Passive J-Vs?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 23, 2009.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I know Valenti is an option, but are there any companies besides Fender and Skyline that make passive five string Jazzes for under $2,000 (preferably well under $2,000?)
     
  2. CountBassy

    CountBassy

    Jan 20, 2001
    New Castle, DE
    How about an SX passive 5 string jazz for under $200?
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Thanks guys, but I am not looking for beginner basses. I was curious about basses in the $1,000-$2,000 range. In particular, I would like a passive jazz with Seventies pickup spacing, a light swamp ash body with blocks and binding. I would like a plain maple fingerboard with 19mm spacing at the bridge also. I think Nino is the best option if i were to do this.
     
  4. Warmoth, maybe?
     
  5. Doesn't Yamaha make a passive 5'er? I thought I saw one.
     
  6. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    I had Chris Stambuagh build me a bass very much like this that played and sounded great and was within your budget.
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Thanks!:)
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Youtube clips of the Bacchus Ash 5:
     
  10. Warmoth might be a good option . . . just out of curiosity why no Fenders or Skyline? I've been using a fender mia jazz V for a few years. it's a great bass. . .
    fwiw I was in a GC a week ago and they had new mia jazz v's for 799. i almost bought another. . .
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    They are $799 here too. I already have one and love it! I would like a passive Jazz V with an ash body and the Seventies pickup position. Neither Fender or Skyline offer such a bass.
     
  13. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    Indy
    RougHouse
  14. CElton

    CElton I'm a new note finder...

    Maybe a Nordy? Probably have to be used to fit your budget, but maybe not if you kept it no frills.
     
  15. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The Bacchus basses are hot looking but every one where I have seen the weight listed, it was between 10 and 14 :eek: pounds.

    The only thing wrong with the Valenti plan is he currently can't do blocks or binding. I don't know, maybe you could talk him into assembling a Warmoth for you.
     
  16. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  17. IME Bacchus basses are a bit on the heavy side (I own two 4-strings, one is a bit under 9 pounds, the other about 10 pounds), but they are very high-end in construction and quality, and they sound killer.
     
  18. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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