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The Fender '70s Jazz Bass captures the essence of the decade with striking cosmetics and a bright, full sound. The original '70s Jazz Bass had a repositioned bridge pickup-moved closer to the bridge-a... Read More

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The Fender '70s Jazz Bass captures the essence of the decade with striking cosmetics and a bright, full sound. The original '70s Jazz Bass had a repositioned bridge pickup-moved closer to the bridge-and the flashier look of big block inlays, neck binding, and bullet truss rod. The offset waist and ultra-slim neck make the '70 Jazz Bass more comfortable to play.

Vintage-style alnico magnet Jazz Bass single-coil pickups make this Fender bass sound like its forebears. The originals were widely regarded as the best funk basses of all time, and this new Fender reissue makes a great '70s classic bass guitar available to today's bassists.

Includes a gig bag.

Features
  • Alder body
  • Polyurethane finish
  • 1-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with white binding
  • 7.25" radius
  • 1.50" nut width
  • Chrome hardware
  • 34" scale length
  • Vintage '70s "Fender" stamped open-gear tuning machines
  • American Vintage '70s bass bridge with single groove saddles
  • 3-ply black/white/black or white/black/white pickguard (depending on color)
  • Standard vintage alnico magnet Jazz Bass Single-coil pickups
  • (middle, bridge)
  • Volume/volume/master tone controls
  • Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS strings
  • Includes a gig bag
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Fender'70s Jazz Bass
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

You can't go wrong with a classic!

I'm a thirty-two year-old that wanted to reunite with my old love- the bass guitar. Having never played anything that would resemble a name-brand during my younger years, I was determined to see...Read complete review

I'm a thirty-two year-old that wanted to reunite with my old love- the bass guitar. Having never played anything that would resemble a name-brand during my younger years, I was determined to see what a Fender bass was all about. I decided on the Jazz bass, and found a sharp black 70's edition (MIM) with the white pick guard and the pearl fret inlays, at my local G.C. Once the intitial lust wore off, I realized that, once I had switched to a set of d'addarios flatwounds and made a few minor bridge adjustments, What I had was a solid, beautiful bass with a great variety of tone. I would recommend the Fender 70's Jazz bass to any bass player, from beginner to pro. I've read all the reviews that claim the Mexican Fenders aren't always up to par. But mine sure is.

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VERY DISAPPOINTED

I spent over 800 bucks on this bass thinking it was going to be the BEST OF THE BEST that I wouldn't need to search for another bass ever again...I WAS WRONGRead complete review

I spent over 800 bucks on this bass thinking it was going to be the BEST OF THE BEST that I wouldn't need to search for another bass ever again...I WAS WRONG

First it has very low output, overall volume is very low
Second tone is more "high" focused, no punch, no lows, no nothing
Third string and neck needed adjustment it wasn't calibrated

Can't believe my 200 dll peavey bass sounds so much better than this thing

Despite all of that I didn't return it because of its killer looks, its like a hot chick but without a brain lol

I'm saving money to change the pickups and HOPEFULLY it will sound good, anyway, I don't recommend this to anyone who is not willing to spend some extra money to upgrade it

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great bass with super mids--change the pickups

By FSBassMan63

from Dartmoutth, MA

Pros

  • Classic 60s 70s Sound
  • Great Feel Looks Light
  • Great mids
  • Nice Lows
  • Versatile Tone

Cons

  • Pickups Weak
  • Some String Buzz

Best Uses

  • Classic rock
  • Rock

Comments about Fender '70s Jazz Bass:

Great bass with a 70s look, feel, and sound. The bass that was used by many bands and created so many hits back then. The bass really puts out some mids that cuts right through the mix. Almost too much on the mids. Visually it looks classy and has a nice light feel that's easy to play. I replaced the original pickups with a $200 pair of Fender Custom Shop and basically turned this MIM into a US made. I was not happy with the original pickups. Too bad Fender put so much into the design of the bass and then skimped with cheaper pickups. What a difference in the sound, worth every penny of the upgrade. The bass is now thunderous. I coupled it with my Gallien Krueger 1001RB 700W head and Gallien Krueger Neo 410 biamped bottom and I can crank out in any room without carrying around a refrigerator. This bass is definitely great and you can dial in just about any sound from the 60s and 70s. I did have to raise the stings a bit to eliminate sting pop, but then again I'm not a guitar tech so maybe I didn't set it up completely properly. Other than that, a great instrument.

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

VERY DISAPPOINTED

By Santix

from CA

Pros

  • Good Looks

Cons

  • Low output
  • NO PUNCH

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender '70s Jazz Bass:

    I spent over 800 bucks on this bass thinking it was going to be the BEST OF THE BEST that I wouldn't need to search for another bass ever again...I WAS WRONG

    First it has very low output, overall volume is very low
    Second tone is more "high" focused, no punch, no lows, no nothing
    Third string and neck needed adjustment it wasn't calibrated

    Can't believe my 200 dll peavey bass sounds so much better than this thing

    Despite all of that I didn't return it because of its killer looks, its like a hot chick but without a brain lol

    I'm saving money to change the pickups and HOPEFULLY it will sound good, anyway, I don't recommend this to anyone who is not willing to spend some extra money to upgrade it

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a work horse with charm

    By joe boo

    from belmont MA

    Comments about Fender '70s Jazz Bass:

    Ive had my 70's MIM jazz bass for years now and it's my "go to" show bass, I play a lot of different stuff on a lot of different basses but LOVE this bass for shows, it's light, comfy, stylish and fast. I play in a 3 piece, post hardcore band, and because of the dynamic I switched out the pick ups to "basslines 3/4 pound" the "tight clear sound" everyone was talking about was a bit light for me, I needed a little more out of my bass, and wow it made a gigantic change, especially due to the bridge pick up spacing, and the high out put of the pick ups, it can get really snarly. the thing I like the most though is I tend to be a bit rough with this thing and it can take a beating, show after show, night after night, and it just survives.. it's light enough to jump around with, looks classy with all the binding and inlay, and sounds, well, mine sounds thunderous. I think if you are looking for a cool classic bass (that you could mod, if you need to) this is the one, it's got a lot of range and the jazz bass necks are a treat to play especially if you have been playing chunky necked Gibson basses or ol' P-basses, if you play them lil skinny Ibanez things..I don't think this would be too much of a step up from their pencil necks, and you will look and sound way cooler! go get one!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awsome bass

    By Anthony Martos

    from Burlingame, California

    Comments about Fender '70s Jazz Bass:

    Ive been playing this bass for a while now i got it this Christmas and it kicks but. the pearl inserts makes it look like a nice bass while the fender strings give it a nice tone. if your looking for a amp for this bass get a MB115 by gk it amplifies this bass very nicely. Overall this bass is good for the price range because of its jazzy deep sound. 5 out of 5

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT bass guitar

    By NavyCorpsman

    from Andover, CT

    Comments about Fender '70s Jazz Bass:

    It took about 10 minutes of playing this bass guitar and I was sold. I bought this bass guitar two weeks (Ron's Guitar) ago and never looked back. To make things better, the price I bought it for was a steal. The sound on this bass is purely amazing. It's amazing how three control knobs can create a myriad of tones. I bought the sunburst and the finish was impeccable. The feel of this bass guitar is very smooth. The inlays on the fretboard looks amazing. I changed the strings over to a flatwound and found the combination of sounds I was searching for. This bass guitar will definitely stay with me forever. I love it.

    (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You can't go wrong with a classic!

    By B.A.

    from canton, Ga.

    Comments about Fender '70s Jazz Bass:

    I'm a thirty-two year-old that wanted to reunite with my old love- the bass guitar. Having never played anything that would resemble a name-brand during my younger years, I was determined to see what a Fender bass was all about. I decided on the Jazz bass, and found a sharp black 70's edition (MIM) with the white pick guard and the pearl fret inlays, at my local G.C. Once the intitial lust wore off, I realized that, once I had switched to a set of d'addarios flatwounds and made a few minor bridge adjustments, What I had was a solid, beautiful bass with a great variety of tone. I would recommend the Fender 70's Jazz bass to any bass player, from beginner to pro. I've read all the reviews that claim the Mexican Fenders aren't always up to par. But mine sure is.

    (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Bass: how sweet the sound!

    By Scottepher D

    from Grove city, PA

    Comments about Fender '70s Jazz Bass:

    I got this bass about a week ago and all I think is wow. The low end tone on this is so clear and the notes never contradict each other (it doesnt sound muddy). I have always wanted a fender jazz bass and this is the best i played at the guitar center. If you want a fender this is the one for you.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Awesome Bass

    By Brian

    from Commack, New York

    Comments about Fender '70s Jazz Bass:

    I bought this almost 2 months ago. I tried every bass in the place, but as soon as i plucked on string on this bad boy, I knew it was for me. I play mostly Tool and my own modern rock style. It's not particularly great for Tool songs i may say, but with the tone knobs combined with your amp, You can get w/e tone you need. It has such a nice feel to it. Only problem I have with it is that the E string is very buzzy. I think i just need to adjust the bridge though. I highly recommend this bass. It won't be leaving my hands for years to come.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fender Funkster

    By Jack Griffin

    from Wellesley, MA

    Comments about Fender '70s Jazz Bass:

    First of all, this bass is fabulous. It has a very poppy bright sound, and is great for funk and jazz. The frets are solid, but they do tend to give a slight buzz. The neck is perfectly slim, and was very fast and smooth. The shape is cool, the fret markers are shiny and cool, the neck pickup gives a smooth sound for jazz and rock, and the neck pickup gives a poppy, tight sound for funk. But, recently I discovered a slight problem. From the 13th to the 19th fret on the G-string i couldn't get any sound, and when i got any sound, it was a terrible buzzing noise with the sound of the 20th fret in the backround. I'm going to bring it in to guitar center to get it fixed. Overall, this bass is a perfect buy, i just experienced a slight individual problem.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great playing, great feel

    By Steven White

    from Rockwood, TN

    Comments about Fender '70s Jazz Bass:

    Right out of the box, this bass felt good. Of course, it needs some immediate attention to set up. The intonation was oof, and the strings were way too high. But once done, the bass is very good. It plays very well. The price is a little high for a Mexiacan made bass. But the quality and workmanship seems very good. The retro knobs looks great. the neck has that old jazz feel, just a little off from the 70's bases. Overall, I am quite pleased with it.

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