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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Weenie Boy, Dec 21, 2004.
If you could only have one jazz bass, which one of these two would you choose? why?
MIA 75RI, i just like the way it looks and sounds. Its a good bass overall.
I do only have one of those and it's a CS NOS 64. I wasn't wild about Jazz basses in the 70s and so doubt the reissues would float my boat much today.
Big difference in price between those two basses.
I own a 75RI CAR FSR bass and iv'e played the CS NOS 64 bass, my choice would be the 64! It's hard to descibe the difference in sound but every aspect of these two basses are different. The necks, pups (64's are awesome) tuners are reverse, The 64 has a nitrocellulose (sp) finish (ages and checks nicely) vs the polyurethane finish on the 75RI bass, the 64 has an alder body and the 75RI has an ash body. I almost pulled the trigger on the CS NOS jazz but they only had it in black for $2000.00 bucks so I ordered the FMT V instead.
hey bovine where didja get that quote. it looks alot like something 'n-t-b' would say
I just sold my MIA '62 RI and a '62 Custom Shop RI because my LPB '75 RI plays/feels better. The CS sounded a smidge better than the '75 RI, both smoked the MIA '62 RI tonally. I really liked the '62s feel-wise until I got the '75 - the back contour is nice and rounded where the '62s have a thinner, flatter back contour.
Gotta have the CS '64. Just suits me better.