Does Jackson make good basses?

Does Jackson make good basses?

Jacksons are pretty great. Go listen to the earlier Megadeth stuff to hear a Jackson at work. Big fat bottom end and a high end that cuts thru guitars like a knife. Play it with a pick and you’ve got a surgically precise bass tone!

What is a concert bass guitar?

The Concert Bass JS3 is a four-string, 34”-scale model featuring a lightweight and resonant poplar body, bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and a 12”-16” compound radius bound amaranth fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

Who makes Jackson basses?

Jackson Guitars

Type Subsidiary
Area served Worldwide
Products Electric guitars Bass guitars
Parent Fender
Website jacksonguitars.com

What bass did David Ellefson use?

Peavey MAX 700 Bass Head He later switch to Larry Hartke products and now uses the 1000 watt Hartke LH1000.

Why did Geddy Lee switch to fender?

Geddy switched to the Steinberger bass for two reasons. One, he wanted to try a different tone. Two, the compact headless design appealed to him due to Rush’s heavy keyboard usage during that time. He had two microphones at the keyboard rig and didn’t want to whack the side mike while rotating to play side keyboards.

Does fender own Jackson?

Jackson Guitars The company has claimed that it is the longest-operating true custom guitar shop in the United States, with many of its original staff still producing high-quality instruments. Fender acquired the Jackson brand along with its 2002 purchase of Charvel.

What makes a Jackson JS3 a good guitar?

After logging long hours over the course of several weeks, the JS3 proves both sturdy and reliable The graphite-reinforced bolt-on maple neck comes with a robust one-piece angled scarf joint that pulls the strings tightly downwards from the nut to the tuning post, resulting in an impressive amount of sustain.

What kind of neck does the JS3 spectra bass have?

The JS3 Spectra Bass has a three-piece maple neck that’s graphite-reinforced and profiled for speedy playing. (Image credit: Jackson) On the opposite end of the spectrum however, the high notes peaked a bit more sharply than expected, lacking some of the range and subtlety we find in higher-end instruments.

How big is the fingerboard on a Jackson JS3?

With a total length of 34” (35” on the JS3V), the speedy neck contour opens the JS3 to fast playing, with a 12”-16” compound radius laurel fingerboard that boasts wide spacing between frets, which we appreciate immensely.

How does a Jackson JS3 sit on your lap?

Straight off the bat, the size of the contoured upper horn commands attention. Beyond its eye-catching aesthetic prominence, the generous contours distribute the weight evenly from stem to stern. Played seated, the JS3 sits snugly on our lap regardless of posture, while hanging from a strap, the body and headstock balance extremely well.

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