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Newbie - I want a USA F Jazz Bass

Keef riffhard

Any suggestions? I thought I'd get a new american F J bass for about $800.....do they still sound good as they used to ? Is it worth the money? Will it make me sound like Marcus Miller and / or Bob Dylan's b player??
thanks for any help, I'm a guitar player who needs to lay down a bottom occasionally;)
November 8, 2002 @09:35pm
David Klausner

If buying a Fender Jazz bass could make people sound like Marcus Miller, we'd sure sell a lot of those babies! Seriously, he's one of those guys who will sound like himself no matter what he's playing - the magic is in his hands. Having said that, I've been quite impressed with the quality of the current American Fender instruments - definitely nicer than the post CBS 70's to late 80's guitars and basses they were making.
November 12, 2002 @08:59pm