John Paul Jones signature bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 4001, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. 4001

    4001 Inactive

    Sep 29, 2004
    Lake County, IL

    Manson John Paul Jones Signature Bass

    If you’re a fan of Led Zeppelin or Them Crooked Vultures you’ll know that JPJ has been using a collection of custom Manson instruments for many years. Now his number one four-string bass has been made available as a low production unit made in Europe with careful quality inspection and final set-up at the Manson Guitars workshop in the UK.

    Specification is identical to John’s actual bass made by Hugh Manson with all upgrades carried out to date, thus reflecting the 2010 version JPJ has toured with Them Crooked Vultures (see below). Bass number one is now complete and currently on tour with John Paul Jones.

    Each instrument is shipped in a deluxe Manson gig bag and sports JPJ’s signature on the headstock. Our first four prototype production instruments will feature a hand signed headstock and number by Hugh Manson, plus twin EMG TW pickups before we revert to a production serial number system and P4 and TW pickup combination.

    Manson JPJ E-Bass


    - Mahogany Body
    - Through-Neck Construction
    - Hard Maple 3-Piece Neck
    - 24 Fret Two Octave Ebony Fingerboard
    - 34-inch Scale
    - Dot Fingerboard Inlays
    - High Gloss Aged Cherry Burst Lacquer
    - Two-Piece Bookmatched Quilted Maple Top
    - Matching Quilted Maple Headstock Veneer
    - EMG 35 TW Dual Coil Bridge Pickup
    - EMG 35 P4 Neck Pickup
    - Badass Bass II Bridge
    - Schaller Machine Heads
    - Hipshot D-Tuner
    - Active EMG Circuit
    - Volume, Pan, Bass/Treble
    - All Black Hardware
    - Manson Deluxe Logo Gig Bag
  2. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    One of the better fretless basse sI've tried was a manson-they seem rather keen on mahagony.
    I'd still not buy a signature model.
  3. Looks like a Peavey B-Quad 4.


    or Dean B2


    Basically a "Brian Bromberg" style bass.
  4. Yeah that would be 3,182 USD correct?
  5. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Looks alot like the Peavey...... and how much is the Peavey?
  6. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    The peavey is close to $1.5k

    Amazingest bass ever tho lol
  7. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Nice bass! I prefer my JPJ Signature.


  8. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
  9. BC8705


    Mar 25, 2009
    Denton, TX
    Not my cup of tea when it comes to the specs and price (preferred the flame maple top version he had). I wish he still played Jazz Basses
  10. rulyongo


    May 5, 2011
    Carolina, PR
    Sorry to revive this thread!!! But anyone in the forum bought one? It seems like a very nice bass!!!
  11. 4001

    4001 Inactive

    Sep 29, 2004
    Lake County, IL
    Sorry I posted it.
  12. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    That headstock sure reminds me of a Rob Allen bass.
  13. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    That bass is so sweet, I've been gassin' for one since I first saw it in a video of the O2 show.
  14. cccy


    Nov 23, 2010
    London, UK
    I tried that bass at the London Bass Guitar Show. It was terribly noisy and I can't say much about the tone but the feel was amazing.
  15. Corey Y

    Corey Y Guest

    Jun 3, 2010
    Carvin's Brian Bromberg signature bass looks very similar as well.
  16. I have had one for a while now and have to say its awesome!!

    The string to string balance is the best I've ever heard/played !!

    I prefer DR strings to elixirs supplied tho

    The range of sounds that can be got are brilliant too !!
  17. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Do you have any pics of yours?
  18. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    You can bag one of those Peaveys for $800-$900. And it is an amazing bass.