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Fender Jazz Choice

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cannabassist, May 2, 2010.

  1. Cannabassist


    Apr 1, 2010
    I've been thinking about getting a fender jazz bass. The ones that grab my attention most are the 1975 reissue and the american standard or deluxe jazz basses. I don't have the luxury of a shop in which to try them out in, I've only played a mate of mines vintage 1975 reissue which was very nice.

    Assuming that cash is not a factor, what are your preferences?

  2. I play an American Standard 08' Jazz V. I like alot because it does all the work for me - I just play it.
  3. The MIA Standards '08 and newer are awesome. So is the new MIA Deluxe line. I don't think you can go wrong either way. Go with the features and looks you want.
  4. I would like all the features on the new 2010 Jazz Deluxe on a passive bass
    wait what? theres a passive/active switch?
    yeah if I had the cash right now I would have this in my home:

    I have a 97 American Standard Jazz that I love:
    thicker neck front to back rather than the C shape common on GL Jazzes
    string through body
    and simple no nonesense electronics (none of that S-1 business)
    then again if I had an S-1 I would probably use it ......maybe
  5. ^ I love the look of those natural new Deluxes but I wish they had alder bodies. I really dislike ash. Never could bond with it. Fingerboard wood doesn't matter, but body wood really does, at least to me.
  6. I just changed it to white
    I saw a natural version in the 2010 American deluxe club thread and no offense to
    the owner but to me it didnt quite look like a bass costing over 1500 bucks
    It may have been the lighting but it looked rather cheap to me like an SX (heresy I know!)

    I like the MM natural finish with the black guard so Im sure it looks stunning in real life but I also dig the Oly White one too
  7. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    MIA Deluxe. You get the best of both worlds with the passive/active bypass.
  8. alangoldstein


    Jul 23, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    Endorsments: Aguilar, Hartke, DR strings, Analysis Plus "Oval" Cables
    my choice is ( and none are USA made ) ::: 70's reissue, geddy, marcus, jaguar, and road worn jazz i want all of those
  9. Cash is always a factor... The Marcus Miller is my favorite Fender Jazz-style bass but for half the price you can get a Jaguar, which isn't really a Jazz but close enough and can do so much more.
  10. I'm liking the Classic 70s jazz!


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