I want to buy a new bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by himluis1, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. himluis1


    Sep 28, 2012
    ok im thinking that i could sell all my stuff a mim fender jazz bass , a signature squier p bass and my bg250 bass combo amp and get some more cash and get a fender american standard jazz bass or keep some of my stuff and get a mim jazz bass .. i want new 2013 bass but cant really decide if i should go for usa or stick to mim at this point i never owned a usa bass only mim and squiers ... what u all think ???
  2. StevieMac

    StevieMac Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    I think you have GAS :)

    We can't decide on your budget or your needs for you but I can suggest that you save yourself some money by shopping in the TB classifieds.
  3. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008
    I think you have GAS.

    I would do it. One Am. Std. Fender that makes you happy is worth more than 3-4 MIM that don't.

    But play a few first to make sure it will actually make you happy. For some of us it's the psychological satisfaction of knowing you own the "American Standard," for some it's the actual tangible upgrades of a Am. Std. compared to the imports, and for most of us, it's both of these considerations.

    Good luck with the GAS.
  4. himluis1


    Sep 28, 2012
    well at this point i have always bought used stuff so i was looking to get something brand new and something that will have to last at least 10 or 15 years ... i take good care of my equipment and this coud probably be my last oportunity to buy a new bass ... next year is all about a house and a new car for my fam ...
  5. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I pooled my resources, saved my nickels and dimes and finally got an American Fender. I haven't regretted it for a moment.

    Of course now I have three American Fenders. :D
  6. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    What's your goal, here? In my opinion, if you've played a particular USA Fender that you greatly prefer over what you have now, it might make sense to sell some stuff. If you just like the idea of having a USA Fender, but haven't found the particular bass, look until you find that one bass that is worth the sacrifice. Just my 2 cents.
  7. stanley00


    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    If owning one MIA bass vs two lesser expensive imports will make you happy and content for 10 to 15 years then, I would do it. The two basses you already own will probably get you around $500 if you are patient. For a new MIA Fender, you would have to add an additional $500-$700. If you can do that without causing any serious domestic issues, then go for it.
  8. I don't think it matters where a bass is built. More important is how it speaks to you. How it feels n sounds to you.
    Imo the RW Fenders (MIM) are as good as any built anywhere (possibly excluding handmade boo teek basses)
    I've owned a few MIA, MIJ & MIM Fenders and the 62AVRI P (MIA) & RW P (MIM) are the 2 that spike to me.
    PLAY em first. You may find a cheaper option does it for you more so than some more pricey basses
  9. Greevus


    Apr 15, 2009
    I'm gonna bet that if you simply go MIA vs MIM you will be disappointed at what you get for what you spend. You have GAS from reading here ;)

    For what it's worth, I have a MIM Fender and a MIM Squier and I cannot tell the difference except tuners are sturdier and they added more clear coat to the neck. The Squier was by far the better overall choice. Sounds and feels virtually identical.

    A luthier friend of mine said it best: "All the workers in the MIA plant are Mexicans".
  10. Dogghouse


    Jan 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara
    Bass Guy @ Seymour Duncan
    The Fender Road Worns are made in Mexico. They are my preferred gigging machines right now. And I own many USA made ones including vintage. All the Road Worns need are some Antiquities by SD.