Help on deciding a new Fender

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  1. varcingetorige

    varcingetorige

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    hello everyone, I need you opinion to decide over a few opportunities to get a Fender. :hyper:

    I mostly play Blues, Rock/Blues, Pop, some Fusion/Funk, anyways here is the list with relative prices, I'd like to get the best compromise in playability, sound, re-selling and of course... the less I spend the better!

    1. FENDER PRECISION JAPAN 1993 SUNBURST - $800
    2. FENDER PRECISION BASS 57 REISSUE JAPAN BLACK WITH SEYMOUR DUNCAN SPB-1 1989 - $800
    3. FENDER PRECISION CLASSIC '50 - $740
    4. FENDER JAZZ BASS CLASSIC 70 SUNBURST MIM - $600
    5. FENDER PRECISION SPECIAL-DELUXE SERIES MIM - $540
    6. FENDER PRECISION 60TH - $680
    7. SQUIER PRECISION CLASSIC VIBE 60'S FIESTA RED - $400

    Which would be the best investment? :bassist:

    Thank you soooooooooo much!
  2. pedroims

    pedroims

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    All of them are good choices, play all and chose they one you like the most, none of them are truly an investment, as a hobbiest I myself consider basses an expense, if a will be a gigging musician then I will consider them as a tool.
  3. headband

    headband Supporting Member

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    Have you made the decision between Pbass or Jazz? Seems you are leaning to Pbass as only one Jazz is listed.
  4. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

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    All good. I'd probably go with #2 or 3. Have you tried any/all of them? If you prefer a smaller neck, throw my recommendations out the window. They both have the 1.75" nut width.
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  6. varcingetorige

    varcingetorige

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    Thank you guys! It happens I'm gigging around so, I should consider it a tool (beside I'm an amateur). Soon I should be part of a Blues Brothers tribute band, anyways I'm in the phase.

    Yes, I'm leaning towards a Pbass, beside I love jazz bass as well and the listed price looks really attractive. I've a list of standard J bass mim which I can choose, around the same price.
  7. varcingetorige

    varcingetorige

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    I was thinking as well about those options.

    I love jazz bass but the standard neck tends to be a bit "narrowish" for my hands.
  8. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    Dunno about "ïnvestment" but I'd dig the reissue
  9. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    None of those basses will ever be collectable, so none are a suitable "investment". Your best choice in your list would be one of the 2 Japanese Pbasses. Problem is, they're WAY overpriced. Both of those basses should be in the $500 range.

    I'm guessing these prices are from GC? Your best "value" on that list would be the Squier CV Precision
  10. varcingetorige

    varcingetorige

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    Great advice! Thank you!

    For "investment" I wouldn't mean "collectable" but the best rate between value/re-selling possibilities.

    The prices are referred to Italy (where I am) and here, unfortunately, everything is a bit overpriced :rolleyes:

    Just to give a reference here are some prices for brand new basses in italy (average) :

    - PBass classic '50 - $ 1.090,00
    - Squier PBass classic vibe - $ 600
    - JBass classic '70 - $ 1.110,00
  11. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Ah, ok... I didn't notice you were in Italy.

    Then the Squier CV in Fiesta Red is definitely your best buy. Those basses retail for $379 in the US, so at $400, you're pretty close to prices over here.
  12. Grissle

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    I say #2

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