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Jackson JS Series Spectra JS3Q Electric Bass

Jackson JS Series Spectra JS3Q Electric Bass

Versatile style and enormous sound collide in this bass! The Jackson JS Spectra bass features a quilt maple top, poplar body and comfortable upper horn.

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Submitted February 8, 2020 by Christopher Thomas in Louisville, KY
"Awesome"
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I love this bass. I wasn't sure of the color at first but I like it it's different. Not just black for a change. When I changed the strings I found that I really like the headstock. Wasn't sure about that either cause I love the look of the Jackson headstock. But right outta the box the bass played great. Good action and a fast feel. I put flats on it right away. Not sure about those. My first time trying flats but they do help with bass buzz. This is the best Jackson bass I have ever played. I always upgrade the pickups but I won't need to with this one. It's sounds as good if not better than my p bass and my jazz bass and I put DiMarzio pickups in those. You can't find a better playing or sounding bass than this. Save yourself time and money. This is a great bass. Can't believe it doesn't cost twice as much. I've never tried to contact Jackson so I had to put something.
Musical Background:
Experienced
Musical Style:
Rock old school metal. Danzig, Iron Maiden etc.
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Submitted May 19, 2020 by James Cairns in Racine, WI
"It's.....ok"
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Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful bass, and it's probably the lowest priced bass out there with active pickups. It's a great practice tool and you could conceivably gig with it if you put a little work into it. So it's not terrible by any means and it's a pretty decent value. That said, don't buy this a s a first bass. The set up when you get it...God awful. It's just terrible. There's no nice way to put it. I had to take literally all of the slack out of the truss rod because the fret bus was unbelievable and you'd get dead notes towards the headstock. Even then I had to file the frets and adjust the bridge pretty drastically. The nut has it's own issues and I'll need to replace it soon. It's not uncommon to have to do some set up on an instrument, but this was above and beyond what it should have been. It seemed like it was never tested, or it skipped quality control. Even with a decent set up donee, there's still a fair amount of fret buzz. You can eliminate some of that by getting some flat wound strings. It seems to really help. Other than that, it plays ok, it has a decent amount of tone settings, the push pull pots add a lot of variation, it's light, the neck action is good once you file down the razor wire frets and it looks good. Like I said, it's not a bad bass, but you'll have to put some time and energy into it to get it there. You're not going to pull it out of the box and play.
Musical Background:
I play percussion 30+ years, bass - 5 years, learning guitar...slowly
Musical Style:
Jazz, Rock, Blues, Ska.
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