fender jazz bass (awesome!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pike66, Apr 28, 2001.

  1. pike66


    Apr 28, 2001
    Long Island NY
    Hi all!
    First off, I'm new to the forum. *waves*
    I just bought a fender american standard jazz bass.
    I'm not used to anything above 300 bucks for a bass.
    But, I must say, this bass totally kills anything i've ever played.
    The pickups are great. no buzzing or humming from them at all.
    and the neck is great too.
    Anyway, just wanted to say that I'm really happy with the jazz bass.
    Anyone else here "fender people"?
  2. Hi pike66. Welcome to TB, and congratulations on your new bass! Yeah, there are a number of Fender folks here. I count myself as one of them.

  3. Congrats on the bass, itll cure your GAS for at least a month :D

    Welcome to the board, most of us dont bite :D
  4. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    Congrats pike!

    Now go buy a Precision to go with it. :D
  5. pike66


    Apr 28, 2001
    Long Island NY
    I'll just have to buy a p-bass to make a matching set.
    Thanks to all for welcoming me! you all ROCK!
    I really now officially have too many basses.
    Now that I have the fender, i can start to weed out the ones
    I have that I don't like.
  6. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    i too am a fender lover! i have a mim fender 5 string jazz.
  7. i've been seeing "GAS" everwhere in Talkbass...what does "GAS" mean?
  8. pike66


    Apr 28, 2001
    Long Island NY
    now, I think "GAS" means Gear Addiction Syndrome
    I'm not very sure, but I've seen a phrase like this pop up
    from time to time, in different forms from people who buy a lot
    of different bass/guitar related things, gadgets, guitars, amps.
    i could be wrong, but I think that's the general idea.
  9. pike66


    Apr 28, 2001
    Long Island NY
    yeah there's always that divide among fender lovers on
    the p-bass vs. jazz bass issue.
    I'm definately more for the jazz bass.
    but, p-basses are rockin too.
    no matter what kind of fender it is, I do always like the american
    versions more than the mexican ones, or even the japanese ones.
  10. I have a Fender Jazz bass, and theres nothing wrong with it. Wooh! High five! I have a Squier P Bass and will soon have a Fender Fat Strat. So, yea Im a Fender lover. :D
  11. I like Fender. I have a P-bass, and it rocks! If only they would start making some good strings....
  12. davelowell


    Jan 18, 2001
    stl, mo
    Fender's rule, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise... unless they are talking about a Stingray... or a g&l 2000.

    dave... 2 fender's and a ray
  13. *sniff* I wish I was a fender person. I'd definately get a P Bass, but right now all I can afford are maybe a new pickup or bridge for my yamaha. oh well, maybe in a few years.
  14. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well Pike, I'm proud. Anyone can get an Ibanez becuase they're "cool" or any number of Crappy basses. I'm glad you started out on something OTHER than Rouge (do a search for Threads on Rouge, you'll find out what I'm talking about). But...now you will face G.A.S. the most crippling disease to hit a bassist.
  15. You're basicly right, an example of GAS, would be me©©© in the past 5 months, i have bought©©©

    -Gretsch 6119 ¥guitar¤
    -Fender Deluxe Fat Strat ¥MIM¤
    -Eden WT-800
    -Eden D-4x10xlt
    -Mesa/Boogie V-Twin ¥tube guitar pre-amp¤
    -Fender Blues JR©

    and if you go back 6 months, Taylor 810 acustic guitar

    the damage? about $6,400 ¥american¤ That's what you would call "GAS", I should mention, i'm striving to buy a MM Stearling©
  16. Welcome to TB,pike! :)

    I ,too just recently got an mia fender only mine is a P bass.Too bad you did`nt live closer then we could trade off! LOL

    I would love to get a mia j bass someday(GAS pains again!)

    If you are like me you are already in love with the quality and sound of your fender! :D


    [Memo to myself: Dust off the Ergodyne.]
  17. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Right on! Welcome!

    I own a Fender Jazz bass, which I upgraded with active Bartolini pickups and a Baddass II bridge.
    I love the tone and it's really easy to play.

    I also own an MTD 535 and a Lakland 55-94 Deluxe. These basses cost nearly 2 to 4 times as much as a stock Fender. I can tell you from experience that neither bass can sound exactly like a good Jazz bass.

    I love my hi-end basses, but a good Jazz bass has a tone that is distinctive. I love kicking butt with a Jazz bass too.
  18. Bernie


    Dec 12, 1999
    Welcome to TB and congrats on the Jazz!One thing you can be VERY sure of.No matter where you go there are PLENTY of us Fender folks creeping around.Im down to one P bass(sigh)but ive had 2 J's and 2 other P's.Great bass's!!!Good luck!
  19. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000

    Hiya Pike, Welcome to Talk Bass. Im a Fender man myself :) Two 5 string jazz basses for me. MIA Deluxe and MIM deluxe active jazz........oh yeah and a junky Hamer Slammer Series 5 string....but shhhhhh we wont count that...lol