Just got a 5 string MIM Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jared92, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Jared92


    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    I love it so much! hard shell case to. Any tips for playing five strings? This is my first!
  2. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    No tips just advice...The B-String is not a thumb rest.:D

    Congrats on your new Fender V. I like those.

    Oh and we need pictures.;)
  3. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio


    hahahah love the thumbrest joke
  4. Jared92


    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    I attached an image of the new bass. And i dont know if you can see it but in the case theres a jazz plate from a 1962 jazz bass. =D

    Attached Files:

  5. LzeroKI


    Dec 24, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    anyone know where I can get a pickguard for one of these?
  6. ConspiracyBass

    ConspiracyBass Leo Got It Right.

    Jan 22, 2007
    Fort Wayne, IN

    Though you need to send em your old pickguard so they can trace it.

    I also have a MIM Jazz V. I would strongly suggest replacing the pickups. If yours is a 2006 or newer, any pickup made to be replacements for a USA Jazz V will fit in it since they are the same size. The older MIMs had different size pickups.

    I put a set of Bartolini's in mine and it made a world of difference. Next step is putting in a Audere JZ3 in it.
  7. Actually one of these would look incredible on your bass.
    This was made specifically for the MIM Jazz 5. My MIM Jazz 5 was used to make the pattern (US Jazz 5 has different shape, screw holes etc.) Add Bartolini pups and an Audere preamp and you will have a monster bass!

  8. pingone


    Nov 29, 2007
    congrats on the new bass. i found one of these today new for $299. i don't know why i didn't buy it. i think i'm going back tomorrow to get it.
  9. Jared92


    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    Ill look into it! Im really into cars so i love carbon fiber! Also i dont want to sound stupid, but whats a preamp?
  10. Dave R

    Dave R

    Sep 21, 2007
    Boise, ID USA
    Over in the Technique forum, a gentleman named Gnobility posted a cheat sheet for 5-ers. Here ya go.

  11. A preamplifier (preamp) is an electronic amplifier which precedes another amplifier to prepare an electronic signal for further amplification or processing.

    You usually add an onboard preamp to passive pickups to make the whole electronics package "active" . Your bass will then require on board battery power. This makes the output of your bass a lot hotter than it would be passive. There are many different manufacturers of pickups and preamps. There are some pickups that are active with built in preamps requiring no additional onboard preamp. EMG pickups are active, but not available in the size for MIM 5.

    Check out http://www.audereaudio.com/ for the easiest preamp to install.
  12. keema


    Sep 4, 2007
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Dumb question guys..what does MIM stands for? sorry..
    anyway..i like this bass from fender. Does this one is an active bass? How much will u think a brand new one cost? thanks..Do you know which stores sells this bass for a much cheaper price?
  13. MIM=Made in Mexico. They are very good, but hit or miss. You need to go into a store with a good selection and play several until you find one that feels perfect.
    They run $499 brand new. I picked mine up used for $199, but spend a couple of hundred $$ in upgrades.

    They are not active. They are passive. I upgraded mine to Bartolini pickups (passive) and will be adding an Audere preamp. Then the bass will be active.
  14. keema


    Sep 4, 2007
    Abu Dhabi, UAE

    ahh i see..so all of fenders now are made in mexico? so i guess those are made in the U.S. will cost much more..hmmm..how much will it be?

    u said "hit or miss" why? some MIM if u get unlucky will have u so much trouble ?
  15. That make it so much clearer now!:oops:

    If I had any advise it would be to practice. After a few weeks it will seem natural to have a B string.

    And sometimes I rest my thumb on the B to mute it while I play higher strings:ninja:
  16. Jared92


    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    Alright guys thanks alot! Also to KEEMA: Usa Fender are hand made and run from about $700 used to like $1500 new. Mexi Fenders are factory made, but are still great basses and include many parts from Ameri Fenders.
    I bought my Fender Jazz V for $325 used (but MINT) with a hardshell case. Godd deal if i say so myself!
  17. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Inactive

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao EspaƱa
    HHAHAHA that joke made my day :D.
  18. Jared92


    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    They are not? I was told that they still were... sigh**
  19. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005

    I don't want to start a pissing war here... which it will but I will say it anyway
    American (MIA) fenders are made teh SAME WAY Mexican (MIM) fenders are.. except they have string through bodies (and bridge, u have the choice obviously) and they have an S1 switch, which a lot of people don't like...
    Many people think American Fenders (pre 1978) aren't worth the money others think American Fenders (pre cbs) aren't worth the money .. The reality is.. MIA fenders are JUST as hit or miss as MIM ... but usually when they are miss, they aren't as bad.