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Fender Modern Player Jazz VS Modern Jazz Satin

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brockerboy, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Brockerboy


    Nov 15, 2012
    im wondering what's better, the modern player jazz or the modern player jazz satin.. i see that the satin one has like single pole pickups, and has the pickup selector knob... but are the pickups better in the satin one? can someone explain the differences and which pickups are better?

  2. AwesomeWithAQ


    Nov 25, 2012
    I was just emailing Fender about these basses. The new satin ones have the same pickups, but you can split the coils in various ways with the knobs. The new ones have a high-mass bridge instead of vintage style, and also a different access to the truss rod. I'm not sure the pros and cons of that as I'm waiting for another response from him. You can also get a maple fingerboard instead of just rosewood now.
  3. Brockerboy


    Nov 15, 2012
    thanks! im leanin more towards the satin one
  4. fcoda


    Jan 23, 2002
  5. Brockerboy


    Nov 15, 2012
  6. jjk2007

    jjk2007 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: DNA
    I have the new MP V in the 2T sunburst. I've owned it about 2 weeks now and really enjoy it. Everyone who has seen it really digs the satin finish. The coil splitting is a great option as well as the easy truss rod adjustment. I set mine up with really low action and it plays great. One complaint has been the weight as a lot of these basses come in around the 11.5 lbs range. Mine weighs about 10.5 pounds. I played a 3 hr bar gig on it last weekend and didn't really notice it (and I use one of those narrow, nylon straps) but as usual, YMMV. I think some people would like a different neck shape, but I'm one of those types that doesn't really care so it's not a concern to me. Overall, a great bass for the price so far.
  7. Brockerboy


    Nov 15, 2012
    thanks for the detailed response, i appreciate it!
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  9. rockscott


    Aug 28, 2010
    I have the 1st generation in olympic white. I installed a tusq nut and a babicz bridge! Its a very very nice bass with a broad range of tones! Im sure the satin is very nice as well! You cant beat these basses for the money! I think these mp jazz basses are higher in quality than some fender models costing hundreds of dollars more!
  10. jonners98


    Apr 23, 2013
    I have used both a fair amount, and i own the original model. Both are excellent, but i favour the original because of the nicer gloss finish and lighter weight, however both are fantastic basses :)
  11. Brockerboy


    Nov 15, 2012

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