1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Used MIM Jazz or Frankenbass??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Groundloop, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. Groundloop


    Jun 21, 2005
    I've had a hankering to assenble a Fender style frankenbass (J body + P neck) probably using Allparts body and neck. I was in a local shop today trying out flangers and was using a late 90's MIM Standard Jazz for the testing. When I picked it up from the stand I almost threw it into the ceiling it was so light, and it really felt pretty good. It seemed stock except for a Lace Sensor pup at the bridge. The price was $425 CDN ($350 US) including a hardshell case. Is that a decent price?

    I'm going to end up with my frankenbass, but what do you think folks, should I assemble a bass from bits and pieces, or start with a working bass and replace bits as my mood and budget allow?