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Which Fender to keep? Having trouble deciding..See pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FishDub, Nov 8, 2019.


  1. Bullitt5135

    Bullitt5135

    Nov 16, 2010
    SE Michigan
    In 1986, I saved up from my after-school job and ordered that exact Jazz Bass Special in pewter. The one I ordered never arrived, so I ended up buying the black-on-black version instead. A lot have basses have come and gone in my collection, but the JBS is the one I'll take to my grave. It feels, sounds and plays as well as anything else I've ever owned.
     
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  2. Raise the funds by selling unused stuff from your garage/shed. Win-Win.
     
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  3. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    That’s the (TB) spirit!! :laugh::D:thumbsup:
     
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  4. Chrisk-K

    Chrisk-K

    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    You wouldn’t get much money from selling either anyway. So keep both.
     
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  5. wheelsup247

    wheelsup247 Supporting Member

    If you have to choose one over the other, do you have any personal special memories / gigs / bands you played in / history with one more than the other? For what it’s worth, the 1985 Fender is my favorite of the two.
     
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  6. nilorius

    nilorius

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    There is no j special, onlu p and p/j. Keep the p/j.
     
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  7. onamission

    onamission Supporting Member

    Jazz specials are nice, very playable and tonally versatile. I'd have to keep both if at all possible but if I could only have one it would be the Jazz special.
     
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  8. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Tallahassee
    keep the fender.
     
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  9. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia living la vida loca Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    I've got a mid 80s JB special like that, but it's fretless and I put in EMG pups. If I had the two you have, I'd keep the special for the versatility. P bass is a one-trick pony. If that's what you want, that's what you want, of course.
     
  10. bass.slinger

    bass.slinger

    Aug 15, 2015
    Santa Fe, NM
    Put the 58 pickup in the jazz bass special and keep it (assuming the pickup sounds better than the stock one - not a guarantee). Otherwise, put the original squier pickup back in, sell it, and sell the 58 pickup.
     
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  11. The special for sure. Then again, I like basses with no pickguard, much cleaner and better looking in my opinion. Of course if one plays/sounds significantly better, that's the one to keep.

     
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  12. Mr Cheese

    Mr Cheese

    Nov 8, 2019
    If I were in your position...........I'd keep the Jazz.
     
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  13. Tigerpig

    Tigerpig

    Oct 27, 2016
    Norwich UK
    Do you record? Which records better, objectively?
     
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  14. moreblues

    moreblues Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    hudson valley,n.y.
    Sorry to hear that you have to sell one...since you can't decide which one to sell...how about selling both of them and buying something that you know you rather have then either of them ?
     
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  15. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Nope no recording just bedroom. I don’t gig anymore since the kids but that may change with time
     
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  16. Keep the Fender.

    But keep both if *at all* possible. I regret every guitar I’ve sold for one reason or another. Amps are far more replaceable.
     
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  17. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    Jazz Bass Special all the way. I have several. They are incredible instruments. You will regret selling it
     
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  18. The silver one
     
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  19. I agree with others...keep them both!
    I have a Aerodyn and Geddy Lee Signature Jazz basses and recently purchased a Player series P-bass. Would not part with them!!
     
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  20. Cool.

    Which one do you play the most?
    Which one are you sentimentally attached to the most?
     

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