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High End Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nightvision, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Hello everybody,
    After spending a lot of time and money on basses, i think it's time to take the right direction.
    I want to buy THE Jazz Bass that will fits my needs.
    But i don't know which one to choose. So i need your help.
    Here is my specifications:

    - light Alder body, rosewood fb with pearl block inlays
    - 60s pickup position
    - 10 or 12 radius
    - medium size frets, not small vintage
    - active/passive with a true passive tone control and 2 band EQ
    - single coil pickups
    - a sound between vintage and modern, round, clear and growly. Not mids shy.
    - a perfect neck with a possible incredibly low action
    - classic JB look
    - $2500 max, new or used

    Any suggestions?
  2. mp40smg


    Aug 11, 2010
    Worcester, Ma.
    War mouth and a good luthier to put it together
  3. Mousekillaz


    Nov 25, 2009
    Anacortes Wa.
    Ditto on Warmoth.
    RaggaDruida likes this.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Used Lakland DJ
  5. Lakland DJ have small frets and i don't like that (i owned one).
    Does a Sadowsky RV4 can be a good choice?
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I was just assuming the DJ has the same size frets as a JO, and those aren't vintage size.
    So...used Lakland JO w/ your choice of preamp. :)

    Sadowsky definitely makes a nice bass too.
  7. But i think Lakland JO have Ash body and vintage frets, I'm not sure...
  8. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    The body can be Alder or Ash and they don't have vintage sized frets. You can certainly find out what the body wood is of a particular bass you're looking at before buying it.
  9. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
  10. ilikebass7


    Sep 7, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Marco Bass Guitars
  11. Fender Road worn jazz body, Wamoth neck Rosewood on Maple, Lindy Frali Jazz pickups
    Badass II bridge
  12. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    The new Fender American Deluxe's are awesome. Or a Sadowsky Metro.
  13. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    ..or a Mike Lull or a Valenti

    there's a ton of options out there. especially if you're willing to buy used.
  14. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    A used alder/rosewood/'60s position Fbass VF5 should be within your budget. Check the classifieds here on TB, or ping Donovan at Fretspot. Three band EQ, active/passive, and a passive tone control.

    I own one like that, and another that's ash/maple/'70s position. They're excellent basses.

    Except for being '70s position, a Carvin SB5000 fits the bill, too--and they go for very attractive prices used. Check the review in a recent issue of Bass Gear.
  15. Thanks everybody for your replies
    For now my choice is a Sadowsky Metro RV4 or MV4, but I have to try one not far away from me.
  16. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Do it once and you'll get it right! New or used Sadowsky. Done

  17. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Sadowsky Metro Will Lee Sig.
  18. ilikebass7


    Sep 7, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Marco Bass Guitars
    Marco Cortez! Great builder
  19. pedulla-2007


    Sep 2, 2008
    Best kept secret in the industry! Please don't over look this bass, as I bought my first LEJ on ebay for 1,800.00

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