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A Bass with 2 Jazz pickups and don't look like Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by musicelectronix, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. musicelectronix


    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    Hey guys,

    I am looking for a bass (either 4 or 5 strings) that features J size pickups, but it is not a Jazz Bass or it doesn't look similar (NOT SX, Lakland, etc). If it has to be active, there should at least be a passive/active switch. I would prefer it to be made in USA. I am just looking for something that doesn't look a Jazz Bass.

    For example, early 90s Jazz Bass Plus can be considered a good example even though it very closely resembles the standard Jazz Bass. Jaguar is not a good example in my head, I just want the similar tone, but not-so conventional looks.

    Do you know any bass like described above?
  2. spc


    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
  3. bassaussie


    Oct 6, 2001
    Obvious answer has to be a Thumb bass.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Pedulla Rapture. Really.
  5. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Or Corvette.

    What are you looking for out of the jazz pickups? Growly? Modern? Fat?
  6. Hugh Jass

    Hugh Jass

    Oct 10, 2008
    Canada eh
    G&L JB-2
  7. musicelectronix


    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    I originally thought I shouldn't limit the responses with further details. But since you asked, I will most likely replace the pickups with 70s Jazz Bass single coils. I want the bass to be fairly bright by itself (such as maple body - maple/ebony neck, etc).
  8. LowBSix

    LowBSix Commercial User

    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    Guild Pilot 4 or 5 and they're not too expensive...
  9. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    What about a warmoth dinky J or G4?
  10. Warwick Corvette Standard Bubinga all the way. Or even a thumb if the funds will allow it.

    Not made in the USA, but if would you rather have it built at home (read: HIGH labor costs), a spector may be inline for you. But a USA made is gonna be REAL expensive.

    Come to think of it, US made products usually have less bang for buck than foreign made counterparts. Just like the cars
  11. fenderphil


    Sep 1, 2006
    Houston, TX
    g&l jb2?
  12. +1 to everyone mentioning a Warwick Corvette. Make sure you get the active model because the Corvette Standards are passive.
  13. musicelectronix


    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    A warwick Corvette sounds similar to a jazz bass?
  14. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
  15. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Ken Smith BSR4J

    Carvin LB70

    Spector NS4J

    Warick Corvette and Thumb

    I think you can get a Fodera Monarch with two J's
  16. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    today I saw my teacher's Ibanez SR, the first Ibanez with Jazz P/Us I've seen, even if he had the pickups changed, the bass did originaly bring Jazz single coils
  17. It can. I could get a very nice jazz bass growl from mine, especially when favoring or soloing the bridge pickup. Between the ash and the bubinga the ash sounded closer IMO.
  18. Zombbg4


    Jul 15, 2008
    Another vote for the Pedulla Rapture.
  19. Kenny Allyn

    Kenny Allyn

    Mar 25, 2006


    ;) ... Older Reverend Rumblefish USA ... Italia Imola MIK
  20. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    I dunno, does this look like a Jazz Bass?


    (Kermit Driscol has a 5-string version of this very bass. Neither is made anymore, but there has to be something in the current Modulus lineup that comes with J pickups.)

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