NBD, but it's on a Slow Boat From Mexico

ZenGuitarist

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I own a P-bass but for a long time I've wanted to get a J-bass as well. There were several times when I nearly pulled the trigger on either the MIM or MIA Geddy Lee models, but something always held me back. I didn't know what I was looking for but I knew the Geddy Lee models weren't quite it.

However, when someone on TB posted a picture of the 75th Anniversary Jazz Bass, I knew right away that was the Jazz bass I wanted and today I ordered one. Here it is in its Diamond Anniversary finish and painted headstock glory:

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So what's the bit about the Slow Boat From Mexico? Well, the downside is that the next shipment isn't expected to arrive in Canada until August 30. Yup, nearly 5 months from now. I put down a deposit on it so I should eventually get one, but it's going to be tough waiting for it to arrive. In the meantime all I have are pictures and YouTube videos to help me pass the time. I'm really curious to hear how the vintage-style '60s Jazz Bass pickups will sound compared to a standard MIM J-bass.
 

Manothemtns

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I own a P-bass but for a long time I've wanted to get a J-bass as well. There were several times when I nearly pulled the trigger on either the MIM or MIA Geddy Lee models, but something always held me back. I didn't know what I was looking for but I knew the Geddy Lee models weren't quite it.

However, when someone on TB posted a picture of the 75th Anniversary Jazz Bass, I knew right away that was the Jazz bass I wanted and today I ordered one. Here it is in its Diamond Anniversary finish and painted headstock glory:

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So what's the bit about the Slow Boat From Mexico? Well, the downside is that the next shipment isn't expected to arrive in Canada until August 30. Yup, nearly 5 months from now. I put down a deposit on it so I should eventually get one, but it's going to be tough waiting for it to arrive. In the meantime all I have are pictures and YouTube videos to help me pass the time. I'm really curious to hear how the vintage-style '60s Jazz Bass pickups will sound compared to a standard MIM J-bass.
Sorry, no commentary on your thread. Just writing to ask what color is your avatar Fender wearing? Pretty cool!
 

Killing Floor

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I think they look great. I love the color and Jazz basses are so much fun. I don't need another one but dang, that is hot. Enjoy.
 




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