This James Jamerson Funk Machine replica bass — JJ’s FunkMachine by IYG — channels all the soulful goodness of classic Motown!
Motown’s James Jamerson is arguably the greatest bass player of all time. As a session musician he played on twenty five Billboard Hot 100 number one hits, as well as nearly seventy R&B number one hits. “My Girl,” “Shotgun,” “For Once In My Life,” “Dancing In the Streets,” “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” … the list of hits is endless.
P-Bass Funk Master
Jamerson’s main instrument was a 1962 Fender Percision Bass he dubbed The Funk Machine. JJ’s FunkMachine has all the funky goodness of Jamerson’s original at a fraction of the price!
I wrote a fictional account of what happened to the real Funk Machine in my collection Songs in the Key Of Madness. The story is called “Malediction and The Funk Machine.”
JJ’s FunkMachine Specs
Controls:1 Master Volume, 1 Master Tone
Neck: Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″
Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Nickel Silver
Pickups: Ceramic P-Bass Split Coil
Tuners: Elephant Ear 14:1
Scale Length: 34″
Average Weight: 8 lbs.