This American Standard Series Jazz Bass Fretless has a vintage body radius and contour for a classic vibe and feel. The body is rendered in premium ash or alder for optimum tone and sustain. Its rosew... Read More
This American Standard Series Jazz Bass Fretless has a vintage body radius and contour for a classic vibe and feel. The body is rendered in premium ash or alder for optimum tone and sustain. Its rosewood or maple fretboard features detailed nut work and fret marker inlay work. The neck is graphite-reinforced and has rolled edges for a broken-in feel from the get-go. HMV Bridge (high mass vintage) increases sustain, provides punchier tone, beefier looking plates and 3/8" diameter vintage saddles. String height adjustment screws have nylon patches for a tight fit that won't vibrate loose.
A 12-gauge cold rolled steel plate machined brass backstop increases mass, enhances top end. Socket head intonation screws are engineered for a tighter fit, and are now more stable. Features Fender®/Hipshot® tuning keys. The work great, and are 30% lighter, minimizing neck dip. Classic 20:1 tuning ratio, cast zinc with aluminum string posts and mounting nuts, and steel clovers. Brass worm gears, steel worm drives.
With a thinner undercoat, the body breathes easier and has improved sound (more wood influence). Neck pocket paint buildup has been reduced by 40%, greatly improving the wood to wood connection/reaction.
SKB rectangular design case, exclusive to Fender, has TSA recognized and accepted locks. Fiberglass reinforced nylon trigger release latching system, indestructible cushioned rubber over-molded handle with flush lock out. Injection molded feet and exclusive arched stacking system.
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As a fusion fan, even tough I'm an amateur player, my way of thinking music changed after I had my hands on this great mixture of balance, beautiful tones and obviously great design. So far I've played latin music, funk, rock, and pretty much everything sounds just the way I wanted to. Ok, maybe I'm a little biased, but I recommend it over some other fretless brands I've tried. This is grown-up candy, and it sure brings me a lot of fun. 5/5
I woked all summer in order to get this instrument and I have to say that as soon as i opened up i wasnt sure if it was worth the money. After jamming for a few days i began to realize that this bass was a really amazing bass. I really like the neck and the tone all around the bass. The bridge is good and the overall feel of the bass feels professional. I've played the Mexican Jazz Standard, even though it is good, it isn't as well put as this. i would recommend this to any bass player who is trying to max out their potential.
I'm a professional musician (I make a living at music) and have been playing for almost 40 years. I have played numerous and varied basses over that time. I can safely say "this is the best playing and sounding bass I have ever lay my hands on". After changing the pick ups to a hot set of "Seymour Duncans" and a professional set up, she was ready to go. If you are a "slapper" this bass is not for you. But if you have a concept of music, want to enhance you playing with somethng other than "beating your bass" to death. (try cord voicing, modes and scales). This bass is for you! The strong and throaty rumble from this bass can't be duplicated with a freted bass.
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