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New(to me) Jerry Jones Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by okc-zee, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Picked these up 10 days apart...2003 Neptune and 1993 Longhorns...Both sound and play wonderful...I had a couple of JJ's years ago and sold them like a fool...I won't this time...Paid a total of $950 for both...Show em' if you got em'...

  2. ghiadub

    ghiadub Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    I have been curious if they actually sound like the Danos? I had a JJ shorthorn that sounded like a jazz bass.

    I love my dano longhorn, having an adjustable bridge would be great as well.
  3. I honestly think they sound a bit stronger (?) than Danos...More bottom and punch to me... Just my opinion...
  4. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Very nice...great price too.
  5. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Awesome! My JJ Longhorn is one bass I would never give up!

    You got an amazing deal too.
    Definitely bigger and fatter sounding (and of course better built) than any Dano(and I've owned 60's ones and new ones . . .)
  6. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    My JJ basses(back row).
  7. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    stunning "glimmer" twins!
  8. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    Nice score... Sweet price too!

    Moonshine :bassist:
  9. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Nice! You got those dirt cheap. I just picked up a Dano Longhone RI and love it. I always wanted a JJ but since they are no longer made will have to luck into them like you did.
  10. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    Comparing my Korean re-issue Dano with a friend's JJ , they sounded quite different . The Jones was much stronger and had a stronger bottom .

    Mind you the Dano still sounds great .
  11. bassfran


    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    To the OP- that's a nice pair you got there. :D
    Terrific finishes and a bargain to boot. Congrats.

    Everyone else- if you find one BUY IT because they're fantastic instruments that record really well. Standard issue axe for Nashville cats. And your shoulder will thank you during that 4th set of the gig.
    Happy hunting.
  12. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    JJ closed up shop fairly recently so get them while you can.

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