Moon or Momose jazz bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassNinjaConnor, Jul 5, 2022.

  1. Im looking at getting a 5 string jazz and I have narrowed it down to 2 options a moon jb 5 ox or a momose mj 5, obviously one is active and one is passive but are there any other huge differences. I do not have the opportunity to play one beforehand so Im curious if anyone has played both and can explain the differences well. Fyi this bass needs to do alot of things for me from straight ahead jazz to fusion to death metal to disco and funk so I will probably end up going with whichever option is more versatile.
  2. frublazej


    Mar 27, 2020
    Played one Moon J-Bass, I think it was MIJ. Great quality bass.
    It was passive and have rather bright sounding pups.

    Overall it was very bright, but no anemic. Probably good for metal genres, cause it will cut through mix like a knife.
  3. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Momose...they play and sound even better than they look!
  4. How do the momose basses sound and feel?
  5. jazzenfunk

    jazzenfunk Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    bay area
    I have not played a Momose, but have owned 3 Moons. You can't go wrong!
  6. too late i already bought a momose
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  7. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    So what’s it like????!
  8. great, extremely well made you can tell the care that went into it. It sounds vintage yet somewhat clear and sparkly at the same time, it is hard to describe I think you just need to try one. I really really like it.
  9. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    FWIW I think your description applies to a Moon as well. I had a couple. You couldn’t make a bad choice. Enjoy your new bass!
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2022
  10. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    What does it weigh?