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High End Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nightvision, Nov 18, 2012.


  1. Nightvision

    Nightvision

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    Hello everybody,
    After spending a lot of time and money on basses, i think it's time to take the right direction.
    I want to buy THE Jazz Bass that will fits my needs.
    But i don't know which one to choose. So i need your help.
    Here is my specifications:

    - light Alder body, rosewood fb with pearl block inlays
    - 60s pickup position
    - 10 or 12 radius
    - medium size frets, not small vintage
    - active/passive with a true passive tone control and 2 band EQ
    - single coil pickups
    - a sound between vintage and modern, round, clear and growly. Not mids shy.
    - a perfect neck with a possible incredibly low action
    - classic JB look
    - $2500 max, new or used

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
     
  2. mp40smg

    mp40smg

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    War mouth and a good luthier to put it together
     
  3. Mousekillaz

    Mousekillaz

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  4. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Used Lakland DJ
     
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  6. Nightvision

    Nightvision

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    Lakland DJ have small frets and i don't like that (i owned one).
    Does a Sadowsky RV4 can be a good choice?
     
  7. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I was just assuming the DJ has the same size frets as a JO, and those aren't vintage size.
    So...used Lakland JO w/ your choice of preamp. :)

    Sadowsky definitely makes a nice bass too.
     
  8. Nightvision

    Nightvision

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    But i think Lakland JO have Ash body and vintage frets, I'm not sure...
     
  9. mrtanner42

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  10. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    The body can be Alder or Ash and they don't have vintage sized frets. You can certainly find out what the body wood is of a particular bass you're looking at before buying it.
     
  11. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

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  12. ilikebass7

    ilikebass7 Supporting Member

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  13. Grabow

    Grabow

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    Fender Road worn jazz body, Wamoth neck Rosewood on Maple, Lindy Frali Jazz pickups
    Badass II bridge
     
  14. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

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    The new Fender American Deluxe's are awesome. Or a Sadowsky Metro.
     
  15. dedpool1052

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    ..or a Mike Lull or a Valenti

    there's a ton of options out there. especially if you're willing to buy used.
     
  16. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

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    A used alder/rosewood/'60s position Fbass VF5 should be within your budget. Check the classifieds here on TB, or ping Donovan at Fretspot. Three band EQ, active/passive, and a passive tone control.

    I own one like that, and another that's ash/maple/'70s position. They're excellent basses.

    Except for being '70s position, a Carvin SB5000 fits the bill, too--and they go for very attractive prices used. Check the review in a recent issue of Bass Gear.
     
  17. Nightvision

    Nightvision

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    Thanks everybody for your replies
    For now my choice is a Sadowsky Metro RV4 or MV4, but I have to try one not far away from me.
     
  18. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

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    Hi

    Do it once and you'll get it right! New or used Sadowsky. Done

    Rob
     
  19. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

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    Sadowsky Metro Will Lee Sig.
     
  20. ilikebass7

    ilikebass7 Supporting Member

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    Marco Cortez! Great builder
     
  21. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

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    Best kept secret in the industry! Please don't over look this bass, as I bought my first LEJ on ebay for 1,800.00
     

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