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The American Standard is just over 1,100 and has the "classic" jazz pickup configuration, unlike the deluxe which has active eq. Just sayin' - that's pretty close to your budget and you can get the five payment deal from AMS with no interest or credit card needed. I love maple boarded jazz basses!
Hi! I'm looking to buy a allrounder/workhorse bass soon. I'm a big fan of jazz basses, with maple fretboard. I like the Vintage modified Squier and have good results in studio with them, however, a friend of mine has had quite a few problems with his. Luthiers have had trouble getting the action right, intonation, there have also been various neck problems etc. So I was looking at something similar but a step up in quality. My dream bass would be the American deluxe jazz bass, but its 1600$. So am looking at some lower priced alternatives, under 1k new. Does not have to be Fender or Squier. For studio, and live. Any suggestions?
06-01-2012 07:18 AM
I thought the MIM J Deluxe has their older MIA Noiseless pups/elecs?I'm certain at one time they did but cant say for sure on the current version.
There are non-USA versions of the Jazz Deluxe that Fender makes........cosmetic differences include dot-neck instead of blocks and binding. As far as alternatives, consider G&L ASAT or L-2000s (Tributes too). My primary bass is an ASAT and it does everything well, including mimicing a Jazz. As far as the Tribute series, keep in mind that G&L Tributes are the only non-USA instruments (that I can think of) that have the same electronics as the American counterparts. Something to consider :cool:
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06-04-2012 01:40 AM
I agree. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Tributes are closer to their USA cousins, than the Skylines are to theirs, e.g. same electronics for one thing.
New, I'd personally let the dream of a Fender stay a dream for the time and grab a Tribute or a Skyline. Used, I'd take whatever felt good to me.
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