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Jackson CMG Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by union jack, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. union jack

    union jack

    Sep 19, 2005
    New Orleans
    Hey all,
    First post here at TB. Background of 20 years playing guitar but recently asked to play bass with a group that gigs every week, so I am a bass newbie (though I have played them in the past this will be my first bass guitar and dont have a lot of money to play with or start out with something that wont last and require an upgrade)

    I have an opportunity to pick up a Jackson CMG Bass with case for 450 used. (It is the transparent blue.) Do any of you guys have any thoughts on it.

    Here is what it looks like.


    Or should I go for the Essex SPJ-62 and case from Rondo for about 160?


  2. union jack

    union jack

    Sep 19, 2005
    New Orleans

    Come on help a guy out. Here are some others I am looking at.

    Peavey Millennium BXP (non-active)
    Stagg Fusion
    Yahmaha RBX374
    Fender Standard (P or J?)
  3. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo gone to Longstanton Spice Museum

    Feb 8, 2003
    the Jackson should be fine, but its pointy headstock & styling make it look like a late-80's throwback... fine if you're going for a retro-metal hair band look but not to everyone's taste :)

    i'd personally get a Fender J or P but the Jackson will do the job and sound alright