Metamorphoses
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Was looking at getting a Jackson bass recently and noticed they're pretty cheap. Is it just me, or does anyone think the same thing? Are they not popular or what?
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Jackson makes great guitars but their basses are very hit or miss in the QC department.
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Jackson has never been big among bassists; in large part for the same reason that Gibson has never been big in the bass department: their basses are little more than scaled-up versions of their guitars and they don't put much effort into them. Jackson currently offers the U.S.A.-made Concert series, which are very well made. It is also very expensive. Their standard lineup is inexpensive because Jackson contracted with a company in India to build them. I can't speak to the quality of those basses. I do not remember the last time I saw a Jackson bass in a shop. There simply is not enough demand for them.
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David Ellefson from Megadeth has been playing Jackson basses for long. But I doubt his basses can be called 'cheap'.
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Quote by Zaqq
David Ellefson from Megadeth has been playing Jackson basses for long. But I doubt his basses can be called 'cheap'.

i think the signature bass of his is about £470
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Quote by moody git
i think the signature bass of his is about £470


Actually, his signature Jackson Concert bass retails for US$3,400.00.

Definitely not cheap.
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A friend of mine runs a Jackson JS3V 5 string and it sounds killer live, no problems as far as quality and it looks/plays awesome
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Jackson are Fender's outlet for metal. The quality is the same as similar prices Squiers and Fenders.
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/jackson-dave-ellefson-signature-cbxv-5-string-x-series-electric-bass-guitar
i knew he had another bass with his name on it for crazy money, but i saw this in BGM the other day


Yes, that is the one made in India. Premier Guitar magazine did a review of them and said they weren't bad. They were nowhere near as good as the U.S.A. series basses (with their nosebleed-level prices), but not bad for India's first go at guitar and bass building.
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but not bad for India's first go at guitar and bass building.

Actually there was a run of Squiers (Squier II's) that were made in India. I can't say I've heard anything good about them though...
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#14
I won't comment because I own a couple dozen 80's Jackson basses when they were MIJ.

the 90's basses...eh, the new JS+CBX series, hit or miss, but if you have a good one, a good one you have

and yes do not EVER think for one second that Ellefson plays a guitarCenter unit..he don't all his are USA made and mucho-expensivo like FatalGear said.