What bass instead of MIM Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jwsamuel, May 15, 2005.

  1. jwsamuel


    Apr 26, 2004
    Hi all,

    I used to play bass but have not touched one for 25 years. I'd like to start playing again. The easy thing for me to do is buy a Fender MIM Precision, but before I do, I wanted to check in here.

    Things have changed a lot since I last had a bass. What else is there in the $400 price range (about the same as the MIM Precision) that I should also look at.

    I am thinking 4-string, though I am also open to a 5-string bass.

  2. For 400 dollars, a MIM Precision is a good buy

    A MIM Jazz would also be worth looking at, depending on what tone you want.

    The best part about both of them, is that if you dont like any of the parts (bridge, pickups, ect.), its very very easy to find replacement parts for a Fender.
  3. rockdoc11


    Sep 2, 2000
    You might look at the Yamaha basses in that price range.

    I've found them to be of good quality for the price.
  4. superfly


    Aug 4, 2004
    I bought a new MIM Precision at GC a few months ago for $325 out the door. Which left me a few bucks for a nice SD 1/4 lb
    pickup. You should be able to do the same.
  5. jwsamuel


    Apr 26, 2004
    Well, I couldn't get $325 out the door but I did get $349.

    Thanks for all the info guys. I got a MIM Precision. I am leaving it stock for now.

  6. superfly


    Aug 4, 2004
    Good deal! A nice pickup and a sheilding job does wonders for those MIM p basses. Oh yeah, and a nice set of flatwounds :cool:
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Awesome Jim! How about some pics of the new bad boy?