Beat to Dead Topic: Classic Vibe Jazz vs The World

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by geckoman1220, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. geckoman1220

    geckoman1220 Guest

    Jan 23, 2012
    ** I have used the search and only found classic vibes vs MIM standards.**

    I want a '60s style jazz bass, i know i have 3 choices. The cheap, the mid range, and the more expensive model.

    *Squire Classic Vibe jazz
    *MIM Fender Classic '60s Jazz
    *MIA Fender American Vintage '62RI

    Obviously the squire will not compare to the AVRI, and it is the one i would pick. The problem is the price. I'm a college student with a small part time job and im in the process of getting a new car. That means that this is more of a classic vibe vs fender classic series. So does the extra money justify for the fender classic or is the squier pretty much close? I play in two bands, cover and original, and really only play bar gigs or a festival every now and then. I really don't care whats on the headstock. I do know i want Olympic White. All three model can come in white, but looking on the internet i can't find the Fender classic in olympic white.

    so let me know what you think, how much better is the classic vs classic vibe?:bassist:
  2. geckoman1220

    geckoman1220 Guest

    Jan 23, 2012
    bump anyone?
  3. Zapp


    Sep 4, 2005
    Gruene Texas
    the CVJ is hard to beat without considerably raising the ante, if you can stand the glossy neck. buy one on Ebay gently used, and you can sell it a year later for the same or more.
    watching prices/trades very carefully, the high end basses can be tricky because we bassists switch our loyalties rapidly based on herd mentality. so you can buy a $2K bass today that is what "everybody must have" and a year from now it will get zero bids.
    everybody has heard these stories - mine is true. i have a very good friend who plays in jazz combo and big band - good bassist that reads well, etc. owns an original 60's j bass. he prefers to play his Squier, and not 'cause he's afraid of thieves.
  4. I would take any jazz over a CV Jazz. Worst Jazz bass I've ever played.