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Roger Waters used a Fender Jazz Bass during the Pink Floyd performance of Set the controls of the heart of the sun on the French ORTF TV show "Forum Musiques", broadcasted on 15 February 1969. It's almost certain that the instruments they played were borrowed just for the occasion, because this performance was mimed by the band. Judging by the video footage here, the Jazz Bass Roger used, could originate from between 1960 and 1965 (it's hard to tell from the video, whether his bass had two dual-concentric controls, or three). But it's obvious that it had a natural colour body, white pick guard, rosewood fingerboard with dot markers, and quite interestingly, this bass also had an additional pickup placed closer to neck, with the control knob under a tug bar. (For anyone interested, the electric guitar that David Gilmour played on "Forum Musique" was a cherry red Gibson ES-355.)more
Ronnie Wood mentions his Fender Jazz Bass in [this interview](http://www.guitarplayer.com/miscellaneous/1139/classic-interview-ron-wood-december-1975/12820) with Guitar Player in 1975: "Wood’s first bass was a Fender Jazz he 'obtained' from Sound City, a music store around the block from where they rehearsed. 'I had no money,' he explains. 'I couldn’t pay for it, so I borrowed it and never took it back. About five years later I paid for it, after they tracked me down.'"more
One of the very few shell pink Jazz Basses ever produced by Fender. This is the bass Flea used for the entirety of 'Stadium Arcadium'. Features two stickers, one of which is of D. Boon (singer and guitarist of the [Minutemen](http://equipboard.com/band/minutemen)) which features the words "Punk is whatever we made it to be". (Picture of the bass with two stickers: http://bit.ly/1svY02N)more
As can be seen at the [source website](http://www.led-zeppelin.org/studio-and-live-gear/866) the 1962 Fender Jazz Bass JPJ's main bass during the Led Zeppelin years, also used in the studio with Them Crooked Vultures and Seasick Steve among others. He is pictured with the bass in the source.more
"I was at school with [ex-Trapeze and Whitesnake guitarist] Mel Galley - RIP - he was my hero, but he didn't even know I existed. I was in short pants - I must have been 12 and he was 15. Over the course of the next few years we befriended each other. He joined a band called Finders Keepers, so when their bassist left in '68, he asked me if I would be interested in switching from guitar - my first instrument. I really wanted to play with him, so I bought a bass from the bass player of that group and I started to play. So my first bass was a Salmon '62 Fender J bass."more
"According to [Walter Everett](http://www.thecanteen.com/mccartney7.html) in The Beatles as Musicians (Volume 1), this Jazz Bass is played on five tracks: 'Yer Blues', 'Glass Onion', 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', 'Sun King', and 'Mean Mr. Mustard'. (Everett infers that the right-handed model was also used during the sessions, by Lennon ('Helter Skelter') and Harrison ('Back in the USSR'))." Edit: Helter Skelter was a Fender Bass VI being played by Lennon, not the Jazz.more
"Matt then bought a new Jerry Jones hollow body 'longhorn' bass, in celeste green. Unfortunately he soon found out that it wasn't useful in live performance ... This is when Matt made the trade for the Warmoth neck. This is a Telecaster Bass style neck, but a little different. A similar but not identical model is still made, but this particular one was an early model and made from a very interesting swirly kind of darker wood, that newer ones just don't have. Though the trade recipient got the whole Explorer Hamer for the neck, he was still quoted as saying, "You're ripping me off!" The neck was that nice! This neck was grafted onto a vintage black Fender Jazz Bass body he got as a gift from Johnny of El Magnifico. Matt got some Schecter pickups and the 'Frankenstein' bass was complete." - Karl Koch, weezer.commore
[Quote](http://www.musicradar.com/news/bass/interview-the-smashing-pumpkins-nicole-fiorentino-on-oceania-fender-basses-and-more-554178/): "on this record I was messing around a lot with some of the Jazz Basses that Billy had in the studio. There was one in particular, a '63 Jazz, and I probably recorded 75 percent of the record with that bass. I just fell in love with it."more
"CTE’s bassist fell in love with an old loaner seafoam green Fender Jazz bass during the recording of Thank You, Happy Birthday. The bass was heavily altered and featured P-bass pickups. Unfortunately for Tichenor, he couldn’t convince the owner to sell. Enter tech Jordan Powell who was enlisted to mod one of his J basses with P-bass electronics and hardware. Tichenor truly relishes playing this bass and all its wonkiness because he requested Powell not to fill in the holes where the old pickups and controls once resided. This bass is used primarily on the band’s heavier songs and he is looking to eventually drop Fender American Vintage ’63 Special pickups into it," states [this](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/21457-rig-rundown-cage-the-elephant) Premier Guitar article.more
In this [photo](http://maxonemillion.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/JacoPastorius.jpg), Jaco Pastorius can be seen playing with his Fender Jazz Bass 62' Sunburst. Rick Suchow's 2008 [article](http://www.ricksuchow.com/press-group-234.html) for Bass Guitar Magazine specifies the year, make, and model of his bass.more
The late, great, personal slave of intergalactic conqueror Oderus Urungus, Dave Brockie, was known to play bass for his own feeble band known as "The Dave Brockie Experience". In this photo, Brockie can be seen playing a white Fender Jazz Bass with a Precision Pickup in the neck position.more
An alternate colour/angle photo can be found here: http://www.kristiandunn.com/images/softlightesindallastx.jpg . Before forming El Ten Eleven, Kristian was part of a San Diego-based band called the Softlightes. This appeared to be his bass of choice during his time playing with them.more
Ballad of Paka: Logic Pro for DAW. Guitars were recorded with a MXL 890 through a Focusrite 2i2. My friend recorded drum samples for me to use - not sure what his set up was for those. Vocals were through the MXL and Focusrite as well. As for VST I used some sort of 8bit wave generator for most of the synths plus a thermin plugin for Toothless. Organs were just through the built-in Logic organs. Bass I usually just direct input through the Focusrite. Pollen King: Logic Pro for Daw. This time Guitars were recorded up close with an SM57, with the MXL 890 picking up room noise (both recorded simultaneously through the Focusrite 2i2.). Drums were recorded live this time with my friend's 8-input firepod. I think I mic'd everything with SM57s and used the MXL 890 and whatever condenser mic he had picking up room noise. Viola on Copper/Gold was recorded with the MXL890 and then re-recorded via my monitors to a tape recorder I bought at Goodwill. I then mixed the two together. VST I think I only used a Mellotron sampler I found online and whatever the built in electric piano for Logic is called. Bass was recorded direct input from the Focusrite again. Vocals through the MXL 890. Equipment (outside of aforementioned mics): Gibson SG for guitar (Maybe a Strat on some of Pollen King), Vox Solid State amp, Fender Jazz Bass, Basic Starter Bell Kit. Outside of the drums (don't know the make on those) I think that might be it. Happy to answer more questions if you've got themmore
Great for playing slap style bass and for accompaniment with electric piano. Sings with round-wound strings or with D'Addario Chromes, but not with other flat-wound or tape-wound strings. Has lots of sounds to choose from between the bridge and neck pickups--everything except a true P-bass sound.
My other J is basically a parts-bass. It's got standard Fender J pickups, a Badass II bridge, a Mexican neck, Japanese body, and the wiring harness out of an old Rogue POS bass. It's pell-mell to say the least, but it has some growl to it that I really like.
The Fender Jazz Bass is such an amazing bass. It sounds so great through any amp, and is very versatile when it comes to pedals. A menagerie of tones are achievable when messing with EQ settings, as well.