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Jim Reed Guitars - Good Value for money?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aussiephoenix, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Hi, I've been looking around for a while for an alternative to a Fender JB... even the Mexicans are a bit too expensive for me, so, I've been looking for a good value for money bass...

    And I may have found one, at least it seems pretty cool, though I'd like to hear from anyone who knows about these basses or has tried them.

    Im curious about this bass... The woods used seem to be pretty good, and the reviews I've seen so far are excelent.


    JB - ASH

    COSTRUCTION: Bolt-on neck
    SCALE LENGHT: 864 mm
    MACHINE HEAD: Diecasting
    NECK: Hard Maple
    FINGER BOARD: Rosewood + Abalone dot
    NUT WIDTH: 39 mm
    RADIUS: 280 mm
    FRETS: 24
    BODY: Solid Ash Wood
    BRIDGE: Bass Tail
    PICKUPS: Jazz Bass designed by Jim Reed (KENT ARMSTRONG)
    CONTROLS: 2 V + 1 T
    H/W: CR
    COLORS: Oil finish

    There are some good Reviews ...

    Price is around 250£ (360€) new, including delivery.

    edit: Forgot to mention, this is a Hand-crafted bass by an Italian Luthier.

    your thoughts?
  2. Well, I'm no longer looking into this bass...

    I realised that I was looking at this bass simply because I was looking for a cheaper alternative to the Jazz Bass that I've always wanted... and its not worth it,
    as I wouldnt be satisfied until I had it...So...

    I went out and bought myself a brand Spankin' New Fender Classic 60s Jazz Bass. :D

    what can I say? I love it.
  3. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    and a great buy it was IMO, that bass sounded great, Jazz basses seem to be surprising me lately :eek: