Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars J-24

Meridian Guitars J-24 Bass

This week we’re checking out a Meridian Guitars J-24 with an ash body and natural finish to let the wood grain speak for itself. The five-stringer’s neck is made from maple that was cut in 1986, which is then topped with a phenolic resin fretboard. As the name implies, it has 24 frets.

Meridian fits this J-24 with a pair of Delano Times Square pickups matched to a Delano Sonar 3 preamp. Its controls include dual volume controls, a three-band EQ, a passive tone control, coil selection switches, and an active/passive switch. Finally, the bass has Hipshot hardware.

Meridian Guitars J-24 Bass Specs:

Neck:Maple (cut 1986)
Fretboard:Phenolic Resin
Fretboard Radius:16″
Pickups:Delano Times Square
Electronics:Delano Sonar 3
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralite
Finish:Polyurethane Satin

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  1. Very clean design. Do the knobs have beveled skirts or are those a sort of base washer?