I have a dilemma

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kromwarp, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Kromwarp


    Sep 16, 2008
    Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Master Luthier: Ironclad Bass Guitars
    So, I have a 2000 MIM Fender Jazz Bass. But I'm thinking of selling it and getting an Epiphone Thunderbird. Whadaya think? Should I buy the T-Bird or keep the Jazz Bass?

  2. The epi thunderbirds have a painted neck, and I am just not a fan. I would probably own a few of them if it weren't for that. I do however have 3 of the MIM Jazz basses and love them. Just depends on what you like and the tone that you find usable
  3. LowBSix


    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
  4. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Keep the jazz. T-birds are notorious for terrible neck dive.

    Or sell the jazz and don't buy a T-bird.
  5. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    I'd keep the jazz...
  6. K Marshall

    K Marshall Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Keep the Jazz!
  7. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Jazz all the way...
  8. Whats wrong with the jazz? Is there a sound you can't get from it or something like that? If so, ditch it and get the Tbird. I for one would never consider it, but there are certainly enough of both around to switch back and forth from now until eternity.
  9. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Get what you want!
  10. HeyyyyyJoe

    HeyyyyyJoe Yahtzeeee

    Nov 13, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Keep the jazz, those t birds stink
  11. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Having owned both in the last two years, I'd keep the jazz bass. But why do you care what WE think? YOU are going be playing it. :meh:
  12. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    when you have a dilemma....
    make de lemonade!

    Keep both - keep everything you ever get; unless you don't like something.
    I think this is a bass law.
  13. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    This is not a dilemma. Honest. :)

    Is there something you don't like about the Jazz? Something that makes the T-bird a better bass for you? Remember, the grass is always greener...
  14. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    + 1 to keeping the J (to avoid seller's regret).

    Save your $ a little longer to buy the T-bird and then you'll have two basses, one for 'rounds, the other for flats.

    This will supply you with tonal versatility to play different styles of music in different bands as well as provide you with a backup bass.
  15. $Lindz$


    Oct 27, 2008
    Or save a bit more and get a used Real T Bird...