Help me decide which Fender Jazz to buy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hopturn, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. hopturn


    Sep 19, 2010
    Charleston, SC
    This is a dumb aesthetics post...but I just simply can't decide between these two basses. Black or white? Essentially, they are the same bass. I play weddings and events, funk and dance bar gigs, some bass-for-hire and session work. We use LED stage lights for every event...lots of blue, magenta, reds...the usual.

    I polled all my friends and it was a tie. Thoughts?

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  2. bobbybass85


    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Those are both white... could be your first problem ;-)

    I like the white tho
  3. hopturn


    Sep 19, 2010
    Charleston, SC

    Sorry...screwed up there. Here's the other one.
  4. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    Lots of colors and finishes look good in normal light... the store, the house, the yard...
    But for a dark club with colored flashing lights, give me a white bass every time.
  5. taurus1


    Sep 13, 2006
    Vancouver B.C.
    white looks better on stage
  6. CanadianEh


    Jun 29, 2013
    + 1
  7. White.
  8. bobbybass85


    Dec 19, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    White, still like the white... and I've got a black and maple precision.

    Now if the black had the white-pearl inlays... that'd be my ultimate choice
  9. Cyborg


    Jul 7, 2007
    Lowcountry, SC
    I like white too for the same reasons mentioned above. Plus it doesn't show scratches, etc. as bad.

    What's the weight of the two basses?
  10. hopturn


    Sep 19, 2010
    Charleston, SC
    The white one is 9 lbs 5 oz, and the black one is 9 lbs 13 oz.
  11. white
  12. I would suggest you get some "odd" friends, then a vote can't be tied. Personal preference for me...WHITE.
  13. Yep, like the one I kusy took back. Urgh...

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  14. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Well, duh! Haven't you heard of 'Dark Matter'? :D

    Seriously though…normally I'd so go with the black bass. That's just my personal taste. However, the white one would look quite festive at your paid events, especially "white weddings". You could even snazz it up with a new pickguard of…I dunno, whatever strikes your fancy.
  15. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
  16. Joseph12


    Jul 5, 2002
    you're the tie-breaker since all your friends were evenly split.
  17. shotgun55


    Jul 21, 2013
    I like the white one but hey, It's your money.
  18. IslandBoy


    Apr 20, 2008
    South Florida
    White all the way ................
  19. White.

    And the dudes that told you black aren't your friends!
  20. rockscott


    Aug 28, 2010
    I purchased a white jazz a month ago, its very elegant. Black basses are boring!