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Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass 3-Color Sunburst

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Fender's first U.S.-made Jaguar Bass is a sleek and powerful beauty, upgraded with a versatile P/J pickup configuration, combination top-load/string-through-body High-Mass Vintage bridge, lightweight ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Fender's first U.S.-made Jaguar Bass is a sleek and powerful beauty, upgraded with a versatile P/J pickup configuration, combination top-load/string-through-body High-Mass Vintage bridge, lightweight Fender "F" tuners with A-string retainer, and body-end truss rod adjustment.

The split-single-coil Precision Bass pickup is made with alnico 5 magnets, while the single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup has ceramic bar magnets with hex-screw pole pieces. All the other great Jaguar Bass features are here too, including the fast and comfortable maple neck, 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and elegant aged white pearloid block inlays, multi-ply pickguard, lower horn pickup on/off and series/parallel switching, and upper-horn active/passive switch for dual-circuit design with inset bass and treble control wheels. Hard-shell case included.

FEATURES

Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: 4-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Satin urethane
Pickups
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Split single coil
  • Bridge: Single-coil
  • Brand: Fender
  • Series or parallel: Both
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Series/parallel
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Pearloid block
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.5" (38.1mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret:
Body
  • Style: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right-handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: On/off, on/off
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • EQ on/off No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle vintage style
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Paddle
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Hardshell
  • Accessories: User kit
  • Country of origin: USA
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FenderAmerican Standard Jaguar Bass
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent Bass

By JLAR

from Columbus OH

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

    I purchased the Red American Standard Jaguar Bass to replace my American Deluxe Jazz Bass. The fit and finish on the bass was excellent and Guitar Center folks were very nice to deal with. Here are some of my observations: 1) Neck - the neck is indeed jazz'ish, but seemed a little thicker in the hand than my jazz bass. It could of just been the fatter strings, but it was not as easy to play as my Jazz, 2) Pickups - the pickups sounded typical fender, especially on the bridge single coil. I expected a little more bottom from the P pickup, but it was pretty round in series mode. 3) Switching - this was a little confusing at first and ultimately less flexible than expected. It was kind of cool to be able to get two distinct tones (and a third somewhat altered tone in series) at the flip of a switch, 4) Preamp - this was probably the weakest link. There was consistent noise from the EQ with the bridge pickup active. The two-way adjustment (bass/treble) is not up to par with typical fender flexibility (bass/treble/mid). For comparison, I've had two other American Deluxe series basses with the three-way eq and I've never had a bit of noise. This alone wasn't a deal breaker but I just didn't feel the active EQ was very musical on this. And setting them with the thumb wheels is a bit awkward, 5) Color - The red color is very 'sparkly'. This isn't really apparent from photos on-line but in person it is very much so. I've seen this on other newer fenders and I just don't care for it. Ultimately, this bass did not meet my needs and I returned it at a local GC outlet with no questions asked. It's really a nice bass and for the price you can't go wrong. Definitely nails two flavors of Fenders (P and J) but you won't get the full range of Jazz sounds that you can get with the balance control on a typical Jazz.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfection

    By Zgotzilla

    from USA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

      Stunning finish that isn't captured in online photos. Classic American made bass responsible for the low end throb of all great rock, country, blues, folk, jazz and bluegrass artists and recordings. Incredible level of settings.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The only bass you will ever need

      By Big Daddy Phill

      from Los Angeles Area

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • School Bands

        Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

        I have played for years, professionally and just for fun. This is now my go-to bass.

         
        5.0

        Love this bass. Smooth as silk neck. So many tones to choose

        By Greatfull Fred

        from Watkinsville,Ga.

        About Me Novice

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

          Love evherything about this bass. Tone options to the max. Love the red color.

           
          4.0

          I would recommend this product to friends.

          By Johnny Mac

          from North Atlanta

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

            Weekend club dates.

             
            4.0

            Got a good deal but would have bought it anyway.

            By Tom

            from Ft Myers, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

              This is a great bass. The tonal variations that are available are stunning & I haven't played it in active mode yet. I do have two complaints. First for Fender. Why do they not include more info about the instrument than a bare bones universal user manual. An explanation of the pole adjustments on the J pickup & how the series/parallel switch affects the tone would have been helpful. Second for Guitar Center. Why don't they do a better job setting up the instrument? And then they charge to have it set up correctly in the store. This is why I only buy guitars from them that are on sale. I will say that dealing with the staff online, on the phone, & at the store was enjoyable, good people.

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