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Posted by Bob (188.8.131.52) on June 13, 2003 at 17:24:38:
In Reply to: Fender Mexican Jazz posted by Noname on June 07, 2003 at 20:19:54:
From what I hear Fender has some quality control issues with its basses - I also know this from experience. So it's possible that the best made mex bass is better than an average american one.
And I agree with Will, $750 is an unrealistic price for a new mex jazz bass. $400 - $450 is more in the range. A new American would cost $900+. At your price you'd be talking about a used American Jazz. On the other hand Fender has a ton of special Jazz models - various reissues, deluxe versions with active electronics, etc - so maybe you have one of them.
I have the complete Fender catalog here so if you can give me enough details from looking at the bass and any documents it came from we could probably figure out what it is.
: I bought a Mexican Fender Jazz in a moment of passion. It sounds great and was set up properly at the store. I own a number of basses including a Yamaha TRB and a Musicman.
: Actually I was kind of shocked, because it sounded better than the American std.
: Whats the deal on the Mexican basses? Do they use the same parts as the American?
: I paid $750 - did I overpay?
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