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21 fret j bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by henryjurstin13, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. I currently have a variax bass -- no flames here, please... and I am looking to purchase a 'real' bass soon. I like the big body of a jazz, and I like the sound of the j bass. But, I also like the thicker sounds of the ol' EB-3, Thunderbird, etc.. style basses. ( I like the old school bass tones similar to Allen Woody, in case this helps.)

    My Variax has 21 frets & I have gotten very used to having the high E. Does anyone make anything that would make me happy on all of what I described above?
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
  3. +100 OH YEAH, BABY! Jimmy, you just made me drool!

    Hey! Why don't we have a drooling smiley? We need a drooling smiley perhaps when I do this... :gas:

    nope that didn't work...

    how about :drool:

    nope that didn't work, either...

    ohhh welll....Dark Star on a lakland ... AWESOME!
  4. Does anyone have any pics of what a Lakland 44 with Darkstars might look like? (photoshop, maybe?)

    That sounds like it might be a very possible route for me.

    thanks. jh
  5. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    If you can forego the bigger Jazz-style body, a Reverend Rumblefish would be the ticket. It has an amazing range of tones for a passive bass. They are no longer in production, but if you go to http://www.reverenddirect.com/reverend/instock_specials.html there are a bunch for sale from the factory. You will never regret it, let me assure you.
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Sadowsky Metro or NYC

  7. Warmoth will make you a J neck with 21 frets, even 24 like mine has, and you can put it on any of their bodies routed any way you like for pickups and such. You could do a 24-fret EB-style setup with the paddle headstock and everything. Check them out: http://www.warmoth.com