Bass Gear Review of Skyline DJ-5
I thought this review of a well known bass was very interesting. Vic Serbe said what most of us would, he thought it was a solid take on the Jazz Bass theme, and that he could see himself using a DJ-5 as a gig workhorse. He did, however not a few issues with the bass, especially the inability to get the action as low as he would prefer.
Phil Manieri gave the bass a thorough technical going over, and he really noted the gap in the neck pocket, and a bad cut of the nut as finish features that looked bad on a bass in this price range. He noted that the shortcomings were not deal breakers, but they were good either.
I just noted this review, because so many rip Fender for production shortcomings, but this review showed how easily these sorts of things can crop up in mass produced instrument. More important, the review also showed how these shortcomings do not stand in the way of actually using such a bass if you are willing to do some work on it or pay a fairly small amount of money for the work to get the bass set up the way you like it.
Squier Affinity J-Bass V, MIA Peavey Millennium J/MM & Lakland Skyline 55-64
Last edited by Dr. Cheese : 12-13-2012 at 12:34 PM.