Jayro JRB-600 Ric-Style Midnight Blue 2016
Jayro JRB-600 in midnight blue, recently made in Korea. This is a take on the classic Rickenbacker 4001 bass made by Jayro, one of the Deviser family of brands. Jayro, like the Deviser, Bacchus and Momose brands, do well in Japan but aren't marketed to the outside world at all really; which is a shame as they're very good indeed. This is a brilliantly made instrument; it's very nicely put together and feels very classy in the hands. It's not too heavy, which is nice for this body shape, and the neck is very agreeable and the bass is well balanced in the hands. The body is made of mahogany, a departure from the standard maple, which adds a little bit of warmth and roundness to the tone. The pickups are hot in output and creamy in tone, there's a stack of thump and punch on offer; it's a very fat, fun bass to play. The blue finish is sleek and will surely find favour on stage; it's a nice change from the standard black/burst etc. Grab a filthy overdrive pedal and unnecessarily large amp and rattle some bones with this raucous partystarter!
Model: Jayro (by Bacchus/Deviser) JRB-600 MB
Made: Korea, 2016 approx (no serial on these)
Finish: gloss midnight blue, 1-ply white guard
Neck: rock maple, rosewood board
Weight: 4.3kg approx
Pickups: original Jayro JRB single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's some very mild scuffs on the end of the headstock. Neck is pretty clean. The back has some very light, barely noticeable scratches around the place. The sides are pretty clean with minor dimples only. The front is pretty clean, just some minor dimples and scratches from play on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Electronics all tested and working properly. There's very little wear on the frets, 9/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 45/105s.