NBD Jackson Concert Bass (Jackenbacher)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KreepyTeach, Nov 23, 2022 at 10:09 AM.

  1. KreepyTeach


    Dec 19, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
    PXL_20221123_142745381.jpg Hey y'all, I recently bought a vintage bass, but after looking at the condition of the frets and thinking about the actual practicality, I unfortunately had to return it.

    Instead I got a beautiful Absynthe Frost Jackson Concert Bass. It's basically half of a PJ bass mixed with a Ric. I've been looking at this guitar ever since I saw the 2019 Green Rics, but couldn't afford one. This bass was $499.97 on closeout, tags/plastic still on, not a finish scratch anywhere which is a steal!

    It plays great, looks great, and I put some new strings on it today. QC at Jackson is definitely great, I have not seen any bad Jackson's in the last 4 Years! Way to go FMIC!

    I want to put a stereo jack in here and upgrade to some different pickups maybe an active set of EMGs, or some DiMarzio Relentless pickups. Any ideas? PXL_20221123_141521175.jpg

    Check out the video and song below to hear how it sounds!

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  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Cool color! Sounds great too.
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  3. KreepyTeach


    Dec 19, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
    And this is through, a Mustang Micro Headphone Amp, sounded way better through the amps in GC, can't wait to put this through my SCR-DI!
  4. I'm no fan of green but that has a great look, sounds good too.

    Enjoy! :thumbsup:
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  5. I will admit i was shocked when i saw this bass on the web, but damned if you arent getting the ric sound out of that. That bloopy tone we all know.

    Is it 34" scale or a bit shorter like a ric?
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  6. KreepyTeach


    Dec 19, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thank you for that new word, I love the way "Bloopy" fits!
    It's got a 34" scale, but 24 frets rather than the 20? Normally on Rics?
    I think but once I dropped the action it was perfect.

    I heard people put flatwounds on Ric's, but I like that treble clang you get from picks too.

    Coated strings feel like a good middle ground between finger slip, and bright sound!
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  7. KreepyTeach


    Dec 19, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
    @lidl e that's a really nice bass in your avatar too! Love it!
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  8. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I think they look cool. Congrats.
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  9. Cheers, bud.

    My 1972 Ibanez 2615B.

    Funnily enough, it also takes much of it's style from a ric!

    I think Ibanez pulled all their lawsuit parts together to make these

  10. KreepyTeach


    Dec 19, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
    Once I saw that bridge and control scheme I was sure it was Ric inspired! I wonder if we can just turn this to a place to see some wonder Ric inspired basses!

    Anyone else got a bass with an homage to the 4001/4003?
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  11. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Is that a J under that cover? Is it in the Ric treble pickup spot?
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  12. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
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  13. KreepyTeach


    Dec 19, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
    It's definitely a J underneath, I really don't like it too much its quieter and gives off a bad buzz. It's cool because the bass has a blend, but I find myself just always using the P pup, maybe I need to raise it up? I was thinking about upgrading the pickups to a relentless Neck and Super Jazz or Relentless J from DiMarzio, that or an EMG set?
  14. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups

    Even has a bit of "Tail Lift"

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  15. KreepyTeach


    Dec 19, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
    That's a Ric bridge for sure! I really dig the look of the mismatched pickups, and 2 switches. Man I really want to start messing around with a new wiring scheme now!
    Maybe I'll look into some stereo schematics. Thanks, who else got some Ric inspired guitars?
  16. That is one, cool looking thumper! Absolutely love the green! Congrats! And yes, that was a steal!
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  17. That doesnt look too far off of a @BeeTL bass.

    What is it?
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  18. lbbc


    Sep 25, 2007
    Seaford , DE
    Awesome bass. I've been looking at them for quite some time! Enjoy!!
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  19. KreepyTeach


    Dec 19, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
    I just wish I could remove the chrome pickup cover, but they screwed it in so deep it left a dent in finish. Except for a noisy J bridge pickup it's definitely great, all it needed was a drop in saddle height.

    The pointy headstock adds some length, so be careful when you swing around; you might poke somebody's eye out!
  20. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    Electra Outlaw MPC bass.
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