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Man... I want this... But I shouldn't!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gabu, Jul 19, 2003.


  1. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    This thing has really got me going. But there is no way I can buy it right now... Mannn... :mad: Actually I know that I have some cashola coming in... But I just don't know when. That's why this really bugs me. I might be able to.

    Anyways, without further ado... Here is what I am digging right now:


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  2. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    and one more:



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  3. Wouldnt something like that be easy for you to find in CA?
    You could always just buy when when your expected money comes in.
     
  4. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    If I am correct MIJ fretlesses aren't made any more, so it may not be easy to find one anywhere. I have been wanting one of those for a while now! Buy it! Buy it!;)
     
  5. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Sometimes... It's a nice MIJ though, so they are not as common as I would like. Also, there is this little problem with wanting instant gratification. ;)
     
  6. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    :eek: You, Sir, are not helping! :D
     
  7. My bad, i thought it was MIM

    It is a nice bass though... :)
     
  8. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Guys, help me out here.....

    How can you tell it's MIJ v MIM from the pictures. I can't tell unless I'm reading the headstock. Are there some physical differences that make it possible to tell the difference?

    Peace,

    James

    btw Gabu, it is a nice one. Hope you find a way to grab it.
     
  9. membranophone

    membranophone

    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    MIJ basses have no fretlines. MIM do.
     
  10. If i remember correctly this particular bass was on Ebay. And in the description it said it was MIJ
     
  11. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    You do remember correctly!
     
  12. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    Conn.
    I see them once in a while but not as often as the regular fender's appear on e-bay.
    I myself am browsing for a new bass and live on e-bay for the perfect "buy-it-now" auction.
    I am either going for a re-issue model or a vintage jazz,though a p-bass mite do the trick.
    I guess it comes down to what bass catches my finicky eye first ;)
     
  13. I'm getting a fretless J in about 2 hours, but it isn't a Fender, it's hand made.
     
  14. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    You don't want that. You want one of these:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
  16. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    That is purty... But dang it! That's still not helping!! ;)
     
  17. Razor

    Razor

    Sep 22, 2002
    Dallas
    Buy it......now!
     
  18. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    Gabu-i understand how you feel to a certain extent. I've been gassin' for an Essex Fretless to see if i like it but i keep on thinking that i won't get any good out of it since i have my Ray5. The main reason that i could come up with as a plus for gettin one is that it wouldn't be dropped $1300+ on a Fretless Ray5 that i don't know if i will like [the fretless part there is]. Also-my goal of getting a DB by Christmas doesn't help much :cool: That's all
     
  19. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Membranophone and b'aceshigh,

    Thanx.

    Peace,

    James
     
  20. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I believe that some MIM have fretlines & some don't, depending on the year, but I'm not 100% sure.

    From these pictures, the copper strip going from the bridge p/u to the bridge is a dead give away.