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fender jazz question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jackson0321, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. jackson0321


    Apr 4, 2001
    Houston, TX
    yes im wanting to get a fender jazz and put a badass2 bridge, new p/u's and a j-retro, would it make much of a difference if i bought MIM or MIA after i put all the goods in.
  2. Depending on when the model was manufactured, the MIM will have different sized pickups than the MIA model! Let's see, which is it....either the neck or bridge pickup is a different size on the MIM models, but according to Fender's propaganda, the newer models use the same sized ones now....

    Don't believe there are any other neglible differences, except for the string-through-bridge option on the MIA Deluxe models....
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    The body wood would still be different (MIM poplar, MIA alder).
  4. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    imo youd be better off with the mia body, youd get a warmer, deeper, and mellower tone from the alder than you would the poplar. Ive owned both basses and even tho the mim is good, the mia imo has a much better more professional tone, I credit this to the body wood of the mia
  5. PJR


    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    That's exactly what was done to my MIJ75ri !!!

    -Bart 9j's
    -BadAss II

    ...the bass is a tone monster !!!!

    On the MIJ.....the bridge p/up is slightly larger...

    Go For it !!!
  6. On the one's I've seen, it's the other way round...the MIM has 2 bridge pups...
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    That has finally changed this year. The new Standard Jazz has a neck and a bridge pickup, and they are hum cancelling when combined. About time they fixed that!
  8. Damn right!