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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FooBass, Sep 18, 2004.
Yey or Nay?:
The description doesn't convice me it's anything special. For that money, you could get a used USA Jazz.
$650 for Mexican made, no way. Get a USA one on Ebay.
The 60's Jazz bass is surprisingly good. It's the only Fender on www.basstasters.com. Check out the sound clips.
BTW I got that one on Ebay for $300
I can't get to the link you provided but, the 60's jazz basses are really nice. I bought one over several MIA's because, well, umm....it sounded better.
Let us know how you like it ??
I played one at GC and, despite the poor setup,thought it sounded and felt great. The Vintage look to the neck inparticular is also a plus. (however not as important as the tone ) I believe the Fender catalog says it has the same pickups as the Geddy. "Standard Vintage" Down side to the bass is it has 60's truss rod. Remove neck to adjust,put neck back on ,see if adjustment was right , remove neck to readjust...
What stopped me from buying one ? The fact that for $630. there are a lot of better used basses out there. These will be great basses to grab when they start showing up used !!
Sounds great, I was really surprised. Of course, now that it has Carey Nordstrand's NJ4 pickups in it, the sound is amazing. Highly recommend those p/u's. Playability is superb, and the neck is very straight. It's possible I lucked into a good one of the batch, but it's as good as the American Std I used to own, and now with Carey's help, 10 times better!
I played one at a local shop. Great bass, that I found much better than a MIM and played about as well as my MIA. Sound was pretty good, and it looked really nice. Might be a little expensive for some, but I think it's worth it as an intermediary between MIA and MIM. Used, a bass to look out for. Very cool bass.