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Active jazz basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lukehwd, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Lukehwd


    Mar 18, 2013
    Just out of curiosity, what other companies (other than Fender) make active jazz basses? I know Modulus makes a couple (the Vintage j and the Genesis vj) which are very nice. I am looking for good quality and preferably around $800 (give or take). All input is appreciated.
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Not necessarily in your price range, but Lakland, Lull, and Sadowsky come to mind. A Lakland Skyline may be close in price. Dingwall and F Bass make active J's too, but they're a little dear.
  3. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    pedulla rapture is their version on the jazz bass.
    they are a bargain on the used market
  4. Lukehwd


    Mar 18, 2013
    All those basses are very nice, but unfortunately awfully expensive. Is there anything for a bit cheaper?
  5. Mitchinboxer


    Jan 25, 2012
    You could get a used Carvin SB4000/5000 for that price or even cheaper, best active jazz I've ever played personally.
  6. Lukehwd


    Mar 18, 2013
    What does it sound like? (Aggressive, mellow, etc.)
  7. i have a Hohner active/passive 5 string jazz bass. its really nice but theyre pretty hard to get your hands on.

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