There are about 3-4 different versions/generations of Foundations. The most collectible are the 80's models with superferrite pickups or the same period Foundation S's with PJ pickups. Generally considered the equal to or better than American Fender Jazz basses of the same period.
The early nineties Foundations also have Superferrites and have a strong following. The hardware is generally consider lower quality than earlier models(I have never had any problem with this hardware and I have been playing them exclusively for about 5 years). These Foundations are significantly lighter than the earlier models and have build quality on a par with similar period American Fenders.
My personal preferrence is the mid to late 90's Foundations and Foundation 2000 models. These use VFL style soapbar pickups that look like humbuckers, but are actually single coils. A bit more hi-fi sounding then earlier models.
Foundations have become my main players. Since I also own a Pre-CBS Jazz this is saying something. To me their tone is somewhere between a Jazz and a Precision. They are very powerful and sit well in the mix.
They can typically be picked up between $150 and $300 depending on year, color, and condition; so they are obviously a great bargain.
Originally Posted by iriegnome
Pee on his shoes. Right then and there while he is talking to you. Just start peeing on his shoes like nothing is happening. He will get the point
Black N Maple club #199, US Peavey club #113
Last edited by bassmanrocke : 01-18-2014 at 05:41 PM.