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Guys, MF stupid sale of the day: fender Special edition Sea Foam

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sml175, May 3, 2019.


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  1. tb4sbp

    tb4sbp

    May 9, 2017
    North East
    Sea Foam Green, Very Nice!
     
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  2. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
  3. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Hey, nothing stupid about saving $65!
     
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  4. mbell75

    mbell75

    May 23, 2016
    Bought one and retuned it within 2 days. Jazz pickup is so weak its useless, P pickup isn't much better (very dull and lifeless tone) neck has a sticky finish, terrible fret ends and bent neck...the Squier Affinity PJ I bought for $199 came much nicer. I would not buy one of these sight unseen. There is a good reason GC and MF keep putting these on sale, trying to get rid of them Im sure. Mine was a 2016 that had been in GC forever.
     
  5. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I Fully agree.
     
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  6. Leonid Nidis

    Leonid Nidis

    Jan 1, 2018
    Got one as blemished for 450$.Its the worse bass i had for reasons you stated and more.A pickup swap didnt save it either.
     
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  7. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012
    you could get more off of any Fender on any day by calling them up
     
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  8. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource

    Dec 28, 2012
    That's exactly why this is a stupid deal. These things are dogs with a capital d.

    It isn't even really seafoam green. It's 50s laminate countertop green.
     
  9. ptrick63

    ptrick63

    Apr 18, 2006
    Phoenix
    I bought a sunburst PJ when it was on sale in February. Fit and finish were amazingly good.

    Same issues with the J pickup, couldn’t get a sound I liked.

    It was also a 2016 ☹️. I returned it.
     
  10. MYLOWFREQ

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    New York
    Still too expensive for a Mexican bass imo. Plus, the ones I've tried felt too heavy.
     
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  11. Charlzm

    Charlzm

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    P/J pickups (looks like the J is in the 70's position, closer to the bridge?) and a J neck on a P body.

    There must be people that have been waiting for this exact bass.
     
  12. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource

    Dec 28, 2012
    I think they sold a ton of them initially. There was quite a few raves on TB singing their praises which is how I ended up trying a couple out. My old MIM jazz from the 90s is leagues apart from this thing.
     
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  13. abarson

    abarson

    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Oh, darn you all to Heck for making me click that link!

    ...and I'm not even into Fenders at all.
     
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  14. Very nice, always loved that color. Looks good with the white guard and maple neck but I think it would really pop with a rosewood neck. (I just prefer rosewood necks personally :smug:)
     
  15. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Don't like to kick something when it's already down, but I returned mine in just one day. Somebody went nuts with the poly finish on the neck. It wasn't just sticky, it was creepy.
     
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  16. nilorius

    nilorius Suspended

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Your link show nothing.
     
  17. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
  18. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Norwich, CT
    I thought the same thing but ended up getting the flea rw jazz and love it. I get relic stuff isn’t for everyone but that bass is outstanding. Just my $.02 on MIM fenders.
     
  19. 74hc

    74hc

    Nov 19, 2015
    Sunny California
    hmm, the most distinguishing features I use to recognize a 70's era jazz bass is not there.
     

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