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The most preferred and best JAZZ bass tone according to y'all.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Mtoklitz22, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. Hey guys. I was just wondering if you could please post links to videos/audios pf the best and most preferred tone of a jazz bass, according to you. It maybe DI/ amped and for ANY GENRE. Just the best tone you wish you could have. Thanks.
  2. This what you mean?

    Jaco eat your heart out.

    Relayer71, Mushroo, dberman and 17 others like this.

  3. How's this, Joe Schermie- bassist for Three Dog Night

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  4. Blueinred

    Blueinred Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Greater Cincy
    Well, then, how 'bout a little Mingus................played by Jaco.

    (This is Jaco on his '62 Fender Jazz that he defretted.)

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  5. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Assuming what is really meant is the Fender model, Jazz Bass...
    Although when he toured the US and then recorded the Beck-ola album he was using a Telecaster Bass, earlier on Ron Wood rolled out some surprisingly fat tones on Truth...

    While I’m a P guy(never really got on with the thinner J neck, but I have a couple P/J’s), this is tone heaven for me...Fender, Roto Rounds, grindy Brit amp..

    Not only that, but this, naked rhythm section...
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  6. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    I’m a big fan of JPJ of Led Zeppelin. I love his jazz bass in How Many More Times

    and what is and what should never be

    That “warm, deep, but never lost in the mix” bass is what I want when I pick up my Jazz.
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  7. It’s Geddy. Nothing more.
  8. thabassmon


    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    For me, Family Man Barrett has the best Fender Jazz Bass tone.
  9. There's plenty of good J bass tones, especially from players who use more than just the bridge pickup....;)
    But another vote here for "Family Man" beat me to it thabassmon I was thinking of Mr. Barrett as I read down the page.

    Ggaa, Clark Dark, BossOnBass and 4 others like this.
  10. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Classic J tone...on a P...just because...
    JimK, Blueinred, MeLikeBass and 9 others like this.
  11. Reiska


    Jan 27, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    I`ve been listening to this for J bass inspiration:

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  12. DeepHz

    DeepHz Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2017
    Clifton Park NY
    Wow!, made me grab my J and start playing. Chris Wood is amazing! Thanks!
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  13. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    Tommy Shannon nails a classic jazz tone in every song I’ve heard him play. This is just one example.

  14. booch29


    Mar 27, 2013
  15. booch29


    Mar 27, 2013
    And this:
  16. Bruiser Stone

    Bruiser Stone Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2017
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  17. MotorCityMinion


    Jun 15, 2017
    This guy is sm0kin"! About 9:30 in.

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  18. Here's a good killer hard picked front pickup tone from a 64 Jazz bass.

  19. This guy has a killer 70's dirty tone.

    Vinny_G, mark286, Ggaa and 6 others like this.
  20. Self promotion.


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