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Where can i find jazz bass 35" scale???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by irbass, Dec 8, 2013.


  1. irbass

    irbass Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2011
    NC - USA
    I'm looking for a jazz bass 35 scale, and 19mm spacing string.
    I was looking on ebay and there's some nice jazz bodys
    But the neck 35 i don't find it.
    I want to keep it under $800, painted and with the brigde installed
    The pups and the preamp i'll install by my self.
    Thanks.
     
  2. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
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    You just asked for a very tight niche and I wish there where more available for hot rodding which I like to do as well.

    Check these guys out.
    They sound right up your alley and do both 34 and 35" scales.

    http://www.bassmods.com/5-String_c_26.html
     
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  4. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
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    USA customs will do 35" necks for J bodies and the Warmoth Deluxe J will fit (its like a 1mm difference)

    I know you want the bridge on and thats where you would need to have someone who knew what they where doing to make sure that the intonation was correct ect...

    Its another route to go.
    I have been down your road in a way...
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    KSD or Ken Smith Designs makes 35", 19mm basses in just this price range.
     
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    KSD fives are 35". The fours are 34".
     
  7. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
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    Dr. C
    Are they still being made?
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    I think so. They are on Ken Smith website still. Call Bass Central or the KSD website .
     
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Might try to find one of these:
    http://www.schecterguitars.com/Vault/28/CALIFORNIA-CUSTOM-BASS-2004.aspx

    They normally go for around $350-ish and they are a lot of bass for the money. Top notch hardware and nice pickups. There was one for sale locally and I borrowed it for about a week. I'm just not a Jazz bass guy, otherwise I would have bought it.


    Also keep an eye out for a USA Peavey Millennium with Jazz pickups. It's not as much 'Jazz bass' as the Shecter..different body shapes and pickup placement..but then again once you go 35" scale I guess the 'Jazz' is gone anyway :)
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    I just checked Bass Central. They are still in business and the line has expanded.
     
  11. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  12. SRFSterling5

    SRFSterling5 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Hawaii
    Lakland Skyline 55-60 is a traditional passive J bass vibe with a 35" scale. Depending on the
    Finish, around 1,100 to 1,200 new. Or find one used in your price ballpark. New a basic 55-01
    Is around $800, more modern tones there. This one is active, but IMO the electronics are not
    that great. With an upgrade to better electronics, it is also a great option. Used maybe around,
    $500, upgrade pickups and preamp, and you've got a killer bass. I own a 55-02 model and
    Upgraded the electronics (Mike Pope) preamp and Nordstrand pickups, I'm now in tone heaven.

    Good luck with your search.
     
  13. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    chicago
    check ebay and craigslist for mtd's kz 4 or 5's
     
  14. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    +1

    19mm spacing, too. Used to be known as Joe Osborne signature model. These are the best 35" 5-string Jazzes I have ever played. Used must be near your price. These are great, IMHO. :bassist:
     
  15. Yep.
     
  16. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Wait, are you looking for a 4 string or a 5 string? I assumed 4 string since 5 strings that meet your specs are easily available.
     
  17. SRFSterling5

    SRFSterling5 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Hawaii
    The Rudy Sarzo made by Peavey is the only 35" scale 4 string I know of off hand, maybe used,
    you might be able to find one. Basically a 35" scale Cirrus 4, not a jazz style bass, but something
    to check out. Personally, the Lakland 55-60 would get my vote.
     
  18. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    Peavey used to make 35" Millenniums, Cirruses, and at least two other models whose names escape me.
     
  19. irbass

    irbass Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2011
    NC - USA
    I have a K6 from them. It's nice bass, but it's really heavy around 12 pounds.
    I know about the k5, it's on the specs I'm looking for, but probably will be too heavy.
    If i don't find it, I'll get on k5.
     
  20. irbass

    irbass Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2011
    NC - USA
    5 Strings. Sorry i forgot about that.
     
  21. irbass

    irbass Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2011
    NC - USA
    i checked them when i was looking. I can install the bridge, all stuff. I'm afraid of the price.
    A body painted $300
    A neck finished $400
    i can install all other stuff.
    I already got the preamp John east deluxe cost me $350.
    I'll use Delano JMVC 5 FE Pickups $258.
    all other stuff bridge, pickguard, screws, tuner around $280.
    I know will be a good jazz bass, but still a little expensive.
     



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