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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fcleff, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. fcleff


    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    I'm getting a new bass. I have narrowed it down to three and I would love some feedback from you all. Most importantly, I want to make sure that I am getting a good, quality bass.

    Fender Jazz MIM: $750 no case

    Fender Jazz MIA: $950 with case

    Fender Geddy Lee Jazz: $650 no case

    I usually play fretless or upright. I just want to have the option of the fretted sound and slapping.

    After playing all three I am most drawn to the Geddy. The tone is nice and crisp; same with the MIM but for some reason it seems a little less comfortable.

    The MIA is very warm and inviting but doesn't have that really crisp sound, especially when I slap. But the feel of it is out of this world.

  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    that looks like the proper answer to me.
  3. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    If the Geddy speaks to you, that's the right call.

    $750 is too much for an MIM. $950 is a reasonable price for an MIA, but if it's lacking in tone to your ears, it's not a good deal.
  4. brandonie

    brandonie Adult Film Music At It's Best!!!!

    I like my Geddy!!! I recommend it!
  5. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Go for the Geddy.
    Great bass for the price.

    Besides, you`ve already tested these basses, so you know what to expect from each one.
  6. bassbully43


    Jul 1, 2005
    Yep to much for an MIM...go with the geddy if you like a brighter bass.
  7. yep
  8. BluesyCat

    BluesyCat I'm irresistible. Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Torrance, California
    Staff: Bass Gear Magazine
    Either the Geddy or the MIA is the way to go. I didn't care much for the workmanship details on the Geddy models that I have seen. But a lot of poeple like them regardless. If it were me, I'd get the MIA. Good Luck!
  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    That MIM is way too expensive...drop a few hundred off and it's more realistic. Believe it or not, I paid below that price for my MIA Jazz (new) and below that price for my 73 Precision...

    Sounds like you like the GL...if you dig it, you should go for it.
  10. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Go Geddy - you will thank me.
  11. That looks like the best deal Geddy) ! good luck !!!:)
  12. Get the Ged
  13. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    So you get what to do right?
  14. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Geddy. That MIM is overpriced by about $350. Whoever is offering you that for $750 should kick his own ass just out of principal.
  15. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    My thoughts exactly.

    You know the right answer, go for it.
  16. fcleff


    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Thanks fellas. I'm on my way.

    :hyper: :bassist:
  17. "That MIM is overpriced by about $350. Whoever is offering you that for $750 should kick his own ass just out of principal."

    For real! I paid $335 for mine! Heck you look anywhere on the web and the MIM Standard Jazz is around $400!
  18. puff father

    puff father Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Endicott, NY
    He got it!

  19. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    It would seem you already have your answer. ;)
  20. fcleff


    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    I listened to 'Moving Pictures' all the way to the store and back.

    In a blatant show of disregard for the 'no pics, no bass' rule (I don't have a digital camera so the pics will be delayed) I have to say that I love this bass!!! It is so easy to slap on and just play in general. And the tone, oh dear, the tone...so nice. It is very crisp and clean whether I play slap, harmonics, pluck...you name it. I'm just floored

    I played some slap improv, Portrait of Tracy, Road Games (snippets), Jamerson lines, Opus Pocus, and, of course, YYZ!

    I promise I'll get the pics ASAP.

    I also got the price knocked down to $600 and bought a Gator case for $70.

    Thanks for all of the advice. Oh, and by the way, I believe the MIM is some kind of reissue or anniversary issue if that makes a difference in price. No matter, though, cause I am very pleased.


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