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whats a good German J style bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mabis2012, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Mabis2012


    Mar 25, 2006
    whats a good German J style bass?
    ie, Clover ir Sandberg etc. which are the good ones?
  2. verbass


    Apr 26, 2004
    dayville ct
    Dude ,
    Wouldn't a Fender be Available?
  3. yea man for real

    even if it's made in america it doesnt mean it sucks
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Aren't Hotwire basses German? Those are held in pretty high regard.
  5. TheBrad

    TheBrad Baby step bassist - 90% n00b

    Jan 16, 2006
    Mountain View,CA
  6. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
  7. leading*the*rat


    Oct 3, 2005
    Todays Esh-Basses are just not worth the money!
    Maybe Hotwire, or IMHO, Börjes (www.bass-guitars.de)-> finest german craftsmanship at a good price!
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Who dat?!
  9. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

  10. Mabis2012


    Mar 25, 2006
    mate, cant afford it, even the MIJ sadowskys are way to expensive (as nice as they are) here, hence why im only looking at german basses.
  11. Mabis2012


    Mar 25, 2006
    just went to that site, these basses look great! im really interested in the hotwire as well, they look very nice indeed.
  12. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    What about Warwicks?Some of 'em have j+j pups.But you wouldn't get the classic jazz tone if thats what you're looking for.
  13. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    +1 for Hotwire.
    Marleaux also makes some of the nicest basses in Germany.
  14. Sandberg California JJ basses sure look good; the specs are fine too.
  15. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    i've never been a fan of hotwire. they are eh jazz basses with a nice top IMHO. marleaux makes a killer jazz bass. sandbergs are cool because they have the coil tap option on most of their basses. i am also a fan of boerjes. i'd say the best german jazz i've played is probably a marleaux though. they are very much like mike lull's in thier thick active sound, but the look is way slicker.
  16. Marleaux makes J style basses too
  17. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
  18. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
  19. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    +1 for Hotwire. I ordered a 5 of them last week :)
  20. I've read positive reviews of the Bassline Incognito series, and would like to try one myself.

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