Fender Basses

i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
Who likes Fender Basses and what do you think of them...I'm actually looking to buy one soon.
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  • xtremehardy388xtremehardy388 Posts: 2,749
    Depends what you're looking for. I like the P-Bass but it all depends on models and sounds you want.
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  • I currently own three. Currently have a American Standard P-Bass, A 1962 reissue Jazz Bass, and a Jaguar. I did own a Mexican 5 String Standard bass, but sold it a year after I bought it. The only reason I sold the 5 string was it just didn't work for me. I just prefer a 4 string bass. The P-Bass is my hands down favorite, but it also has a pretty thick neck. Tone wise its perfect. The 62 Jazz has a wonderful ridiculous narrow and thin neck. Pick up's sound great, plays great etc. The jag is from the first run when they first released it in the US (Made in Japan). The neck and the pick ups are the same that are on the 62 reissue, However it has a pre amp in it. Very cool bass. Honestly I don't even use the pre amp.

    There are other basses I like however I'll always have a least a P-Bass in my collection.
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 30,506
    I have a standard J Bass & love it.
    I LOVE MUSIC.
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  • Standard Fender P-Bass and I feel like the notes are more defined. I'm not a bass player though.
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 30,506

    Standard Fender P-Bass and I feel like the notes are more defined. I'm not a bass player though.

    yup. definitely more defined. I feel like the J bass resonates a bit more, which I really like.

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  • mfc2006 said:

    Standard Fender P-Bass and I feel like the notes are more defined. I'm not a bass player though.

    yup. definitely more defined. I feel like the J bass resonates a bit more, which I really like.

    Its warmer - more junk in the trunk.
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    edited April 2015
    mfc2006 said:

    I have a standard J Bass & love it.

    Nice I had a Squier Jazz Bass for awhile but I ended up selling it though.
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898

    I currently own three. Currently have a American Standard P-Bass, A 1962 reissue Jazz Bass, and a Jaguar. I did own a Mexican 5 String Standard bass, but sold it a year after I bought it. The only reason I sold the 5 string was it just didn't work for me. I just prefer a 4 string bass. The P-Bass is my hands down favorite, but it also has a pretty thick neck. Tone wise its perfect. The 62 Jazz has a wonderful ridiculous narrow and thin neck. Pick up's sound great, plays great etc. The jag is from the first run when they first released it in the US (Made in Japan). The neck and the pick ups are the same that are on the 62 reissue, However it has a pre amp in it. Very cool bass. Honestly I don't even use the pre amp.

    There are other basses I like however I'll always have a least a P-Bass in my collection.

    Thanks for the info :)
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    Perth-25th November 2006
    Perth-14th November 2009
    E.V. - Perth-31st March, 1st April 2011
  • Jazz bass's seem to be more boomier. P bass's have a nice warm punch.
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    Jazz bass's seem to be more boomier. P bass's have a nice warm punch.
    Ok yeah that's my thought...I like the Precision Bass more then the Jazz Basses...
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    mfc2006 said:
    I have a standard J Bass & love it.

    I had a Jazz Bass a Squier...it wasn't really my sound so I sold it...probably leaning more towards a Precision Bass although I wouldn't say no to a Fender Jazz Bass...
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,612
    My P is warm.
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  • 2.5 years later and I lean towards the Jazz bass tone.  Then again it can just be the music that's being created.  Still always need a P Bass
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898

    Yeah I was thinking about getting a Jazz Bass as well but just a cheap one to see if I like it...the Fender will be a Precision Bass...

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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,612
    My P is natural. 
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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,145
    Picked this beauty up yesterday......

    Brand new 2016 MIM model, Fender Jazz bass.  Just under $500.
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,397
    edited December 2017
    Lake Placid blue is the best Fender color. That’s sweet. I want a Tele that matches.
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    Picked this beauty up yesterday......

    Brand new 2016 MIM model, Fender Jazz bass.  Just under $500.
    Hey nice looking Bass...Great colour and for just under $500 good price too :)
    E.V. - "Music is a Weapon of Mass Construction"
    Perth-20th March 1998
    Perth-23rd February 2003
    Perth-25th November 2006
    Perth-14th November 2009
    E.V. - Perth-31st March, 1st April 2011
  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,145
    i_lov_it said:
    Picked this beauty up yesterday......

    Brand new 2016 MIM model, Fender Jazz bass.  Just under $500.
    Hey nice looking Bass...Great colour and for just under $500 good price too :)
    Thank you!  They were blowing out their old stock, got lucky!
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    Summerfest - Jul 09, 1995*Savage Hall - Sep 22, 1996The Palace of Auburn Hills-Aug 23, 1998 Breslin Center- Aug 18, 1998,The Palace of Auburn Hills-Oct 07, 2000 DTE Energy Theatre-Jun5,2003,DTE Energy Music Theatre - Jun 26, 2003Sports Arena - Oct 02, 2004 Van Andel Arena - May 19, 2006Palace of Auburn Hills-May 22, 2006 Quicken Loans Arena-May 09, 2010
    10-16-2014 Detroit
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,612
    This started out as a black, 94 MIM standard:

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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,612
    You can tell why they painted the body. It's a lot of pieces. Looks funky in a good way in person, though.
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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,145
    dudeman said:
    This started out as a black, 94 MIM standard:

    Love it!
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,612
    Thanks. It was a fun project. The only things I didn't mess with are the tuners and the neck plate. 

    I refinished the body, swapped the pickup for a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder, the bridge for a hi-mass ESP,  replaced the pots, cap, wiring, jack pickguard and strap buttons. I also polished and crowned the frets, shimmed the neck and hand cut a new nut from a blank of Micarta. The nut has asymmetrical spacing, getting a little farther apart for the higher strings.

    Turned out to be a fun bass to play.
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    dudeman said:
    This started out as a black, 94 MIM standard:


    That looks Really Good :)
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    Perth-23rd February 2003
    Perth-25th November 2006
    Perth-14th November 2009
    E.V. - Perth-31st March, 1st April 2011
  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    dudeman said:
    Thanks. It was a fun project. The only things I didn't mess with are the tuners and the neck plate. 

    I refinished the body, swapped the pickup for a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder, the bridge for a hi-mass ESP,  replaced the pots, cap, wiring, jack pickguard and strap buttons. I also polished and crowned the frets, shimmed the neck and hand cut a new nut from a blank of Micarta. The nut has asymmetrical spacing, getting a little farther apart for the higher strings.

    Turned out to be a fun bass to play.

    Yeah that sounds good man...I want to do something like this but just with a Cheap Bass I already have...I want to just pull it apart and get new parts for it and out it back together again...
    E.V. - "Music is a Weapon of Mass Construction"
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    Perth-23rd February 2003
    Perth-25th November 2006
    Perth-14th November 2009
    E.V. - Perth-31st March, 1st April 2011
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