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fender jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ashton, Oct 3, 2001.


  1. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    hi
    anyone think its weird that the american delux fender jazz basses are made in mexico.......well im thinking of buying one and the serial number starts with 182, like the dudes from blink 182 use fender stuff. anyway....
    later
    Lukas
    PS you probably already knew that.
     
  2. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Hey, the American Dlx Jazz Basses are made in USA, the Standard Dlx Jazz Basses are made in Mexico....
     
  3. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    hey
    whats the difference really, apart from the obvious price.
    later
    Lukas
     
  4. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I think the diference in price betwen the American series and the Mexican series is due to better woods, better electronics (active), better construction and finish on the made in USA....

    check out www.fender.com for more details on each model
     
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I think the electronics are the same on both MIM and MIA basses. Either active or passive, both are available from both manufacturering locations.

    American basses have better hardware also, including nice bridges with through body stringing as an option and better tuners (at least on the 4s). The finish quality on the MIM basses is amazing.
     
  6. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Other than the nicer hardware on the MIA model I couldnt justify the higher price,so I bought the MIM Deluxe.A great value for the price,imo.With the addition of a Badass 2 and a set of Slowounds,imo Ive got a Bass that looks/feels/plays as well as a Bass costing twice the price.