Xotic XJ-1T vs Fender Elite Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Julian Delphiki, Jan 20, 2020.


  1. Julian Delphiki

    Julian Delphiki

    Jan 24, 2019
    Kentucky
    I'm looking to add a second j-style bass to my collection, and I am trying to decide between pursuing a used 2018 Fender Elite Jazz Bass (sunburst, rosewood board, all original) in my area or an Xotic XJ-1T 4 (I know there are some in the classifieds here).

    I currently have a 2002 Lakland Skyline JO (Lake Placid Blue, maple board, original Fralin pickups) that I love, so I am looking for something to complement that bass—similar but without a ton of overlap. Can anyone give me some opinions on why you'd choose the Fender over the Xotic or vice versa? I know the best thing to do is play them, which I may get the chance to do with the Fender, but likely not with the Xotic. Even with the Fender, though, it's going to be a 3-hour drive just to get to it.
     
  2. ppal

    ppal

    Sep 1, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    I have the Xotic, excellent bass overall with a killer pre, and an adjustable bridge. I get compliments about looks and tone all the time
     
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  3. I've never owned an Xotic (only lusted after them), but I have owned Fender and Lakland Skyline, and I'd be willing to bet you'd get less overlap with the Xotic.
     
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