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budget bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by countludwig, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. countludwig


    Sep 16, 2003
    I'm looking for a 2nd bass for around the house.
    one of the following 3 will probably fit the bill
    but I'm looking for some feedback.

    Aria STB-JB-DX (jazz copy @ about 225.00)
    Johnson JJ-800 (Jazz copy @ about 150.00)
    Essex SJB-62 ( yet another jazz copy for 130.00)

    yes I have read the Essex mega thread but have no info on the other 2 basses.
    anyone played or checked out the other ones ?

  2. RyanHelms


    Sep 20, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    Uh, at least if someone says "Hey, nice Aria/Essex" it won't make everyone else in the room snicker.

    Honestly, I'ld steer clear of Johnson anyway.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Johnson blows. Id shoot for the Essex, better deal than the Aria.
  4. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY