Originally conceived by Fender as an alternative to the much-vaunted Precision Bass, which was about a decade older in terms of its tonal variety, playability and ergonomics, the Fender Jazz Bass would go down in the history of electrified stringed instruments as one of the two most popular bass models after its launch in 1960.
The Player series replaces the Mexican Standard series, bringing with it a few modifications. For example, the maple fingerboards of the Player Jazz basses are now fitted with 22 medium jumbo frets. The neck itself has an easy and comfortable to play modern C-profile and has been given a matte satin finish. Tonally, the instrument is all jazz bass; warm and punchy at the neck and growly-nasal at the bridge. The Alnico 5 singlecoils add a slight modern touch to these familiar tones, and tone control is as usual via two volume knobs and a treble slider.
The workmanship is typical Fender on a high level, in conjunction with the customer-friendly price thanks to Mexico manufacturing, the instrument is an ideal choice for all jazz bass fans.
- Body: alder
- Neck: maple; four screws
- Neck profile: "modern C
- Fingerboard: maple
- Inlays: black dots
- Frets: 20x medium jumbo
- scale length: 864 mm
- Pickups: 2x Player Series Alnico 5 single-coil Jazz Bass
- Controls: 2x Volume; Tone
- Hardware color: Nickel/ Chrome
- Bridge: Standard; with four single riders
- Machine heads: Standard Open-Gear
- Finish: Buttercream
Neck & Fretboard
34'' (Longscale Bass)
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