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Bourbon Street Jam Electric Bass - Sunburst
Color: Sunburst
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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.

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

10 Reviews

91% of the reviewers recommend this product


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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A very solid, great looking instrument but...

  • Anonymous,
  •  San Lorenzo, CA 
  • 7/17/2014 11:49:41 PM

Pros: Great price, great build

Cons: Excessive fret buzz

I love Monoprice products! My particular purchases have been great and the items top notch. Based on that I had high hopes for this bass. The bass arrived quickly, well-packaged and in great shape as is Monoprice's custom. It's a great looking instrument, but the fret buzz in my particular bass is excessive, so I haven't really enjoyed the sound or anything. It buzzes basically throughout the whole neck, even when making adjustments. Don't know if my particular bass is defective (it happens), but I am really surprised that this instrument left the shop's quality control sounding like this. I was considering getting one of the electric guitars and perhaps a second bass, but now I'm having second thoughts.

Monoprice still rocks though!

by Anonymous
I requested a replacement bass (RMA) and Monoprice was super responsive. They immediately emailed me return instructions (piece of advice: do not discard your original packaging), and I was able to return the original bass via UPS at no charge. The return was processed the same day Monoprice received the bass and a replacement was at my doorstep within a few days. The bass still had some fret buzz and alignment issues, but they were completely resolved with a short visit to a music shop for a pro set up (all guitars/basses should have a pro set up IMO anyway). Love the look, sound and quality of my replacement bass! I can't wait to play a gig with it in a couple of weeks. My next purchase will be one of the Rote 66 electric guitars. Thank you Monoprice!
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Great Bass for the price!

  • Anonymous,
  •  Chula Vista, CA 
  • 7/12/2014 8:02:04 PM

Pros: Solid build, good looks, great price

Cons: Slight buzzing on certain frets

This is a solid bass and a great value for the price you pay. The tone is nice and the action plays well. The sunburst model that I purchased looks great and the paint job is superb for this price class. The one downside I've noticed thus far is that there is a slight string buzzing on certain frets, however, I haven't had the chance to change the strings or adjust the nut so this might go away. Regardless, it's not a big enough issue to be overly concerned about. Highly recommended!

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