Maton JB 4 Basses

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Maton JB 4 Basses

Post by MegaBass1 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:19 pm

I would be very keen to hear from anyone who has owned or played a "Jum Buck 4". Bassist Clive Harrison had a heck of a lot of good things to say about these Australian guitars in his book "How to play advanced bass". And if anyone knows of one that is for sale - let me know!

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Post by ryla » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:47 pm

had the pleasure of owning a JB4 fretless bout 20 years ago - lovely tone and playability - good for the jazz group i played with back then, but with no work for the jazz outfit i had it to be ''sold on behalf' in the front window of "Bungalow Bill's" music store when it was on Symonds Street - it didn't get sold, it got nicked in a smash'n grab - i didnt mind as i got the price i wanted - dont have the serial number - however Bill may have if you come across one with a dodgey history. To be recommended.

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Re: Maton JB 4 Basses

Post by foal30 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:31 pm

Nev and his reminiscing about crime and bass is all good.
what has user name fyrbyrd got?
some sort of Maton
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Re: Maton JB 4 Basses

Post by Fyrbyrd » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:43 pm

Yep, I've got the Maton Fyrbyrd which is a bit earlier (only 30 were made). Very different bass from the JB4 though.

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Re: Maton JB 4 Basses

Post by ryla » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:16 pm

I thought the jb meant jazz bass as I had a fretless.

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Post by Lenin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:20 pm

I have a JB4, need to spend some more time with it

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Re: Maton JB 4 Basses

Post by foal30 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:52 pm

There is a 1963 Big Ben on TM presently.
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Re: Maton JB 4 Basses

Post by foal30 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:42 am

Nice Condition Maton Fretless on TM

One of my favorite Charlie Jemmet stories is of a guy buying a Maton Bass off him in 1982 then not returning to Chch until 2004, goes into CJ's and Charlie looks up and says "how's that fretless Maton" :lol: :) :lol:
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Post by john » Fri May 24, 2019 10:57 pm

Lol

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Post by john » Fri May 24, 2019 11:00 pm

I think remember cj's.
close to the centre of town, down one of those cold streets of the square. Pretty big place with lots of gear

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Re: Maton JB 4 Basses

Post by foal30 » Wed May 29, 2019 12:11 am

I liked the olden days music shops
It was like the hub
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