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fender modern player bass second hand price offer advice

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by neocid38, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. neocid38


    Jul 6, 2017
    Hi there,

    I'm new to the forum and it's been a long time I have played bass since I sold my first bass 6 years ago.

    I want to buy one and start playing and practicing again and I'm looking for a good value bass to buy at best price. I saw a fender modern player jazz bass crafted in China second hand for 300€ and I would like to know if the price is fair. I searched on talkbass forum and only found good opinions about this bass so I think It can be a good option for me.
    The bass is in very good conditions and I would try it before buying.
    Here is a picture I found on talkbass forum (it's not this one but it’s exactly the same) .
    What do you think? 300€ is fair? I will anyway try offer 250€ if it's fair.
    What is the cost of this bass when new?

    Thank you!

  2. MrMoonlight

    MrMoonlight Bottom feeder Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    I've played one of those basses before. I was a bit skeptical when I heard it was MIC, but after trying it out, I was quite impressed. For the money, they're tough to beat. I think they sound good, too.

    €300 is a decent price if the bass is in good shape, and if you can get it for €250, that would be a great deal IMO.
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  3. neocid38


    Jul 6, 2017
    Thank you! Let's see If I can get it for 250€ :)
  4. MrMoonlight

    MrMoonlight Bottom feeder Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    Let us know if the deal works out. 250 would be great, but even 300 is a more than fair price for a Modern Player Jazz in nice condition.

    Oh, BTW, welcome to the forum!
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  5. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Welcome! I can definitely recommend these basses. The one I had played really well, was very well put together and had a great range of sound. They do tend to be heavy if that's a possible concern.
    I only got rid of mine in trading up to an American Standard Precision but I would have stayed with it quite happily if I had to.
    The price seems very fair.
    You probably won't find many new ones...Fender in one of their dafter decisions discontinued them about a year ago.
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  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Hell yeah.
  7. neocid38


    Jul 6, 2017
    I finally got it for 280€ :)
    The initial seller never got back to me and I was lucky enough to find another one at same price range. I am not a specialist at all but it sounds very good!
    Thank you for your help!
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  8. topcat2069


    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs
    I love mine. A Fender Jazz Satin (made I Mexico I believe). switched the controls to Vol. Blend, two three way switches (parallel, single coil and series) and Tone. It does have a bit weight to it, but not really too bad. Also I put a Squire "77 Jazz Neck on it (love the feel). Stock these basses are Killer sounding, and the mods I did to mine bring it even closer to the Rosco Beck that I covet but can't afford.


    Oh Yeah, I put a 5 hole control plate, the jack goes out the side.
    Now it has all chrome hardware and a vintage pearl pick guard (my luthier routed the pearl using the black one as a guide).

    Bass Control Plates
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017
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