Which Jazz Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Linas, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Japanese Fender RI

    18 vote(s)
  2. Darryl Jones

    42 vote(s)
  3. Other, please specify

    8 vote(s)
  1. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    I am about to purchase a jazz or jazz style bass but i am not quite sure which. Right now the two options i am choosing from are going to be a Crafter in Japan Ocean Turquoise metallic 75 reissue http://shop.goo.ne.jp/store/sakuragk/image/R-576959.jpg

    or a pearl darryl jones with rosewood fretboard. Cant find a good pic of a pearl colored one with rosewood But like this just pearl colored. http://www.bostonguitar.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/lakland-daryl-jones_1.jpg

    So you decide which i should pull the trigger on.
  2. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    DJ all the way!


  3. The DJ is the highest quality bass in its price range. IMO
  4. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    Given the two, I'd go for the DJ Lakland, but I would be looking at the Dingwall SuperJ too.
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    The DJ kills those CIJ Fenders all day long. If you go DJ, pull the trigger quick when you find one you want.

  6. FeelTheGroove


    Dec 2, 2005
    This is sorta off topic, but does the Skyline series Darryl Jones have the graphite re-enforced neck like the U.S. series DJ?
  7. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    I think the 4 string doesnt, but the 5 does.
  8. Stox


    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    All Skyline 5's have graphite reinforcement, the 4's do not.
  9. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    I'll voice my dissent... I'm very happy with my MIJ RI Jazz. It sounds, plays, feels, and looks great. I'm sure the DJ is most of that, but they're just ugly... that squished "kinda jazz" shape... can't get passed it.
  10. rylche


    Oct 27, 2005
    i would pick the Darryl Jones definitely.
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I've not played a DJ, so take that for what it's worth...
    I have an MIJ 62 JRI< and I really like it a lot. I bought it as a science experiment since I found it sooo dang cheap, but for me, it's a keeper. Fender Custom Shop 62 RI pups, a jazz neck that's chunkier than most j's, with a nice radius on top. Light alder body, kewl old school hardware. I find the MIJ/CIJ build quality to be quite high.
    I do have a Lakland Skyline: the hollowbody. I also find the build quality to be very high there too. When comparing these two, it's probably gonna come down to personal preference.
    Two good choices tho!
  12. Eggman


    Dec 3, 2004
    Denver, Colorado
    Yeah - like this one!!


    or a Sadowsky Metro

    BassCentral has the last DJ4 available in Candy Apple Red.
  13. johnpaulbass


    Nov 2, 2005
    '68 jazz
    pre CBS '62 stack knob
    '75 jazz (maple)

    you can't go wrong
  14. im gonna say KSD, well ive got one so no surprise...but they are really good, active/passive, marcus miller vibe on the 70's model without the oversize control plate...im just saying have a look
  15. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    Nice DJ Smash. I really like it in black sparkle with the rosewood neck too.