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Fender Japan Jazz Bass: Old or New?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lefty007, Apr 25, 2006.


  1. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Has anybody had any experience with both older and newer Fender Japanese Jazz basses?

    I wonder if a late '80s or early '90s '62 Jazz reissue would be better or more desirable than a current, new model.

    Or, if anybody owns an older Japanese Jazz, please chime in.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Juniorkimbrough

    Juniorkimbrough

    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    I own a mid 80's MIJ P-bass and it's fantastic! One of the best playing basses I've ever layed my hands on.
     
  3. Calif De Funk

    Calif De Funk Guest

    Dec 15, 2004
    Sweden
    I have a Fender/Squire Jazz Bass Japan Vintage (JV series) from 1982, then Fender Jazz Bass Vintage Reissue Crafted in Japan from 1998. Wich one is best? The older one, definately. By far. They were bilt as exact replicas of USA Fender Pre Cbs, regarding the hole procedure and specs. Great instruments. JV is the series!
     
  4. reachjkh

    reachjkh

    Nov 21, 2002
    Lee's Summit, MO
    I have one bass. It's a MIJ Jazz from the early '80s I'm guessing. I love the feel of this instrument. Except for not being happy with my EMGs in it, I really have no complaints.

    Both my daughter's squire and a fairly recent Fender Jazz at my old church ($900 or so) just don't feel nearly as good to me. It's even got a little flame in the neck that I like. I traded a Pentium I 90mhz PC for it about 8-9 years ago. I still laugh about that.
     

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