Vibe Jazz Bass 60s - Review
certainly upped their game recently, as we saw in our review
for the superb Classic Vibe Series Telecaster Custom.
So with that in mind, we review its four stringed cousin,
the Classic Vibe Jazz Bass 60s.
idea behind the Classic Vibe range is to capture those elements
from the past whilst introducing modern features relevant
to today’s players and in this department this bass certainly
include a basswood offset body finished in Olympic White with
gloss polyester. This is paired, with a vintage tint maple
neck which has a separate rosewood fingerboard. The fingerboard
sports 20 vintage style frets while the neck is given a modern
the electronics, in classic Jazz Bass style, two Alnico 5 custom single coil
pickups are employed with individual volume controls and one
master tone control.
the hardware is finished in chrome, aside from the brass saddles
and the look is completed with a classic tortoise shell pickguard
and a black thumbrest.
that we know the specifications we move on to the instrument.
This feels solid and well built with no discernable flaws.
The neck feels good and the instrument is well setup and even
acoustically notes ring out well.
in, the bass takes life and produces resonant classic Jazz
bass tones, which are nicely rounded out and with a vintage
vibe. I find it easy to play and at home with instantly having
two other Jazz Basses myself.
only changes I would recommend for this bass would be the
installation of a good pair of straplocks
for safety and possibly removing the thumbrest,
but only if you are a slap style player as it does get in
up at this price point one can hardly fault this instrument.
A gig worthy bass, which should provide
those low down notes for many years to come.
Ernest H Slade