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Jazz bass without the jazz body

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brattbugg, Aug 28, 2012.


  1. Brattbugg

    Brattbugg Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Motor City
    Does anyone know of a precision shaped body, loaded with 2 jazz pickups? I really don't like the look of the jazz body, but I really like the tone. Does fender make any such thing? Does anyone else, besides custom builders?
     
  2. itsnottruerufus

    itsnottruerufus

    Apr 13, 2011
    Carvin's B40 sounds like what you're looking for.
     
  3. Hmm. Check out the Blacktop Precison bass. Not EXACTLY what you're looking for, but it's a start.
     
  4. Bass_Thumper

    Bass_Thumper

    Oct 20, 2009
    Madison, MS
    Yep, I don't know if you can hit it any more directly than that.
     
  5. Demon_Hunter

    Demon_Hunter

    Jun 8, 2008
  6. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    I'm sure warmoth.com can hook you up. (satisfied customer myself)
     
  7. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Squier made a 5 string like that from 1997-2003, approximately.
     
  8. arent there a few versions of the P bass special that do this?
     
  9. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Warmoth body routed for J pickups?
     
  10. Raymeous

    Raymeous

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego
    +1 with the Carvin B40/B50

    You can also get these in a kit from them. These are the exact same pieces they use on their regular builds, you just have to do the finish work and assembly, but it can save you some bucks in case money is tight.

    I think Warmoth could do it as well but I've never built a guitar or bass by Warmoth. Me I'm pretty happy with my Carvin experiences.
     
  11. seang15

    seang15

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    +2!! :hyper:
     
  12. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    I've got a B40, awesome bass. +100000 for that.

    Funny enough I prefer the offset body to my B40, but I didn't have funds for a Sekou.
     
  13. Brattbugg

    Brattbugg Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Motor City
    thanks for the replies. I already have a P/J so I was trying to avoid that, Im not really into humbuckers, Ill check out the others. Thanks!
     
  14. Brattbugg

    Brattbugg Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Motor City
    That G&L is very cool
     
  15. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    I'd choose the G&L over the Carvin B40 simply because the horns on the B40 look too...penile :bag:

    Edit: How about the Carvin LB20?
     
  16. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    From the names being thrown around in this thread, this is not what you are really after, but what the heck. SX made one... in a fiver (back row second from left, you can't see the whole body but you can tell what it is from what's visible)

    IMGP1229a.
     
  17. Energy

    Energy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Germany
    I believe Fender Japan made a P-body/J-pickups bass back in the 80s ... Jazz Bass Special?? I couldn't find any objective evidence on the web, though. Only the usual P/J pickup config.....
     
  18. Let me guess, blue is your favorite color. :smug:
     

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