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Fender Question: 80's MIJ or 2000's MIA ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FenderAmpeg, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. FenderAmpeg


    Feb 21, 2009
    So Cal
    Price, condition and original parts all being the same, which one would you choose, an early 80" made in Japan version P-Bass or an early 2000's made in the USA version P-Bass.
    And Why?
  2. pringlw


    Nov 22, 2008
    Seattle Area
    Go USA. The newer MIA Fenders are among the best they've ever made. A previous MIJ bass I had (I know it's just one but it was my experience) sounded lifeless and hollow.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    US, if for no better reason than resale value. But there's lots of other reasons.
  4. If it's an early Japanese JV serial number Fender then I would say no doubt about it go for the MIJ. If it's the MIJ Standard of the era than go for the newer MIA.
  5. kenjikun


    Apr 27, 2008
    I'll try both first . If you are thinking of upgrading the pickup, I'll check the playability and feel. If you don't plan of upgrading the pickup, compare the sound also. That's the more important thing than where the bass was made;)

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