Fender Geddy Lee Jazz MIM quality vrs CIJ\MIJ

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  1. SpottedBass

    SpottedBass

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    Looks like 2014 Geddy Lee jazz basses are now made in Mexico, not Japan. Was going to buy a new one, but wondering of the versions made in Japan are better quality and will hold resale value better... Thoughts? What would YOU buy?

    Thanks!
  2. Strat Hater

    Strat Hater

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    I luv my MIM Geddy. Just wish it was shielded, but I guess that's part of the charm of having a 72 inspired Jazz[​IMG]I would to get a MIJ one as well so I could compare them though
  3. awilkie84

    awilkie84

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    It's been longer than since this year.

    Also, don't buy into the MIM is crap, everything's gotta be CIJ. -_- The new MIM basses are great! Just look at the reviews the Classic Series gets!
  4. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    You mean like this one? :ninja:
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/unveiling-~-part-one-70s-jazz-bass-1066538/

    I also have a MiM Blacktop Jazz and it, too, kicks it something fierce.
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  6. pudgychef

    pudgychef

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    THe only area I think CIJ/MIJ still wins out is in neck feel...

    that being said the Classic 50s P has a killer (imho) example of the neck type.

    The only MIM Geddy I played was an earlier model and iirc the neck didn't feel quite as killer as the CIJ

    Classic Series and Artist Series are (imho) awfully nice basses regardless of the country of origin
  7. sok monkee

    sok monkee Supporting Member

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  8. drlndrve

    drlndrve Supporting Member

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    Just added a new 2014 Geddy to my Fender Am Select and Standard jazz basses. Frankly I was floored by the quality--really comparable and hundreds less.
  9. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

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    I can't speak to the 2014, but I've played a few GLs at GCs - and the MIJ ones are the clear winner.

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