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J Basses - 70's Ash/Maple vs. 60's Alder/Rosewood - What's [THE] Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Modern Growl, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Modern Growl

    Modern Growl Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    NY/NJ Metro Area
    What's everyone's general favorite? Whats THE jazz to have?
  2. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    70's Ash/Maple - done and done.
  3. Emperor Elite

    Emperor Elite Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2004
    New Jersey
    My vote is for a mid 60s alder rosewood jazz. My favorite jazz basses always seem to be from '66.

  4. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    My favorite is mine: alder/maple. Don't know what I'd do if I bought another, but it would probably have a rosewood or pau ferro board. Like if, hypothetically speaking of course, it's a Fender American Jazz V. ;)
  5. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Alder and rosewood, something I don't have :bawl:
  6. 60's alder/rosewood!!! :) No questions about! And if you already have one, you can buy another for those 70's sounds. :smug:
  7. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I've got
    ash/maple x2
    alder,fmt/pao ferro

    no alder/rosewood!
  8. The Dave

    The Dave

    Jun 23, 2006
    Canyon, Texas
    I'm gonna have to go with Alder/Rosie. I certainly don't have anything against Ash/Maple though.
  9. fretless Bob

    fretless Bob If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.

    Nov 27, 2005
    Harrow, London, U.K
    im with alder/rosewood,

    i really wanna buy a 66 i see around in a local shop but i just havnt got the cash for it... :( hopefully i will get teh cash before someone else buys it

  10. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    To me, it's a 60's alder/ rosewood in sunburst with a tort pickguard. When I hear JAZZ BASS, that's the mental image I immediately get.

    They're both great setups, but I have a soft spot for the "60's" version.
  11. trainyourhuman


    Apr 12, 2000
    Alder/rosewood, although these days I am really digging alder/ebony.
  12. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Alder/rosewood. I have three J's with that combo.
    Unforunately featherweight alder isn't available anymore. My '69 J just kills, and is only 8lbs.
  13. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    alder/rosewood. i want one badly. i own a ash/maple and like it, but to me the "sound" is the alder/rosewood.
  14. 70's ash/maple. It can't be beat in terms of punch and cut.
  15. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

  16. glivanos

    glivanos Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    Philadelphia Area
    +1 60's jazz bass - alder/rosewood - Just like Jaco's
  17. Geezerman


    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    70 ash/map, sunburst w/ tort or black PG, bound and blocked , thats THE bass for me. :smug:
  18. high mileage

    high mileage

    Apr 17, 2006
    Rockford IL
    Alder, definitely for me. Maple or Rosewood depending on the color of the body (I'm not much of a traditionalist...).
  19. For me it´s Ashbody & Rosewood Fretboard
  20. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I love the look and brightness of ash and maple.

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