Manson E Bass John Paul Jones Signature Bass Guitar
Manson John Paul Jones Signature Bass If you're a fan of Led Zeppelin or Them Crooked Vultures you'll know that JPJ has been using a collection of custom Manson instruments for many years. Now for the first time ever John Paul Jones has give his official endorsement to a signature model bass guitar - the Manson JPJ E-Bass.
If you’re a fan of Led Zeppelin or Them Crooked Vultures you’ll know that JPJ has been using a collection of custom Manson instruments for many years. 4-, 5-, 8-, 10-, 12-string and many custom one-offs have graced the stage with the bass master including the triumphant return of Led Zeppelin in December 2007 and during the world tour with Josh Homme and Dave Grohl. Now his number one four-string bass, the Manson JPJ E-Bass, has been made available as a low production unit made in Europe with careful quality inspection and final set-up at the Manson Guitar Works premises in the UK.
In a recent Bass Guitar Magazine review, editor Nick Wells described the sounds of the JPJ E-Bass; "It has such an articulate tone that notes ring out for what seems an age. Plugging in you get even more of everything - more sustain, more bottom and an astute high end." And playabilty got similar praise in this 5/5 review; "We'd go as far to say this is the fastest neck we've ever played."
Bass serial number 001 is now complete and currently on tour with John Paul Jones. Each instrument is shipped in a deluxe Manson gig bag and sports JPJ’s signature on the headstock.
Specification is identical to John’s actual bass made by Hugh Manson with all upgrades carried out to date, thus reflecting the 2010 version JPJ has toured with Them Crooked Vultures (see below).
- Mahogany Body
- Through-Neck Construction
- Hard Maple 3-Piece Neck With Graphite Reinforcement
- 24 Fret Two Octave Ebony Fingerboard
- 34-inch Scale
- Dot Fingerboard Inlays
- High Gloss Aged Cherry Burst Lacquer
- Two-Piece Bookmatched Quilted Maple Top
- Matching Quilted Maple Headstock Veneer
- EMG 35 TW Dual Coil Bridge Pickup
- EMG 35 P4 Neck Pickup
- Badass Bass Bridge
- Schaller Machine Heads
- Hipshot D-Tuner
- Active EMG Circuit
- Volume, Pan, Bass/Treble
- All Black Hardware
- Manson Deluxe Logo Gig Bag