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MIJ vs MIA p-basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tom Lee, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. Are the MIJ p-basses as good as the MIA p-basses. Someone told me that MIJ is better than MIM. Are the MIJ's more expensive, do they sound better etc. ?????????????????
  2. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    I have a MIJ P. It is at least as good as any MIA I ever played.

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  3. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    The MIJ Fenders are generally considered to be as good as MIAs. The few I've played have bared this out. Certainly much better than MIMs.
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    For the most part the quality & "better" basses are in this order:


    Fenders consistancy in not as good as it could be. I've seem alot of MIA dogs. I've played a few MIM's that felt & sounded better than most MIA's. I've played a few MIJ that were awesome & some that were less than perfect. For the most part, I like what I have been seeing coming out of the Japan Factories latley but they are harder to come buy & you could order direct form them but then you have to pay high shipping & duties, etc.

    I'm done rambling now. :)

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