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Who else LOVES Jazz basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Flat Bass, Mar 19, 2003.


  1. Flat Bass

    Flat Bass

    Dec 8, 2002
    I got to tell you guys. I LOVE J basses. I just got my second fender Jazz today and am going to retire my original 75 Jazz only for recording. They just have that absolutely great playability and tone. I just cant find anything any better I my honest opinion. Anyone else feel like this?:bassist: :D
     
  2. Skerik1

    Skerik1

    Sep 21, 2002
    Saint Paul, MN
    I'm a HUGE fan of the tone that a "Jazz" bass puts out. No other bass has that "snap" when playing funk lines.

    My only complaint about them is the too-few-frets, and the massive body. Compared to my Spector, playing a standard jazz bass is like having a diner table slung over my shoulder. The American Deluxe jazz bass, however, is one of my favorite basses ever. It has a slightly smaller body, a few more frets, and an amazing feeling neck.

    Here's my list:

    1) Darrin Huff "piccolo" style bass.
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    2) Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass (but with a maple fretboard and a translucent-red finish, and maybe replace the pickups with EMG-JV's, remove the active EQ, and put in a volume/balance/passive tone setup)
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    3) Greg Yancey Semi-Hollow Fretless Five-String
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    If I had those three basses, I'd be set for life. (I'm getting the first! Yay! I can't wait!!)

    --Matthew
     
  3. matt...i'm SO gonna kill you and take that bass when you get it.;)
     
  4. The "Greg Yancey Semi-Hollow Fretless Five-String" has one of the coolest textures I have ever seen. Is that natural? And what kind of wood is that? And the soundhole (that is a soundhole carved on the left, correct?) compliments the texture very well.
     
  5. I love the Fender Custom Classic Jazz Bass is my dream bass. I'm currently (trying) to save up for one. I tried one out in the store the other day. It plays like butter! I know what butter plays like too! It's messy!
     
  6. Skerik1

    Skerik1

    Sep 21, 2002
    Saint Paul, MN
    That's a spalted sycamore top on that bass.

    For more info on Greg and his basses go here:

    Greg Yancey Basses

    He's awesome.

    --Matthew
     
  7. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    I do! Love Jazz basses, that is. I currently own a '74 (best I've ever played) and two '99 Jaco Artist J's, fretted and fretless. And I just picked up an '00 American Series J, Hot Rod Red. Nothing quite like 'em.
     
  8. I used to have a Jazz.

    I regret that I sold it to some knucklehead in California. :bawl:
     
  9. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I kinda like them too:bassist:
     
  10. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    Hi
    what were the vintage jazz basses made from and how heavy were they?
    thanks
     
  11. steve_man

    steve_man

    May 15, 2002
    Playing my Geddy through any thing sounds very nice by itself. Then it sounds better when playing when on stage with a band. I always come back saying I like this bass than any other that I've tried before.

    I've always wanted a chance to play some more high end jazzes eg. sadowsky, modulus, high end fenders (custom shop)

    fender also puts out my 2 favorite finishes black (with mint green pickguard - then again who doesn't put out a black finish?), and crimson transparent (am dlx - with cream pick guard)
     
  12. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Oh how many times I've told myself this and yet how much more there is to buy ;)
     
  13. icks

    icks

    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    I have a MIM deluxe jazz, and I truly love it !!

    It sounds so nice !
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Yeah, I love my Jazz Basses

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=723254">
     
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=866617">
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=820858">
     
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <a href="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=819486"><img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=819486" width=600></a>
    Click on pic for full size.
     
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=866712" width=650>
     
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
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