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James Johnston Jazz Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pica, Feb 16, 2014.


  1. pica

    pica

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    I am proud to start the official James Johnston Jazz Bass Club. This is the most amazing Squier Bass I've seen and heard. It sounds as good if not better then some Mexican Fenders I've played. It has to be played to really be appreciated. It only comes in Lake Placid Blue so don't look for other colors. Don't quite understand the mint green pickguard but that can easily be changed. Okay, who want's to join?
     

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  2. mulambo

    mulambo

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    Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
    me!!!
    i have one and dig it a lot. really, a very nice instrument!:bassist:
     

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  3. Ian774

    Ian774

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    Before some of you guys scream around "WHO THE HELL IS JAMES JOHNSTON", I'd like to tell you that is the bass player for scottish rock band Biffy Clyro.



    One of my fav' bands actually... I even got a Biffy tattoo... :D
     
  4. awilkie84

    awilkie84

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    Man, I want one of these bodies to throw a maple board on!!!
     
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  6. pica

    pica

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    Thanks Ian774. I'm sure that question is bound to be asked.
     
  7. Wallace320

    Wallace320

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    Never been able to watch'em live here in Italy but been there in England to do it. they're better live than on record...

    Squier also released Simon Neil's signature Stratocaster off same '60s Classic Vibe series in Fiesta Red and mint green pickguard

    Not necessarily what they play live (I mean exact Squier models) but they usually only employ Stratocaster and Jazz btw.

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  8. pica

    pica

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    Pica-1
    mulambo-2
    FarkusSWR-3
    Grorenauta-4
    dinodino-5
    Fernando Costa-6
    FronTowardEnemy-7
     
  9. Ian774

    Ian774

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    Wallace320, I've seen Biffy Clyro 4 times live, and although James mainly uses Jazz basses (American standard and Deluxe), he also uses Precision bass (one with classic P pickup, one with PJ) and a Gibson Ripper or Grabber, can't remember.
     
  10. jamminology101

    jamminology101

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    It would be nice if he played his signature model for a couple of tunes anyway...he could change out the pickups and pots and no one would be the wiser. LPB rocks.
     
  11. pica

    pica

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    Any more James Johnston jazz bass owners out there? Plenty of room for more.........
     
  12. FarkusSWR

    FarkusSWR Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Southern DE
    I'm in. Got mine last April (iirc). Gigged with it a few times before my band folded.
    Very nice bass IMO. Fit and finish far exceed the price point.
     

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  13. pica

    pica

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    FarkusSWR you are number 3. Welcome to the James Johnson Jazz Bass Club.
     
  14. Grorenauta

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    Got mine a week ago and im loving it. The other one I own is a 80$ small scale chinese bass, as you can guess the difference was HUGE. The sound is much smoother and the finish is great.

    I'm guessing they went for a scottish flag look
     
  15. pica

    pica

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    Grorenauta you are number 4. Welcome to the club.
     
  16. aproud1

    aproud1 I don't feel tardy? Gold Supporting Member

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    I unfortunately can no longer play Jazz basses, my left hand cramps up. So now I'm all P bass all the time. But I really liked my JJ Jazz while I had it. Excellent bass, amazing for the money. I'm a sucker for matching headstocks.

    Here is my old bass. Someone here on TB owns it now.

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  17. pica

    pica

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    Anybody else have a James Johnston Squier Bass? Membership is free.
     
  18. dinodino

    dinodino Supporting Member

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    I hopefully have one coming soon (ordered but no confirmation yet). Excited to join the ranks
     
  19. lancimouspitt

    lancimouspitt

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    Nice looking bass,what's the retail?
     
  20. pica

    pica

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    I got mine for about $350.
     
  21. dinodino

    dinodino Supporting Member

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    I just got mine today. I have the perfect pair in my opinion! Can I get a number?

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