1961 Fender Jazz Bass Three Tone Sunburst

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1961 Fender Jazz Three Tone Sunburst (http://goo.gl/ahTvh) Marc gives you a great look into the this piece of musical history, an original 1961 Jazz bass in …
San Francisco Bay Area bass icon, Bobby Vega, takes us through the many classic tones of a vintage Fender Jazz Bass with an original Acoustic 360 amplifier. …

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You played my favorite Zep song on my favorite bass :’)

Written By Ron Guillermo on February 6th, 2014 @ 7:42 am

i love how smooth the jazz bass is, i have one myself. i love that the neck
is more slender at the end frets, and the neck is more slender than most
basses, my hands are somewhat small and this one is easy to play, has a
great (but not too versatile) tone and sound, unless of course you get
pedals then that doesn’t matter. But the tone is perfect for all kinds of
music, its so smooth, the only other bass I really want to get is the
rickenbacker 4003. if I get that on top of having my jazz bass I wont need
any other bass

Written By Daisuke H on February 6th, 2014 @ 8:37 am

sweetest tone,,,,,loved it

Written By Vijay Charan on February 6th, 2014 @ 9:31 am

Slap it like it’s hot!

Written By hiephoi058 on February 6th, 2014 @ 10:01 am

You did it justice.

Written By Viktor Juncker on February 6th, 2014 @ 10:49 am

You have FREAKING white hands…..?

Written By BillieSebastian on February 6th, 2014 @ 11:16 am

What kind of strings were you using? Thanks.

Written By Eugene Martone on February 6th, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

sweet sound , perfect…

Written By fdsaw on February 6th, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

if r a 61 `ve to have a stock knob and not multiple ones….also when push
sound are distored…. anyway, a franken bass.

Written By vergus wilhem Bey on February 6th, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

At last someone who does not play slap on a JB. Thanks a lot!

Written By Sonny Boy Havidson on February 6th, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

So a 61 would have stacked knobs. Either another mod, which I don’t
understand, or not a 61. 63, yes, but unless they mod’d all the
electronics, it ain’t a 61.

Written By edwarddelbar on February 6th, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

i would subscribe if i could, BUT I ALREADY WAS

Written By VaradiBass on February 6th, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

That is simply… The Bass!! Really nice playing, by the way, too!!

Written By OnlyforBassBackingTracks on February 6th, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

Beautiful playing & beautiful sound!

Written By Herreken on February 6th, 2014 @ 2:55 pm


Written By Luis Gutierrez on February 6th, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

Oh my god… such a beatiful tone, this prove early jazz basses were THE

Written By Enric Soler Noè on February 6th, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

Happy Memorial Day! http://youtu.be/5hjt7NGDlCE

Written By Best Bass Gear on February 6th, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

1961 Fender Jazz Bass Three Tone Sunburst http://ow.ly/2wG6fc

Written By Electric Guitar on February 6th, 2014 @ 5:19 pm

Yep……Volume, Volume, Tone knobs started in late 62…..These are either
not original, or the bass is not a 61′, or it’s a franken bass of multiple

Written By Brandon Rogers on February 6th, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

Best intro ever! Nice work CME and Marc.

Written By Vespers on February 6th, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

look at the wood at that headstock! pre CBS are so different!

Written By Vassilis Lazouras on February 6th, 2014 @ 6:36 pm

yes! very very good!

Written By salvatore demarcus on February 6th, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

No……1960, but I’ve heard claims of REALLY late 59′s existing, yet to
have seen one though.

Written By Brandon Rogers on February 6th, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

that is simply the bass going into the amp.

Written By marc najjar on February 6th, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

1960 is when they started making jazz basses

Written By Michael Peck on February 6th, 2014 @ 8:49 pm

Fantastic tone and feel.

Written By Pudsy440 on February 6th, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

This guy really knows his stuff. I’m not nuts about the bass amp ambient
noise when it idles, but it works great for him apparently. 

Written By Paul Lander on February 6th, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

Very nice you are really very good player.

Written By Fabio Santos on February 6th, 2014 @ 11:17 pm

Great video and Bobby rocks. ( By the way, the camera man shouldn’t put
Bobby right in front of the Acoustic 360 killer amb. The viewers can’t see
it most of the time. Thank you. 

Written By Russ Jalichandra on February 6th, 2014 @ 11:18 pm

He is a beast. Honestly, too much bassheroes but he is here!

Written By MoonKeyBars on February 6th, 2014 @ 11:40 pm

awesome playing!..but that hum is way too much :S

Written By Chris Curmi on February 7th, 2014 @ 12:14 am

Damn. That guy can play ! 

Written By solidranger on February 7th, 2014 @ 12:57 am

Nice to hear a real story associated with a player for once, as opposed to
the usual “my mom got me a guitar, I got some tats, threw a fifty cent
piece in my earlobe and play like everyone else” crap :D Rock On!

Written By Wes Renaud on February 7th, 2014 @ 1:42 am

Checked you out since I’m considering EMG’S in my next custom guitar. Have
to tell you–you are one hell of a player. Nice to know you played with one
of my old buds–Paul Butterfield. Totally enjoyed this vid–again you are a

Written By bluesatbirth on February 7th, 2014 @ 2:16 am

So, with that being said :D 

Written By cheddarbobhouse1 on February 7th, 2014 @ 2:57 am

Fabulous player! Loving his groove and gnarl! 

Written By Trevor Beckett on February 7th, 2014 @ 3:49 am

Bobby is a real hero, one of the best bass players worldwide

Written By fabibass on February 7th, 2014 @ 4:24 am

WOW real music.

Written By Tamir Keren on February 7th, 2014 @ 5:09 am

Respect Man …

Written By luis gonçalves on February 7th, 2014 @ 5:30 am

Someone missed the Like Button after the astonishing Pick-tooth pluckin’
song :D 

Written By Jo E. Lee on February 7th, 2014 @ 5:57 am

That ground loop thou.

Written By JediGrind on February 7th, 2014 @ 6:06 am

Bobby is one of the best ever!! And a very nice guy, too….

Written By Hanno Vorwerk on February 7th, 2014 @ 6:18 am

go to 04:46 for absolute awesomeness on bass!

Written By guardianasgaard on February 7th, 2014 @ 7:12 am

the bass is… wow

Written By Nicolas Pabon on February 7th, 2014 @ 7:29 am

That’s a COOL way to play an octave (well probably a double octave or
something) in the end. Why didn’t I thought of that ? :P 

Written By Μάνος Καραμάνος on February 7th, 2014 @ 8:15 am

Normally i hate listening to dudes who pick basses… but bobby is a
legend… he’ll play the hell out of any bass. jazz basses have the best
tone in my opinion

Written By megajames3000 on February 7th, 2014 @ 8:20 am

Grande musico.. pena q ta tão longe do Brasil!’ um dia espero esta aí.

Written By Rafinha Groove on February 7th, 2014 @ 9:14 am

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