Cort gb vs MIM Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by brauliorrcp, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. brauliorrcp


    Nov 20, 2013
    Hey guys i need some advice...

    I want a new bass and I have a low budget, i've been doing some research and all i read and heard about cort basses is just great stuff.

    I have the chance of getting a new Cort gb 74 or a used Fender Jazz Bass MIM with DiMarzio pickups (in good condition), for almost the same money.

    What are your thoughts about cort and MIM Fenders?
    What would you recommend?

    (Sorry for my english, is not my first language)
  2. OldDirtyBassist


    Mar 13, 2014
    The Cort looks really nice, but I'd stick with the tried and true design of a Fender. Is it a Precision or Jazz? Maybe a Cowpoke or Deluxe?
  3. brauliorrcp


    Nov 20, 2013
    It's a jazz, i'll edit the post, sorry
  4. grayn


    Mar 6, 2011
    There's little doubt that fender will keep it's price better.
    But for quality and a seriously good bass, I'd go for the Cort.
    MIM stuff is really good but I'd put the GB74 higher.

    Good luck.
  5. brauliorrcp


    Nov 20, 2013
    Even with the DiMarzio pu's on the Fender?
  6. grayn


    Mar 6, 2011
  7. enricogaletta


    May 21, 2011
    Some students of mine have the 5 strings version and I can tell you that for the same range quality price the Cort is definitely superior.
    The woods quality is more or less the same on both but the Cort bass has more tones on his preamp plus the bridge is much better than the MIM jazz bass.
    If was me I will definitely go for the Cort.
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  8. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    With the DiMarzios in the MIM, I'd call it a toss up. Play them if you can.
  9. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    Cort's are underrated. MIM is no match
  10. 4StringsEnough


    Mar 9, 2008
    This. The Cort will eat the Fender for breakfast.
  11. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    As do Chevy's and Fords also...:rollno:

    BS, and I challenge any of you fanbois to offer a coherent reason why. Offer the OP something useful.
  12. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    Pound for pound, it speaks for itself. It doesn't have a fender decal on headstock tho. :rolleyes:

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    NECK: Canadian Hard Maple
    FRETBOARD: Maple(OPN) or Rosewood(WBL), 12" Radius (305mm)
    FRETS: 22 / Large (2.7mm)
    SCALE: 34" (864mm)
    INLAY: Rectangular White Pearl
    TUNERS: Hipshot lic.
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  13. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Much better. ;) Thanks, man.

    I'd still play them both, though. I might sound like crap on the technically better bass, whichever one that is. You never know, and you can't make a living from a mere decal. :D
  14. darrenmt


    Dec 15, 2004
    Two completely different basses. One is a passive iconic brand with smokin' pickups. The other is a well known manufacturer with a modern take on bass + bells and whistles.

    Without a doubt the Fender will always hold better resale but more importantly, what tone do u need? If you want a passive Fender Jazz tone, there is no way the Cort will do it. While the Fender won't do hi-fi at this setup... throw an active preamp box, such as a Sadowsky, in front of the amp and u got spankin' Fender Jazz on steroids.

    To each his own. I'd go Fender ,especially if it's a good player.
  15. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Put me in the Cort camp too. I had a GB for a while and it was very high quality IMO. Just the neck was too small for me.
  16. jtm3183


    Feb 10, 2014
    Fender MIM are hit and miss on the older ones, but the new MIM Fenders are really nice and cheap too. But play before you buy, and only buy used I'm sure you can find others