New MIM Jazz Bass.......

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jmbstudios, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. jmbstudios


    Dec 4, 2001
    South AZ
    I just purchased my first bass in over 20 years.

    So since I found this MIM Jazz bass for what I thinks is a pretty good deal, I bought it. I set it up, and it plays like butter!
    So, it cost me $220.00. Like new, excellent shape!

    What do you think, good deal????

  2. w33nie

    w33nie Guest

    Jan 27, 2008
    can we have sound clips with those effect pedals on the floor :D
  3. jmbstudios


    Dec 4, 2001
    South AZ
    I'll get right on that for you!:bag:
  4. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    You best be because not all of us have a floor of pedals... :bawl:
  5. Great deal. Id put new pups in it though.
  6. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Good score! You got a nice deal on a good looking MIM. To make it look better IMO loose that cottage cheese container looking pickguard and add a pearloid or tort one = NICE!
  7. jmbstudios


    Dec 4, 2001
    South AZ

    Actually that was a bit of sarcasm!

    The pedal board is for my guitar rig.. That with my Fender custom shop Bassbreaker(the 2x12 behind the bass) and my PRS are in bed together!

    Never had pedals for my bass. Just plug it in and go!

    I agree with the pickguard. Pealoid will look nice. But I will wait on the pups. It also has flatwounds on it, I dont dig those. They will come off soon.
  8. I've got that bad boy's 5 string cousin..same sweet color. Great sounding base and it's a looker ... I love it. Those newer MIM pickups are not too shabby at all...big and beefy. As a bonus, there is no hum!!
  9. Good point. I replaced my FSR J-pickups with SD quarter pounders, and the latter hummed more than the stocks and didn't sound more than 10% better IMHO.
  10. jmbstudios


    Dec 4, 2001
    South AZ
    I think if I replaced the p'ups, I would look for some vintage p'ups.

    I like the vintage Jbass sounds. I owned a '68 Jbass. But the neck twisted like the wicked witch of the north's legs, so I dumped it. But the sound was nice.

    For now, it will sit as is. I liked the p'ups during the test drive, so I will keep on keepin on. For now!
  11. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, OR
    Nice Bass! First thing I'd do is change the strings and the pick guard. Wait and see if you like the sound of the pups first before changing them, IMO.
  12. thats a good price
  13. The Dave

    The Dave Guest

    Jun 23, 2006
    Canyon, Texas
    Cool bass. Did the previous owner switch the knobs, or is it an older bass?
  14. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    South Carolina

    I bought a new MIM Jazz back in 96 or so and it had those strat style knobs on it from the factory. So if its from that era, those are just the stock knobs.
  15. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I think it's funny that people are advising pickup modifications to a bass they haven't played or heard. :) I think you got a great deal if the bass is in good shape and plays well. Have fun with it!
  16. jmbstudios


    Dec 4, 2001
    South AZ
    The serial number puts 'in the year 2000' (for all you conan lovers)

    I think they are original.

    +1 from the above post............... I think it sounds great the way it is, so these pups will stay! The more I play it, the more I like it as it sits!