Bourbon Street Jam Electric Bass - Sunburst
    Product # 610703
    Bourbon Street Jam Electric Bass - Sunburst
    Product # 610703
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    Bourbon Street Jam Electric Bass - Sunburst

    You know the sound. It is that bass sound with solid lows and bright mids and highs, that tend to pop to the front of the mix. It is favored by artists as diverse as Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Geddy Lee (Rush), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad), Robbie Shakespeare (The Wailers), Jaco Pastorius (Weather Report), and Robert Trujillo (Metallica). Now you can get the same type of sound with this Bourbon Street Jam Electric Bass guitar from Monoprice!

    This bass guitar feature two single-coil pickups, which helps give it a brighter sound and makes it ideal for slap playing. It is constructed of basswood, with a bolt-on maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. It features a separate volume control for each pickup and a single tone control, allowing you to balance the output of each pickup to produce the exact tone you want.

    The bass is fitted with medium strings (.045, .065, .080, .105) and has been professionally setup by Master Luthier Roger Gresco, so it is ready to play right out of the box. It comes with a 5mm sponge gig bag and a truss wrench.

    Specifications
    Body Style Double-Cutaway
    Body Material Basswood
    Neck Material Maple
    Fingerboard Material Rosewood
    Construction Bolt On
    Nut Width 38mm
    Scale 864mm (Full-Size)
    Weight 9.7 lbs
    Machineheads Chrome
    Pickups Single-Single

    12 Reviews

    91.67% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    Really happy with it

    • y0shi,
    •  racine, WI 
    • 2/24/2016 10:18:58 AM

    Pros: sound - I found the tone of this bass to be simply excellent. I have taken it a few places and played it against MIM, and MIA jazzes and most everyone agrees they liked mine better. take that with a grain of salt. I feel I got truly lucky.
    fit and finish - It was what I expected out of the instrument. There are a few finish flaws. None of them worth complaining about. I was surprised to find that the neck and head we a single piece of maple. I find the bass a pleasure to play.

    Bridge - nice high mass bridge

    Cons: The tuners were pretty bad for me. While tuning up 2 of the pegs would pop and lose their tuning. I had to be really really gentle to get them to tune. They did not hold the tuning well.

    The strings were terrible. the would not hold a tune for more then a few minutes. I replaced them with some flats and I am really happy with the tone and play-ability now.

    Setup - the setup was not great. With a little adjustment I am pretty happy. not the lowest action but more then acceptable to me. Fret ends need some love, but I once again expected it for the cost.

    Bridge - the resting place for the string ball end is too small to get them to rest in the bridge. they are secure, but the ball end doesn't rest in the holder.

    Over all I am really happy with the instrument. I replaced the tuners and the strings. I expected to do both. I expected to also change out the pickups and am really surprised I do not feel that is at all needed. In fact I think if I did I would regret it. the bridge is more of a visual annoyance then anything functional with my con.

    If you are starting out or looking for something to toy with. I can think of a better starting point honestly.

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    A great bass for the $$

    • Rod Welles ,
    •  KITTERY, ME 
    • 1/28/2016 5:49:56 PM

    I needed a good 4 string to teach my students. My main bass is a Tobias 5 string... The Monoprice Jazz bass is higher in quality and with better pickups and lighter weight than the Mex Fenders that are 4x as much.....

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    Decent Electric Bass & Affordable

    • Gars,
    •  Decatur, IL 
    • 12/12/2014 7:56:01 PM

    Pros: Quality even when price is not considered.

    Great Finish

    Cons: None.

    Maybe less expensive pickups, but no complaints for the price.

    I don't own any expensive bass guitars, but the inexpensive, $400 ones I do own seem to play just fine and this bass was only $113. I think it plays as well as any I've used.

    It is a beautifully finished triburst guitar with a satin finished neck , straight fretboard, and decent pickups. That's all I need.

    I play these basses through a Fender Supersonic, 60 watt head and 4x12 cab using the Fender Bassman simulation and they all saund fine to me. I get that big thump as well as mid tones I want.

    Great guitar at an unbelievable price.

    I would buy a bass guitar case for it rather than the supplied gigbag and I did change to some expensive, silk wrapped strings, but I have to do that on $3000 basses too. PS, you have to tune all of the guitars.

    I would love to see a 5 string version of this and maybe even a 7 string. I get them both too.

    Monoprice needs a great bass amp rather than that little 8 inch bass practice amp.

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    Made my bass-playing friends jealous

    • Anonymous,
    •  Pleasant Grove, UT 
    • 7/30/2014 5:40:51 PM

    Pros: great Jazz bass tone, classic looks, flawless finish, affordable price, extremely playable, good setup right out of the box, stays in tune, overall good build quality

    Cons: bridge volume pot is bent slightly off-axis and is somewhat difficult to rotate

    I brought my sunburst Bourbon Street Jam into work to show some gig-playing bass friends (they own several bases that cost a lot more money) and they were amazed. One offered to buy it from me on the spot. No dice) All of them played it through my Fender Rumble 60 amp and stated over and over that this would be a perfect back-up bass for their gigs.

    My home studio has needed an inexpensive bass with this awesome tone for a couple of years and I am so glad that I waited for Monoprice to release the Bourbon Street Jam. My price threshold kept increasing as I looked at Jazz basses in the Fender lineup - but I have NO REGRETS with this bass. None at all.

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    Unbeatable Value for Price

    • Anonymous,
    •  Los Angeles, CA 
    • 7/26/2014 4:36:33 PM

    Pros: Pleasing look, sound and playability

    Cons: Very heavy

    The story here is great value. The bass looks beautiful (I have the sunburst) and plays well. It's set up nicelynot perfect, but good enough not to take it to my guitar repair expertwhich is surprising as the general rule is that "every" new guitar needs to be set up. The bass has a nice, deep tone. The tuning heads look cheap, but have a tight feel and hold their tune reasonably well. I like the neck, the fret board. The overall feel is "solid"maybe too solid. This is one very heavy bass.

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