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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BeefPie84, Nov 10, 2019.
Which one is for you?
I really like the Duff McKagan basses. They are slick. The old Frank Bello bass was killer too. The rest of the Artist line doesn’t do much for me. The American Performer P looks like a pretty decent setup. It needs a noiseless J pickup though. The American Pro is a nice bass that I would probably enjoy owning, I’m just not sure if it’s better or even equal to the former American Standard. The Aerodyne is under the Deluxe line, and it’s awesome too.
I don’t know if I like specific lines or models. Pretty much any P/Jwith a C shaped neck that’s 1.625” at the nut will work for me. And the string through on the American Standard/Pro P with the way they just seem to work with a GK head in a band just does it for me.
Can't I just get a Precision or Jazz bass???
Out of those I'd take a Pro Jazz or an Elite Precision. I'm very happy with my two American Standards. The last line to be fully MIA.
I like the Jazz V s that weigh less than 9 lbs.
Feels like a bloated product range. I can't keep them all straight honestly, the names don't exactly tell you what each one is. Wish list though:
> Painted neck
> Headstock matched to body color
> P/J pickup setup
> Rosewood fretboard
> Made in America
Oh and set up from the factory. It's shameful that $400 Schecters play better than anything the big F has to offer when you take it off the wall to try it out.
None of the above.
I've got all my Fender slots filled with the 5 I already own. Completely uninterested in what they're making now.
I have a Squier Standard PJ, and a parts bass made from a Affinity P body (OG, when it was still just a P bass) and a MIM Standard J neck. At this rate, if I get another it will probably be a used player, whenever they replace it with whatever comes next.
I still kinda want to get one of the Modern Player Jazz basses, with the double J pickups....
They don't make standard anymore? Isn't passive MIM a standard?
It’s Player now
Huh. Is MIM active still deluxe? I see deluxe on the list.
I think so. Both the Precision Special and Jazz Deluxe listed now on Sweetwater are active, MIM. There was an older Precision Special, MIM, but passive. They’re always recycling these names!
there, fixed it!
I have a Pro Jazz, 8.5 lbs. Think I’ll keep it for a while.
None of the above
Ill take a Sire and invest the rest in beer
this is my kind of Fender
You're already our of date: the Classic series is now called Vintera.
For me, I'm often intrigued by the remarkable interest in 50's / 60's vintage Fenders in that they were designed to be remarkably inexpensive basses: Relatively simple woodworking and modest wood choices, with average for their day electronics and hardware.
So for me, the better Squiers fit that vibe and suit me just fine. I personally don't see or feel a 10x or 20x increase in any real capability in their vast range of prices and more expensively built versions . . . . . . of the same things. I'd just as soon have some Squiers, pick out and upgrade parts where I see fit for what I want, and save my money for other things.
In 40-odd years, I've never seen a direct parallel between how much a bass costs and the music it's capable of making, and this from a former Alembic owner: I've seen guys with basses and rigs that cost as much of car not find their ass with both hands, and seen guys with rigs that were almost laughably cheap that just sang and owned the room.
(BTW, is it just me, or have I yet to see someone complaining that their Squier is 'too heavy'?)