Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Davygravy3, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. Davygravy3

    Davygravy3 Guest

    Sep 21, 2000
    My Squier I've had for 2 years and is literally falling apart. The strings are like crap, the neck is way curved, the pick guard screws are rusted and have stripped out and dissapeard, it cuts out when the cord moves around, the volume controls slip off, and wood chips come out from under the pick guard.

    I THINK it is time for a new bass!

    I really want a Jazz bass, and being 14 I do not want to spend way to much. But then again Xmas is coming soon so I could probably get away with getting something more expensive because it will be an "early xmas present" Gotta love those.

    Anyway I was looking at a the MIM, and the other MIMs like the new classic, the active, and a few others.

    I've been reading the neck on MIMs is more like a P-bass which I do not want. I want the feel and sound of a J-bass. I played a 75 Jazz bass and the thing was SOOOOOOOOOOO NICE !!!!

    Anyway from what I've read the MIAs arent worth it what bass not neccesarily fender would be a really good bass and would be what I am looking. Price well around 800 max I guess but be flexible.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Check out the MIM, so you'll know if you like the neck or not.

    You can still put a Warmoth neck on if you want.
  3. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    Unless you buy a P-bass, a MIM Jazz bass will have a Jazz bass neck on it:rolleyes: . They are a good deal, and should last you a long time as long as you take good care of it.

  4. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
  5. pumo420

    pumo420 Guest

    Nov 2, 2001
    yeah you have a pretty good point there. but everytime i wanted to get something new let it be strings or a new bas amp my parents made me save the money to get it. i found that if i bought my own stuff ill take great care of it. so you should problay find better knobs and try to fix the neck, cause im pretty sure that the squire has a truss rod on it and try to tighten the the screw of the jack. and gets some new srtings this wil help our bass last longer.
  6. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9 Guest

    Jun 20, 2001
    MIM's are great ( not to mention they're pretty reasonable )

    rllefebv's right, you gotta take care of the bass man.
  7. Davygravy3

    Davygravy3 Guest

    Sep 21, 2000
    what about spectors??? I am looking at the ns2000q4 its 500$ and looks good i want to play one but how are your experiences with them.

    BTW how do the screws ccome out by themselves over time with out me taken a screw driver to them and every time i try to fix it it breaks again.
  8. Muttluk

    Muttluk Guest

    Jan 19, 2000
    Oakland, California
    That was a totall of about $35, maybe more if they charge to fix your neck (if there really is a problem with it.)

    I find it funny how you're willing to spend $800 on a new bass, but not invest less than $50 on your old one. If you really dont like it, just say it. But if the reasons above are the reasons why you're gonna buy a new bass... try fixing the stuff first, then see if you really need a new bass.

    If its a case of GAS. Well may god have mercy on your soul, i hope you still have a house to live in when your though, GAS is just a wrecking ball...

    $800 can get you a lot of bass... a used Spector NS4CR would be aroudn that range. Very nice.

    As for you having to pay for it. Its true... if you pay for it, you'll generaly treat it with more respect because you worked long and hard to earn the money, put up with the anticipation to get it, and finaly its there, and you wouldnt want a thing to happen to it. When somone else buys it for you, you tend to toss it around, and take it for granted.
  9. Davygravy3

    Davygravy3 Guest

    Sep 21, 2000
    itd been 2 years i think i can get a new bass

    anything about the spector one to look for anything?