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Jackson JS3 Concert Bass with Quilted Maple Top   

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The 34" scale basswood JS3 Concert Bass has a fully bound, bolt-on three-piece maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard featuring pearloid sharfin inla...Read More

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Swift, sleek, and deadly without breaking the bank.

The 34" scale basswood JS3 Concert Bass has a fully bound, bolt-on three-piece maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard featuring pearloid sharfin inlays that is topped off by the distinct Jackson Pointed 4-In-Line headstock. The JS3 uses Jackson dual humbucking high output pickups to capture your licks with bridge and neck volume control and 3-band active tone circuit. and volume to help shape your tone. It also has a high mass bridge, knurled dome control knobs, and black hardware. It comes in your choice for transparent blue and transparent red red hand-rubbed oil finishes (choose from the drop down menu).

FEATURES
  • Body:
  • Body shape: Concert Bass
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Neck:
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position inlays: Pearloid Sharkfin
  • Fretboard Radius: 12" to 16" compound radius (304.8mm to 406.4mm)
  • Headstock binding: White
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: 3-piece maple
  • Neck Finish: Hand-rubbed oil
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
  • Scale Length: 34" (864mm)
  • Headstock: Jackson Pointed 4-In-Line
  • Neck Plate: Jackson
  • Neck Binding: White
  • Electronics
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Bridge pickup: Jackson High Output Humbucking Bass
  • Neck pickup: Jackson High Output Humbucking Bass
  • Special electronics: 3-Band Active Tone Circuit
  • Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Black
  • Bridge: Jackson High Mass
  • String Nut: Black Plastic
  • Accessories

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JacksonJS3 Concert Bass with Quilted Maple Top
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4), Experienced (3)

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1.0

Follow up to the previous review

By Tigerclaw_x

from Lake Zurich, IL

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Great neck
  • Looks great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Jackson JS3 Concert Bass with Quilted Maple Top:

    This is the followup from my previous review. Musician friend took the JS3 with dead and out of tune frets, and, after swearing that they will go through it with a fine toothed comb and will make up for previous one... sent me another one. They sure did send me another one. This one with dead graphic equalizer. But at least there were no dead or out of tune frets on this one. I do not know whom Musicians friend had checking out this poor bass. It is a bloody disgrace. For both, Jackson and Musicians friend. I am DONE!!!

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    1.0

    What an UTTER dissapoitnment.

    By Tigerclaw_x

    from Lake Zurich, IL

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Beautiful looking
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Fret Buzz
    • Out of tune frets
    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
    • Twisted tuner

    Best Uses

      Comments about Jackson JS3 Concert Bass with Quilted Maple Top:

      This was a BLOODY DISASTER. To begin with it came with a tuner twisted at 45 degree angle. As if this is not bad enough, the blasted thing had not only BUZZING frets on the 1st string. It also head OUT OF TUNE frets on 3 strings out of 4. Checked with PROFESSIONAL grade Fender tuner. First 4-5 frets on the string would be IN tune, next 2-3 out of tune, and then it it would be IN tune again. Pickups are not just bad, they are horrid. The whole thing sounded like it was played in a wet damp cave. Musician friend is sending me a replacement. Lets hope that it is just a lemon. The goofy thing had TWO stickers with names of people who "inspected" it. I strongly suspect that those QC inspectors were drunk, deaf, blind, and on crack. You should be tweaking hard if you let such atrocity pass the QC. Beautiful looking bass though. SUPER comfortable. What a bloody shame. Fender is driving Jackson product line into the ground

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      5.0

      Awesome Bass!!

      By Tryche

      from Maneheim, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Jackson JS3 Concert Bass with Quilted Maple Top:

        I have the blue one and decided to get the red one. Had to get it set up, but after the set up it plays awesome!! Love both my Jackson Basses.

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        5.0

        Once you pick it up, you can't put it down

        By Andrew

        from Palm Bay, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Jackson JS3 Concert Bass with Quilted Maple Top:

          I went to a local GC yesterday to look at Basses in person before making a choice. Was playing on a Fender P-Bass until I noticed this baby sitting on a stand by a Rumble 100 Amp. I started playing it and immediately fell in love with it. It was GC's last one at that location so they sold it to me cheaper than MF but it was open box. 10/10 would buy again if given the option.

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          5.0

          love it!

          By Scott

          from Thousand Oaks, CA

          About Me Novice

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Jackson JS3 Concert Bass with Quilted Maple Top:

            Nearly flawless, not much to add. Would buy another in a heartbeat. Oh wait, I bought the red one too, so I guess I did!

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            5.0

            Love, love, love this bass!

            By Scott

            from Thousand Oaks, CA

            About Me Novice

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • 3-band Eq
            • Fast neck
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Looks great
            • Quiet Electronics
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Jackson JS3 Concert Bass with Quilted Maple Top:

              I just picked this up the other day, and I can't put it down. Plays like butter, looks great, sounds great. A little fret buzz but that is because I have not played in years and I need to build up my fretting strength, the action on the bass is very nice. I played the red and blue models, and I prefer the red one but that is personal preference. I completely recommend this bass for any use. The 3-band eq is nice, but the treble cannot be turned up all the way because it produces a slight hiss in the headphones, which I presume would be heard through an amp also. But notch it back just a little and this bass is very quiet. I used to play passive pickups so these actives are quite a treat. You can dial in a lot of sounds, but I will keep my effects pedal just because. The stock strings work well, but I am loading it with solid black DR strings because it will look sick!

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              5.0

              Really Versatile

              By Jbarr

              from Dahlonega, Ga

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Jackson JS3 Concert Bass with Quilted Maple Top:

                Christmas gift to the Misses. This thing is a real bang for the buck guitar. Great tone with multiple tone options. Light weight and amazing craftsmanship.

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                4.0

                a great bass

                By hamjammer840

                from annapolis

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics
                • Tone Range

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Jackson JS3 Concert Bass with Quilted Maple Top:

                  I noticed there wasnt a review for this guitar so i figured id go ahead and add one. I played this recently in a local GC for about 2hours. I came in for a jazz bass, played one for 5 minutes then picked up the jackson. The range of tones you can have for this bass with the eq knobs alone is extensive. This bass can cover pretty much any sound your looking for. Its been great for funk and jazz, as well as rock, blues, folk, and metal. I play different generes and find myself switching basses quite often. VERY happy to have a bass that can "do it all" and do it well. Never wanted a jackson bass until I picked this model up. Very pleased. only reason i gave it a 4 out of 5 is cause i havent played it for that long and dont know how it holds up after its worn in after time.

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