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Jazz Bass

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brodyxhollow  
2 Apr 2008 22:59 | Quote
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I'm considering purchasing the Fender American Jazz Bass.

I'm just curious if anyone on the site happens to own any Jazz Bass guitars and could give me a little bit of feedback on your dislikes and likes of the bass.

Also, recommendations of a quality bass half-stack or power combo.
ThePusher  
3 Apr 2008 03:59 | Quote
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If your gonna buy a Jazz bass, go with the Geddy Lee signature series, I love the one my cousins girlfriend has which I believe to be a Geddy, the only dislike I have is that the neck is a little thin for my hands but then again I have rather huge hands
brodyxhollow  
3 Apr 2008 07:25 | Quote
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I'm actually going for the thin neck, I've got smaller hands I guess. I don't like how thick the P-Bass's neck is, especially when I try to play an F chord.
ThePusher  
3 Apr 2008 18:12 | Quote
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Then by all means go for the Geddy!
Notim  
3 Apr 2008 19:14 | Quote
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I personally dont know much about bass's but I'm sure Getty wouldnt let his name on junk. I also like thin necks but my hands arent small but arent real big either,they seem more comfordable
Guitarslinger124  
3 Apr 2008 22:30 | Quote
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if you like thin necks, check out a hartke bass. they are top quality instruments so they may be a little pricey, but check one out anyway.
brodyxhollow  
3 Apr 2008 22:38 | Quote
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im thinking the most i want to pay for a bass is 1200. im looking anywhere from 800 and up.
Guitarslinger124  
3 Apr 2008 22:41 | Quote
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hartke should fit right in there. you should also check out ESP/LTD basses or rickenbacker.
Skold  
3 Apr 2008 22:51 | Quote
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People actually play chords on bass? Seems like you would tear the webbings of your fingers doing that, haha.
Guitarslinger124  
3 Apr 2008 22:53 | Quote
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there is a whole lot more to playing bass than going "thump thump thump". check out victor wooten, jimmy haslip or marcus miller.
league  
4 Apr 2008 02:00 | Quote
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Rickenbackers not only look good they sound good too. Fender precision sounds good too and very versatile. I wouldnt buy a bass with more than four strings.
Doz  
4 Apr 2008 13:40 | Quote
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Oh, howcome League? I always figured that the more strings you have, the more options you have musically. Same with guitars, it's just... I use a 6 string because I don't think I could get used to more strings that easily.
Nutter166  
4 Apr 2008 13:52 | Quote
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I use my Strat as a bass :) Just need to raise the bridge up by the nut (can't recall the name) by about 5-8mil and it's good for Bass tuning =D
I don't have the flexibility to clear the bass strings :( Stupid hands.

Anyway, Jazz Basses are really nice and such, but alike a guitar what you want to play will work better on certain types of Bass.
league  
5 Apr 2008 02:47 | Quote
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Well five strings I understand but 6 or 7? might as well play guitar.
brodyxhollow  
5 Apr 2008 10:19 | Quote
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Anyone know what the difference between American Series Jazz Bass, and American Standard Jazz Bass. They say the American Standard is an updated version of the American Series Jazz Bass....... What the hell is so updated about it?


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