Enlightened tone, bar none.
Inheriting the feel and tone of Vintage Jazz Bass, these basses will broaden your performance beyond expectation.
Available in 4. 5, 5-string lightweight & 6 string versions
the Xotic XJ Series, beyond a Vintage Jazz Bass
The production of each high quality Xotic bass guitars begins in our Los Angeles, CA shop where the wood, shape, color, hardware, pickups and all other features are precisely designed for each instrument. Every model goes through an extensive process of R&D to determine which wood, construction and electronics will best serve its envisioned use.
Great attention is paid to picking the finest woods for our bodies and necks and each piece is hand selected.
Seasoned builders blend old world craftsmanship with modern CNC technology in building each instrument with each step in the process supervised up to Xotic’s meticulous specs.
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TUNERSTrusted for its quality and precision, we use the Hipshot Ultralite for the machine heads. They are durable and lightweight, which helps for longevity and prevents head dive.
FRETSJescar Fret Wire is an industry standard fret wire that is chosen for its high quality. It is trusted for its superior precision and durability by makers such as Gibson, Martin and Tom Anderson. The FW9665 model used for the XJ series, has proper height and trusted stability in pitch.
BODYAlder and Ash wood give the XJ series a solid low and low-mid range of tone, something that lighter wood bodies can’t achieve.
The XJ’s body is based on original Jazz Bass designs with Xotic touches like the rounded neck joint heel and cut-away that improve playability in higher positions.
PICKUPSXJ series’ Xotic Pickups are traditional Alnico 5 rod magnets, AWG-42 formvar wire, and Vulcan fiber bobbins. At their base is vintage flavor, but with higher gain giving richer sound in both passive and active modes.
The strengthened magnets improve overall response resulting in brighter tone with a solid bottom.
BRIDGEThe XJ series use special bridge which brass alloy does not insulate vibrations from the strings, giving it fat and solid tone. This bridge provides adjustments to the pitch and tension of each string allowing for a custom setup. Note: This bridge is not a genuine Hipshot, (built in the USA) component.