Jazz Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Diablo, Feb 1, 2002.

  1. Diablo


    Jan 31, 2002
    I was wondering while I was looking aroun don the forum and I just had to ask this. When getting a jazz bass what brand would you buy. I have been interested in them so I thought I'd ask. Please reply. :(
  2. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Mike Lull

    Those are some good ones.
  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Are looking for advice on getting a jazz bass?

    Here is some good advice:

    Find what you like. Play some of them. See what you like.

    One's trash is an other person's treasure.

    For more advice, answer these questions:

    What type of music do you play?

    How much $$$ do you wish to spend?

    Are you sure you want a j-bass?
  4. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill

    Dec 30, 2001
    Boston MA
    I gots me a couple fenders they were great when I got em now that Ive got better pups and a better bridge theyre even better
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    To that I'd add
    Atelier Z
    F Bass
    There quite a few Euro builders, too.

    They all make excellent Jazz style basses.
  6. IMHO, hands down the best jazz bass is a S A D O W S K Y. :D
  7. Moon basses are nice Japanese made jazz basses. I've also heard very good things about the N.Y.C. Empire Bass by Fodera.
  8. Diablo


    Jan 31, 2002
    Thanks for the help guys :D
  9. cronus

    cronus Guest

    Jan 17, 2002
    Romulus, Michigan
    ive on tried a fender. i like those alot, especially the fretlesses
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    And I'll add the Pedulla Rapture J, the Peavey Millenium J, and the G&L JB2.
  11. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    those are all great basses you guys named off,

    but nothing quite sounds like a jazz bass than a Fender Jazz bass. at least thats imo
  12. I totally agree. I have five jazz basses and I love 'em all!

  13. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    if i'd have to buy a new jazz bass i'd buy the MIM classic jazz bass, best bang for the buck.
  14. Diablo


    Jan 31, 2002
    Wow there realy are a lot of good bass companys :rolleyes:
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Mine too.
  16. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    Ive never really thought of a F-bass being like a Jazz. Do they have a Jazz model, Ive never seen one if they do.
  17. Okay can somebody fill me in......
    What characteristics of the guitar enable it to be considered a 'Jazz' bass?? The two pick ups? the narrower neck? the tone? That it's a copy of a Fender Jazz?

    I have in fact just bought a Fender Jazz '64 reissue only yesterday :) :) but I bought it on its merits of its playability and sound rather than anything else...... am I just blissfully ignorant?? :)
  18. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    In order of importance:

    1. The pickups

    Far behing...

    2. TIE: The body and neck
  19. Hey...I'm looking for a jazz bass too. I can't recommend a manufacturer but what you should do is look at the jazz basses that are available where you live and then list them here and ask for opinions.

    I think I asked a similar question a few weeks ago and many people recommended Sadowsky. However, I haven't seen any of those at the major music stores here (in Vancouver, BC).
  20. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    nope, sounds to me like you bought it for all the right reasons