#1
why does everyone here recommend fender MIMs even when the person doesn't list it as an option?
#2
Well i take it that they recommend them from experience.

It is a very good choice apparently, so when people limit their options people suggest the MIM Jazz as it is more versatile and good value.
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#3
Because they are versatile and cheap, just like most Fenders. . .

Just because someone doesn't list something as an option doesn't mean they don't want it, they might have just not thought of it.
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#4
Wait, is this when compared against the American made Jazzes?


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#5
this is in general, i mean there are so many great basses at reasonable prices, but everyone says fender MIMs
#6
MIM are not as well built as the american and japanise versions, but they are still very good instuments for their price.
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#7
Usually, when people are choosing between basses that aren't MIM Fenders, UG'ers think that the MIM is a better bass/value than the ones the poster is deciding between, and they are recommending them because they think that they should be considered. Or at least that's what I do when I recommend one.
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#8
Because they are great basses for the price, one of the best for the price actually, and therefore should always be taken into account.
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#9
Also, Fender are more 'vanilla' basses, which are liked by more people. Other basses have more 'specialist' tones, and lack the flexability of a Fender jazz.

However, something that annoys me about fender is their failings to even try and make completely a completely new bass design. They rely on the P, the J and their combinations and 'special editions'. Fender can make great basses, but I think that they could do so much more in pushing bass making forward.

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#10
^ I agree.
They are probably the best company for mass producting basses, but they just don't think outside of the box.
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However, something that annoys me about fender is their failings to even try and make completely a completely new bass design. They rely on the P, the J and their combinations and 'special editions'. Fender can make great basses, but I think that they could do so much more in pushing bass making forward.

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But I do see where you are coming from, they pioneered the bass and they should establish themselves again by bringing something completely new to the bass world.
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#13
I see, i always considered Fender just that, mass produced and as for the "versatility" i always considered their sound (although good) very generic and not special in any way. But i am one to find a specialty tone i like, and that is not Fender.
#14
My Fender was made in good ol mexico, holding up pretty good so far. I've only had her for about a year though... I'm going to pitch an idea for a bass to Fender, speciality bass, but not sure how to contact them. And of course they'll say no, and of course it's a waste of time, but it's summer and I've got to much down time.
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I see, i always considered Fender just that, mass produced and as for the "versatility" i always considered their sound (although good) very generic and not special in any way. But i am one to find a specialty tone i like, and that is not Fender.


first off, most people that ask what bass, in this forum are assumed to be beginners.
second, the Fender Jazz offers a wide range of tones, and is a good place to start.
as skill levels increase, so do preferences. it's not the bass. it's the player.
#16
My first bass is an MIM jazz, it's taken quite a beating and seen a LOT of customizations and it doesn't look like it'll be falling apart anytime soon. Which brings up another point, they take to upgrades like a cup of coffee takes cream and sugar. You can do nothing at all and be satisfied or you can totally change its taste yet still be coffee.

As for fender releasing different stuff, they certainly have tried multiple different woods, finishes, and pickups but most are almost always overlooked. They had a warwick like bass not that long ago but I think it was pulled out.
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I see, i always considered Fender just that, mass produced and as for the "versatility" i always considered their sound (although good) very generic and not special in any way. But i am one to find a specialty tone i like, and that is not Fender.


Fender's popular for a reason. They make good basses and are very versatile. But I, like you, find them to be too generic. A lot of people will recommend them because a lot of people like them. If you, like me, dont, then just listen to their advice with a grain of salt.
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Fender's popular for a reason. They make good basses and are very versatile. But I, like you, find them to be too generic. A lot of people will recommend them because a lot of people like them. If you, like me, dont, then just listen to their advice with a grain of salt.


Generic is an interesting term to use here. I think EMG pickups sound generic because to me they sound the same across the board. They make basses that would originally sound different sound the same. I think Fender has a trademark sound that is low key (unlike, say, Warwick) and lends itself well to pretty much any different music style.

Let's not forget, the Fender bass sound has been heard for as far as I'm concerned, forever. The first bass line you've ever hummed or had stuck in your head was probably played on a Fender bass. That's how I see it, anyway.
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#19
I know Fenders are popular and many people like the sound, but i personally think that it is just a basic sound while companies like warwick have a more interesting/ better sound. It is all preference, i was just wondering why everyone here liked MIM fenders