#1
hey,

I'm now heavily in the market for a fender jazz bass, i have two basses in mind and i cant make up my mind. i'm looking at fender's new 70's jazz bass (here's a link)

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-70s-Jazz-Bass?sku=519790

and the fender standard mexican jazz bass

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Jazz-Bass?sku=516042

here's my delima. any bass i get i want to have the fender noiseless pickups in it and a bad ass II bridge.

If i get the mexican jazz i have to put in both, vs just putting the bridge on the 70's.

but i'll end up spending $150 more with the 70's.

any ideas? sorry it was long.
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#2
Get a fender geddy lee jazz bass, its exactly what you're asking for.
It is japanese made with USA pickups and electronics, it looks gorgeous, it has a badass bridge, and i have one . So there is no reason not to get one

http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0257702306

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#4
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Get a fender geddy lee jazz bass, its exactly what you're asking for.
It is japanese made with USA pickups and electronics, it looks gorgeous, it has a badass bridge, and i have one . So there is no reason not to get one

http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0257702306

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apart from the love or hate toothpick thickness neck

anyway if i recall correctly the 70s Jazz is MIM same as the standard. and the extra money it cost is down to the pickups and the luxuries like flashy block inlays instead of the standard dots and a white binding round the neck. personally i'd buy the 70s jazz because of those factors but if looks aren't important to you then buy the standard and put the money you saved towards a nice effect or a posh strap
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#5
the 70s bass has the bridge pickup further back. That gives you an entirely different tone.
#6
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the 70s bass has the bridge pickup further back. That gives you an entirely different tone.


really? i thought only the geddy lee model had the bridge pickup stupidly close to the bridge

learn something new every day i suppose
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#7
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really? i thought only the geddy lee model had the bridge pickup stupidly close to the bridge

learn something new every day i suppose


I'm pretty sure. Maybe I'm just imagining things.

70s Jazz bass: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/document?cpd=0OEY&doc_id=99371&base_pid=519790&index=0

American Standard Jazz bass: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/document?cpd=0OEY&doc_id=99371&base_pid=515755&index=0

To me, it looks like the bridge pickup on the 70s is closer to the bridge than the Am Std
#8
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hey,

I'm now heavily in the market for a fender jazz bass, i have two basses in mind and i cant make up my mind. i'm looking at fender's new 70's jazz bass (here's a link)

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-70s-Jazz-Bass?sku=519790

and the fender standard mexican jazz bass

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Jazz-Bass?sku=516042

here's my delima. any bass i get i want to have the fender noiseless pickups in it and a bad ass II bridge.

If i get the mexican jazz i have to put in both, vs just putting the bridge on the 70's.

but i'll end up spending $150 more with the 70's.

any ideas? sorry it was long.



Well first of all are you totally confident in any modifications you are going to be doing? Because unless you know exactly what you are doing i would go for the 70's. I dont have any experience with either, but from their description i would go and spend the extra few bucks and get the 70's
#9
why dont go with squier VM jazz bass?
but if you really want the fender name i will go with standard since both are MIM(i think)
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#10
Quote by skater dan0
really? i thought only the geddy lee model had the bridge pickup stupidly close to the bridge

learn something new every day i suppose


Nah the geddy lee model is basically a 1973 re-issue jazz bass witha badass thrown on.

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