Simple 4 string passive

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by icecycle66, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    Hey guys, I don't know why this is so hard.

    Maybe it's because I'm up so late looking.

    I want a four string, passive, jazz bass. (p/j is acceptable)
    It needs to be $800 or less.

    Here's the hard part, apperantly.
    I hate basses with the jack on the front face, pointing straight out. The jack needs to be either on the bottom or at least poitioned like a stratocaster.

    Do you fella's have any guidance for where I can find one of these? Bonus points for sunburst finish.
  2. GrandLowBass

    GrandLowBass Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    That's quite the challenge! I tried for a bit and found zip.

    Since finding such a bass would be difficult and provide you with very few options, I would take a different approach. Find a jazz bass you love, sound and feel, then rout a jack to the side. You shouldn't allow something so insignificant to limit your choices. Just my $0.02.

    Or, just get an angled cable :bag:
  3. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Or you could use a cable with a right angle input jack.
  4. Maybe the Aerodyne Jazz?
  5. shackled


    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    And it's $800.
    I'm thinking about trying one myself.
  6. shandra


    Jan 2, 2012
    yamaha rbx series, passive p/j ?
  7. G&L L2000 and JB-2.
  8. noeinstein

    noeinstein Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    Northern California
  9. scrumpyjack


    Oct 28, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Carvin B-4
  10. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yamaha bb424x? It's P/J, passive, jack is on the heel of the body. Also the Washburn Taurus T-24. Both comfortably below your budget.
  11. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Take a look at the basses here in the classified ads. There is bound to be something there for you.
  12. iunno


    Dec 16, 2010
    Why don't you route a jack for the side then you could put a switched jack in the top for a stereo output, or another tone pot, 2 band or you could just plug the hole.
  13. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    1) Buy a blank pickguard.

    2) Route the new pickguard for pickups and pot holes.

    3)Drill side jack.
  14. Warwick Streamer, new Rockbass series, with the twin passive soapbar MEC's. $500, jack on the bottom, narrow string spacing, and sounds like a Jazz on steriods...
  15. pablop

    pablop Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Los Angeles CA
    try and get your hands on a 1980s Yamaha BB1000S, it is the greatest underrated bass in the world, IMHO.
    Passive, Reverse P and J on the bridge, input on the side.
    You should be able to fid one in the $500/$750 range and they are neck through!
    I have one which I will not ever sell.
  16. Here you go - - get this and try it out, then if you don't like it, sell it to me (for the same price) :D You can't loose !

    * 4 string
    * passive
    * jazz bass
    * jack on the side of the body
    * Super Ferrite pickups
    * uber cool P knobs
    * with case
    * made in the USA
    * way under $800

    It looks to be all original so, by the knobs & bridge its a 1983 or 1984.The USA Peaveys have a great sound and, there is almost a cult following for the Super Ferrite pickups.
    I seriously would buy it if you didn't like it.
  17. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    +1 - it's a PJ, but the bridge pickup on the BB series cops a very convincing Jazz-like tone. And the P pickup sound great, too...

    A new sunburst model would cost around $500...
  18. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
    Shouldn't it?
  19. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    ... simple answer is the best answer .