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Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard

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This special-edition Jazz features a bound basswood body with a unique carved top, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and matching painted headstock. It's loaded with a Precision-Jazz pickup comb... Click To Read More About This Product

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This special-edition Jazz features a bound basswood body with a unique carved top, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and matching painted headstock. It's loaded with a Precision-Jazz pickup combination and rear-routed, top-mounted controls. The lack of a pickguard and fretboard inlays (side dots only) with smoked chrome appointments give it an especially clean, no-nonsense look.

Features
  • Black polyurethane finish
  • Basswood body with unique radius and carved top
  • Maple neck with C shape and satin polyurethane finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard (stained with side dots only)
  • 7-1/4" radius
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • 1 split-coil Precision pickup (mid)
  • 1 single-coil Jazz pickup (bridge)
  • Volume, volume, tone controls (rear routed)
  • No pickup switching
  • Standard 4-saddle bridge
  • Standard machine heads
  • Smoked chrome hardware
  • No pickguard
  • 34"-scale length
  • 1-1/2" nut width
  • Top-mounted input jack
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FenderAerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass
 
4.9

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Solid electronics (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (13)
  • Recording (11)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Feel, Great Sound

I spotted this at the store and couldn't stop staring, the finish is devilishly gorgeous. I hoooked it up to every bass amp that was there, ranging from an Ampeg combo with a...Read complete review

I spotted this at the store and couldn't stop staring, the finish is devilishly gorgeous. I hoooked it up to every bass amp that was there, ranging from an Ampeg combo with a 15 inch speaker to a Gallien Krueger combo with two 10 inch speakers. Through every amp, it sounded great; I couldn't get a bad sound out of it. I messed with the tone and pickup volume knobs a lot and I could only get good sounds; the P/J pick-up combination is great. The neck felt very slim and fast, the body was light and well balanced, and like I said, it was a gorgeous bass. At not too high of a price, I am definitely going to add this to my collection soon. One last note: there is a little removable plate on the back that seems to be made for batteries, but the electronics are not active. I was just a tad confused about this, but it has no effect on the greatness of this bass.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good For Beginners

This Bass was not what I had hoped but I also own a Fender USA Jazz and a USA P-bass. The aerodyne doesn't live up to a USA fender and quite frankly I have...Read complete review

This Bass was not what I had hoped but I also own a Fender USA Jazz and a USA P-bass. The aerodyne doesn't live up to a USA fender and quite frankly I have played a Mexican Jazz bass that played better. I originally bought this bass because I needed an inexpensive bass to take to jam sessions and places where my expensive basses would not be appropriate. I wish I would have played the bass before buying it but the good reviews here convinced me to take the risk. The Good thing about the bass is the weight, It is nice and light but a little too light in the neck. The action was set too high for my taste and had to be taken care of right away. The sound of the bass is actually good it has a lot of tone flexibility. I set my volume and split coil pickup on 10 and my single coil to 8. This setting gives a good happy medium between a jazz bass and a p-bass. A good amp is also required for this bass as I some times feel the I have to play this bass harder than I do my other basses to get a good sound. Other post suggest replacing the single coil pickup. Another issue I have with the bass is the Stratocaster style 1/4 inch out put on the front of the bass. This output style doesn't play nice with high end bass cables especially if they are angled. This is a great bass for the beginner that wants to go intermediate. Its not the bass for professionals who do big shows or record.

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5.0

I would buy this bass again

By Fast Eddie

from Whittier CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

      I have been playing the bass for 3 years. This is my first professional bass guitar. I like the weight, feel, sound and style of the guitar. My guitar teacher spent 30 minutes adjusting the guitar's neck, strings and pick-ups out of the box. My technique improved while I got use to the guitars feel. I like the semplicity of the Fender's controls; volume,bass, tone.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great bass, very playable

      By PDA

      from Hartford, Connecticut

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Finish
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

        First off, this bass looks amazing. It just has a really cool look to it. It is also versatile having the P/J confit and it sounds good with the J Bass body. The neck has a satin finish which I really like, it is extremely playable. Another plus is this bass is very lightweight having the contoured bound body so you can play an entire gig and not Be bothered by shoulder or back pain.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass again!!

        By Robbie Crane's Dad

        from Henderson, Nv

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • School Bands

          Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

          I use this Fender Jazz Bass for all Gigs. After going through a lot of brands, this is the winner!!

           
          5.0

          Excellent Bass

          By Cahwyman

          from La Verne, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

            I've been playing upright bass for the last 15 years pretty exclusively. Recently got into a Ska band which needed me to play electric. I started out playing electric metal bass in my youth then got into the traditional rockabilly thing. I remember my first P bass and was going to buy one again for this project. Scrolling thru the Fender basses I came upon this Jazz bass. I immediately fell in love with the look of it. I received it and practiced and practiced. The playability is outstanding. I'm glad I chose this bass it looks great and plays awesome. Chose this bass you won't be disappointed.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Would Buy in Bulk if I Could!

            By Matt

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Bound Edge Digs Into Your Arm
            • Delicate Finish

            Best Uses

            • Anything that requires a bass
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

            I bought this bass used a little while ago. It was already set up and had flats on it so the action was super low. I didn't change them out because the thing played just perfectly. I even bought a set of Steve Harris signature flats on them and combined with this bass it was super easy to nail his tone. Even when I changed over to rounds it only took a small truss rod adjustment and setup to get it playing perfectly. I switched out the bridge pickup but not because it was bad or anything. I just wanted something different. I also modded it so that I could split the output of the pickups in stereo. The control cavities are a little small but I don't blame them for it. The quality is second to none and I love the super high gloss. My one annoyance was that the finish around the neck pocket chipped. The finish takes dings super easily but that is common of basswood. It's a very soft wood and anything made of it will ding and dent before cracking. It's also kinda heavy but you get used to it pretty quickly. Anyway, I love this bass and wish I could get more. I also kinda wish that Fender would offer more colors other than black like they used to. All in all, Fender MIJ/CIJ instruments are of exceptional quality for their price

            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Well Dressed Bass

            By Zoohead

            from Maine, USA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • This is a Bass in a tuxedo

            Cons

            • Bowed Neck

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

              The pictures don't do justice to this beautiful bass. This is the only Fender with a carved top, and the back is sculpted as well. The front has a cream colored binding that you can't see in the pictures.
              The action seemed high so looked more closely and discovered the bowed neck.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very cool guitar

              By Tolgoo

              from San diego

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Nice looking
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

                Very good looking ; black coolness ! Everybody turn and look my guitar when I opened box in the store. Some of them asked the model of guitar .. Light and good looking solid guitar ...

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sounds as good as it looks!

                By Clarice

                from Atlanta

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • P/J combo provides any bass sound you want.
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

                  The Aerodyne body sheds some weight and you still have a full 34"scale. Black with smoked chrome trim - This bass is beautiful!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Black Beauty

                  By Old School Engineer

                  from Kansas City

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Lighter Than P Or J Bass
                  • Solid Electronics
                  • Unique Look
                  • Wide Sound Range

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Blues
                    • Jamming
                    • Jazz
                    • Rock

                    Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

                    With both P and J pickups this is a very flexible bass that can be used for any type of music. I have played it on stage and it is reliable and smooth. Easily makes me sound better than I am while looking great. Dark subtle finish, so no flashy appearance, but beautifully crafted with cream binding looks far more expensive than it cost. Great package to make a hobbyist look and sound like a pro.

                     
                    5.0

                    No regrets...

                    By Bottom dweller

                    from Destin Fl

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics
                    • So Light Feels Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

                      The most surprising thing to me was how easy it is to get a great slap tone. It needed some tweaking in the setup when I got it, but a few minutes of my time and it plays sweet. I would recommend this bass!

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