#1
Only reason it needs to be a Fender/Squier is because I'm a bit of a Fender purist is all.

I'm looking for my first bass, preferably in the sub $400 (used) range.

Here are some of my thoughts:

Squier :

* Precision Bass Special

* VM Precision Bass

* VM Jazz Bass (Fretted)

Fender :

* MIM Precision Bass (need to see if the neck is comfy or not)

* MIM Jazz Bass

* MIM Precision Bass Special

*MIJ Jazz Bass Special (not likely in my price range)

* I'd also like to add that SX basses are damn tempting too.

I'm looking for:

* Quality (at least for the price)

* Inexpensive

* Versatility

* Won't need to modify/upgrade (to another bass) in the near future

I'd appreciate any input.

Thanks!
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#3
Quote by cal1
Get a high-end Squier Jazz

Do you think a high-end Squier Jazz would be better than a MIM Fender Jazz?
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#4
if you get a good one, yes, but if you get an average one, not quite
but it'll be cheaper
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Quote by yellowsnow4free
Do you think a high-end Squier Jazz would be better than a MIM Fender Jazz?

I've heard bad things about the MIMs, but the Squiers (the higher end ones, not the affinity series) are pretty nice. If you find a good MIM, go for it.
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Quote by the humanity
jazz bass.

t-bird is muddy inversatile, and reminds me of emo chicks.

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#7
Quote by cal1
I've heard bad things about the MIMs, but the Squiers (the higher end ones, not the affinity series) are pretty nice. If you find a good MIM, go for it.

Yeah, I guess I'll just monitor Craigslist for now.

I'd still like to know about versatility though...
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix
#9
get the vm jazz and do you have a bass amp?
BASS GEAR:
Fender Bassman 250 2x10
Squier MB-5
Tanglewood Premier TW155 acoustic bass

GUITAR GEAR:
Ibanez ART300
Fender GDC-200SCE
Peavey studio chorus 70

PEDALS:
Ibanez SM-7
Ibanez PH-7
DOD Bass Chorus
#10
Quote by TANKER69
get the vm jazz and do you have a bass amp?

No, I don't have a bass amp yet.
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About SX, they're generaly just fine. There's not a lot of difference in the build quality of my SX and the build quality of my dad's MIM Jazz. They sound exactly like Fenders. The one bad thing about them is the pots....like any budget brand, they have minis, which are easy to break and wear out quickly. (squier has these too...)

Another thing you might want to look at is old MIA Peavey basses...they're dirt cheap used, and better quality than most anything Fender's ever made. I know they're not Fender, but they're at least from a classic american manufacturer. The T-40 and the Foundation/Dyna in particular are really great basses.
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