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Who makes an inexpensive Standard-type 5-string J-Bass with ash body and Maple board?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bdplaid, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. bdplaid

    bdplaid Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    The long title says it all:
    Who makes an inexpensive Standard-type 5-string J-Bass with ash body and Maple board?

    I'd be good with a MIM Jazz if it was ash/maple, but alas, no.

  2. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
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  3. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    What bobcruz said.

  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    You could do worse than SX, I have a small herd of them. Or if you want the next notch up, the Sire V7 has gobs of bang for the buck.
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  5. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    I would go for the vintage sire V7

    has the 70s spacing
  6. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    There are tons out there. Search Ebay, right here on Talkbass, Used - Guitar Center, Music Go Round, Shop Goodwill... I mean really.. you can find them everywhere. Even Walmart and Amazon
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    What do you call inexpensive? The Kiesel/Carvin ones start at just over a grand. Are you trying to get a bass for $200 or $1200?
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
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  8. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    ^ What he said, define "inexpensive".;)
  9. Sid the Kid

    Sid the Kid Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Check out the Schecter Diamond J5.

    It has a natural ash body, black pickguard, and maple board with black blocks and binding. Quarter pounder pickups, 18v preamp, 35" scale, cool 4 way pickup switch.
  10. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Squier VM Jazz 5
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  11. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I think that's a "Soft Maple" body.

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