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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“1998 Mexican Lefty with a few mods ...better than an...”

Written on: 28/07/2011 by Fekahoeniss (1 review written)

I received my 1998 lefty fender mexican jazz in midnite blue as a gift from my wife in 2000. Over the years i have played everything from a Tobias (gibson type and it sucked)..to an American hot-rod P-bass in sunburst...and even a 1973 Rickenbacker 4001 --lefty and that was a HARD piece of gear to find.....anyway..on the mexican here's what i did....added: strap-locks--A Leo Quan Badass Bass II Bridge..new aftermarket crushed pearl pickguard..black volume and tone knobs...EMG Active Jazz… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“If i was writing this review 7 years ago when i got my...”

Written on: 21/02/2011

If i was writing this review 7 years ago when i got my standard jazz bass the rating would be much higher. I agree with all the posative reviews on the page with regard to sound quality e.t.c and when i got mine it was a realy good value for money option at £360 new. However having just picked up a highway one jazz bass witch is only £100 more expsensive than the standard bass, it makes no sence to me to get a mexican made instrument for £580 when for £680 you get an american build instrument… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“I bought this bass in 2008 when I was 15... since...”

Written on: 06/02/2011 by jn93 (7 reviews written)

I bought this bass in 2008 when I was 15... since then, it's followed me all over the place for gigs, it's got a very warm souund, and looks fantastic.

Unlike the Mexican P-Bass, which I consider to be rubbish, the Jazz actually does stand up to it's American versoin, I can't notice much difference in sound; the Mexican version is much heavier, however. The sound is very bright, and it is very versatile... there is also a great deal of difference between the two volume controllers, one being… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“Still learning my chops for over a year now (lefty) on...”

Written on: 02/01/2011

Still learning my chops for over a year now (lefty) on a used Peavey Millenium 4 BXP that is essentially a Jazz-style bass and a joy to play, but sought a Fender J-Bass that provided a thicker, fuller sound. Found a used 2009 left-handed Mexican J-Bass with a front pick-up upgrade at a local Guitar Center priced for clearance ($300). Tuned it, played a few lines on it & found the sound I sought. Bought it along with a new set of Elixir strings, strap & strap locks (twice as heavy as the… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“Ive played fender since 1962, and the new bass...”

Written on: 12/10/2010

Ive played fender since 1962, and the new bass guitar's from mexico have that feel, the neck's could be put togeather with a little more care, I am talking about the fret work. After you get a few of the bug's worked out youve got a life long friend. rock on my friend… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“I have been playing bass for 35 yrs and have a 72 P...”

Written on: 22/05/2010

I have been playing bass for 35 yrs and have a 72 P bass. I wanted to try a jazz bass so while looking and trying fender american jazz bass I came apond a mexican jazz bass. It really felt good playing it and I really could not tell a differance between the american jazz an the mexican jazz sound wise. This bass is 12 yrs old and had the same hardware as an american jazz bass. It is a very clean sound and not at all like my 72 P Bass which has that old school sound. I am very happy with this… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“This is a 2004 stock mexican jazz w/Bill Lawrence...”

Written on: 20/08/2009

This is a 2004 stock mexican jazz w/Bill Lawrence Noisless pickup upgrade and Rotosound flats. I also own 2 american precision basses and a jap jazz and a Jaguar bass.My mexican jazz is my second choice after my 78 p bass when playing. I have played the mexican on different amps and i am happy with the sound. i have owned 2 american jazz basses a 73 and an 82. I have no problem with the way the mexican sounds and would recommend a pickup upgrade and action tweak to anyone thinking of buying a… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“Robust sound. Fretboard is narrow enough for small...”

Written on: 10/08/2009

Robust sound. Fretboard is narrow enough for small hands. Fender Jazz Bass is Very easy to play different styles (slap, pop, even hammer on/off)… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“Played bass for 35 years. Owned many. Played many. ”

Written on: 12/06/2009 by Norman Moats (1 review written)

Played bass for 35 years. Owned many. Played many.

The Made-In-Mexico Jazz Bass is as good or better as any Jazz Bass that came from Fender in the 1970's. Probably only the pickups will need to be changed, but not critical.

I bought mine for $225 new and am quite happy. It pays to shop around and check out a few. Some will need to be setup, others are good to go right off the rack.

This is the best bass for me and was a great value. This one is a gem… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“The Fender Jazz Bass is a good playing and sounding...”

Written on: 28/01/2009 by lancegarth (1 review written)

The Fender Jazz Bass is a good playing and sounding bass, if you bring the neck down it is an easy playing bass… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“Good sound, good tone and easy to playing retro music....”

Written on: 12/12/2008

Good sound, good tone and easy to playing retro music. Good for guy who playing in a club. Only bad point is there isn't a master volume… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“Only my second bass, but it was wonderful to get a...”

Written on: 10/11/2008

Only my second bass, but it was wonderful to get a Fender. Some purists may criticise it for not being a US Fender, but the Mexican Jazz Bass is wonderful, capable of a great range and wonderful without tinkering with it. If you want to get a better sound out of it, getting a top of the range pedal rack will give a lot more edge than playing around with the pick ups. The guitar looks and feels great, and in the ten years I've owned it I never regretted picking it out… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“The Fender Jazz Bass has awesome slap and pop sounds!...”

Written on: 11/07/2008

The Fender Jazz Bass has awesome slap and pop sounds! Awesome!… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican) has a quality feel, good...”

Written on: 18/04/2008

Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican) has a quality feel, good price plus great sound… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“But, if you are good player this is very nice guitar”

Written on: 13/04/2008

But, if you are good player this is very nice guitar… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“The finish on my Fender Jazz Bass is excellent, and it...”

Written on: 07/01/2008 by omega56 (1 review written)

The finish on my Fender Jazz Bass is excellent, and it stays in tune well. However, the pick up control knobs seem a little "loose". Classic jazz bass with versatility of tone, from funky deep soul bass lines to poppy twang with the famous "click"… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“If you insist upon not saving your money and getting...”

Written on: 02/08/2007 by milessmart (1 review written)

If you insist upon not saving your money and getting an American Jazz bass, then you're not thinking straight. This is because the Highway 1 lineup is just slightly more money, which makes these basses redundant. I had paid more than $600 when I got it and now I have to lay down another $180 for half-decent pickups!! As a recording engineer told me recently "Jesus Miles, go buy a real bass!"… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“My Fender Jazz Bass Mexican guitar was a Saturday...”

Written on: 20/11/2006 by vonbrown (1 review written)

My Fender Jazz Bass Mexican guitar was a Saturday afternoon impulse buy, to indulge my mid-life crisis (well, it's cheaper than a Porsche). I haven't owned a Fender for over twenty years, and that was a very battered Tele Bass, of which I still have fond memories. Since then it's been a real mixture of Ibanez, Yamaha BB and an excellent 60s Epiphone Rivoli - the only one I've hung on to.

To be honest, I've found a lot of the Mexican Fenders I've tried pretty rough, probably down to some… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“I've been playing bass since 1993 and for last seven...”

Written on: 10/07/2006 by bigbirader (1 review written)

I've been playing bass since 1993 and for last seven years I've been playing on stage 4 to 6 nights a week. I've played Washburn, Maison, Yamaha and Cort basses, but after buying my Fender, I felt like I never played a bass before. Although I first tried it without plugging in, it felt absolutely great!!! the fingerboard is like it's made of silk. after plugging it, the sound was wonderful. I am playing it on a Laney amplifier and the sound is perfect.
All the basses I've played before were 24… Read Full Review

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Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican)

“I wanted a bass to use in the studio, but really...”

Written on: 24/05/2006 by soviet (2 reviews written)

I wanted a bass to use in the studio, but really wanted the USA model - I couldn't afford it and managed to pick the Mex Jazz (4-String) for under £400 including gig bag from a small shop in Bury that even price matched a web price - brilliant - it's definitely worth shopping around and haggling. It's great to play and definitely has the Jazz sound - For novices and giggers, this is a great stepping stone up to your first 'proper' bass or as a second / back up.

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Pixieofdoom's Response to soviet's Review

Written on: 14/11/2006

I'm looking to buy my husband a Fender Jazz Bass for Christmas as he's been coveting one for years. Not being a bassist (I'm learning the guitar and have only bought my first acoustic), I'm not sure what to look for in the specific guitar I buy. The budget is around £400. Are there any quirks I should be aware of or issues with the tone, etc.?

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