Interesting DJ5 Review

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Oct 18, 2016.

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  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    This is a quick review of the aDJ5. As many of you know, my DJ5 is my favorite bass. My Peavey Forum is tonally more versatile, but the neck and comfortable body, plus great tone, makes my DJ5 a perfect passive bass in my mind.
     
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  2. justbass57

    justbass57 Supporting Member

    Nice chops, and it sounds pretty dang good.
     
  3. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    One of the best buys for the money and one of the most underrated basses on the market!

    I love your DJ5, so I'm not surprised it is your favorite! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. TMARK

    TMARK

    Jan 10, 2012
    Richmond VA
    I picked up a user DJ4. Korean with the Aero pickups. It is just about my favorite bass. Tone, feel, neck, looks.
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I almost pulled the trigger for a DJ5 maybe three times before I finally bought one. I had no doubt that it was right for me. In terms of comfort and playability, it compares nicely to basses that cost twice as much. Short of some terrible tragedy, never plan on parting with my DJ5.
     
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  6. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    Let's pray that a tragedy never occurs. Your DJ5 should be a lifetime keeper!
     
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  7. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    NC
    An early DJ4 was my gateway drug to Laklands. I foolishly sold it. One day I'll have another.
     
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  8. LadyLoveStingRay5

    LadyLoveStingRay5

    Jul 17, 2004
    Can't go wrong with a good Jazz bass.
     
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  9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors' DJ5!

    :D
     
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  10. TMARK

    TMARK

    Jan 10, 2012
    Richmond VA
    It's so good in every way.
     
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  11. Picked up my DJ5 used, it was my first passive bass in 2 decades plus of gigging. Fell in love with it. I now have 5 basses and 4 are jazz type instruments. The used DJ5 is one of the best bass values I have ever gotten. Don't see it ever going anywhere.
     
  12. Vines

    Vines

    Mar 31, 2016
    CT
    I traveled 2 hours to play that exact bass in that exact store last month. After I fell in love with it, I was reminded we needed a new roof :banghead:. Once the funds recover from that recent purchase, this will be my next bass (this exact one was sold, sadly).
     
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  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I know that feeling; reality getting the way of fun.:cool:
     
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  14. StayLow

    StayLow

    Mar 14, 2008
    "Interesting" and "review" are extremely generous terms to apply to that video.
     
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  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Oh well, sorry you lost two minutes of your life watching that video.;)
     
  16. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Forget the bass. Where the heck is that music store?!?!
     
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  17. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    +1
     
  18. vision

    vision It's all about the groove!

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs
    What is the weight like on the DJ5?
     
  19. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Mine is around 9 lbs. 8 oz.
    it does not have a full size body which makes comfortable sitting and standing.
     
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  20. taylor16

    taylor16 Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    Sedona, AZ
    My DJ4 is essentially perfect in every way. Been wanting to pick up another passive Jazz but there's no way it could be topped.
     
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