Fender USA Jazz Special vs Fender Mexican Jazz

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Andertons Music Store – http://bit.ly/r0E6fk Twitter — http://bit.ly/ovwOnW Facebook — http://on.fb.me/qpDgjU In this video I compare two Fender jazz basse…
Basses : Fender Jazz bass japan reissue (1993) – Pickups fender custom 60. Fender Pecision American Standard (2010) – Pickups seymour duncan SPB-3 Musicman B…

Reader Comments

i like the mexican fender better

#1 
Written By slapbassforthewin on February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:45 am

Mex sounds better .Yank has too much fret buzz.

#2 
Written By CSI Ambleside on February 22nd, 2014 @ 8:35 am

the american one has much louder pickups, more bass and mid in them.

#3 
Written By jor3122 on February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:11 am

I think the fret buzz is because the basses are really new and need some
braking in and adjustment all new basses sound that way at any guitar shop

#4 
Written By zombiecancers217 on February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:49 am

The American one is the best.

#5 
Written By Albert Fritz on February 22nd, 2014 @ 10:04 am

The fret buzz made the American bass sound kinda bad.

#6 
Written By Super69ingOliver on February 22nd, 2014 @ 10:50 am

American pickups sound hotter than The Mex. What’s up with that fret buzz
though? Need adjustment?

#7 
Written By Thomas Puzio Sr on February 22nd, 2014 @ 11:44 am

Wow, the Spic one sounds ten times mejor.

#8 
Written By Salvatore Giovanni on February 22nd, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

Fret buzz is distracting, makes it harder to really hear the diff.

#9 
Written By onnolab on February 22nd, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

Mexican wins 

#10 
Written By Andrew Spann on February 22nd, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

ugh dont like both. too much fret buzz. ill stick with musicman

#11 
Written By Daniel Walker on February 22nd, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

have you played the new modern player jazz bass V yet? if so, what’s your
opinion and if not could you possibly review it in the future?

#12 
Written By Jon Hughes on February 22nd, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

Not sure I always liked the extra ‘rasp’ of the American version.

#13 
Written By Swodeyem on February 22nd, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

The American for me wins by a mile, but that still doesn’t justify the
incredible price difference..

#14 
Written By giggs102 on February 22nd, 2014 @ 2:18 pm

awesome stuff stick!

#15 
Written By Yesidoplaytheguitar on February 22nd, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

MIM has ceramic pickup magnets. There are Alnico in the MIA. You can hear
the difference in magnets but the pickups are wound to similar turns per
coil with the same wire so only the magnets are different for better or for
worse. Ceramic are clearer with more highs, the Alnico will be thicker
sounding with more muted highs (some call it sweeter).

#16 
Written By joelb79 on February 22nd, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

Would you recommend an active jazz bass Mexican made or American special
jazz bass? Thanks!

#17 
Written By Lewis Saunders on February 22nd, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

i prefer the tone of the mexican the american sounded a bit more rattley to
me

#18 
Written By tallheadguy97 on February 22nd, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

can you please learn to play the bass please?

#19 
Written By Tieftoener Franzl on February 22nd, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

Thanks, it would be great ! The G&L’s Tribute And US series are very
similar, IMO, you dont need to spend the extra for an USA made. The pups,
tuners, bridge are USA made on the tribute series also

#20 
Written By Vincent Repel on February 22nd, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

I will see what I can do. Stick

#21 
Written By Paul 'Stick' Annis on February 22nd, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

As far as youtube sound quality goes they sound very close to me. I imagine
amp settings could make them sound almost identical should you try. I plan
on getting the mexican sometimes cause it represents value for money much
more than the expensive american ones.

#22 
Written By Overwatch93 on February 22nd, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

Hi, No I don’t permanently work there however I do go there twice a month
to record all of the audio for the Rob Chapman & Capt’ Lee videos so you’ll
see me in some of robchappers videos and the Andertons channel. For bass
guitars that Andertons supply me with to demo the videos will be part
branded Andertons. Hope that’s all clear, LOL Stick

#23 
Written By Paul 'Stick' Annis on February 22nd, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

Thanks bru! :) *Just wondered. :)

#24 
Written By iPosts eightonefive on February 22nd, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

Could you compare some G&L’s USA vs TRIBUTE ?

#25 
Written By Vincent Repel on February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Great demo!

#26 
Written By TripianaVids on February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

1- Jazz Bass
2- Bongo
3- Precision
4- Stingray
5- Fretless

#27 
Written By Dalton Rodrigues on February 22nd, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

Don’t get it?

#28 
Written By Cornelius Mcdaniel on February 22nd, 2014 @ 8:35 pm

Great video!!

#29 
Written By James Sickles on February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

jazz bass the best!

#30 
Written By pla6ti on February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

great job.
very usefull.

Thanks

#31 
Written By scritch scratch on February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:43 pm

jazz bass…………………….i like

#32 
Written By Everest Eduardo zapata on February 22nd, 2014 @ 10:27 pm

Jazz bass won. The P-bass is second. Chuck those others in the trash.
Musicmans sounded thin and cheap. The bongo was awkward sounding and I
noticed you had to look at your right hand while playing it. = Shitty feel.
I know my jazz. I don’t have to look while playing. 

#33 
Written By Richard Pearson on February 22nd, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

Listen with eyes closed or away from the screen for a fair test. If you
already own one you might be subconsciously biased. 

#34 
Written By Josh Peter on February 22nd, 2014 @ 11:46 pm

The jazz bass sounded so good, the best by far 

#35 
Written By Simon P on February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:29 am

Steady like a rock! Great job man! Cheers! Johan

#36 
Written By Johan Segeborn on February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:39 am

1.Bongo
2.Fender P
3.FenderJ
4.Fretless
5.Sterling

but I ♥ GIBSON RIPPER, RD, & THUNDER BIRD.
I ♥ too FENDER REVERSE JAGUAR BASS♡.

THANKS :D 

#37 
Written By Desto Andry on February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:42 am

The P-Bass has SD QP3 pickups on it. 

#38 
Written By Timpala44 on February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:54 am

thumbs up if you watch this video over and over again just for the amazing
funky lick at the beginning …

#39 
Written By guillaume1306 on February 23rd, 2014 @ 1:25 am

Awsummm!!!

#40 
Written By Casimir P on February 23rd, 2014 @ 1:30 am

dude, you rock.

#41 
Written By Alfred Brown on February 23rd, 2014 @ 1:32 am

Great video, take note reviewers , this is how to compare sounds, great
!!!! 

#42 
Written By Paul Sayer on February 23rd, 2014 @ 2:10 am

very helpful, thanks a lot!

#43 
Written By Adrian Kudla on February 23rd, 2014 @ 2:27 am

Fretless ♥

#44 
Written By Alan Hernandez on February 23rd, 2014 @ 3:07 am

Does the Bongo come with free blindfold so you don’t gotta look at that
thing?

#45 
Written By 01056692 on February 23rd, 2014 @ 4:04 am

I like any of them for fingerstyle but for slap, the Jazz beats them all

#46 
Written By xMasterxRazorx on February 23rd, 2014 @ 4:37 am

Very useful video! Thanks )

#47 
Written By Andrew McMillenium on February 23rd, 2014 @ 5:00 am

stingray rules but… oh god i fucking love the Bongo…

#48 
Written By XxYamiHiroshixX on February 23rd, 2014 @ 5:59 am

this is the best comparison video I have ever seen, well done! 

#49 
Written By wilton hailey on February 23rd, 2014 @ 6:08 am

finally someone playing not talking

#50 
Written By peter pan on February 23rd, 2014 @ 6:11 am

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