should I sell my Jazz for a 6 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mizedog, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. mizedog


    Feb 12, 2008
    Hey all,
    I sold my old 5 string years ago for 4 strings only because I was in a working rock band. Years later, I'm playing in church and am trying to incorporate more upper register chording, and cello/french horn style solo snippets to fill in.

    My American Standard Jazz 4 string has been my work horse for ten years and has nice growl due to the ash body. I still have a 1984 G&L L2000, and a 1996 20th Anniversary MM Sting Ray - both 4strings.

    I'm thinking about selling the Jazz and looking for a 6 string. The money from the Jazz, and maybe some other gear would have to fund a used 6string.

    Would I miss my Jazz - especially when subbing for rock band situations? The G&L rocks, but the preamp noise has too much hiss to be used at church. I'd rather not use the MM on a regular basis to keep it's value up.

    Last thought: I'm 6'4" and would look silly with a tiny bodied Ibanez. I need something larger.

  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Keep the Jazz. You are obviously attached to it. Sell the L2K, as you apparently are not. Not sure what you are doing with the Stingray. I guess you need it as an investment, not an instrument.
  3. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007

    Rondo music has 6 strings from $189, in your situation I would buy a cheapo and mess around with it for a few months before making a major purchase.
  4. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    This would be my solution too...correction WAS my solution.

    The answer obviously is to keep the 4 string Jazz and get a six string jazz too! The affordable way to do that would be the SX 6ers that Rondo sold a while back. You still may find one around for sale. Rondo says they'll be getting in another batch later this year. A passive 6 string Fender clone at low price is really an answer!

    The other 6 strings they have are OK too, but they tend to be the more active/modern thing and I generally felt I could do better in that mode with something higher end, but used.