#1
Hello

I made this post cos im set to buy a new bass n im torn between a fender jazz and a musicman..

Any recomendations to make my decision a bit easier

Thanks
#2
From what I've heard of the two, I'd go with the Musicman.

My friend has a Sterling and it sounds amazing.
#3
They sound and feel totally different. Play them both (and every other bass in the price range you can try) and then make a decision.
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#4
which jazz and which musicman they both have many models
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#5
Ya actually those are rwo are favouite bass's as well i would kill for a fender american jazz bass and a muciman stingray SH with 3 band eq. Seriuosly though play them both which models are you looking at.
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#7
I got my Ibanez SRX because it has humbuckers of a Musicman, and the slim neck of a Jazz
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Hello
I made this post cos im set to buy a new bass n im torn between a fender jazz and a musicman..
Any recomendations to make my decision a bit easier
Thanks

You don't give much info regarding models. all MM basses are active; not all Fender Basses are so which Fenders are you thinking of?
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Hello

I made this post cos im set to buy a new bass n im torn between a fender jazz and a musicman..

Any recomendations to make my decision a bit easier

Thanks


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this helps very little.

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#11
I had the good fortune of playing a musicman for the first time today! That neck is great and the tone is just so punchy but not growly, which I love!
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#12
Apples and oranges, bud. I'll join in and say 'It's your decision, you should try them out'.
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#13
It really depends what genres you play in and what tone you want, I personally would prefer a musicman but that's just my preference, they both sound totally different, play them both first before you make a choice.
#14
I currently own a Jazz AND a Musicman Stingray.

Stingray is SO much better, it's not even funny. I have the 4HH model.
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I like Jazz's more.
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#16
Put it this way, the Jazz is probably more versatile, so would be a good choice if you play more than just rock.
The MM on the other hand is less versatile, but you'll have a bass with a sound that'll stand out more and be better for rock. It has a big punch to it, and a lot of attack (listen to RATM's Bullet in the Head or Know Your Enemy for examples).

Your choice, one genre, or many?
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#17
Any recomendations to make my decision a bit easier


Go to the store, play the hell out of both of them, and buy the one you like the most.

Perhaps if you gave more details (style of music, playing techniques used, etc) then you'd get more help.
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#19
ye the thing is i cant get my hands on either to play them because there is no music shops that sell either of those makes anywhere near where i live.. so i will have to buy off the internet.. i was thinkin the american standard jazz or the fender japan marcus millar signiture.. but i also like the musicman sterling..
i play mostly fingerstyle.. but i play slap sometimes also..
im using a peavey zodiac bass at the minute with a peavey tour head n cab
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ye the thing is i cant get my hands on either to play them because there is no music shops that sell either of those makes anywhere near where i live.. so i will have to buy off the internet.. i was thinkin the american standard jazz or the fender japan marcus millar signiture.. but i also like the musicman sterling..
i play mostly fingerstyle.. but i play slap sometimes also..
im using a peavey zodiac bass at the minute with a peavey tour head n cab


The MM Sterling has far more tonal variation due to it having active EQ and a selector switch for single, series and parrallel pickup configuration, to get the best out of it you need a top class speaker system otherwise it is wasted.
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#21
One-pickup Music...men aren't known for their tonal variety, whereas Jazzes are. You can choose the coils and play with the wiring, but they're all different flavours of that (in)famous humbucker croak.
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ye the thing is i cant get my hands on either to play them because there is no music shops that sell either of those makes anywhere near where i live.. so i will have to buy off the internet.. i was thinkin the american standard jazz or the fender japan marcus millar signiture.. but i also like the musicman sterling..
i play mostly fingerstyle.. but i play slap sometimes also..
im using a peavey zodiac bass at the minute with a peavey tour head n cab


Don't spend that much money without trying them out first. Better to spend £50 going into the nearest city on the train for a day than wasting £1000.
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#23
Seriousle though look into the american deluxe i really love that thing.
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#24
Yeah, if you have the cash to look at MM Sterlings, the Fender MIA Deluxe Jazzes are the same price range. They'd be better comparisons.
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I like the jazz bass much more. Wonderful instrument.
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