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Simple 4 string passive

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by icecycle66, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. icecycle66

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    Hey guys, I don't know why this is so hard.

    Maybe it's because I'm up so late looking.

    I want a four string, passive, jazz bass. (p/j is acceptable)
    It needs to be $800 or less.

    Here's the hard part, apperantly.
    I hate basses with the jack on the front face, pointing straight out. The jack needs to be either on the bottom or at least poitioned like a stratocaster.

    Do you fella's have any guidance for where I can find one of these? Bonus points for sunburst finish.
  2. GrandLowBass

    GrandLowBass Supporting Member

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    That's quite the challenge! I tried for a bit and found zip.

    Since finding such a bass would be difficult and provide you with very few options, I would take a different approach. Find a jazz bass you love, sound and feel, then rout a jack to the side. You shouldn't allow something so insignificant to limit your choices. Just my $0.02.

    Or, just get an angled cable :bag:
  3. phangtonpower

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  4. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Supporting Member

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    Or you could use a cable with a right angle input jack.
  5. Espresto

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    Maybe the Aerodyne Jazz?
  6. shackled

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    And it's $800.
    I'm thinking about trying one myself.
  7. shandra

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    yamaha rbx series, passive p/j ?
  8. felixxx

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    G&L L2000 and JB-2.
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  11. hrodbert696

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    Yamaha bb424x? It's P/J, passive, jack is on the heel of the body. Also the Washburn Taurus T-24. Both comfortably below your budget.
  12. GM60466

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    Take a look at the basses here in the classified ads. There is bound to be something there for you.
  13. iunno

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    Why don't you route a jack for the side then you could put a switched jack in the top for a stereo output, or another tone pot, 2 band or you could just plug the hole.
  14. Rip Topaz

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    Disclosures:
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    1) Buy a blank pickguard.

    2) Route the new pickguard for pickups and pot holes.

    3)Drill side jack.
  15. bryan gibson

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    Warwick Streamer, new Rockbass series, with the twin passive soapbar MEC's. $500, jack on the bottom, narrow string spacing, and sounds like a Jazz on steriods...
  16. pablop

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    try and get your hands on a 1980s Yamaha BB1000S, it is the greatest underrated bass in the world, IMHO.
    Passive, Reverse P and J on the bridge, input on the side.
    You should be able to fid one in the $500/$750 range and they are neck through!
    I have one which I will not ever sell.
  17. No Neck Shrek

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    Here you go - http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/3385021057.html - get this and try it out, then if you don't like it, sell it to me (for the same price) :D You can't loose !

    * 4 string
    * passive
    * jazz bass
    * jack on the side of the body
    * Super Ferrite pickups
    * uber cool P knobs
    * with case
    * made in the USA
    * way under $800

    It looks to be all original so, by the knobs & bridge its a 1983 or 1984.The USA Peaveys have a great sound and, there is almost a cult following for the Super Ferrite pickups.
    I seriously would buy it if you didn't like it.
  18. Buskman

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    +1 - it's a PJ, but the bridge pickup on the BB series cops a very convincing Jazz-like tone. And the P pickup sound great, too...

    A new sunburst model would cost around $500...
  19. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me. Supporting Member

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    Shouldn't it?
  20. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

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    ... simple answer is the best answer .
    :D

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