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Falling out of love with Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MycooLeeyun, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Okay.. not exactly. BUT, ever since I picked up this Yamaha bb2000 and set it up with a set of pressure wounds my jazz seems less appealing. Now the neck on my jazz seems a bit too thin for me when I've been playing that bass for years. I just got this Yamaha and it's feeling so right already. Maybe the strings have a lot to do with it because I set the jazz up with some Fat Beams 45-105 but I'm not loving the tone out of it like I am with the Yamaha.

    Oh no... what do I do
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  2. I've never really been a fan of those single-coil pickups, but I did find some single-coils I like a lot in a soapbar.
    IME the J-type design doesn't let them put enough wire on the coil.
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  3. I'm going to test out an Ibanez SR1000 EFM tongiht
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  4. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    Enjoy the BB2000. I think a great PJ trumps a great jazz bass .
    My MusicMan Caprice made me sell of my 4 string jazz basses.

    With any jazz bass I only use one setting, both pickups full on.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2018
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  5. Yeah, the neck is a BIT too chunky, but I'm already preferring the chunkier neck over the thin neck on my JB2
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  6. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Ok just relaaaaax
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  7. ajkula66


    Sep 23, 2016
    I guess that no one warned you that old Yamahas can be addictive...:D...they should've had a warning stamped on them...

    Great basses. I've owned quite a few of mid-to-high end models back in the 80s and have absolutely nothing bad to say about them..

    Let the Jazz take a nap and enjoy the BB...
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