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24-fret "Jazz" style bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Skerik1, Sep 29, 2004.


  1. Skerik1

    Skerik1

    Sep 21, 2002
    Saint Paul, MN
    I'm looking for a 24-fret bass with a maple fretboard and Jazz pickups for that familiar "Jazz Bass" tone. Anyone know of any basses out there? It doesn't have to *look* like a jazz bass, just sound like one. I'm looking to spend around 800-1200 bucks.

    Thanks!
    --Matthew
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    A lot of bass models have a JJ pup configuration, but not all of them place them in the same place Fender does. Your need for a 2 octave neck adds another variable into the equation.

    The Washburn T24 has the features you want, but it's a neck through and is active.

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    Carvin's LB75 also has a 24 frets and JJ pups, but it's also neck through.

    You might have to rely more on your hands and amp to approximate the J tone with these models as the bolt-on neck is a big part of the J sound. Of course, if you can sacrifice those three frets in favor of a bolt on neck, you have hundreds of options.
     
  3. K-Frog

    K-Frog

    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    MTD Saratoga or Beast
    Yamaha BB5, maybe some later models.
     
  4. K-Frog

    K-Frog

    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    OOPS! I just noticed that neither I or the previous poster, got your "maple fretboard" requirement.

    The only thing that comes to mind now is a Pedulla Rapture J5.
    I believe that can be had with a maple board.
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Nino could probably build you one..

    http://www.valentibasses.com/
     
  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  7. I've been led to believe that it's actually a passive bass.
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That would of been my 1s suggestion but:

    "I'm looking to spend around 800-1200 bucks."
     
  9. Jugghaid

    Jugghaid

    Jun 28, 2002
    Denver, CO, USA
    Pedulla Rapture J2000 is a great 24 fret jazz bass.
     
  10. Except that it only has 22 frets.

    Mike
     
  11. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Valenti.

    Feel free to contact Nino for info. I know from personal experience that he's really easy to deal with and very responsive.

    Or you could contact me since so many people do that. :)
     
  12. Jugghaid

    Jugghaid

    Jun 28, 2002
    Denver, CO, USA
    Oops, you're right. I knew there was a reason I sold mine. :)
     
  13. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Carvin LB70 with the J99 pickups. Neck through, true, but nice single coil Jazz tone.
     
  14. -Sam-

    -Sam-

    Oct 5, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    How many strings do you need? because unless im mistaken if you only want 4 niether sadowsky or nino can do it? You could almost get a custom made for that much by someone like Chris Stambaugh
     
  15. Herrlster

    Herrlster

    Oct 27, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
  16. Supernova67

    Supernova67

    Jun 21, 2005
    Michigan
    get a real nice old fender jazz.....and learn how to bend up to a high G :ninja:
     
  17. definitely consider MTD...oh the sounds they make...
     
  18. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    Iowa
    Or fret against the neck pickup:bassist:
     
  19. or use the harmonic: use your thumb on the spot and pluck with the middle ringer :bassist: