30inch scale "Harley Benton" Jazzmaster!

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  1. lewis

    lewis SS.org Regular

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    literally just found out about these and figured I would share incase no one knew they existed like me.
    Seems modelled after the Squier 30 inch Jazzmaster only more affordable.
    (Plus headstock design is nicer imo)

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    Specs

    Basswood Body
    C neck profile (350mm radius)
    Burnt maple fretboard
    maple neck
    neck binding
    block inlays
    double action truss rod
    30 inch scale length
    nut width 42mm
    21 frets
    graphite nut
    Alnico single coil pickups


    224 euros including shipping

    Perfect starter platform into extended range instruments for low low tunings.
    Drop E on this would be a breeze as would anything lower.

    Vintage, classy but with specs suitable for modern playing (unless you are a lead player)
    also a good mod platform.
     
  2. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire hardtail crusader

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    Meh, the schecter hellcat vi are a better option imo. You can find some models with humbuckers, minihumbuckers, single coils, or jazzmaster type pickups depending on how hard you look or how much you can tolerate gothic crosses (hellraiser vi). Granted they're a bit pricier but they're really good, especially compared to how shit some of the squier bass vi I've played were.
     
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  3. lewis

    lewis SS.org Regular

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    at 10x the price, you expect the schecter to be better haha
     
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    KnightBrolaire hardtail crusader

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    I paid under 500$ for my hellcat vi.
     
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    bargain man well played.
    new in the UK im seeing £1000 prices :(
     
  6. Dineley

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    Really doubt the Schecter is 2200 Euros lol. More affordable than a squier just sounds sketchy unless Fender prices are much pricier in EU
     
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    I think "Jazzmaster" should have been the word on quotes in the title. That's all I have to add to the conversation.
     
  8. lewis

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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    I wish they hadn't made the Hellraiser C-VI quite so.....like that.
     
  10. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire hardtail crusader

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    yeah, the hellraiser vi is gross, it's just like the mid 2000s schecters that I hate. abalone everywhere, gothic crosses and black cherry finishes :noplease:
     
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  12. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    We need more non-offset 30'' baritones now.

    Like something Strat, Tele, Les Paul, Explorer, or Superstrat-shaped.

    Like, everyone's making legit Bass IV clones, or baritone Jazzmasters/Jaguars. Why not a 30'' Les Paul? 30'' Tele? Or SBMM reissues the Silo Bass.
     
  13. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire hardtail crusader

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    every once in while agile has some 30" LPs floating around. I have a 27" scaled one. barring that it's a lot easier to find tele baritones too, just not 30" scaled ones. I'd be all for a bass vi explorer though, that'd be hot.
     
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    That's a cool looking Baritone Mazzjaster.
     
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    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    Technically it's modelled after a "Bass VI" with hardtail but the Jazzmaster uses a lot of the same parts as the Bass VI.
     
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    I definitely have to agree with you on that point. Schecter has beaten the “Black Cherry” color and cross inlays into the ground.
     
  17. jwade

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    It would be awesome if there was the option to get any Gibson/Fender shape at 28 or 30 inch.

    I would have a 30" firebird, a 28" SG, etc etc. I love my 28" LP, easily my most played guitar. I don't even really play my 7s any more.
     
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  18. KnightBrolaire

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    I played an epi firebird bass and realized how awesome a bassvi version would be.
     
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    I'm planning to build a baritone RD or Firebird in the near future :)
     
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  20. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Holy fuck yes.

    That reminds me... an ESP Phoenix baritone would be badass.
     
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