Noob Question: Vintage or New?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Bass' started by Chaza, Feb 23, 2014.


  1. Chaza

    Chaza

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    What is wrong with "state of the art" basses...Specifically a new Fender Jazz Bass versus a 70's or 60's version?

    And, is there really a difference in a Mexican, Japanese or American one?
  2. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

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    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can **** off
    Do search, tons of info on the subject....
  3. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

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    Short answer: new fenders are great, most feel they are better than ever, and more consistent. Still, play as many as you can.

    Country of origin makes a difference but there is lots of argument as to how much. As usual, there are are diminishing returns for the more expensive models. MIA are nice but quite expensive. And modern Squiers are actually pretty good.

    Buy used for best value.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2014
  4. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1 Supporting Member

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    This should help...
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