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Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard  

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Fender's American Standard Jazz Bass scored a giant bass hit with its introduction in 1960. With its sleek offset body; thin, fast neck and rich, growling tone, it was a raring, roaring racecar of a b... Click To Read More About This Product

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Fender's American Standard Jazz Bass scored a giant bass hit with its introduction in 1960. With its sleek offset body; thin, fast neck and rich, growling tone, it was a raring, roaring racecar of a bass that quickly established itself as a must-have instrument. The new American Standard Jazz Bass is an even finer instrument; a modern interpretation of a classic built for modern players.

Features include a high-mass vintage bridge, Fender Custom Shop '60s Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance, improved Fender tuners that are 30 percent lighter while keeping the classic look, richer and deeper neck tint for a more elegant appearance, great-looking gloss maple fingerboard, satin neck back for smooth playability and Fender Tolex case.

Features
  • Jazz Bass body
  • Modern C-shape maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Standard 4-bolt neck plate
  • Posiflex graphite neck support rods
  • Fender Custom Shop '60s Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
  • Chrome hardware
  • High Mass Vintage bridge (Strings-Thru-Body or Topload)
  • Includes Fender Tolex
Specifications
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
    Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1mm)
    Scale Length: 34" (86.36cm)
    Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
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FenderAmerican Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simply, the best Fender Jazz Bass EVER

I have had a love / hate relationship with Fender Jazz basses my whole 30+ years of playing. My first "real" bass was a 1993 MIA Am Std Jazz that I...Read complete review

I have had a love / hate relationship with Fender Jazz basses my whole 30+ years of playing. My first "real" bass was a 1993 MIA Am Std Jazz that I had until I sold it in 2011. My main bass is a 2008 Am Std Precision bass that is just perfect in every way. I always tended to come back to that bass for every gig - always brought it, even if it was for back up, and always ended up playing it. Until this puppy...

The new 2012 Jazz basses feel amazing. It's actually lighter than my 2008 P-Bass. The neck feels already worn in due to the satin back. And it is fast! The case is amazing (who says that?!?) and the finish is top notch. The Custom Shop pickups, however, are the big difference. My problem with Jazz basses in the past was the the "thin-ness" of the tone. These pickups get more than enough bottom end while maintaining the Jazz punch.

These are a little more expensive than Am Std Jazzes of the past, but I feel like they are completely worth it. I've played this next to a other premium basses ($2K+) basses and this one stands up and is a great deal overall.

Bottom line, if you are still looking for your number one, go to bass, the 2012 Fender American Standard Jazz is waiting for you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

FENDER LET DOWN

I was greatly dissappointed in this bass-fret edges sharp-wax coming out of pickups-scratches under finish from sanding-pickups sound poor-for the money this bass is not worth it-greatly dissappointed in fender quality-

I was greatly dissappointed in this bass-fret edges sharp-wax coming out of pickups-scratches under finish from sanding-pickups sound poor-for the money this bass is not worth it-greatly dissappointed in fender quality-

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Bones Peace

from San Jose, CA

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

    I got this bass even though I'm a beginner. I love the feel and tone. Just thinking we can grow together with music. I love it and would recommend it to anyone.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Completely worth every penny

    By Danny the Bassist

    from Dulles, Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands

      Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

      I bought this bass as my first serious bass. I played squire jazz bass that my friend owned a while back and really liked its tone, and fell in love with Jazz basses. I went ahead and ordered this one two years back, and have not regretted it since. This bass is perfect, I couldn't ask for anything better. It has no buzzing that many other basses have and you can't get rid of (if it does adjust the truss rod) and slides and bends sound amazing on its maple fret board. Before this I owned a second hand Austin bass, which on its own has its pluses and minuses, though this particular bass knocks the other one out of the park. Don't be fooled by its name, it may be called a jazz bass though it plays anything beautifully. I played a few metal gigs using this bass and got several compliments for my basses tone. Bottom line, Great buy.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      After some time with the instrument it is awesome!!!

      By RJO

      from St Louis, MO

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

          The instrument has settled and the issue with the tension from the string tree to the tuning post basically went away after I tuned it a couple of times. It has great tone, intonation and feel. This is what I wanted from the get go-It just took a little bit of time for everything to get perfected after the strings and set up were done!!!!

          (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          FENDER LET DOWN

          By JOE

          from CITRUS,FLORIDA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

              I was greatly dissappointed in this bass-fret edges sharp-wax coming out of pickups-scratches under finish from sanding-pickups sound poor-for the money this bass is not worth it-greatly dissappointed in fender quality-

              (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              best bass i've ever played

              By bobby

              from omaha, ne

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                  i've been playing bass for 17 years. the last 7 professionally, multiple national tours, i've been on tour in japan, and own a slew of basses. prior to obtaining my am std jazz w/ maple fretboard my main player was a am std p bass w/ maple fretboard. i can't begin to explain how much i love my jazz bass. i picked mine up used via a trade on a peavey cirrus that i just wasn't digging. the peavey's electronics were failing and i didn't like the tone. once i aquired the jazz i never looked back. mine's a '07 or '08, i dont have it with me to confirm via serial # but somewhere in there. it's awesome though. the neck feel, the ease of set up, just wow. i've played several am std jazz since aquiring mine but they don't compare. i still use my p-bass from time to time when i'm looking for a specific tone but like the feel of the jazz more. these basses are built to last and can take a thrashing and still maintain their tonal integrity. just beautiful instruments. i'm also sponsored by emg so i swapped out the originals for the emg j-set. however the originals are awesome but i just really like the boosted output of active electronics.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  my best ever

                  By adam clayton wannabe

                  from tampa fl.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                  I have a P-bass, gibson t-bass and 6 other basses and this is the sound I have been craving. My am std deluxe and am std p-bass are still in my arsenal of
                  awesome, but have been regulated to backup status. I changed to D'Addario flat wound chromes and then "crack" the barrier dropped and "the sound" we all want sprung forth. Thank you musicians friend and the awesomely cool people at fender for crafting and selling this bass. I am officially jazzed for life. Rock on brother's.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The perfect bass!

                  By David

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                  I ordered this bass from Guitar Center for my studio. The bass came setup very nicely from the factory. The maple neck feels nice and soft, with plenty of response, very comfortable. In person, the olympic white body with the red pearloid pickguard is very vibey and classic looking. This bass covers a fairly large spectrum of tone from warm, low rumble, to nice and bright presence, perfect for recording and playing live! It's not too heavy either. I recommend this bass one thousand times over!!!

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Couldn't Be Happier

                  By ROSS

                  from Irvine, CA

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                  I've owned two Fender American Jazz basses in the past 15 years, and this is the best one yet. While they've always been comfortable to play, the pickups were the weak link for me, but the new Custom Shop pickups sound really good. I use the bass exclusively for recording in a variety of pop and rock styles. The inherent buzz that occurs when one pickup is rolled off is not that bad, and by finding the right direction to aim the bass reduces it to a completely acceptable level. Plays great, came with a flawless setup, finish and looks are perfect. The current case is my favorite, too; much better than the plastic SKB cases, or the huge ATA case that came with my 2011 P-bass. I compared G&L, Lakland, Music Man, the Fender '62 and '74 reissues, and a bunch of others before deciding on this one. I prefer passive pickups, and the classic rock sound this bass nails best. When playing in the store, I thought I might replace the pickups with Lindy Fralins, as I did with my P-bass, but, as I say, I am not finding the need to do so. Having owned two Sadowskys, I can honestly say I prefer the passive sound of this bass, and only would consider a Custom Shop Fender over it.

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  best bass i ever had ,in i,ve had many .

                  By bassman

                  from maine

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                    i play out about 3 day,s a week and over a period of 44 years i,ve had alot of bass guitars some cheep in some more than what i paid for my fender jazz at my age i finaly got the wright one. thank you mucians friend

                    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The name says it all!!

                    By randall mccamant

                    from Lancaster, Pa.

                    Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

                    I have been playing Bass for almost 50yrs, thats right 50yrs. I am still playing in 2 bands and probably will till I drop. Now I have tried alot of Basses, I own Music Man Stingray Slo Special,Over the the yrs I keep thinking there has to be a better Bass out there, I've probably owned 4 or 5 Fender American Jazz Basses in the past, and got rid of them. Well here we are again, I just bought "another" 2012 American Jazz Bass about 3 weeks ago, my MM Stingray hasn't seen the light of day since. I play through either Ampeg PB800 Head(MIA) and Pro Neo 410 cab and a Pro Neo 115 cab, or Markbass tube h and a markbass 210 Traveler w/ the 410 cab. I have gotten more compliments for the sound of the 2012 Fender JB then 4 yrs with the MM Stingray. The sound is just there with the Fender, I can't describe it any better! Buy this Bass, (before it goes up in price) Mine is the 3 tone Sunburst with a Maple neck. Don't believe me? go try one, you'll buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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