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MIM Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DigitalMan81, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Hello all.

    After much deliberation, due diligence (maybe not enough) and sleepless nights, I decided to buy a Hecho en Mexico Geddy Lee Jazz... I'm not impressed with the finish. In fact, it does not look like a 3 tone sunburts should look IMO.

    I received my Ged JB a few days ago and out of the box noticed the edges of the frets were fairly rough, which seems to be a highly common gripe among Ged JB buyers. Not a huge deal, alas, one should reasonably expect a well finished Fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass. Surely not a tall order.

    My main gripe is the sunburst. Compared to MIJ/CIJ sunburst finishes, which are a nice black/red/orange glow, the MIM GL's seem to have a crummy greenish brown hue.

    Has anyone else noticed this? I'm contemplating sending it back or selling it to find a nice MIJ/CIJ.

    Thanks for any input.
  2. EagleMoon

    EagleMoon Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I've had a couple of Japanese GL's and the sunburst was more two-tone than three-tone. Here's a picture of one of them without the pickguard.

  3. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
  4. EagleMoon

    EagleMoon Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
  5. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    There is a little button that toggles the finish color from Black to Burst...