View Full Version : Fender standard jazz mim

10-31-2005, 05:29 PM
This is a great second or even starter bass. Its definatly worth the price. The tone is decent, Im getting new pickups soon. The only complaint i have is that the bridge on mine had some issues. The saddles kept dropping as i was playing. I took it to my shop and they said they would order a new one for me but it would take about 3 weeks. I said no thanks and ordered a leo quan badass 2 online for about 62 dollars including shipping. I got it about 5 days later and slapped it on and filed it my self. I give this bass an 8 out of 10 because fender could have done a better job making sure everything is working properly before they send it out to be sold.

10-31-2005, 05:31 PM
I forgot to mention that i got this bass for 350 when gc was having a big sale

10-31-2005, 06:06 PM

it would be much better if you could do a proper review. use the above format^, and follow the format of every other review in here. Rate the bass in different catergories (sound, construction, value, feel/playability, fit, finish, etc) on a 5 or 10 pt scale, and give extensive, in depth explinations of why you gave it teach rating.

11-03-2005, 12:55 PM
alright maybe later

11-03-2005, 01:09 PM
I'll add it to the review sections once it's actually rated and whatnot.

11-03-2005, 01:23 PM
should i do it on here or on a new topic?

11-03-2005, 02:02 PM
Just edit the first post in this one. :thumb:

02-07-2007, 01:15 PM
what does mim stand for?

02-08-2007, 07:03 PM
what does mim stand for?

MIM=Made in Mexico

MIA= Made in America

02-08-2007, 07:52 PM
MIJ/CIJ=made/crafted in japan

02-28-2007, 11:55 PM
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to add comments in here, but I will anyway (if you want to delete it you can).

I had the same issue with the saddles slipping down on the MIM bridge, especially the G string.

I fixed it by unscrewing the screws from the saddles (the ones which adjust the action height, NOT those that adjust the intonation), and simply applying a little bit of clear nail polish to the threads of the screws and screwing them back in.

Once the screws are back in, get a tissue and wipe the excess nail polish away, then leave it for the nail polish to dry, and then adjust the action height accordingly.

I found this worked really well, as the cause of the saddles slipping down is the vibration of the string. With the nail polish on the screw's threading it stiffens up the screw and I haven't had a single trouble with the bridge since. And the nail polish is clear/invisible so I'm don't have to worry about it. :)

I don't think its neccessary to replace the MIM bridge, if you think it is, then give this a try first (what have you got to lose?).