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Jackson JS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

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The Jackson JS3V Concert Bass features an Indian cedro body, bolt-on maple neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard, 24 jumbo frets, 34" scale, Jackson ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A sleek 5-string bass with dual active humbuckers and a compound radius neck.

The Jackson JS3V Concert Bass features an Indian cedro body, bolt-on maple neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard, 24 jumbo frets, 34" scale, Jackson dual humbucking high output pickups, a high-mass bridge, and black hardware. The Jackson JS Series is the affordable axe equivalent. Built with 30 years worth of Jackson expertise, each JS is swift, sleek and deadly.

Compound Radius Neck
The neck is the most important part of any bass. The Jackson JS2 has a compound radius neck that begins with a smaller radius at the nut that gradually becomes larger as you play up towards the bridge. Guitarists and bassists alike appreciate a compound radius neck for the comfort and speed in fingering it allows. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • 5-string Concert bass body style
  • Indian cedro body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Compound neck radius
  • MOTO shark fin position inlays
  • Jackson active humbucking pickups
  • Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Bass, Mid, and Treble controls
  • Jackson high-mass bridge
  • Jackson non-locking tuners
  • Case sold separately

Feel the difference a compound radius neck can make. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • 12" to 16" compound neck radius
  • 34" scale length
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • 1.75" nut width
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JacksonJS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • School bands (3)
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great feel - Good Sound - 34" scale NOT 35" scale

By stingrayplaya

from Indiana

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Comments about Jackson JS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

Well worth the money.
I just got this bass. The look and feel is awesome. String spacing is tight on this model for me. I am used to wider necked basses.

I love the preamp. Its got a wide range of available tones. The two pickups sound great and rolling a bit off of each is a fantastic way to make some great tones.

One thing though. This bass is NOT 35" scale as is stated in the description. Its 34".
I know how to measure and what I measured matches what Jackson says on its website.
I contacted musiciansfriend about this and they said they would get it corrected but have not.
There may be some people who would or would not buy this bass with the scale length being what it is. I love this bass and am keeping it but had I known it was a 34" I might not have ordered. Some people may have the opposite issue.
Feels well made.
I was kind of worried about the cedar body but its real nice.
Mine weighs 9 lbs.
The price for this is HOT.
less than 400 for a real jackson.
nuff said

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Bass

By Brancamp

from Colorado

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Jackson JS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    Had to adjust the string height, but once I did it played great. Feels and sounds awesome.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Awesome bass

    By UDBassist

    from Hays, Kansas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Nice action
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Jackson JS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      I've had this bass for a couple years now, and it has been more than reliable. For stock brand pickups, they absolutely pound. Extremely hot. Lightweight, yet still carries a good tone. Not really a fan of the two volume knobs, but that's really it. Didn't even need to adjust it when it came in. Extremely versatile tone for any type of music you play.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well worth the money!

      By GunnTheRunner

      from Mason City, IA

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Thin Neck

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Jackson JS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

          This bass is AMAZING!
          I bought it as a step up from the Crate Electra bass I used previously. Obviously I knew the quality would be leaps and bounds above the other, but this bass goes above and beyond my expectations.

          I bought this bass because of its thin neck. (I play a lot of chords)But I didn't expect the tone to be nearly as versatile as it is. The active pickups give you a ton of treble control, and you can change the tone of each pickup, adding even more range.

          It is a shame that slapping is pretty much impossible since the strings are so close, but I never did slapping or pluck anyway.

          Bottom Line: This bass is WELL worth the money! (if you can sacrifice slapping)

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great value

          By Dyllawn

          from Elsie,Michigan

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

            Comments about Jackson JS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

            Great value, the price is worth the guitar. The humbuckers are great and the multiple knobs make the tone extremely versitile.
            The b-string has a little more buzz to it than I personally like but I think I can adjust it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            this Bass is awesome

            By Odeth

            from Gurabo, PR

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Hard to find a case

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Jackson JS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

            this bass is awesome, is my first bass and I decided to start with a five string, the strings are a little close to each other so it's kinda hard to slap and pluck, but it'n not something that practice wouldn't solve... because of tha bass having a tilt back headstock, I don't know what case to get, I think that an universal case would do the job :\

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            MY FAVORITE BASS!!!!

            By Chad Austin

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Jackson JS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

            Everything on this bass is flawless
            This is my 5th bass that I bought and its my favorite. The variations of tone that you can create is at your fingers. This is truly a versatile bass for anyone. Especially heavy metal guys like me.

             
            3.0

            Yay and Nay

            By Dakota

            from Clarksburg,WV

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Jackson JS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

            This is a good bass for a starter. It was my first bass and it taught me a lot. Although I quickly bought another due to the heaviness of this one. It would kill my back at band practice. Also the top B string is a little fuzz and it runs through batteries like they're nothing. But a good starter guitar.

             
            5.0

            great choice

            By Turtle

            from Valdosta, Georgia

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Jackson JS3V Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

              The tone controls along with the pickups are what make this bass sing, and it plays great.

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