Looking for a Fender Bass without the high price tag? A Mexican fender bass maybe the answer…
Mexican Fender Bass vs. American Fender Bass
Fender Standard Precision Bass
Fender American Standard Precision Bass
Quite often when you see them for sale, the Mexican version won’t say it’s from Mexico. Fender simply adds ‘American’ to the name of the USA model. (See the example above)
To look at they look virtually identical, which is fantastic if you want the Fender look for under half the price.
Apart from obviously fact they are manufactured in two different locations. It’s important to note that they are other difference in the two instruments.
Like all things in life you get what you pay for. The American has higher quality parts and workmanship. Don’t let that put you off though. For the price the Fender Bass Mexico version is an incredible instrument for the money.
On the popular online music store MusiciansFriend.com the Fender Standard Precision Bass (Mexican) has a 4.5/5 star rating. If you take a look it has nothing but rave reviews from happy customers who love their new fender.
Here are a few quotes from the reviews page.
“I’ve been a bass player since 2001. I’ve done US tours, recorded albums, all that. I’ve also gone through a fare share of basses and when I decided I wanted something real fat and punchy, I knew I needed a Fender. The reason I didn’t go with the American Series is this simple fact- The quality of the A.S. is only 10%-15% better.”
“This is pretty much the best valued and versatile bass you’ll ever come across.”
“I bought this bass 1.5 years ago and it rocks!!”