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American Standard Jazz gas

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by metalmariachi, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. I went to Guitar Center today, I had a $25 use it or loose it promotional card.

    Well As long as I was there I decided to play around with a few Jazz basses.

    I was thinking 3 color sunburst with maple fretboard, but played every one they had.


    A blizzard pear with rosewood fretboard sounded phenomenal, much better than any of the others, and a black with maple fretboard felt the best.
    Unfortunately the didn't have a blizzard pearl with maple board.


    I could just wait until one comes in, but each bass sounded slightly different. Enough so that I feel like being anal about it.

    So I'm thinking about calling the store manager tomorrow and seeing if they will swap necks between the two.

    Any one think I have a shot at convincing him?

  2. joebingo


    Aug 23, 2006
    London, UK

    the risk of damaging either bass is too high, and the guy most probably won't do it.
  3. No. !
  4. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Not going to happen.

    As an aside, I have a std. J with blizzard pearl and maple I won on eBay for under $990 after shipping. You might want to look there.
  5. sps500

    sps500 In Memoriam

    May 19, 2008
    Manny's in NY offered to do it.... if i bought BOTH basses. :);)
  6. Nope
  7. Thunderthumbs73


    May 5, 2008
    I think not. I wouldn't even bother or try.
  8. NO WAY IN ****!!!!!!!!!!!:rollno::scowl::eyebrow:
  9. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Are you adamant about wanting maple on the Blizzard Pearl? If that's the bass that sounded the best, but it had rosewood, I might be tempted to grab it if I were you.

    I understand if you're dead-set against the rosewood; but if it sounded that good, I'd at least give it some thought. If you do get it, a brown tort p/g might blend real well with the rosewood. That's what I'd do if I went with Blizzard Pearl/rosewood. With B.P./maple, I'd either go with a black p/g, or else white pearloid.
  10. Thunderthumbs73


    May 5, 2008
    The basses are common. I'm sure you can find one with the right resonance/weight/neck/color etc...

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