Mayones Jabba Classic 5 Bass Guitar, 5-String, Trans Graphite
Flame Maple Top, Alder Body, Maple Fretboard, Aguilar Pickups, Active/Passive
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If you're looking for an axe that has a decidedly modern J-bass sound but still possesses that passive vintage vibe, then look no further! The Mayones Jabba Classic 5 is a modern Jazz bass player's dream. The Aguilar J-70 pickups have lots of growl and snappiness to them. They're a bit more vintage sounding than the Delano's that sometimes come in these. It's that classic 70's J-bass tone you've likely heard a hundred times (think Marcus Miller). Pair that with the Mayo 2-band preamp that boosts (or cuts) the bass and treble EQs at just the right frequencies and it's a recipe for success. The preamp is very transparent and hi-fi sounding. But if you want something a little more old-school sounding, it's also possible to bypass the preamp and play the bass in passive mode.
The neck is extremely fast, thin, and flat. It feels awesome and the overall construction of it, especially the fretwork, is extremely precise and allows for this bass to achieve crazy low action. A specially contoured neck heel for easy upper frets access, absolutely expert craftsmanship and overall meticulous attention to detail help make this one of the best 5-string j-style basses on the market!
JABBA is a perfect tool when you used to have “that sound”, however it has the modern taste inside its bowels. Different variants of these instruments allow you to choose your desired tone!
“The Mayones Jabba 5 string enables me to get whatever bass sound is needed in the moment. The Jabba has a round tight bottom end, punchy midrange, clear and crisp high-end. The workmanship is top-notch with a great look. Thanks Dawid!!” – Jimmy Earl
“A sound always awesome, clean … perfect for slap, perfect for finger style, perfect for the harmonics ….. it was what I dreamed … It’s what I want!!!!!!” – Federico Malaman
“The Jabba is wonderful. It’s a modern JB with a vintage attitude and Vibe for days. I love it!” – Joel Whitley
“My Jabba has everything I look for in a “keeper” bass… a rigidly solid neck, a resonant contoured body, a tight B string with definition and clarity, excellent acoustic balance from top to bottom and sustain for days. Combined with superb fit and finish as well as a distinctive and muscular tone, this beautifully hand crafted instrument sits proudly amongst my handpicked custom basses from some of the worlds finest luthiers. Thank you Dawid, I am a believer!” – Thai Long Ly
- Model: Jabba Classic 5
- Color: Trans Graphite
- Top: Flame Maple
- Back: Alder
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Grey Pearloid
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Maple
- Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Fretboard Binding: Black
- Frets: 24x Jumbo Ferd Wagner 9665
- Scale: 34.25"
- Fretboard Radius: 20"
- Inlays: Acrylic Blocks
- Width at nut: 43.0 mm
- Neck Thickness: 21mm (1st fret) to 23mm (12th fret)
- Headstock: Matching
- Pickups: Aguilar J-70 Alnico V
- Preamp: Mayo M-BP2
- Controls: Volume, Blend, Treble, Bass, Passive Tone
- Mini-Toggle: Active/Passive
- Bridge: Big Foot High Mass (19mm string spacing)
- Tuners: Hipshot HB6C UltraLite
- Straplocks: Schaller Security
- Output Jack: Switchcraft
- Case: Mayones Deluxe Padded Gig Bag
- Serial #: JAB2203879
- Instrument Weight: 9.9 lbs.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.