Poll: Which is better?
Poll Options
View poll results: Which is better?
MIM Fender Jazz Bass
27 56%
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
21 44%
Voters: 48.
#1
Which would you prefer to have? Assuming the Mexican is maybe, $50-$75 cheaper. Im just starting out on the bass, and itd probably be more of a hobby than anything serious. Any thoughts and opinions would help! thanks guys
#2
The Fender Jazz Standard (the Mexican one) is much more expensive, not cheaper!


EDIT - we must also remember that if youre talking about a USED MIM bass, then it will most likely be the old version and will not have the new features on it that the 2009 models have!

Gear:
Fender Standard Jazz Bass
Artec Matrix Pedal Tuner
BBE Optostomp
Boss GEB 7
EHX NYC Big Muff
Ashdown MAG C410T-300
Torque T100BX
GAS-ing for:
Boss SYB5
Behringer Intelligate IG9
Last edited by Jonnomainman at Jul 17, 2009,
#3
Might as well go for the VM. That way you can have a slightly better practice amp. If ti's true what you say, that the MiM is cheaper (if you didn't mix them up and found a deal or something) then the MIM is better.
#4
I should have mentioned they're both used. Not sure how old the Mexican but the vm is a year old I believe. They are deals I found, so no I didn't mix up the prices. I think I'm gonna go for the Mexican, but if anyone has strong arguements against it I'd be happy to hear them
#6
VM jazz, unless the MIM plays really good
Without spiritual mentoring, too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay
- Prince
#9
i would go for the MIM eithier way but that MO.
Yamaha TRB1006
Fender MIA jazz bass
Hora Hybrid double bass
Hartke lh 500
Ev 606L
Epiphone les paul
#11
MIM has better resale. good move for a beginner.
Quote by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#12
sweet, thanks guys for the help. Im gonna pick up the jazz bass tomorrow
#13
Quote by Captain Insano
Alder > Maple

MIM wins!

Hang on, in what world does that make sense?
They have different tones, which you may like or dislike, but if anything, maple is a more valuable and sought after wood.
"I hope I die before I get old"-Words of Pete Townsend, 1945-

"I hope I die before I turn into Pete Townsend"-Words of Kurt Cobain, 1967-1994

Funny old world eh.
#14
Hey slight threadjack but I was looking to upgrade from a Standard Squier Jazz to a MIM Fender Jazz which I can get for aroun 530euro which is around 600 and something dollars? The Squier plays good so would the MIM be a good upgrade for that money? I won't get to play the Fender before I get it. Sorry
Originally Posted by JayLacelle
because UGers are smarter than the average human being
#15
MIM will sell for more later,
but the VM is far superior in feel & playability and has great sound.
I'd personally go for the VM... maybe haggle it down a little?
#16
Quote by slownightsolong
Hey slight threadjack but I was looking to upgrade from a Standard Squier Jazz to a MIM Fender Jazz which I can get for aroun 530euro which is around 600 and something dollars? The Squier plays good so would the MIM be a good upgrade for that money? I won't get to play the Fender before I get it. Sorry

That's quite off topic, but perhaps it'll save us another "which bass" thread, so I'll oblige you.

The MIM will be a significant upgrade from the squier, but the difference won't be gigantic, so I would stress that you try one before you shell out £450+ on a bass that will sound very similar to your old bass. Also remember to shop around a bit and make sure that this is definitely what you want, because you might find it more useful to have 2 basses with different functions than 2 that do basically the same thing.
"I hope I die before I get old"-Words of Pete Townsend, 1945-

"I hope I die before I turn into Pete Townsend"-Words of Kurt Cobain, 1967-1994

Funny old world eh.
#17
Thanks, will try to try it put before I pay for anything!

Edit: I'm loving the avatar
Originally Posted by JayLacelle
because UGers are smarter than the average human being