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Jackson Basses - no longer just good for metal?

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6 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

Not when I play it - i’ll Get someone good to demo - May even sound better than a fake Ray

Jamie Fox?

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🤦🏾‍♂️ Dadjokesrus

Wasn't that Bill Smith or Morgan Freeman? Hollywood only use 1 or 2 black actors as well as trying to get away without paying female actors appropriate rates.

Black Panther really screwed that up for them!

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11 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

🤦🏾‍♂️ Dadjokesrus

At least I didn’t say tired.com or something, that’s proper other level dad joke shite.

fake Ray...just scratching another itch captain.

seamlessly back on topic. These Jackson’s got close to an itch, but I won’t be scratching 

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12 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

...seamlessly back on topic. These Jacksons got close to an itch, but I won’t be scratching 

Yeah ditto. 'Fraid I've been properly Spector-ed - completely left field - while I wasn't looking!

I guess that means the only Jackson 5er I'll be involved with for now is this one...

 

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I'd have that white 5er in a heartbeat. You know what i like the most? The fact that the P pickup is the same size on both parts of the cover. Does my OCD no good at all when I see Fender 5 string P's with the upper part of the cover bigger than the lower part...

 

And thank god that pointy headstock has gone too.

 

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22 minutes ago, Grassie said:

I'd have that white 5er in a heartbeat. You know what i like the most? The fact that the P pickup is the same size on both parts of the cover. Does my OCD no good at all when I see Fender 5 string P's with the upper part of the cover bigger than the lower part...

 

And thank god that pointy headstock has gone too.

 

:D

Good man. It's actually not an outrageous price they're asking and seems to be a lot of bass for the money. Certainly not compared to some of the Spectors I'm currently having my head turned by! You tempted / thinking of getting / had previous good experience of Jacksons?

With you on the pointy headstock. The last bass of mine to have one of those was actually my first ever bass and obviously I was excused as I didn't know any better and also 'cos it had actually been bought by Mrs Krow 15 years before when she was having a little dabble on bass and I was still pretending to be a six string guitarist... 😁

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The only experience I’ve had with Jackson’s is my old guitarist had one, and he always had the bass on his amp turned up too high... 😁

Went into my local Crack Converters a few weeks ago to get some euros (their exchange rate has always been more favourable than anywhere else) and there is a Kelly Bird bass hanging on the wall for £220. This is the same bass that was there last time I went in. Which was 2 years ago.😳

If I had the funds I would pull the trigger on one of those 5ers, no hesitation. 😊

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Saw these in PMT on Sunday.

My god they look disappointingly cheap, they really aren’t that pretty.

Sad really as my old c5p was a work of art.

I wasn’t even inclined to have a go, or pick it up.

 

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6 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

Saw these in PMT on Sunday.

My god they look disappointingly cheap, they really aren’t that pretty.

Sad really as my old c5p was a work of art.

I wasn’t even inclined to have a go, or pick it up.

 

Goes to show it was the pointy headstock all along making it look the beans

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8 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

Saw these in PMT on Sunday.

My god they look disappointingly cheap, they really aren’t that pretty.

Sad really as my old c5p was a work of art.

I wasn’t even inclined to have a go, or pick it up.

Ah that's a shame to hear. Out of interest what colour / finish were the ones in stock and what was it that about them that made them look so trashy?  Fender clearly have made them look a lot better in their sales blurb! 

But good to know that PMT have them in, I'm still interested to find out a bit more about their weight and how they sound as a PJ and if they stack up against our beloved Yammy BBs. 

Maybe a glimmer of hope for them yet though, after all one man's trashy can be  another man's mojo relic! 

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If they could be 10lb then I'm out completely anyway.

8.5 lb is my absolute max, and even then it has to be perfectly balanced for that.

Usually I want under 8 lb.

 

I'll keep saving for a new Stingray 5. While they say they are about 9lb but vary a bit, some on TB have them under 8.5lb.

Just have to be patient when I've got the money together.

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Jackson have just launched their X Series Spectra Bass SBX range. Pic of the 5'er below. 

This ticks a LOT of boxes for me:

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  • Dual passive medium-output humbucking pickups
  • Two-way toggle switch for pickup coil splitting
  • 3-band active EQ, blend control and volume control with push/pull selector for passive mode 
  • 35”scale 
  • HiMass™ hardtail bridge 
  • Neck through
  • Graphite-reinforcement rods flanking the truss rod provide even more neck stability
  • Expecting it to be around £600 to £650 in the UK.

Seems to me that they are going toe to toe with the Yamaha TRBX range and throwing a few additional goodies into the pot. I've been very tempted to get a Yammy TRBX 605, but this looks like it could give the Yammy a very good run for the money.

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Kid in my school bought a baby Jackson bass. Played a concert thru my “rig”*

Sounded magnificent for £170!

(*May not actually be rig...!)

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Did anyone ever get one of the Dave Ellefson basses? The only real review I can find is a passing comment on the American site about it being too neck-divey.

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9 minutes ago, Jack said:

Did anyone ever get one of the Dave Ellefson basses? The only real review I can find is a passing comment on the American site about it being too neck-divey.

Still waiting on Al Krow to buy one, I’m sending him some sandpaper in the post to sort the neck 😆

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1 hour ago, Jack said:

Did anyone ever get one of the Dave Ellefson basses? The only real review I can find is a passing comment on the American site about it being too neck-divey.

Still on a wish list-would only really want the stupidly expensive top line anniversary one tho

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1 hour ago, Jack said:

Did anyone ever get one of the Dave Ellefson basses? The only real review I can find is a passing comment on the American site about it being too neck-divey.

I am tempted by their reverse PJ 5er 35" scale which is currently on sale at GAK for a tidy discount. Trouble is I know just how good my Yammy BB 1025 is and the fact it's seen off 4 other PJ 5ers over the past 2 years... 

Certainly won't be any worse than a Warwick Thumb I've got my eye on for neck dive! 

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1 hour ago, Cuzzie said:

Still failing to see much wrong there

Oh mate, I like you... a lot...but I think you need an eye test.

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6 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

Oh mate, I like you... a lot...but I think you need an eye test.

Awww bromance - likes you too - it’s just a little quirky and brings a smile to my face, I can’t help it!!

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2 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

Awww bromance - likes you too - it’s just a little quirky and brings a smile to my face, I can’t help it!!

Car crash bass design...

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