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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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Overview

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
Customer Reviews
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FenderAmerican Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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(12 of 12 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome bass

By Doug Butrum

from Terre Haute, In.

Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard:

I've had this for a little over a year and I love it. I bought my first jazz bass in 1977. Still have it. This new one has a different sound than my 77, but the low end is defined and the highs are tight and clean. I would highly recommend the American Standard Jazz Bass. I'm very happy with mine.

(6 of 6 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.

(6 of 6 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!!!

(2 of 2 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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Completely worth every penny

    By Danny the Bassist

    from Dulles, Virginia

    About Me Experienced

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    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.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

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

      By RJO

      from Dutchtown-South St. Louis

      About Me Experienced

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      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!!!!

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