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Advice on MiA 2012

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by renegade1991, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. renegade1991


    Apr 1, 2013
    Can amyone give me opinion. I want to order mia 2012 rw 3csb over the internet. Is there anything that can possibly go wrong with this basses, something that i should be carefull about since i will not try it before ordering. I tried several models but in other finish, and the tone of every single one was kind of different (maybe due to diferent setup), but one thing i know for sure that neck fits me perfect. Has anyone had any problems with mia 2012? Thanks.
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    You're talking Fender right? A Precision or Jazz bass? Most of their USA models are fine from bass to bass.
    Are you ordering from a Sweetwater/Sam Ash type online store? Or, is it from an individual?

    If buying new from a retailer, condition should be minty fresh. If an online individual seller, condition may not be minty.

    The last new Fender I ordered was a 2010 Precision 5. I love & play it as much as possible. Great instrument.
  3. renegade1991


    Apr 1, 2013
    I`m into J-Bass, and ordering via local dealer store, so its going to be new one...
  4. renegade1991


    Apr 1, 2013
    I, accepted risk and placed order, hope everything will be ok... :D
  5. rogerb


    Aug 31, 2010
    Don't sweat it. Should be fine. I ordered my 2010 on-line and it was fine. I've tried a few 2012's in a shop and they sound great too. I doubt there would be much difference between various 2012's sound wise, a little tweak of those knobs make quite a difference.
  6. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Just check it out THOROUGHLY in the store BEFORE you accept delivery and make any final payment that may be due. Give yourself plenty of time to play with it and get it set up at the store before you pay (if there's any payment due) and leave with it.

    Problems are rare, but they do occur every now and then. Best to find them while the bass still belongs to the dealer and you can simply refuse to accept delivery.
  7. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    You should be fine, the only thing that you may dislike is the weight but this is only if you have a weight limit policy :)
  8. Wally Malone

    Wally Malone

    Mar 9, 2001
    Boulder Creek, CA
    AFM International Representative Endorsing Artist: Accugroove Cabinets & MJC Ironworks Strings
    I have a 2012 American Jazz Standard and love it. There is a difference from the 2010 model mentioned above as the 2012 has the Custom Shop 60's pickups.

  9. rogerb


    Aug 31, 2010
    That was good advice. A really good visual check to see if something is wrong, like a drop during shipping, it should be pretty obvious, cracked finish or a knock, or a tuning peg that is wonky, something obvious. The nut has a piece broken off. Check the case while you're at it too. Play up and down the whole fretboard in case some excessive buzzing or problem. Check that the electronics work. All very unlikely but it can happen.