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Hard Decision Regarding A Bass Choice.. What Say You/

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DanBass, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. DanBass


    Jan 27, 2003
    Gainesville, FL
    I will preface this by saying that I know it boils down to personal preference, feel, sound, etc. It all comes down to the player.

    That said, I am in a financial pickle and toying with unloading one of my basses, although after weeks of thinking I am still at a stalemate regarding which one to keep and which one to sell.

    As I mentioned, any insight, future value potential would be helpful in my process. (whatever the hell process that may be.. haha) :meh:

    1) MIJ Fender, Geddy Jazz.. black, pearloid pickguard.. maple neck

    2) MIA 90's Fender Jazz Plus - Kubicki electronics - maple neck

    I love me some maple necks, yes I do. :ninja:

    Quite honestly, I love them both.. but finances may dictate selling one. I play indie, british pop-like stuff if that matters...

    If you were in a store, and the lights and buzzers went off and over the intercom it said "CONGRATULATIONS!! You get to pick one these as your own.. What one do you point to and pick? :bassist:

    Again, I realize that each person may have a different opinion, or different take on the feel, or sound, but figured I would toss it out there.


  2. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    I would go with the Geddy due to the playability of the neck. Electronics I could change, adjust, bit by bit as I tinkered with it. But that neck....you either have it or you don't.
  3. chef wong

    chef wong Banned

    Sep 15, 2012
    I'd hang on to the Jazz Plus. The one I played was easily the best Fender I've ever had, especially because of the electronics. Another point to mention is hardly anybody plays the Jazz Plus. You could make it "your thing".

    After moving on to much greater things(Alembic)...I can't say I miss my Plus. But, as far as mass production instruments go the Jazz Plus is the beez kneez.
  4. Mola Ram

    Mola Ram

    Jan 18, 2010
    Geddy's have blocks...I'm a sucker for blocks.

    If the Jazz plus also has them...then I'm zero help.
  5. I'd go for the one with the Kubicki electronics. The Kubicki stuff is some of the best in the business!
  6. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    While I'm not a big worrier about country of manufacture, many are. if you're worried about future resale value, keep the MIA. If you want the most cash now, sell the MIA.

    But that's completely ignoring the sound, playability, emotional connection and a million other factors!
  7. chef wong

    chef wong Banned

    Sep 15, 2012
    The Jazz Plus basses don't sell for much used. You would probably get more money from selling the Geddy.
  8. Geddy no contest. Not a fan of the Jazz Plus
  9. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    I'd keep the Geddy forever and not sell it. They don't make them in Japan anymore and there will always be at least a number of MIA Fender Jazz models to be had.
  10. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    The Jazz Plus is definitely more rare. I would keep that.

    There are so many CIJ Geddys out there that I wouldn't worry about not being able to replace it down the road.
  11. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Belfast, UK
    Everyone and their mom has/wants a Geddy. I'd either keep the J+ or sell that and put a preamp in the GL when you've got some more cash.
  12. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    I don't prefer J basses. But if I did, I'd keep the MIJ Geddy.
  13. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    This - as long as both played well...

    - georgestrings