with a fender aerodyne special jazz:
got a chance to play one today and holy shit i am just delighted with this thing. did not buy the one in the picture ($1000 used) as i am even more into the all gray finish. FYI this one is at Parkway Music in Clifton Park NY (outside of Albany) if anyone is looking - it was mint condition. here is a serial number:
They are really nice instruments. I still think they are among the best looking Fenders too.
i agree - i love the look & feel of these. definitely some neck dive due to the lighter body but not an issue. also i think the pot knobs feel a little cheap but are also easy to replace. other than that… love it.
They don’t have good collection of aerodynes there, you should visit the real store, @John_E place, lol.
Yeah, Aerodynes are like pokemon to him. Gotta catch em all.
My faves! parkway is a great place too.
do fenders generally go on any somewhat predictable big sales every year? also anyone wanna buy my squier paranormal jazz?
Black Friday deals are the typical timing.
Sweetwater also runs sales at various times. Good to subscribe to their emails.
Either one of the basses in that first pic are hot as… well, something really hot. Aerodynes are super sexy and play like a dream, and the Charvel San Dimas behind the Aerodyne in the original pic has one of the best necks I’ve ever played. If I ever get to a point where I can seriously start buying basses again, a San Dimas is top of the list.
It’s time for
Ask The Expert
@John_E , is the modern jazz bass an aerodyne body and neck profile with the American light weight tuners? Look like it’s an active one too.
No idea, lol. The one @cheeze_pizza posted is beautiful though.
Why sell it? Its a great bass. I’m getting new pickups installed in mine. As for my Aerodyne, its a little on the noisy side, even with the single coil turned down, but yeah, it’s got great pickups in it already.