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Have a Christmas concert tomorrow. Don't know which bass to take.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MovingPitchers, Dec 23, 2013.

Which bass to bring?

Poll closed Dec 25, 2013.
  1. 2001 MIA Fender Precision Bass

    53 vote(s)
  2. 2001 MIM Fender Jazz Bass

    36 vote(s)
  1. There will be people telling me go with whatever I want, but I've always done that. I wanna try something different.

    I have a Christmas concert tomorrow. I'd like to bring both my basses but we're the opening set and there are a lot of acts for this concert; we only get 15-20 minutes of stage time so I figured bringing both is kinda pointless.

    So which one do YOU think I should bring?

    2001 MIA Fender Precision Bass

    2001 MIM Fender Jazz Bass
  2. Bass Fund

    Bass Fund Banned

    Nov 30, 2013
    Bring the P bass. It makes less noise.
  3. Geri O

    Geri O

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Not entirely true, if you use both pups full on. It really depends on what you are playing.

    The generic answer, and the bass that works with anything and everything is, of course, the Precision.

    Geri O
  4. Oh the flaws in each one I should mention

    MIA: scratchy pots...definitely audible if I play a note and turn the knobs at the same time. Fixable I guess. D string is very very quiet compared to the other strings and I've done my best to raise the pups or lower the action. Still quiet. Won't use my Tech21 if I go with the precision because it roars like a beast without any silly effects.

    MIM: Neck is a bit uncomfortable after the 12th fret because of a possible truss rod problem that I tried to fix but to no avail. I like have a good bow in the neck but this seems to be overbowed. neck pup lower than bridge pup because I like the combined sound of both pups on full but with the bridge pup being the dominant sound over the neck. Will be using Tech 21 Programmable BDDI to boost the s****y stock pups if I take the jazz because it needs that extra oomph.

    MIA: $1000 bass. And I will be transiting to the arena. Don't wanna risk getting a $1000 bass stolen from me...:p...paranoia, but whatever.

    MIM: cheaper and less quality because I abused the thing from overplaying it (true roadworn people!!!) but it means a lot to me in the sense that it was the first bass I bought with my own money and no help from parental aid. MAde me feel a sense of "good work, Lewis! You earned this bass."
  5. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    This would make the choice easy for me: MIM.
  6. MIM definitely does not have a problem with the D string being quiet. In fact, it's just as loud and booming as the E string...ahhhh
  7. 39-Bassist


    Jul 7, 2010
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6, Hipshot, GHS Strings
    if you are worried about the theft....then just go with the Jazz.....it is only a 20 min set.....they both work fine. Just be thankful you have the opportunity to play and DON'T worry about. Have a Great Christmas.
  8. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Have you tried new/other strings to cure the "low D" problem?

    Take them both, so you have a backup. You never know when a gui**** will trip over your cable and break your output jack...
  9. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    20 minute set; bring one bass and make that the Jazz. End of story.

    Or, you can bring 30 SX basses and 3 fearfuls and deal with that debacle.
  10. Itzayana


    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    Why not just take the one that you want to play?
  11. Itzayana


    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    Oh, PS:
    What does everyone think?
    Should I have corn flakes this morning or rice crispies?
  12. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    For 20 minutes of stage time I wouldn't show up anyhow.
  13. Corevalay

    Corevalay Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    New Jersey
  14. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    You've all missed it on this one. The only answer is to take the RED one!
  15. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
    I actually think that if theres one bass that works for everything it would be the Jazz:bassist:.
  16. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  17. Arial Bender

    Arial Bender

    Oct 28, 2012
    Largo Fla.
    Take the MIM, get the MIA fixed.
  18. Not yet

    Not yet

    Mar 26, 2012
    Buy some silicone and spray the pots, take what you prefer
  19. Exactly my plan. I might just need to clean the pots since I did such a crappy soldering job a few months ago
  20. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Bring the red one. It's Christmas.