Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by heath_the_great, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. since they're roughly the same price, which is better value for money? a mexi deluxe jazz or a hwy 1?

    and when i went out the other night i saw this band and the bassist dude(didnt get to speak with him, damn drunk friends) and he had an american series jazz bass 4 string with a silver flake/glitter finish, like a modulus flea finish, are those fender finishes from before i dont know when or would it be custom.....cos i want my next jazz bass like that, his was a silver flake with black pikguard and rosewood neck....id like gold/silver flake with a gold mirror pickguard and maple neck..mmmmm

    also id like to pronounce my hate for s-1 switches, i tried an american jazz with the s1, i pushed it in, and the damn thing got stuck :meh: ..admittedly it was the first ive tried, but not off to a good start
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I don't like the S1 either. That's why I bought a 98. Well, that and it wasn't $1000.

    After playing many Mexis and many Hwy 1's, I'd say it's a push. For that reason I'd go for a Mexi sooner than the Hwy 1.
  3. Stox


    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    I've tried both and the MIM Deluxe with noiseless pups would get my vote. Try b4 you buy though as the necks can be a bit 'variable'. Dont think you'll get the finish you want unless you get the bass re-finished. Not something I'd want to do with a new bass.
  4. id definately get it refinished right away....considering i was also thinking of getting a 3 tone sunburst jazz and taking the body to work and putting it in the sandblaster "vintagafying" it myself :D
  5. Niether.

    Next time your in sydney, check out Global Vintage, its across the street from the Venue Audio store.

    You'll find yourself some very nice japanese fenders in there.