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MIM p or MIM j ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Jun 25, 2001.


  1. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i have enough money for a new bass!
    it's time for me to enter the fender family and the only way is the MIM solution, here in italy second hand MIA are really expensive!
    so, here the question. i know the difference in sound between the precision and the jazz and i love them both, if possible i'd buy a precision and a jazz together, but i have to choose. not in terms of precision against jazz, but restricted to the mexican i'd like to know which one do you suggest for overall quality and sound compared to the usa. what i mean is, do they have the same quality or one is better than the other?
    thanks
    marco
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    If you like both, try this one. MIM Deluxe Precesion bass

    <img height=121 width=343 src="http://www.fender.com/electricbasses/pbass/deluxe/images/dlx_pbass_spcl.jpg">

    <a href="http://www.fender.com/electricbasses/pbass/deluxe/dlxpbass.html">Click Here</a> for more info from the Fender site.
     
  3. Bean

    Bean

    May 4, 2001
    Kentucky
    I'd think the best answer is to go into a shop, try them all, and figure out which bass you like the best. But you came here to hear opinions, right? I prefer the jazz bass, myself.
     
  4. Old Blue

    Old Blue

    Mar 18, 2000
    Texas
    I've owned both the MIM Jazz and P. They're both good instruments, once you put some decent pickups in 'em. I prefer the P, but the thing to do is play a bunch and see which one fits your hand the best.
     
  5. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    When it comes to MIM Fenders, there are good ones and bad ones. It doesn't matter if it is a P or a J. You need to play the bass and inspect it closely regardless of the model you choose.

    The other differences are really preference. I like the feel of the offset waist of a jazz bass. I prefer the neck of a p bass. Others are exactly opposite. They also sound very different. Just pick the one that you like.
     
  6. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Try a MIM deluxe J (active electronics) if you can find one.I have one I play more than my MIA's.If you cant find one,I like the MIM P better than the MIM J.Play as many as you can and get the Bass that feels/sounds the best to you.Good luck Marco.
     
  7. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    mmhh
    thanks to everyone for the precious informations. now i changed my starting idea. i thought on what i need more and i decided that it's not a bass. with the money i'll buy a practice combo, the fender bassman 25 (even if i love the ampeg b100r). it will help me a lot in my restared study on jazz bass. for the p or j, it will be the next time!
    thanks again

    marco
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I wasted all that time for nothing? :D Just kidding.