What's your favorite jazz bass???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by capnsandwich, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. With all the Fender Jazz clones out there, Sadowsky, Low End, Alleva Coppolo, Mike Lull, etc., which one's your favorite? If you have pics, post'em.

    I love my Valenti J5 but this past weekend I was turned on to a couple Low End Jazzes that really rocked my socks off.
  2. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    I do not own any of the above mentioned brands, but Sadowsky looks like something i'd love to own, as well as a Valenti.
  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I prefer the Sadowsky Metro, followed by the Lakland USA JO.
  4. Gubna


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco
    as much as I'd like to try a Sadowsky someday (maybe at the upcoming Bay Area GTG?), I'll have to say that my favorite jazz is the one I built out of parts. A MIJ 62 Reissue body and neck, audere pre, hipshot tuning machines, dimarzio neck model J, ultrajazz bridge... 9.6 lbs

  5. Sweet color.
  6. geodiak

    geodiak Guest

    Mar 28, 2008
    Vintage '70 Fender Jazz Bass, although I have an action bass by Cort
  7. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    i'm kinda partial to ibanezcollector's valenti (didn't find any pics to link)
  8. I think he's got it up for sale too. I saw it the other day but I don't know if he's still got it.
  9. bThumper38

    bThumper38 brian ebert

    I'd love to get my hands on a lowend bass
  10. I have had multiple Jazz basses over the years and currently own three. Fender Geddy Lee (awesome) and the Fender Jaco (sweet) but I have to say the best overall is the one David Certain built me last year. It is beautifully built, not a flaw that I can find, Olympic White with matching headstock, maple neck with a slab rosewood 22 fret board, Gotoh vintage reverse tuners and very cool Varitone. I have used this bass extensively in the studio and gigging it blows people away especially in the studio.
  11. Kemet09


    Oct 29, 2004
    Endorsements: Sire Basses
    Trace Elliot T- Bass hands down!!! Kills every other J-Clone I ever played (I played a lot!) Absolutly SUBLIME!!! I dont even turn on the pre most of the time! The Lull is also pretty fantastic! Im also really partial to old(real) Schecters, Ibanez & ESP's Definate Fender killers! My ESP J-Four with the Audure is pretty scary to play.. :eek: Sometimes I walk thru the room & I can swear it eyeballing ME!!! :bag:

  12. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    jaco relic

  13. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    I love my Sadowsky Metro. It must be a "super metro" as it blows away any other Jazz style bass I have ever played including my Sadowsky NYC. It is truly amazing.
  14. yamaha

    yamaha Guest

    Apr 7, 2006
    My favorite Jazz bass is the Fender MIA, but my favorite clone is Sadowsky.
  15. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Another parts bass!! I've owned and played many but I doubt I would ever part with this one. Kubicki body, OLD Warmoth neck, EMG's, Bart pre, Badass, Reverse Tuners and Fatbeams :bassist: The bass was assembled and finely tuned by Steve Dvorak.




  16. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Roger does make a good Fender knockoff!
  17. I'd go with Alleva Coppollo closely followed by Fender american dlx.
  18. My 1964 Fender Custom shop Jazz bass relic. It has twang! Especially with a nice fresh set of DR low riders on it. It's a great weight at 9lbs. Has nice low action. And it looks really cool on stage. I have not recorded with it yet but I know it's going to sound awesome when I do.
  19. It looks classy, that's for sure.
  20. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I can get used to pretty much any jazz, so its really whatever im playing lately. They are all great. I tend to like the fender-y tone best, though.