1970's Cimar Bass PJ -any good??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lorenzop, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Lorenzop


    Oct 23, 2012
    Can't find much...other than it was somehow affiliated to ibanez.

    I wonder if the woods are decent? have read that it's often plywood.

    I wonder if young body has useful tips as to what to expect sound wise.

    Would it make a good modding platform (change pups and bridge) ?
  2. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I had a Jazz bass copy by Cimar in the early 80's (I think it was made in the late 70s though). It was actually pretty decent, MIJ and it wasn't plywood. It was a natural finish bass I took apart to examine one day, and it was solid wood.
    Sound wise, it's very decent, but the pups were pretty weak. I don't have it now, but from what I remember, it was more than capable and pretty sturdy, the sound was just a tad bit too muddy for me. So if you change the pups, you'll be good.
  3. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    The bass in that link looks awesome. I'd rock the heck out of any 70's MIJ Fender knock-off.
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  5. Lorenzop


    Oct 23, 2012
    Thanks !
    ...interesting infos!