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Epiphone vs. MIM Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by McHaven, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    So, it's time for something new...and affordable.
    I've been looking into a MIM Jazz or an Epi T-Bird.
    I play hard and classic rock with my band, but do some mellow solo stuff on my own. When I was reading up on the epiphone, most said it had a nice array of sound from booming lows to punchy highs, any comments? I've heard plenty about the Fenders but I mean...mexican fenders, just have bad stigma around them. appreciate the help
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Is it an option to get a used bass?
  3. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    i'd buy a used Epi for sure, but with fender, i'm not too sure
  4. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Two very different styled basses. If you have settled on one of these two models I would recommend trying both to see which one you prefer. Once you've done that, try to find one that sounds good. As far as the stigma with the Fenders I think that there are quality control issues with the MIM's but I would also imagine that this is the case with Epiphones as well or any other lower end bass. That said, I have an American Jazz and an MIM jazz and like them for what they are.....good sounding, great playing guitars.

    Fine a bass you like and play the s$%t out of it!