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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Guitbass, Oct 26, 2003.
Curious as to what is recommended. I'm seeking a nice instrument with a punchy J tone.
you can't go wrong with the original:
a new Fender American Jazz bass is around 1 grand
What he said.
I'll give this a redundant third. As a second option some of the Schector jazz style basses sound really good as well.
I'll 4th that....
......If a newie is out of your price range though, have a look on ebay, you should be able to pick one up cheap.
I'll go with the crowd on the American jazz bass... however, most of the Lakland Skyline JO basses are under a grand and will line up very well with the MIA J basses...
One of the nicest JBasses I have come across in a while is the new ESP(yes esp)LTD Delux Jazz it's a modern JBass to be taken seriously very versitale and funky if thats what your looking for.I would say that it could give some of the more exspensive JBasses a run for their money and I have played my share.everything on it is all quality parts from proven co.'s.it was reviewed in the July 03 issue of BP(with Hub from the Roots on the cover).I checked it out at the Summer Namm show there's a 5 string version as well, and gave it a lot of thought and considiration.Im waiting on mine now
Make a Jazz out of Warmoth parts. built right will smoke anything for a grand.
I located a new USA Fender Jazz Standard:
Rosewood board, light ash body, 2-tone burst for $799.00
A Warmoth with EMG-JV pickups and no pre amp. That's where it's at!
Best Jazz bass tone under 1k is a MIA jazz. I bought my nos natural ash bodied maple neck MIA standard jazz for 799.00 w/case. All it needed was my hands to play it! This finish was also discontinued in 2000 for MIA basses. The bass shown came with a white pickguard and has the white pickguard on it now.
I've said it before and I'll say it again..
I would say an Essex jazz bass, with a J-retro pre-amp, with a set of bartolini pickups.
For that money you can get the real deal. Buy the sound that you want!
Another possible 'jazz sounding' bass you may consider is Sadowsky.
How much is a used Sadowsky going for these days?
check out a peavey millenium. you can dial in a very jazzy tone. very snappy and tons of low end.
My goodness how about just the real deal a Fender American Jazz? You pretty much answered your own question when you asked it.
I'd go with a MIA J-bass and swap out the pickups with some SD anitquities or dimarzion ultra jazz.
or a Laklay Skyline JO, I really like the pickups in those.
Lakland Joe Osborne or Lakland Daryl Jones.
Either get a MIA standard, used. Then upgrade with Custom Pups/Pre amp, Bridge, Neck (if you dont like the Fender necks, cuz I dont). Or just get a used MIA Deluxe on ebay...