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Xotic XJ Pro-1 ProVintage 5-String

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Mar 3, 2018.


  1. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
    They finally have 2 listed. Not really the color I want. I want the blue one.
     
  2. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
  3. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Hmm. That particular specimen doesn't do anything for me. The back looks terrible with how poorly the grain matches and I don't care for the rosewood looking pickup covers with the ash neck.
     
  4. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
    Check out this one. The grain matches better on the back and it’s 0.35 lbs lighter.

    Xotic ProVintage XJPRO-1 5-string 3 Tone Burst #0062 Xotic ProVintage XJPRO-1 5-string 3 Tone Burst #0062
     
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  5. fuzzychaos

    fuzzychaos

    Mar 17, 2008
    Ohio
    I tried starting a thread a while back, and it didn’t garner much interest, but I think it could be a real winner.
     
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  6. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
    I plan to get one. It’s finished in Ca. I’m pretty sure they fell good to play.
     
  7. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
    Well, I pulled the trigger on one. I’ll post a review when I get it.
     
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  8. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
  9. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
    358324C2-85E9-4B35-A410-313CF0D3C12F.

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  10. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
    Man, I got the bass and it is worth every penny. This thing smacks and it’s setup out the box. I’ll paid double this and didn’t get this nice of a setup. The way they pack it up just to ship is awesome.

    A more detailed description is coming soon.
     
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  11. What keeps me from buying one of those is the single coil pickups. I don't like the noise. Is it possible to get a split coil replacement for these pickups? Could a standard J pickup be fitted into the wooden covers? Or are they sealed?
    Also It would be nice to have an extra fret so I could get the high E.
    The sound is unbelievable though. Xotics are the best. I have heard some great sounding Marcus Miller vintage V7s that come very close.
     
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  12. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
    To answer your question, yes. Some people have replaced them with the Aguilar 5J-HC. You have to remove the pickups from the wooden covers. But also know that I never get noise from the single coils. I play with both pickups 90% of the time.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2018
  13. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA
    Here are the pickups removed from the wooden covers.
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  14. That's really good to know. So I could put in a set of Nordie split coils.
    I do like the system Xotic that uses single coils with the dummy coil for hum cancellation. I'm not exactly sure how that works but I saw some youtube clips about it and it seems very effective. To get that i would have to spent the big bucks on a top of the line Xotic.
    Not much info available about how to mod a bass to have that.
     
  15. Tewest86

    Tewest86 Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    New Orleans, LA

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