Sound Samples of JX5 Prewired J-Bass Assembly
The JX5 is an extremely versatile and unique setup for a jazz bass featuring a 5 position rotary switch providing you with the following 5 pickup combinations: neck pickup alone, neck/bridge parallel, neck/bridge series, neck/bridge series/out-of-phase, and bridge alone. We recorded these sound samples using ProTools LE with a Mexican Jazz bass running direct into an M-Box audio interface. The Jazz bass is equipped with a set of Nordstand NJ4's. Special thanks to pheonomenal bassist Tony Senatore for his excellent playing!
|Combined Sample - This sound sample features Tony cycling through 5 positions of the rotary switch so you can really hear the tonal difference between them. You will hear Tony play the same 2 measure phrase from Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" 5 times, each time moving from positions 1 - 5.
|Position 1 - Neck pickup alone||MP4||WAV|
|Position 2 - Neck/Bridge Parallel - classic J Sound (hum-cancelling)||MP4||WAV|
|Position 3 - Neck/Bridge in Series - heavy sound with more mids - very P like (hum-cancelling)||MP4||WAV|
|Position 4 - Neck/Bridge in Series/Out of Phase - thin and wonky, very unusual effect!||MP4||WAV|
|Position 5 - Bridge Pickup alone||MP4||WAV|
PASSIVE MID-SCOOP/TONE SWITCH OPTION
read the FAQ about passive midrange controls
When the push-pull switch is down this functions as a standard tone control which cuts highs.
When the switch is in the up position it becomes a mid-sucker that scoops mids as you turn the knob counterclockwise.
SOUND CLIP: This sound clip plays the same 2 bar slap phrase 3 times :
- The first time the slap phrase is played in full treble mode
- The second time the same phrase is played in full bass mode. In other words, the push-pull switch is in the "down" position and the tone knob is rolled almost all the way down (to about 1).
- The third time the phrase is played in mid-cut mode and you will notice how the slaps and pops really jump out. To arrive at this setting, the push-pull switch is in the "up" positino and the tone knob is rolled almost all the way down (to about 1).