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MIM Fender necks...the truth

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wvbass, Jul 30, 2012.


  1. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
  2. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    from Ensenada Mexico...

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  3. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
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  4. And this matters why?
     
  5. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
  6. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Yeah, it would be nice if the wood they used was of a higher grade and a little less green so this argument could be relevant. "Mass Produced" means inherant flaws, such as low cure time for wood. This will always result in a flawed instrument down the road. Is Fender USA guilty as well? Yes, but on a much smaller scale. Green is green...enough already.
     
  7. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    I notice more and more that custom build instruments are more stable than any and all production instruments, IME
     
  8. bobba66

    bobba66

    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    Parts of the world are still flat.
     
  9. atrapp

    atrapp

    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    lol!
     
  10. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    The Keebler Elves don't really make the cookies, either.
     
  11. So wait....what your telling me is that made in Mexico necks are made in Mexico.....that's crazy!
     
  12. ChetChetney

    ChetChetney

    Apr 25, 2012
    Oklahoma City
    Interesting read, but I still cannot gel with a MIM neck, regardless of how many people have touched. I wish I loved them...
     
  13. the wako kid

    the wako kid

    May 11, 2011
    Denver,CO
    I took a tour of the fender factory in corona a couple weeks ago. the way I understand it is this.certanin higher end MIM models have their necks started out in america,then finished in mexico. I heard this from our tour guide who was a former fender quality control employee.he would have to inspect all guitars that went out,so I think he knows more about fender than most.
     
  14. I always assumed they were....
     
  15. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    This was prompted by the claim that all Fender necks are MIA, according to Fender some have said.
     
  16. Fender hires cheap labor , so made in Mexico by Mexicans or made in the usa by Mexicans.
     
  17. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    ...or made in Japan by?
     
  18. 1SHOT1HIT

    1SHOT1HIT

    Feb 17, 2012
    Aren't they ALL made from a freakin CNC machine anyway?

    Does it matter in any way where the plug to that machine is plugged in?
    Or which grid it is pulling power from?
     
  19. samurai1993

    samurai1993

    Jun 6, 2010
    Chile
    Don't know, but I happen to find the MIJ Fenders crafting and QC better than in the the MIA's
     
  20. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    Then it must be Chileans. :bag:
     

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