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Mexican Fender jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe Garage, Apr 11, 2005.


  1. Joe Garage

    Joe Garage

    Mar 13, 2005
    I just borrowed a fretless Mexican jazz bass from my local music store to try at home. I must say this bass very easy to play and also sounds very good on my old Roland Amp.

    Is there big difference between the American and Mexican?
     
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    If you do a forum search for the terms "MIA" and "MIM" (common abbreviations for Made in America and Made in Mexico), you'll have more reading material about the subject than you'll ever have really wanted.

    To sum up what the majority of those threads say: Play as many MIMs as you can. Fender's quality control is not the pinnacle of the craft, and you can find MIM instruments that will go to bat with MIAs, and hold their own.
     
  3. Joe Garage

    Joe Garage

    Mar 13, 2005
    Thanks for you answer. I think I will go with the MIM since I dont have the possibility to compare with the MIA.
     
  4. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    If you're American.... yes.





    Just kidding, guys!! :p

    More seriously, I'd go with SuperDuck's answer to your question.
     
  5. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    If you like the way the bass plays and sounds what does it matter how it compares to an MIA?