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hubrad
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Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by hubrad » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:27 am

Hi all,
I've lurked on here for a while, but posting to see if there's any info on my Jazz Sound. CAR with matching headstock.
I bought it 6 years ago via Ebay, and it's got MADE IN JAPAN under the lacquer by the neck heel.
Can't find a serial number anywhere, even under any bits! Plain neck plate. For some reason I had it in my mind it might be around 2003, but can't remember why. The neck heel has 10-31 penned on there.. 2010?
The scratchplate doesn't look original (rough edges), and in a couple of places there are two screw holes. Possibly originally without a plate at all?
A really good, solid tone and beautiful feel about it.
Besides a really nice bass, what have I got?

Edit.. just trying to work out how to attach pics!

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Re: Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by hubrad » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:57 am

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Re: Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by mdvineng » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:56 am

Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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Re: Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by hubrad » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:41 pm

Maybe one day I'll be able to get some pics going.. the site filters are something wicked! 😂

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Re: Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by hubrad » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:42 pm

mdvineng wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:56 am
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This? https://www.vintagejapanguitars.com.br/ ... catalogue/
Thanks for your suggestion.. definitely not the J from the 94 catalogue as they have the slanted neck pickup.

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Re: Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by hubrad » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:50 pm

Deffo need help here.. I've got pics on imgbb but can't get links to work.
Gave up this afternoon cos the site kept blocking me as spam!

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Re: Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by mdvineng » Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:50 pm

Imgbb is the easiest. Select BB code and copy then paste here. Just resize the picture first.
Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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Re: Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by hubrad » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:26 am


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Re: Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by hubrad » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:29 am

Ah HAH! So it seems the insert image button was confusing the issue, as all I did this time was copy and paste the link.
Anyway, yon link appears to be the 7 pics.. see what anyone thinks!

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Re: Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by mdvineng » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:08 am

Looking like an older neck on a new body. It's had two different pickguard's fitted recently.
Tokai VSB80 OF, Michael Kelly Patriot custom, Epiphone Elite SG & EB3. 8)

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Re: Jazz Sound Japan modern

Post by hubrad » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:53 pm

I thought that.. the current one is a bit rough particularly around the control plate and just up from there. I did wonder if originally the bass had no scratchplate, as I'm sure I've seen pics of such from Tokai.
I know the pots are Japanese as I looked inside with a view to possible switching options. I've lent this bass to a friend for a few days while I set his bass up, so will check the pickups once I get it back. See if there are any other marks in the cavities.

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