Ibanez Jet King or Epiphone Embassy Pro?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dim5, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Dim5


    Jun 15, 2018
    Thinking I'd like to add one of these to my stable, unable to test a Jet King so, anybody have experience with both of these and can compare/contrast? It'll be used for country and southern rock or similar. Thank you!
  2. Skillet


    Nov 25, 2011
    It looks like you're going for a retro vibe, from the appearance of the Jet King.
    I've never played one, but I recently ran across a deal on the Embassy. It plays great, the pickups are awesome, and they blend together quite well. The neck is fast and it just plays much better than a bass that costs as little as it does. At 8 lbs, the ergonomics are very good.

    Since you're going for kind of an off the wall vibe. Check this out. The Danelectro D64, '64 Bass. I really love this thing for it's playability, sound, and the look. It's a keeper, and the looks are an homage to the Mosrite Ventures bass.

    I had the white, which I loved the look of, but returned it due to a slight crack at the neck pocket. Now I have a black and white one.
  3. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Best advice is always to try out as many basses as possible.

    The Epiphone is okay but it doesn't do it for me, and I've owned several Epiphone Thunderbirds. Maybe you'll like it.
    The Jet King is no longer made and not as readily available...only one I ever played felt insubstantial...to the best of my memory...like a cheap pawn shop bass from the '70s.
    If you want an Ibanez with a retro look, you might want to try a Talman TMB 310 or TMB 300.