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Ok slightly misleading title - I'm wondering if any of you well informed people can point me in the direction of a Jazz style bass (needs the two pick up growl!) with a smaller body?

It doesn't have to 'look' like a Jazz bass, but it may well do. Slim neck, jazz bass pickup config/sound, smaller body.

Thanks to anyone who can help!

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Sadowsky modern size is a reduced body (MS4/5 or RS4/5, maple  or rosewood respectively)

Or Atelier Z Beta series are great reduced bodies. 

What’s you’d budget?

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Did the G&L JB-2 have a slimmed down body? Currently the American versions is discontinued, but the Indonesian Tribute version is still going.

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A Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones (DJ4 or DJ5 depending on how many strings you want) is a smaller, slightly reshaped Jazz style and can regularly be found used for under £1000

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On 01/01/2021 at 10:33, ped said:

Sadowsky modern size is a reduced body (MS4/5 or RS4/5, maple  or rosewood respectively)

Or Atelier Z Beta series are great reduced bodies. 

What’s you’d budget?

That was my immediate thought too, IMO the Sadowsky modern shape is the best-looking revised jazz body out there. If lucky you might be able to get a used one a shade over £1k.

Do the Verdine White bodies share that slimmer shape as well? If so the new Metro Express Sadowskys will be in budget, but there have been some early QC issues as discussed on another thread.

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On 01/01/2021 at 23:20, machinehead said:

Fender deluxe Jazz has a smaller body.

Frank.

Yep, the old American Deluxe used to! (until 2009)

Can be found used within OP's budget. 

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Good point @ped I had a Bacchus P bass that was smaller in size to the Fender offering and had 21 frets.

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Great basses too - although I haven't been keeping up with them and I'm not sure if they have a budget range now and what they're like.

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On 05/01/2021 at 13:01, LeftyJ said:

Yep, the old American Deluxe used to! (until 2009)

Can be found used within OP's budget. 

I was going to mention this. Wish I’d kept mine and swapped out the pickups and preamp.

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The original Fender Urge... you get an extra P pup with your 2 Jazz but it is 32" scale (though I personally don't think it makes a massive difference to feel.  

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