Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jazz-e-j, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. jazz-e-j


    Mar 24, 2006
    los angeles, ca
    i had this 5string jazz built by Yas at Performance Guitar in Hollywood Cali, trans-white, 70's pu spacing, 21 fret, full size ash body, pearl blocks white binding, badass 5 bridge strung w/ fatbeams, 19mm spacing, and demeter pre. I think im done!! ive owned fender 5's, ken smith proto j 5, sx 5, ibanez 5, and marcus miller 5! NONE of them come close! by the way this guy is close friends with one of the guys who builds the Sadowsky Metros in Japan,(Yas is Japanese too) and they are both VERY picky about their quality as Roger stated in the "behind the notes" interview. I didnt realize what i was missing!! now i can finally just focus on just playing, as Marcus Miller said, and not a direct quote, but: get the right gear first, so you can focus on playing......FINALLY I CAN....
  2. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    That is sexy, what kind of pickups?
  3. Stampy


    Jun 30, 2008
    Wow that looks awesome!!! How much did it cost?
  4. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    I give it about a week before the GAS comes back...
  5. jazz-e-j


    Mar 24, 2006
    los angeles, ca
    the pickups are inhouse wound at the shop, it runs $2490, and i hope the gas doesnt come back because the price of gas and the price of gas are high!!;)
  6. I understand the feeling. I've owned my Valenti J5 for about 3 weeks now and I still have no desire for another bass yet. I don't even look at them with the same attitude. I go to the shop, look, and leave wanting nothing. My Valenti finally hit the spot. I've even got a trade in the works with my other 5'er for a new amp.
  7. jazz-e-j


    Mar 24, 2006
    los angeles, ca
    yes, that is just how i feel!! i went to guitar center the other day, and i just left with a greater appreciation for my bass!!
  8. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    GAS can subside, but I don't believe it can ever be gone for good.

    And that is one seriously gorgeous bass!
  9. I fear that you may be right there, JB :(.

    Personally, I've been "GAS free" before .... about 6 times :D!!!
  10. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
    That bass looks sweet!...... Enjoy it!
  11. ProfGumby


    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    That's beautiful! I imagine it sounds as beautiful and unique as it looks!

    And yes, GAS free is only a temporary state of mind for some, but then I know others that find the one true "the bass" of a lifetime and GAS does stop...but those lunatics are rare....
  12. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland

    Feb 11, 2003

    GAS will always come back.

    I't is in our blood.

    Great bass thought.