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what jazz should I buy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassopotmus, Feb 19, 2003.


What Fender jazz would you suggest??

Poll closed Feb 20, 2003.
  1. Mexican standard

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  2. American standard

    11 vote(s)
    57.9%
  3. '60 reissue

    7 vote(s)
    36.8%
  1. bassopotmus

    bassopotmus

    Jan 12, 2003
    Holland
    Hey folks, maybe you can help me out here...
    I'm so in love with the (Fender) Jazz tone..And I'm really thinking of buying one.
    But..wich one. I know I DONT want a active one.
    Thats like killing the whole jazz bass idea.(IMO)

    So what we have left is the American mexican and the '60 reissue.

    What would would you suggest??
     
  2. Boogie Boy

    Boogie Boy

    Jan 26, 2003
    Geddy Lee Bass.
     
  3. Victor Bailey Model - I know its active, but as the owner of a passive American Jazz V, the Bailey model has the Jazz vibe only more so! :cool:
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  4. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Lakland Joe Osborn Skyline

    AJ
     
  5. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Illinoize
    Modulus VJ4
    :D
     
  6. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    The one you can afford. :D
     
  7. Oh yeah! If I had the money, that's the Fender Jazz I'd get! Right now I'm really digging my '97 American Deluxe Jazz, though, so I voted for the American Standard above.
     
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  9. bassopotmus

    bassopotmus

    Jan 12, 2003
    Holland
    Well thanks for the quick replys..im stil thinking of the 60 reissue myself, love vintage basses, don't know why actualy...

    has anyone got any experience with this bass?
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    A Geddy Lee Jazz.

    If money was not a problem, A Sadowsky, Lakland, Lull or any botique bass of your chosing. :)
     
  11. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    hear hear!

     
  12. BlackNeckJspl

    BlackNeckJspl

    Dec 14, 2002
    Indiana
    For the best bang for your buck get a used MIJ Fender Jazz!!!:bassist:

    P.S. if your really lucky it will have a Black Neck!;)
     
  13. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    If you have $$$ get a Sadowsky by far the best Jazz bass i have ever played. Well balanced axe with some good warm tones. One bass does all from METALLICA to Jazz
     
  14. bassopotmus

    bassopotmus

    Jan 12, 2003
    Holland
    Sorry folks can't affort a Sadowsky or a Lull....
    My teacher has a sadowsky, and Im not fond of it(stepping on a lot of toes here)Sorry Nino(ur a sale person @ sadowsky's?)
     
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Then I again recomend a Geddy Lee Jazz. IMO, It's the best production line Fender bass & it's new for ~$629 (with out case) & you can find them used at about $500 or so.

    If you don't like it, that's cool. That's why their are so many different companies, models, pricepoints, etc to choose from. :)

    PS. I have a Geddy Lee coming that I just bought on eBay.
     
  16. i voted the reissue, but i'd also go for a Geddy Lee!

    For the reissue, go for a MIJ fender, I reckon it'd be cheaper than a MIA?* and just as good! (not sure on MIA reissue prices)

    g'luck, hope you get a fine bass soon, and post pix ;)
     
  17. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    The 60's reissue is a very cool bass... I keep trying to get a deal on one. But I already have a Geddy Lee! :D

    P@
     
  18. Precisely.

    The MIM Fenders are good, the MIM Deluxes are even better with the active electronics.

    Still, you can feel and hear a big difference in a MIA Jazz.
     
  19. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    What kind of $$ do you have to spend? There is a big price difference between the 60's reissue and the MIA. I would not consider the standard MIM

    The 60's reissue is incredible. I have tried 3 so far, and all 3 have been consistant in their sound. I love the tight, growly tone from them, and they make a killer slap monger (I like it more so than the Geddy). Sunburst with a tortise guard just happens to also be my favorite color combo.

    The MIA is also nice but they are several hundred bucks more.

    It's depends on your price range.
     
  20. top028

    top028

    Dec 14, 1999
    Lancaster, PA
    I say go to the store and find the jazz most comfortable. If (insert most rockshops here) dont know how to set them up, ask to do it your self or walk out. if it feels good and sounds good without plugging in, then plug in. At this point since you want to go passive, and I am with you, pickups are every thing. Order a set of vintage fenders or from any of the other fine pickup manufactures.