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Simple choice

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lowness, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    I have tried a lot of different basses in recent times. The more basses I play (Fender or otherwise), the better my Fender American Standard Jazz sounds, as do the other American Standards I try.

    I think from now on, I will only buy Fender American Standard instruments + use an external pre-amp.

    The effort of going elsewhere is not worth it.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
  2. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Constant state of flux
    Oh boy, I think Pandora has an open box for you!!!! Soon the Squire minions will be along to tell you just how much better their budget level basses are than your MIAs.

    I think that you have made a wise choice though, you can't really go wrong with Fender American Standards!!
  3. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    Good - it reduces the price pressure on my American Standards.
    aaronious and mdogs like this.
  4. Geri O

    Geri O Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    The Mexican versions of those basses aren't bad basses at all. But I'm happier with the AM Jazz and Precision basses, as well. For whatever reason.
    dfoehr likes this.
  5. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    You're going to have to mention the other basses and give specific reasons you like your Fender better or the wolves are going to rip you apart. Opinions are fine to have, but that kind of information will give them validity.
    Braden Persch likes this.
  6. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    MIM is fine, as is is Sadowsky and Fodera.

    Been there, done that............can't be bothered.
  7. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    I am pretty sure I don't have to do these things mentioned.
    KickingBass and Esoge like this.
  8. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    That's true, but be ready.
  9. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    What a bold thing to say.
  10. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    Sure.......I am ready to not respond.
  11. organworthyplayer337

    organworthyplayer337 Professional Hack

    Oct 28, 2014
    Charlotte, NC
    Prepare to have your ignore list expand by at least 7 :D

    I love my MIAs but I do have my eye on an MIM drool
  12. scrubjay


    Mar 30, 2015
    New Jersey
    What external preamp are you using?
  13. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    MXR 81

    Love one pre-amp and many passive basses.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2016
  14. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    You'd be crazy to keep on looking after you've found what you are looking for. Congrats on beating GAS!

    Anyone who feels otherwise about your choice is just jealous.
  15. Jazz basses rule. I love that throaty tone of a passive jazz with all of the knobs maxed:

    gjohnson441496, Bassa Nova and mpdd like this.
  16. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    Thanks for letting us know you figured it out.....now make sure you go with tort....you don't want to confuse anything
    nerkoids likes this.
  17. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Wow - I'm sold!
  18. Alexander


    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Wait - aren't P Basses better?

  19. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    I have been ignored by many people and been told as much........which is somewhat counter intuitive.
    Odonian and organworthyplayer337 like this.
  20. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    I like this pre-amp because it is simple - (except the Sadowsky pedal) every other pre-amp pedal seems to have a million other tricks embeded which I don't care for. The MXR is also a good pre-amp though I have no idea if it is better or worse than other pre-amps..............if someone wants to tell me I'll be sure not to listen.
    twinjet and mdogs like this.

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