From time to time, US giant Fender revises its models and adapts them to changing conditions. Most recently, this became necessary when some important woods, such as rosewood, were upgraded according to the CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. The Mexican standard series, now called "Player", was also recently updated. Instead of rosewood, the models with dark fingerboards are now made of pau ferro (ironwood), a material that does not differ noticeably from the old rosewood in terms of sound and feel. Maple, of course, remained maple.
This Player version has a modified circuit compared to the original Jaguar bass, but is very flexible thanks to the Jazz Bass single coil in the bridge position and a Precision split coil on the neck.
The pickups are equipped with Alnico 5 magnets and therefore have a very pronounced bass and treble with a somewhat weaker midrange. The neck has 20 medium frets and a modern C-profile; together with the matt satin finish on the back of the neck, this makes for good playability. The open tuners and the sheet metal angle bridge, already known from the Precision bass, ensure tuning stability and precise intonation. In the available finishes, the bass certainly cuts a fine figure.
- Body: alder
- Neck: maple; quadruple bolted
- Neck profile: „modern C“
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
- Inlays: white dots
- Bottom: 20x medium jumbo
- Scale: 864 mm
- Pickups: Player Series Alnico 5 Single-Coil Jazz Bass (bridge); Player Series Alnico 5 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass (neck)
- Controls: 2x Volume; Tone
- Hardware colour: Nickel/ Chrome
- Bridge: Standard; with four single riders
- Mechanics: Standard Open-Gear
- Finish: Sonic Red
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34'' (Longscale Bass)
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