I wouldn't sya they are crap. The Fender Standard Jazz Bass (MIM) is a classic Fender design made more affordable. Hello everyone! I recently purchased a QMT Jazz that was absolutely beautiful but it had a dead spot on the D string / 9th fret (of all places ...I went over the G string and found none so I thought all was well), The EBMM Stingray that I sold to help with the purchase of the QMT had a dead spot on the 9th fret of the G string. For Sale: Bass Guitar Strings and Accessories, The TB Bazaar: Gear For Sale from our Sponsors, For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings & Accessories, Wanted: Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories, Wanted: Double Basses, Amps & Accessories, http://www.guitarstop.com/tour/guitar.htm, http://www.vintagerocker.com/fender/factory2/index.html, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. And speaking of necks, while a Mexican Fender comes with a standard four bolt, an American Fender comes equipped with a four bolt micro tilt that allows for more string adjustments. But I am not a bass player by any true means. Inferior? I've played some Mexican jazz basses that were utterly fantastic. I had an AM Pro jazz bass and I wanted a thicker neck after all! I want to get a new Fender Jazz Bass. The modern C neck profile is very confortable. I've played some American Jazzes that have been half-finished utter dogs, too. Is it worth the price? Fender: Mexican vs. American. The Jazz Bass Fender American Original ’60s Jazz Bass. Gold Supporters see zero ads! ... Only the tuners are the same than the Am Pro series, which is very nice, compared to the American Special model before. (0 members and 1 guests). I'd say cheaper, inferior implies low quality, which is not always true. Back in 1960, when Fender launched their “Deluxe Model” bass, it was designed as a stablemate to the company’s upmarket Jazzmaster guitar that had been recently introduced. Hey guys. You like that word inferior, don't you? Again cheaper pickups, whether or not they are inferior is a matter of opinion as far as sound goes. Well I have found a Mexican Fender Jazz Bass at 8thstreet.com. There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. One year progress - may I ask for some advice. Does anyone know if there any actual differences between the American made and Mexican made basses in terms of quality? Supporting Members list unlimited gear with no listing fees in the Classifieds, get instant Keyword Alerts, and get Free Shipping at the TalkBass Store. I addressed that on their forum along with the fact that the bass was very thin sounding. Were they easy to install? check out the. Well I have found a Mexican Fender Jazz Bass at 8thstreet.com. I know that the American bass is made in the US by Americans that earn more money, as opposed to the sweat shop manufacturing costs of Mexico. Followers 0. I'm thinking of doing something with my QMT, it's got the SCN noiseless pickups, but they're not quite as nice sounding as my CS Noiseless, and Fender won't sell me a set of those for my QMT.. I want to say this about Fender's customer service though. I'm looking to add a Fender to my collection within the next year or so. I had wasted enough of their bandwidth with my problem and even made a jab at the fact that I had mentioned that my Dad had played with Gene Vincent in the 50's as well as a few other well known artists of the time. Even my first bass, a Squier Affinity P-Bass, more or less looked, played, and sounded like a much more expensive Fender bass. Even if that were entirely true, it's not the race of the worker that makes the instrument, USA and Mexico pics here: I have the email from Fender which states: considering the entitlement issues and bad attitude of americans i'd opt for a foreign made instrument. Especially if you're handy and can do a little work to it yourself, such as a good setup, good strings, a fret level, eliminating jagged fret ends, and maybe a little shielding in the cavity, you'll be very happy with almost any Fender bass. The dead spot was never addressed. I love the sound of them, the way they look, and their slim neck. I think new Mexican Jazz is about £575 and an american is roughly twice the price - not having had a chance to do an A-B test - can anyone summarise the difference for me - ta Mick ... Bass Guitars ; Mexican vs American Jazz Sign in to follow this .