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Help on deciding a new Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by varcingetorige, Jan 9, 2014.


  1. 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 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Michigan
    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

    Oct 18, 2013
    Indiana
    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

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    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. 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. 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

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Dunno about "ïnvestment" but I'd dig the reissue
     
  9. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    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. 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

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    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

    Grissle

    May 17, 2009