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MIJ Fretless Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mortimer616, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. mortimer616


    Aug 29, 2006
    I found a guy who's selling a '96 MIJ Fretless Fender Jazz bass for $650. He's upgraded it with active EMGs and a BadAss Bridge. I haven't had any experience with these Japanese basses and was wondering how they compare to American and Mexican Jazz basses?
  2. IMHO MIJ or CIJ (Created in Japan) basses are as good as their MIA counterparts. Not sure that a Badass is an upgrade, not the EMGs for that matter. It depends what sound you are going for. The price is OK but make sure that they give you the original bridge and PUs into the bargain.

  3. mortimer616


    Aug 29, 2006
    Alright, thanks, I'll try. What would the sound difference between the pickups be?
  4. GabeN


    Feb 27, 2006
    Chugiak, AK
    I've got a MIJ Jazz with EMG's from around the same time period and it rocks. The neck is great, the quality all around is awesome and the pickups are better than stock. I don't dig the active EMG sound but they do OK for what they are meant to do.

    Go for it. I got mine for $550 so try to talk the price down. MIJ's are as good or better than MIA IMO.