Mexican Fenders'

Serious question. No posers allowed.

In your opinion, how good are the instruments coming out of the Mexican Fender factory ?

Until recently I was using a Gibson Grabber (admittedely I'd had to convert it for a south paw, new home made nut etc) and a very nice piece of kit it was.

Here's a pic of my Mexican Fender Jazz. I'm impressed with it to be honest.

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Sorry, Gordy. I wrote a lengthy reply last week but my computer hung up as it sent and got lost to the ether. That can really pee me off. I used a Mex 5-string Jazz for a little while and it was OK but didn't have me drooling. I would definitely avoid pre-2002 Mexican Jazzes because (weird but true) they were fitted with two neck-sized pups rather than the longer bridge. Don't know why.

The later Mex's seem better made anyway. I think they're worth the money hike from a Squier more than a US Fender is worth from the Mex. For me, though, I have this quirk of liking older-style gloss necks and just recently sold an early model Fenix (made in Korea by Young Chang) and still have another one, that's defretted. Great basses, at least the ones that really looked like Fenders before the headstock shape got trademarked. Mine sold for £200, which was a good result for me, but I still think it was worth paying. I've spent a lot on my other one and quite happily because all the basics are very good (except the jack socket).

1bassleft wrote:
Sorry, I wrote a lengthy reply last week but my computer hung up as it sent and got lost to the ether.

You should just set that as your signature and be done with it. :)

Gordy, wouldn't know, sorry :( ...if you ever want to know how good Aria are or how good Peavey aren't, I'm your man...

Tim, I was expecting Lee to type "Bass, when will you realize your PC is trying to do us all a favour" stuff, but you? I'm hurt... :lol:

*Blows dust off thread*

Well, nearly 200 views and less than 10 replies, guess they're not that bad then.

1bassleft wrote:
Tim, I was expecting Lee to type "Bass, when will you realize your PC is trying to do us all a favour" stuff, but you? I'm hurt... :lol:

Tim's in my gang now. :x

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Tim's in my gang now.

You sound a bit like a Gary Glitter, Lee. Knowing that you're a cockernee, I'd like to reassure you that I would never refer to you in Pearly language as a sh**ter. Sadly, I am terrible at lying :)

Speaking of Gary Glitter, have you noticed how his songs are creeping back on to our airwaves? mainly as backing music on TV, won't be long before he's hosting X-Factor.
Pearly what? Sh**ter? shorter? shafter? shifter? im sure you northerners make it up as you go along.

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