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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mcfrankson, Aug 1, 2019.
Chris Benavente is building me a PJ5. Would also HIGHLY recommend Roscoe and Valenti.
Jackson just announced a new Ellefson model. Might be worth looking into.
Jackson Announces New David Ellefson X Series Signature Basses
Another vote for a Yamaha BB series. Used, go for a 2025x; new BBP35. I have the lower BB435 and 425x and can't believe how good they are for the money. I'm considering selling the BB435 for a BBP35. They are that good. And the necks are devine; slim and fast.
Those Yamaha’s mentioned are great
I personally love the sound of the Ibanez PJ’s (the cheap ones).. lots of depth of tone, and those great slim necks
There is a great deal on a Valenti PJ in the classifieds right now. I was thinking about purchasing it myself. Along with another comment, I also like Benavente PJ's. Currently I am lucky enough to have my Nordy!
If money is no object, I recommend Wilkins basses. I icked up my first PJ5 from Pat some years back and it totally killed my GAS. Comfortable, sounds great, top quality and Pat is one of the best people on Earth. I added another PJ5 from him a couple of years later (the one in my profile) and could not be happier.
I'd buy a Roscoe Classic if money wasn't an issue. But, it is. So, I made my own from an American Standard Jazz V. And did the push/pull-series/parallel mod on the neck volume pot.
Don't make 'em any more, so you'll have to check the used market, but Schecter Diamond P5 is an absolute monster!
Lots of great suggestions here. I typically don’t like Roscoe basses, but I gotta say that Century bass looks killer. Yamaha and F Bass are also great. And frankly it’s hard to beat Sadowsky NYC—they are perfect right out of the box. I’ll add my personal favorite to the mix, Kinal. Mike Kinal makes great instruments. I love the neck and the body shape and his willingness to customize it as you wish. Here’s mine:
Marco also offers a PJ now, apparently. Here's an article about it. Sounds pretty interesting to me.
While I have zero experience with this particular model, as the owner of another one of Marco's creations I can attest to the quality of his instruments and judging from my interactions with him he comes across as a very nice person.
FBass VF5 PJ. Killer.
I'd look at Yamaha BB series too. I bought a BB735 that also made me buy a BB734. Now they are the only basses I play
I’ve seen and heard this bass in person and can tell you everything he says is true.
i got nuthin', just came to gawk!
lots of cool axes here!
I would think that there must be several Ibanez models that fill the bill and with great necks and reasonable costs.
The Reverend Mercalli is a great sounding passive PJ (with reverse-P pickup, which I really like -the D and G strings have a lot of heft, all the way up the neck. And has wid-ish string spacing if you like that. Very well made and can be had relatively inexpensively.
Needs to be a active eq bass. Passive 5 strings are generally muddy on the 5th string
This one does it for me , Ibanez TMB605 . It came with Nordies and I added an Audere pre, Hipshot A bridge and Hipshot lollipop ultralite tuners . It was great before the mods , very good option for not much coin .
Ibanez 600 series or above has a great price to quality ratio, especially more recent used ones!