From time to time, US giant Fender revises its models and adapts them to changing conditions. For example, this became necessary when some important woods, such as rosewood, were upgraded thanks to the CITES agreement on species protection. 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.
With the Jazz Bass, Leo Fender drew the analogue conclusion to the Strat and Tele for the bass range. While the Preci was a simple instrument, the Jazz Bass, launched in 1960, was the luxury version. In the end, both versions developed over the decades into independent electric basses, each with its own specific sound. The current Players J-Bass does not disgrace its predecessors and writes a new page in the success story of the all-rounder. Workmanship, handling and playing comfort are on a very high level. The sound is, as you would expect from this traditional bass, crisp, growling, with a lot of throughput in the low frequency range.

Specifications
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple; quadruple-bolted
  • Neck profile: „modern C“
  • Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
  • Inlays: white perloid dots
  • Bottom: 20x medium jumbo
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Pickups: 2x Player Series Alnico 5 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • Controls: 2x Volume; Tone
  • Hardware colour: Nickel/ Chrome
  • Bridge: Standard; with four single riders
  • Mechanics: Standard Open-Gear
  • Finish: Sonic Red
Technical data

Body

Alder
No

Neck & Fretboard

Pau Ferro
Bundiert
Maple
Screwed
34'' (Longscale Bass)

Electronics

Passive
S/S

Hardware

No

Colour & Finish

Red

Scope of Delivery

No
No

Construction

4
J-Bass

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