Benavente Vintage Jazz questions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stinkoman20xx, May 27, 2005.

  1. Stinkoman20xx


    Oct 19, 2003
    Ive been looking to getting a custom and I have been eying the Benavente Vintage Vortex jazz basses.For the price they are really a great bargin compared to the higher jazz basses. I never had the chance to play one Im curious on the tone and playabillity. Do they sound like a say a vintage Jazz or do they have its own voice?I only played one benavente a singlecut and loved it.Will its tone be more like that and what are neck profiles simmillar to? How do they compare to the higher priced basses like sadowsky on Price vs quality.
  2. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    A VV "voice" is really up to you. You have your choice of pickups, and of course, different pickups sound different. I had one with Dimarzio Ultra Jazz and I would say the sound was vintage jazz, that you could ad an "edge" to.
  3. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Sending a PM with my take on this question...since I've been fortunate enough to see (and hear) a few over the last few years. ;)
  4. It's hard to go wrong with a Benavente if you can afford it.