Is it just me . . .

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Matthew T., Nov 26, 2002.

  1. Matthew T.

    Matthew T.

    Feb 17, 2002
    Springdale, AR
    Maybe I've been out of the loop for too long, but it seems like the sound of the new Fender Standard Jazz basses has greatly improved. I plugged one in yesterday for the first time in a year or two and the sound was killin' with a really nice growl when I rolled off the neck pickup a bit. I hear Fender updated the pickups and I know they went from poplar to alder for the body wood, but still. These things used to sound a lot rougher and less defined. Way cool.
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Maybe they have improved, or maybe you just got ahold of a good one.

    IME, no two are alike. You can play all six of the jazz basses hanging on the wall and get something different out of each.

    You probably should have bought it.

  3. Matthew T.

    Matthew T.

    Feb 17, 2002
    Springdale, AR
    Or would I be better off with a MTD Kingston for about the same $$? I'm looking for a solid rock n roll bass in the $400-$500 range.
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    You can find a used MIA Fender in that price range. You can't get a more "solid rock n roll bass" than that.
  5. 1964


    Mar 26, 2002
    Too Close To Hell
    The new MIMs are pretty good; better overall than many 90’s MIAs.