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Question for owners of newer Fenders

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by birminghambass, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
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    How does the "thinner undercoat" wear over time? I saw a 2010 MIA jazz that had really bad wear on the bottom. Shop said it was from the owner always playing it in the sitting position :what: I briefly owned a 2009 MIA jazz, finish was nice but it did seem a bit fragile compared to my 2006 MIA.
  2. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
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    I've got an 08' that looks pretty good, no real wear other than the normal scratches and rash on the back of the body.
  3. Hapa


    Apr 21, 2011
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    Bass Industry guy, currently a free agent
    unless you go through the thick top poly coat you will never go through the undercoat. It is marketing for a change in the type of primer they used on non transparent paint. Not really a "feature" it is thinner making a toe forward in the Fender finishing process. now If they sanded the bodies properly and used a few less ounces of finish that would be different. Fender's finishing adds no less than half a pound of plastic to a raw body.

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