question on fender jazz bass 2002

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steviecsg, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. steviecsg


    Aug 16, 2002
    just a general question on the MIA fender jazz bass circa 2002 w graphite reinforced necks, thru body stringing option.

    how do they compare against the MIAs of other years

    1) circa 1997 (without graphite)
    2) 2003-2004 (w s1 switching)
  2. Yeah, I wanna know how the Jazz basses with the S1 switching sound. Our Fender dealer doesn't carry those... :spit:
  3. jim primate

    jim primate bass guitarist.

    the new s1 j-basses sound like any other jazz. the s1 is kind of subtle and not as drastic as anyone would have you believe. the sound is thicker, and a little darker, and it does have its uses. they are nice, but the switch is kind of cheesy. i'd rather have my pre-'03 j, with a push/pull pot than the weird fender switch.

    as far as graphite rods, i doubt that if you didn't look at the dates you would even notice while playing. the rods don't do anything for the fender deadspot, but since i set up both my basses (1 p, 1 j) i haven't had to reset them due to weather or anything like that. so i guess the graphite does its job.