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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nerkoids, Sep 19, 2018.
Curious. I'm thinking, the MiM 60s Classic kinda looks... better of the two?
They look the same to me. Does that mean I’m bassist?
I agree, I prefer the tinted headstock. Although the bridge pickup spacing seems different...
Why is the body longer on the American?
I believe the angle at which the photo was taken makes the body shape look different.
The top photo was taken with the camera centered over the neck.
The bottom photo was taken with the camera centered over the body.
I kind of like the look of the aged headstock, too.
Something like that. The strap buttons are both over the 12th fret.
Also, agreed. the tinted headstock looks better. Is that the ground wire going from the pickup to the bridge on the Original?
I'll be the oddball and say I like the American better. I've had the tinted resin headstock before and don't like it in person. Plus the American has a tugbar and grounding strap.
The paint job on the MiM is almost a clown burst compared to the MiA.
It appears as though little or no attempt to blend the red has been made.
Im a goofball....I still prefer "P = dots" and "J= Blocks" ......even though one of my J basses, a 2004 USA Jazz, has dots
I guess one has to pay more than double to avoid Clownburstits...
Prefer American original by about 37%.
I like my tint to come from natural aging/abuse. The burst on the American is brighter as well as the headstock. New basses should be bright and shiny.
Even more inconsequential for us leftys!
Consider: 'original' 60s basses didn't come with tinted headstock (the result of aging). So while the color difference is a matter of taste, the AO is closer to original specs in that particular regard.
I wonder how many who really dislike relicing (Road Worn) still dig tinted headstocks.
The American has what appears to be proper bridge PUP spacing, while the Squier has the same as a 70's J- the bridge PUP was moved closer to the bridge.
More funk in the 70's (or at least Geddy Lee perhaps)? LOL
The burst on the MIM is kind of paint by numbers. Other than that I don't really like either of them.
I like the tort guards. that's about it.
I'd pay extra for the American Original any day. Better bridge, better pickups, better pots, better tuners, better looking burst job, and way more authentic to the 60's jazzes considering the pickguard mounting screws, tugbar, grounding strip, ect.
The spacing is the same, it's just the position of the camera that is making it look different. The appearance of the knobs and rear pickup are the giveaways - you can see the sides of both on the Classic '60s but not on the AO. If the Classic (not a Squier, btw) had '70s spacing, there would be a bigger gap between the pickup and pickguard.
I think they both look great, fwiw. I'll have one of each, thanks.