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MIM Jazz 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by inoculation, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. inoculation


    May 9, 2004
    A friend of mine is looking to sell his 5 string MIM jazz bass. How are these in terms of quality? It would be my first 5 string so I don't want to pay much for it. How much does the average used one cost?
  2. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    These are ok, but their quality is kinda' hit-n-miss on the MIM ones, IMHO, so I'd try before you buy on it, but the other thing is, they don't usually cost much, 'cause their resale value is low. That said, you should be able to pick it up for under 300 with case, I'd guess. A good thing to do is hit eBay and look at the "completed" items (make sure you look only at the ones that sold) and sorta' average it out. Pretty good indicator.