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where r geddy jazz bassas made now?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PATTY1, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. PATTY1

    PATTY1 Guest

    Dec 28, 2009
    i've seen them in stores that say on the back of the neck " made in japan" but i heard a recent rumor that all the news ones from now on will be made in mexico, is there any truth to this rumor ???
  2. i've been hearing that for a couple of yrs.
  3. nato101010


    Dec 12, 2009
    Doubt it, I just played a brand new Japan one a few days ago.
  4. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements

    They're made by Dyna-Gakki in Japan.

    After having raised the price, I don't see them going to an inferior Mexican build.
  5. murphy


    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Do you still think mexican builds are inferior?
    Have you checked out the road worn basses? the classic series?
    The deluxe jazz 5vers?
    They all seem very well made to me.
  6. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    Mexican fenders are very very well made, especially in very recent years, but still, Japanese fenders are still superior to the mexico fenders.
  7. p0werslav3


    Feb 21, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    :eyebrow: I've played many a MIM bass that would rival an MIA or MIJ
  8. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    I can not verify it but I heard that Fender in Japan is closing and the operations are moving somewhere else. Fender is expanding the Mexico facilities next year.

  9. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    I've played a bunch of the "Classic" series, and I would say the quality of those is definitly approching or very close to the MIJ Fenders.

    The Road Worns are with out a doubt in my mind, superior to anything that's ever come out of Fender Japan (BIG required IMO)

    The upper level MIM's are VERY good these days.
  10. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Have all Geddy Lee basses always been Made In Japan?
  11. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    ps. Not asking about MIJ vs CIJ. I'm asking whether Geddys have ever been MIM or MIA or anywhere else.
  12. Aspidites


    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    Not what I heard from a friend of mine that works for Fender.

    From what I have heard Fender Mexico will be closing and the production moved to China and since Fender only contracts with Dyna Gakki and does not have a plant of its own in Japan you definitely heard wrong there.
  13. Aspidites


    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    Yes they have always been made in Japan.
  14. throbgod13


    Mar 26, 2005
    there should be a USA Geddy Lee..
  15. Aspidites


    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    I prefer Japanese made myself.
  16. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Does anybody know why they are made abroad and not in the USA considering their popularity and price?
  17. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Geddy has a few of them. ;)
  18. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    They would be another $300 or so if MIA. People balk at the $1000 price as it is.
  19. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Why? They wouldn't be made any better, and they would not use different hardware, nor appreciably different woods. So what's going to be better if they were US onstruction?

  20. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005

    I've never played a Japenese Fender that didn't AT LEAST rival nicer American models, if not beat out.

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