Stuck between 2 J's....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Geroi Asfalta, Apr 22, 2012.

Which should I buy?

Poll closed Apr 29, 2012.
  1. White CV Jazz

    108 vote(s)
    85.0%
  2. VM Fretless

    19 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

    Aug 23, 2011
    I need help from the TB crowd....

    I'm thinking about getting another bass.....the GAS got me bad.

    The Sam Ash near my house has two Squiers (I'm not quite ready to drop $700 on a fender) I'm stuck between.

    -White CV Jazz

    -VM fretless

    Both of them are awesome basses. I have enough black basses and would love a white Jazz, it looks so perfect. My other problem, is I love playing my fretless P, and a fretless J would be awesome :help:
     
  2. sammyp

    sammyp

    Aug 20, 2010
    NB, Canada
    you need to rethink .....i've been playing inexpensive and expensive axes for 25 years ....the classic vibe rock ...the VM do not! IMHO!
     
  3. +1 for the CV over the VM
     
  4. Ibanez Bassist

    Ibanez Bassist

    Jan 30, 2010
    US of A
    Definitely the White CV Bass...
     
  5. iJazz

    iJazz

    Jan 9, 2012
    Sussex, WI
    Classic Vibe. There's some kind of voodoo going on with this guitar. It's like they put each one in a time warpper before they ship them so the play value of every one really is like the axe in your hands has 40+ years of mojo oozing from it.

    iJazz
     
  6. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

    Aug 23, 2011
    So, I guess the CV wins by alot. I know what I
    m doing after work :D
     
  7. ehhh, I prefer the VMs over the CV models. Guess I'm in the minority
     
  8. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    My vote goes for the White CV, but only because I already have the VM Fretless, and I seem to have developed a crush on white basses.

    DonĀ“t get me wrong, I love the VM fretless, I wouldn't get rid of it...but I really want a white bass!!
     
  9. thobie

    thobie

    Sep 4, 2011
    if you were dying to have a fretless down the road you could always have a luthier convert it, buy a new neck, or just rip 'em out and put in some wood putty. its not pretty but it gets the job done :D
     
  10. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

    Aug 23, 2011

    I want a white jazz, but I've already defretted 3 of my Ps.

    I'm not doing it to another until I figure out more important things (wiring picups)
     
  11. NightTripper

    NightTripper

    Oct 20, 2011
    I have tried both of these, and other CVs and VMs. Overall, I prefer the VM line for its pickups and smooth necks. But in this case I'd get the CV because it's fretted.

    I'd personally get the VM J with frets, but you're in love with the white and that's perfectly understandable. :)
     
  12. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    I just don't understand how so many people have such a difficult time spending their own money and why they would trust a group of random strangers who have no stake in the decision to make it for them.

    I have no idea what you want to play, but I already have a good fretless so I'd buy the white CV one.
     
  13. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Go with it:
    I knew 'em very well for I once owned 'em both. The Classic Vibe is by far the better.
    Even if its sound is more modern than its look (basswood body with himass bridge), some features, like vintage single coils pickups and brass barrel saddles go for tradition
    The fretless Vintage Modified is very poor sounding. First of all, the ebonol fingerboard is obviously conceived for flatwound strings (that unfortunately it doesn't sports) so much so that same fingerboard tend to get rapidly scratched
    Secondly, agathis body (Indo kinda pine) Duncan Designed (not proper Seymour Duncan's singles) and weak bridge do little to turn the good looking bass in a sonic experience

    Classic Vibe, my friend
    You won't be disappointed

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  14. PBnJBassist

    PBnJBassist

    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    I'd rather save up for a Classic Series Fender. Classic Vibe Squiers are awesome, but from my own experience (and opinion), it's worth shelling out for a Classic Series 60s or 70s Jazz bass. I was a fan of the wide string spacing of the CV basses, but now, not so much. I actually prefer tighter string spacing for easier runs. Plus, I like my necks not-so-modern. Regular "C" shape fits like a glove.

    But seeing how you already have plenty of basses already; I suggest holding back the GAS and save the cash for whatever that may come your way (bass or non-bass related).
     
  15. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    What problem? Why is that a problem? :eyebrow:

    MM
     
  16. Ragnor

    Ragnor

    Jan 21, 2011
    Belgium, Herent
    This guy uses sense.
     
  17. FretlessMainly

    FretlessMainly

    Nov 17, 2010
    I'm not sure why you want to base your decision on color when you are also choosing between a fretted and a fretless bass. Wouldn't utility trump aesthetics in this situation?
     
  18. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Tejas
    I have a VM J-bass, but the CV series really beats them by a longshot. The pickups on the CV's are really good for a stock set.