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Hi im on a limited budget and missing a Jazz 4 or 5 string  

Ive owned a Vintage vj74 and was a great value Jazz 

Ive had a squire vintage modified jazz years ago and hated it.The new vibe seem better?

Never played a SX but seem good value

Also the revelation basses look decent 

Any thoughts appreciated 

Thanks 

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20 minutes ago, hooky_lowdown said:

Was your vj74 the reissue model? If so, you're not going to get better on a budget.

Yeah it was

It was really good,a bit heavy though 

Im thinking of a 5 string version vj75

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21 minutes ago, jassbass said:

Yeah it was

It was really good,a bit heavy though 

Im thinking of a 5 string version vj75

The 5 string will be heavier!

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6 minutes ago, hooky_lowdown said:

The 5 string will be heavier!

Yeah lol but mainly just for in house

Probs one of these or a squire vibe jazz if they are better than the older vintage modified 

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1 minute ago, jassbass said:

Yeah lol but mainly just for in house

Probs one of these or a squire vibe jazz if they are better than the older vintage modified 

Was that the vm77 jazz, the natural coloured one? As these are very highly regarded. Owned one myself and was excellent.

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4 minutes ago, hooky_lowdown said:

Was that the vm77 jazz, the natural coloured one? As these are very highly regarded. Owned one myself and was excellent.

Yeah i didn't like it,just my preference 

I thought the vintage vj74 was better sounding and better hardware, but chunkier neck and heavier which some wont like,but that doesn't bother me 

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I`d agree with the other posts, on a budget difficult to beat Vintage basses, they punch far above their weight in quality, playability and sound. My old Vintage Tony Butler Precision I`d put above a Mex Fender in terms of all three, at a fraction of the price.

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37 minutes ago, Lozz196 said:

I`d agree with the other posts, on a budget difficult to beat Vintage basses, they punch far above their weight in quality, playability and sound. My old Vintage Tony Butler Precision I`d put above a Mex Fender in terms of all three, at a fraction of the price.

Im very tempted with the v4 tony butler as i like the black n maple but it was a jazz i wanted

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Sire V3 is in a similar price range to those already mentioned.

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If you're going down the new route, I read somewhere, possibly on here, that the latest runs of Squier 70's CV's are just leftover VMs. Not sure how true that is, but I took a punt and bought a CV 70's Jazz in January 2020 and I parted company with it in June as it was just collecting dust, and not in the same league as my Squier CV 70's Precision from 2014.

BTW Aren't SX basses rebranded Jim Deacon's?

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Thought of a used G&L Tribute JB? Message me, I am moving one on, only due to prefering a P width neck.

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Just bought my youngest daughter a new short scale SX precision for £150 including gigbag. Cannot fault it in any way whatsoever, so cannot see why their long scale would be any different.

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I had a Vintage Jazz bass which I bought from @mcnachand it was bloody great.

So good, in fact, that he really missed it and I sold it back to him. Which was stupid of me because I now find myself lusting over nice jazz basses... 

So on that basis I'd probably vote for the Vintage but I suspect the Squier models may be more consistent. That said, a G&L tribute as mentioned above could be an excellent shout. I'm tempted myself! 

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1 hour ago, BillyBass said:

This is a SX jazz bass in action:

 

Not really, only the neck and body is stock, has DiMarzio ultra jazz pups, hipshot tuners, upgraded electrics, and bridge. Old Chrome's too.

Don't expect a stock SX to sound anything like this one!

There's a rig rundown vid on YouTube with the band, check it out.

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On 21/02/2021 at 10:43, jassbass said:

Hi im on a limited budget and missing a Jazz 4 or 5 string  

Ive owned a Vintage vj74 and was a great value Jazz 

Ive had a squire vintage modified jazz years ago and hated it.The new vibe seem better?

Never played a SX but seem good value

Also the revelation basses look decent 

Any thoughts appreciated 

Thanks 

I'm toying with the idea of trading down to a cheaper Jazz and upgrading if I feel like it  - did you make a decision or still pondering?

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12 minutes ago, howdenspur said:

I'm toying with the idea of trading down to a cheaper Jazz and upgrading if I feel like it  - did you make a decision or still pondering?

Hi ive ran out of funds completely for now lol

I didn't makey mind up either but think the vintage was winning 

 

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Yes, Vintage look good, though ceramic pups rather than Alnico 5s which would probably prefer given the choice🤨

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4 hours ago, howdenspur said:

Yes, Vintage look good, though ceramic pups rather than Alnico 5s which would probably prefer given the choice🤨

All Vintage reissue basses have alnico pickups.

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45 minutes ago, hooky_lowdown said:

All Vintage reissue basses have alnico pickups.

Thanks - I stand corrected!

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On 21/02/2021 at 14:00, Cato said:

Sire V3 is in a similar price range to those already mentioned.

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