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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on December 11, 2001 at 07:41:50:

In Reply to: Johnson electric bass posted by Laurie on December 10, 2001 at 19:52:31:


: Has anyone ever heard of - good or bad - the johnson JP-800S Bass? I think it sounds great, but I'm a beginner and don't want to buy something that really sucks. Thanks

Laurie,
I've never had the opportunity to try any of the Johnson line; haven't really heard anything about them, to be honest. I'm not sure if that's the same company that makes the Johnson modeling amps; if it *is* the same company, I'd say they're probably going to be pretty good stuff, but I don't know for sure.

I did some looking on the net for Johnson; the JP-800S is a clone of the Fender Precision Bass, and lists for about $250 or so (I saw it for $150 discounted). It looks like a pretty decent instrument - probably the same general quality of Fender's Squier line -so I'd say it wouldn't be too bad for a first instrument to learn on.

You might check out www.MusicYo.com, though; they have the Kramer Focus 420S - another P-Bass clone - for about $100. I got one about a year ago, and I just *love* mine (I've been playing bass for over 20 years, too)! I'd say it's at least equal or better in quality to anything in the under-$250 price range, and you'll save anywhere from $50-150. It's worth a look, if nothing else. :-)

Hope that helps! Let me know hoow it works out for you, ok?

-Bob



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