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Fender Jazz Bass MIM 70's reissue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bijoux, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Bijoux


    Aug 13, 2001
    Hey Guys,
    i searched the forums and didn't find anything specific about the new Fender Jazz bass MIM 70's.
    Well, over twenty years ago I owned the real thing and the truth is that I haven't touched a Fender Jazz Bass since then. Although I don't remember quite as well how it felt this new one didn't feel anything close to what I was expecting.
    Do you Fender guys think that the new MIM 70's style is pretty good? or does it feel like a real cheap copy of the real deal.(well, it's not that cheap either! lol)
    maybe I am just tripping out. I also have been playing 6 string basses for the last 20 years, and I have one of those Fender 24 5 string made in Korea.
    So maybe it's just me.
    Thanks for your help and your opinions.
  2. bobalu

    bobalu Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    above the 49th
    I have played, but never owned a "real" 70's era Jazz. I have owned a MIJ 70's (which I foolishly sold). I have owned a MIA 70's re-issue.

    My local shop has a new MIM 70's in which I spent an afternoon with. It does not have a 3 bolt neck (it's 4 bolt). The neck binding is bright snow white, and is very thick or wide if you will (when viewed in profile). In my opinion, it plays and sounds like a standard run of the mill MIM Jazz bass.
    I was very disappointed. I think Fender did such a great job on the MIM 60's Classic (I've owned a couple), but I think they showed a really poor effort on their attempt with the 70's version. Just my opinion FWIW.

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