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New MIM standard Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by southpaw420, Dec 31, 2012.


  1. southpaw420

    southpaw420

    Aug 25, 2007
    A few weeks ago I ordered a brand new MIM standard J. Let me start by saying that this is not my first MIM standard bass. About 4/5 years ago I had the same bass but it had already been a little beat down from sitting on display at guitar center. Had shotty nut work, really crappy hardware, some minor finish flaws, but had a nice tone. I ultimately sold it and moved on to a G&L and Carvin 5 string. I ended up selling the G&L as well and found myself wanting a new 4 string passive beater to use with my current band. I purchased a heavily used early 80's Hondo p bass copy off of ebay and wound up loving the thing. It really is a nice bass. Not one dead spot and it has a really nice p bass tone with the D'Addario halfs I strung it with. I figured it was time to snag myself a nice cheap J as well. After trying out the new American standards (which were nice but not quite in my budget), I tried out a few of the Standard MIM's . Some were nicer than others as far as the feel and weight. Since I was in no rush, I decided to order one blind from Zzounds.com so I could use their monthly payment plan. The bass I received was set up pretty well out of the box. After a few adjustments it was playing perfectly and sounded great. While noodling around a little bit, I noticed some buzzing on the 17th fret on the A string, almost like the note was being choked. From what Ive heard the typical dead spot for these is around the 6 or 7th fret on the G string but I'm experiencing it way lower on the fretboard. Anyone know of a fix for this other than the fat finger route? I'm thinking it may just be a poorly leveled fret. It's honestly not too bad and cant be heard in a band context, just figured I could possibly remedy it completely with a fret job or set up adjustment. In any case here are the pics.
    Sittin pretty in a Reunion Blues Continental...
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  2. Dirtyclinic

    Dirtyclinic

    Nov 15, 2011
    I love it
     
  3. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    just deal with a little buzz on these.....If its only a little buzz. on my MIM the neck twisted a little or something and the whole thing is buzzing.I just bought it a couple months ago! when you look down the neck it looks bowed. The action was set a touch high but after the neck bowed the strings feel like they are an inch from the fretboard. obviously I am taking it to my luthier to fix this! they all buzz a little. when they all start buzzing then worry about it! I wish my MIM just made one fret buzz! Like you said though when I bought it it played like a dream. maybe its the weather.....been really cold lately.
     
  4. T-34

    T-34

    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    I've never heard about dead notes occuring this high on the fretboard. Bad fret leveling is much more probable...
     
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