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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ScottTunes, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    I'm Fender-less for the first time in years!!! Kinda nervous about it too, even though I still have "too many" basses!

    However, I have my eye on the latest MIJ Bass VI... Is it really worth twice the price of the MIM "Pawn Shop" six???

  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Welcome to the club, Brother!
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I went Fenderless for about a month in 2007. Hated it.

    Anyway, no experience with the recent Bass VI's, but I've yet to play an MIM bass I liked better than an MIJ. Having said that, the MIM's ain't bad.

    How's that for a non-answer? ;)
  4. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the after party.. Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    I was Fender-less for 7 months... my baby was stolen in january of this year ('97 am std. jazz V i bought new in ....'97). I have the new MP jazz V and it kills.

    I can never go without a Fender again.

    OH YEAH, back to the OP, i have no experience with the Bass VI. The whole "Fender-less" title got to me... Non-answer from me too i guess.
  5. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    priceless quote!;)
  6. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    I can't wait for my G&L to come in so I CAN be Fenderless :D Well Fenderless in brand only and not in function.
  7. I got two fenders but rarely use them.
    Come on guys there's more great basses in the world besides fenders.
  8. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    Been Fender-Less since I got rid of the Precision I had years ago. Never been happier :)
  9. Haven't had a Fender or even a Fender-style bass since 2009's short MIM Jazz affair due to circumstances beyond my control.
    Before that, I had an amazing '62 Precision for a few years in the late '70s.
    I guess that means I've owned the ultimate Fender, and while it was a great bass it wasn't what I need to do my job now.

    Sleep like a baby every night.
  10. krysh


    May 27, 2008
    hamburg * germany
    I have never owned a fender since I started in 1982, and I don't intend to change this.
  11. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    But it was with a guitar

    I still got my black/maple MIJ basswood Stratocaster, today equipped with full Pink Floyd's David Gilmour EMG active electronic, pickup and pickup selector, and again David Gilmour's GHS string set.

    Further, I play it thru a pair of MIA 2x12" "Princeton Chorus" (s/n 1490 and 1690).

    But it's just for the last 7 years that I started to buy Fender basses and many have come and gone (look at my TB profile)

    I still got the very first one, come thanx to italian historical Fender distributor, when I eventually saw it on the huge 2006
    "60th anniversary" frontline catalog: 28,60" MIM Precision jr.

    Then I got the very last one, a Fender parts Steve Harris West Ham United Precision.

    My cars never been "Fenderless" as well

    1992 Ford Fiesta 1.3 litre;
    1997 Lancia Ypsilon 1.2 litre;
    1999 Renault Clio 1.2 litre;
    2007 Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 litre;
    2010 Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 litre

    all proudly sported a Fender sticker behind their back for the whole world to know

    MIJ features are a bit better than MIM ones but the sound and character of the latter are no way worse than the ones of the former.

    So, considerin' the brand new Squier bass VI as well, MIM's the perfectly balanced choice between the three offerings

  12. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    Hahaha!! That's rich!

    Ok... I guess I left myself open for such comic relief! LOL!

    There's a certain standard "pocket" sound a Precision bass has that many engineers want. I imagine I'll have at least a coupe of worried sits without the P... My Carvin and Rick basses should cover whatever sounds are required. But it's the engineers who insists on having the Fender bass that "pushed" me got another one after 20+ years without. :eyebrow:
  13. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    I try to be Fenderless but it never works.

    I buy super high end coffee table basses or start collecting Stingrays.... But always come back.

    Fenders are kinda like the mafia. Once you get in you can never get out. You may take a vacation from them from time to time... but you will be back.
  14. I became fender less last week. I traded in my Am Sp J after much thought. I just never bonded with it. I have two Gibson's now. I enjoy playing them more but embarrassingly I find myself looking on GC and E-Bay at P's. Love the tone but the short scale Gibson's just feel right and I can EQ a Fenderish tone.
  15. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    I have Fenders but haven't played them for a while. Been using my SR505 for church and for my Thursday night gig. That low B just comes in too handy for certain things. Plus the light weight (7.5 pounds) is great for my back.

    But the Fenders aren't going anywhere.
  16. Haven't had a Fender or Fender style bass in years.

    This is the closest I get.

  17. Davesound


    Apr 30, 2013

    I'm sure I should be posting this some place other then here.Sorry! I have a 1980 MIA Jazz Fender in excellent condition to sell.My hands have nerve damage and I can't play it.It has all original parts but I put on it the Dunlop strap holders.It has Fender 9050 CL strings.I love it.How do I tell how much to ask for it? I took the neck off and it has stamped on it ,may3084 .The Serial number indicates its a 80 bass.I have pic I can post once I know what to ask for it.It is in almost mint condition.

  18. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007



    DO IT NOW!!!

    (My command distracts you as the other responding officer with me comes at you from the opposing side...)


    DO IT NOW!!!

    Your cuffed, placed in a crusier, and transported to the nearest stocking Fender dealer.

    It'll get better now...:) :) :) :) :) :) :)
  19. PJ Muzikmansky

    PJ Muzikmansky

    Jan 4, 2013
    Scott: Love you work man...

    And don't worry too much about being fender-less. I was in the same boat a few years back, but I'm well and truly back on track now...(cough)
  20. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Almost in the opposite boat. I almost have only fenders right now. :oops: