My new JP Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basstong, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. basstong


    Jun 13, 2005
    Paris, France
    Hi everyone,

    I'm a French newbie here and I have been surfing a bit waiting for a good ooportunity to introduce myself and show you my babies.
    Today is a good one as I just received two new 6 strings basses made by a French Luthier ''JP'' near Paris. They both sound just like they look...
    I used to play Fender 5 strings JBs but I think those times are now over...

    Here are some pics of the fretted one:
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    It sounds incredibly well and very punchy. The electronics provide a wide range of sounds for any kind of music. And it's very very light.

    And now pics of the fretless one that everyone here calls ''J-Lo'':
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    It is an hollow body one that really sounds great. The neck is a killer, so comfortable. It has the same electronics than the other one.

    Playing those nice babies makes me feel so happy that I wanted to share this with you guys. :hyper:
  2. Fredeuh


    Aug 15, 2005
    South France
    The Naia is still incredible and J-Lo, what can I say about the most beautiful bass of the world !!!!!
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    killer JP's, I've always liked that Naia shape. Was that fretless Geoff St. Germain's at one point?
  4. Fredeuh


    Aug 15, 2005
    South France
    Yep, J-Lo was Geof St. Germain's fretless...
    She's so beautiful :bawl:
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    yeah both are breath taking... The only JP that I have tried was Xush's fretless 5'er.
  6. Nice basses. I hope that you're giving her a good home, she's a great bass. If I ever hear of you abusing her, we're going to have to stop by your house and have a little talk...
  7. Congrats on having two of the nicest basses in the world. I'll have one some day, mark my words !!!
  8. basstong


    Jun 13, 2005
    Paris, France
    Don't worry Geoff. You can be sure that I will respect her as if she was my...:
    [Quizz mode On]
    Choose the right answer
    1- Mom
    2- Daughter
    3- Wife
    4- Girlfriend
    5- Brunnette neighbour next door
    [Quizz mode Off]
  9. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Stunning man, Im jealous. JP is one of my all time favorite builders for sure :)
  10. Jackbass


    Dec 19, 2003
    Paris (FRANCE)
    J-Lo is so sexy!!! :smug:

    Oh but wait a minute Basstong. Do your beautifull Naia has a bookmatched fingerboard? I feel like I want it :D

    Welcome on TB my friend!! :bassist:
  11. WOW !!! Congrats ! I like both but the fretted one is just
    amazing :)

    edit: and what about some clips ? :D
  12. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
  13. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Beautiful basses! :)

  14. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Was Geoff's bass yes. He is the original owner. Then he sold it to Devilman, who sold it to Horace ...and she got back in France with basstong :)

    can't wait to touch her again!!

  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I know everyone else has already said it, but those are gorgeous basses! :D
  16. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    I'm moving to France! They are beautiful! I want a SC so bad I can taste it. njoy your basses and welcome to TB.


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    Wow! Congrats! Glad to see J-Lo back in France! A VERY beautiful sounding/playing piece...


    PS: JP doesn't make ANYTHING bad!
  18. basstong


    Jun 13, 2005
    Paris, France
    Thanks guys. It is a real honor to have those two masterpieces at home. I'm so proud. It's like hanging a Van Gogh or a Monet on the wall and watching it for hours trying to understand why you can't get your eyes out of it. :)

    I'm anxiously waiting for the next gig with my band....
  19. Jackbass


    Dec 19, 2003
    Paris (FRANCE)
    I can t wait my first J Lo concert!! :hyper:
  20. You are very lucky to own two of JP's creations. He is a very talented guy!