NDB: A Real American Hero

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  1. stevexc

    stevexc Laura Like Butter

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    So I've been looking around lately for a new 5-string to replace the SR505 that just hasn't been cutting it for me. And being me, I've had a very specific list of "must-haves" and wants.

    It had to be a Jazz bass shape, had to be a 5-string, had to have an attractive (to my eyes) headstock, and ideally had to be either white with a tort guard or black with a black guard and a maple fretboard with block inlays. And cost roughly a grand, CAD. And as the story goes with my "must-haves", I couldn't quite stick with them all...

    Top of my list was the good ol' Schecter Diamond-J 5 Plus. Exactly the aesthetics I wanted aside from the maple board, but with SD Quarter Pounds and a 35" scale. And I was just waiting on a fat paycheque to pull the trigger when this popped up used for only $200 more than the Schecter...

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    A used 2013 Fender American Standard Jazz V in Olympic White in damn near mint condition. Sure, it may only be 34" and have stock Fender pups, but neither of those are an actual BAD thing. The low B sounds ballsy as hell. Suffice to say, I'm quite satisfied I made the right call.

    Plus I got it dropped down an extra $100, so for only $100 more than the Schecter, WITH a Fender hardshell case? I made out well, I think.

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  2. TedEH

    TedEH Cromulent

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    I feel like I went through pretty much the same thing a while back. :lol: I wanted the jazz bass sound, and went around trying every Jazz style bass I could get my hands on for a while, until I ran into something that felt/sounded right and was just the right price. I got basically the same thing, but from 2011 I think- got a great price cause it had sat in the store unsold and they wanted to get rid of it.

    HNBD for sure. These things are pretty great. :yesway:

    Pics of mine here, though it's pretty much the same:
    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/showthread.php?p=4434636
     
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    Screamingdaisy SS.org Regular

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    The best $1000 guitar is a used $2000 guitar.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    That looks weww noice as they say.... well, somewhere. Probably.
     
  5. stevexc

    stevexc Laura Like Butter

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    Maybe we should go all TalkBass and start an owner's club thread :p But definitely yeah it's a fantastic instrument. A LOT bigger than the dinky little SR I'm used to but that's an adjustment I'm willing to make.

    Well, in this case it was closer to $1300 and $2000, but still a solid point!

    Thanks!


    So the owner of the shop sent me this pic, apparently he likes to (if they're okay with it) take a photo of everyone who buys an instrument from him and post it on their social media. Kind of a cool way to make it more personal!


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    Really made me realize how massive this instrument is, haha.
     
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    Screamingdaisy SS.org Regular

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    Motherf*cker....

    If I'd known Stang had that in stock I would've bought it.

    Congrats.
     
  7. stevexc

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    Haha I'm glad I scored it first then :p It popped up on Kijiji first, and right as I was shopping for a Jazz V... it was a sign, haha.
     
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    gfactor SS.org Regular

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    Nice! American 5 string Fender Jazz is the coolest bass imo
     
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    cardinal SS.org Regular

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    Looks great! The Jazz sound really is nice. I have a Spector that's awesome, but I find that most of the time I just prefer the tone from a Jazz bass.
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Blackest Of The Blackest

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    Congrats man!
     
  11. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    Sexy bass and a killer deal :yesway:

    I have a Mexican J body with the same aesthetics, but it's a 4 string with active electronics. I'm going to be pairing it with an all maple neck, but the rosewood on yours has me wishing I could have both :lol: HNBD!
     

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