C20 Concert Bass review by Jackson

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 9 (24 votes)
Jackson: C20 Concert Bass

Sound — 9
I play rock song but a lot of punk rock music and this bass suit extremely well. I'm using a sweet kick-ass Fender Rumble 100 and this bass isn't noisy at all. You can make a lot of sound with these two pickup and the tone control.

Overall Impression — 9
Rock music and the C20 Concert Bass is the perfect match. This bass is design for rock music (Jackson). I'm playing bass for a year now. Is there something you wish you had asked before buying this product? Yes, does this bass exist with active pickup? I can't really tell if I'll buy the same bass if it were stolen or lost. I will probably try a musicman before. What I love is the super rocky design and I don't hate anything of this bass. I've tried a Fender Standard PBass and this one.

Reliability & Durability — 7
I can defenitivly use this bass for a gig (what I'll do in the next few month). This bass rock and it is extremely solid as the strap button are. I can depend on it and gig only with this bass. If you are careless like me with the satin finish, you will end up with some scratches but I don't really care because I have some stickers on it.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
At Musiplexe, they always make a check-up before selling any product. The nut is clean but my controls sometime make a little noise sound when I turn them, but I can repair them for 5$.

Features — 9
I love this bass because the body is small and the neck is long. This one has 24 jumbo frets. Bolt-on rock maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. This bass has an Indian cedro body and mine came with a satin black finish. With is two passive pick-up (bridge pickup Jackson JB100J, middle pickup Jackson JN100P) you have three control knobs (chrome). Tone, main volume, pickup volume. Die-Cast Mini tuners, RBB10 adjustable 4-saddle.

13 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Mr. Saturn wrote: you english is extreme not goodness.
    I know but thanks!
    Kynyster_K wrote: Putting stickers on your guitar is really retarded.
    It's your opinion, I respect
    Draconey wrote: Good review I might get one of these one of these days
    Finally, one decent guy! Well thank you!
    saw one of these at my local music store for about $200used and i gotta say they are pretty nice
    I have a jackson cmg concert. If this is anything like the CMG I would not recomend it. Really thick neck, not so great tone. feels solid though
    I cannot agree with this review. I tried a lot of Jacksons, in music shops and on a specially set-up advertising stand at a festival - they had their best gear there and I was ready to be impressed. I found the basses heavy and cumbersome, the necks were thick and horrible to hold. The sound was indistinct and not punchy at all, but without being warm either - just boring and flat. It seemed like the basses were the afterthought to a solid and thoughtful guitar range. I can't honestly remember if the C20 was among them, but I tried a few, and they all seemed modelled on the same principle - hard to play, worse to listen to, basses for the bassist who wishes he could play the guitar, so decided to look the part but not sound it.
    i have a jay turser jib-hawk and wanted to know if this bass was suitable, i owned a fender standard jazz bass and it sucked so idk where to go with it?
    I had one of these. I gave it away to a Church, not because it was frail or anything. The Pups were slamming powerful, impressive against a 9v Ibanez Ergodyne. I had since become a 6 String Ibanez BTB guy, but would not hesitate to pick one of these against most 4 Strings. The neck was easy, reasonabely fast, and I am a thin wide player. I Would buy this before any Fender or Fender Copy, definitly before any MM as they are way too thick like Warwicks. For a 4 string, this thing was fun on VanHalen.