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Country J Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MIMJAZZ, Jul 17, 2012.


  1. MIMJAZZ

    MIMJAZZ

    Dec 13, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I love jazz basses. If there was a jazz bass that didn't only sound like a good country bass, but what would it look like? I keep looking back to the 51 P for this, but an ash and maple jazz bass looks like TAL WILKENFELDS SADOWSKY!!! It's just an idea for a project, but I don't know what it should look like yet.

    What would a country jazz bass look like?

    What electronics would be good for it? (leave it passive please)
     
  2. Leather pickguard would be a good start.


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  3. Kael

    Kael

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    I play the texas country/red dirt circuit regularly. I see J's about as frequently as I see P's. In fact a J with flats is a very common choice. Grab one and play it. Quit sweating the image.

    Hell, I play a fretless J when I am not playing double bass.
     
  4. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    I play some country on my '01 American Jazz. It's aquamarine metallic with a maple fingerboard and has flats on it. Sounds fine and looks fine. Oh, I did put a black pickguard on it, though.

    Otherwise, I'd have it three-color sunburst with rosewood. The black pickguard stays, though.
     
  5. Catbuster

    Catbuster Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
    This...

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