Well I did it....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FuturePrimitive, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. FuturePrimitive

    FuturePrimitive Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2000
    Rochester, NY
    Met my wife at GC last wednesday just to "try out" a few basses. It was immediately obvious that she was xmas shopping for me but she's smart enough to know that I have to play it to know what I want. I had my eyes on a Conklin GT-7 for awhile so I asked for it off the wall.

    ***?!?! It didn't feel at all like I remembered, now the neck seemed too big and it was quite a feat getting up to the low B. I solemnly gave it back to the sales guy. Oh well, I wouldn't know what to do with all those strings anyway, I have enough trouble with 4.

    So I tried out some 4's and a few 5's. Warwick, Ibenez, Fender, Musicman, and some others I can't remember. Nothing came close to the sound of the Fender MIA Jazz. It didn't feel the best but it was close, and it certainly felt better than the used $30 Samick I've been playing for over a year.

    Hmmmm...... 0% financing for 13 months. My wife then informed me that she had planned to buy me a new bass for xmas (she's subtle) but we might as well take it home now. "Yea, we might as well." I calmly reply. Yea right! I was ecstatic. I love this bass, it was easily the best sounding thing I played, and not even close to the most expensive. (That always seems odd to me!) I've never had a really high quality instrument before (played guitar for 10 years too) so I am really happy with this bass. NOW I finally understand what so many have been talking about concerning Fender Jazzes. What a difference!

    Just had to tell somebody and I figure other bass players would be the only ones that would care.
  2. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    Congrats Dave, that's a fine bass and you will feel right at home on it in no time.
  3. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    congrats and all that stuff

    I have found a couple of times that when you have the money in your pocket (or finance house) you become more critical and often end up walking out of the shop with something completely different.
  4. congrats to the bass AND your wife (do you think she would be willing to talk to my wife? :D )
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Congrats! Is it an active or passive MIZ Jazz? I have a passive MIA Jazz V and after 4 years I am still absolutely in love with it.