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    Default Fender Jazzbass Mexico Deluxe Sunburst

    Hello,

    I'm planning to buy a used Fender Jazzbass Mexico Deluxe Sunburst from ebay. The serial number is MZ2231277

    How can I find out if the serial number is true?
    What do you think about this bass?

    Greetz, Miguel

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    That serial number indicates it is a Mexican made Fender circa 2002. There's nothing else the serial number tells you. Only Fender keeps a cross list of what specific guitar matches that S/N. But it's unlikely someone would fake a MIM guitar.
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    ok, thank you!

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    That year was a good period for MIM Fender stuff. Structurally, it should be fine, and the only thing you might need to change to really improve it might be the pickups and pots. 8)
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    ...but why, the mexico deluxe version does have active noiseless pick ups, arent they good?

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    The Mexico Deluxe Bass sounds like it's a step up from the regular MIM bass. You shouldn't have to upgrade anything. MIM's have used the same electronics(pots and switches) as the MIA's for a while, and the VN pickups are what they use in many higher end MIA's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerine49
    The Mexico Deluxe Bass sounds like it's a step up from the regular MIM bass. You shouldn't have to upgrade anything. MIM's have used the same electronics(pots and switches) as the MIA's for a while, and the VN pickups are what they use in many higher end MIA's.
    Agreed, the MIM Deluxe Bass in question has American Pickups, pots and active electronics. ALL the same as MIA.

    I had one and didn't change a thing. Except for 1 of the 5 strings.

    Some upgraders can only say one word .... Bartolini.

    I don't think they're active or compatible in this case.

    MIM Deluxe is first class as-is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strat Man dwight
    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerine49
    The Mexico Deluxe Bass sounds like it's a step up from the regular MIM bass. You shouldn't have to upgrade anything. MIM's have used the same electronics(pots and switches) as the MIA's for a while, and the VN pickups are what they use in many higher end MIA's.
    Agreed, the MIM Deluxe Bass in question has American Pickups, pots and active electronics. ALL the same as MIA.

    I had one and didn't change a thing. Except for 1 of the 5 strings.

    Some upgraders can only say one word .... Bartolini.

    I don't think they're active or compatible in this case.

    MIM Deluxe is first class as-is.

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    I have a 97 MIM 5 String Deluxe, that I had kept stock for a long time simply because I thought it didn't need anything , the bass had a killer sound to begain with, however as of right now, I've got Dimarzios Utra Jazz pickups in it now that I run strictly passive and it still sounds good. The mid 90's- 03 MIM Basses are truly great basses for the price.
    I have a few high end Jazz basses that I hardly ever play anymore because I really do like my MIM

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    Now that's cool. :roll:
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar
    That year was a good period for MIM Fender stuff. Structurally, it should be fine, and the only thing you might need to change to really improve it might be the pickups and pots. 8)

 

 

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