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The Jaguar Bass has added a new level of cool to the world of electric bass since its introduction in 2006. Though it's based on the design one of the most popular guitars from the early '60s, don't l... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Jaguar Bass has added a new level of cool to the world of electric bass since its introduction in 2006. Though it's based on the design one of the most popular guitars from the early '60s, don't let the Jaguar's retro look fool you”this bass is chock-full of modern features. With the goal of total tonal control, the Jaguar bass gives you the ability to switch pickups on and off, from series to parallel, and from active to passive. This provides you with a tonal palette that works for all types of players, from the set-and-forget player to the eternal tone-adjuster. Stylistically, it has a thin, fast, one-piece C-shaped maple neck that has a warm tint with a rosewood fingerboard, complete with aged white pearloid block position markers.

FEATURES

  • Body style based on the Fender Jaguar guitar
  • Alder body
  • Polyurethane finish
  • One-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with
  • 9.5" radius
  • 34" scale length
  • 1.50" nut width
  • Aged pearloid block position markers
  • Slim neck profile
  • 20 vintage style frets
  • 2 On/Off slide switches (one for each pickup)
  • 1 Series/Parallel slide switch (when both pickups are on)
  • Master Volume, Master Tone, Preamp Treble Control Wheel, Preamp Bass Control Wheel, Preamp On/Off slide switch controls
  • Active/Passive preamp system
  • Vintage J Bass-style single-coil pickups (middle, bridge)
  • Vintage-style bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • 4-ply or 3-ply pickguard depending on color of bass
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FenderJaguar Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 35 reviews)

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The Fender Jaguar

This is perhaps the best bass I've ever played! Its features, once mastered, allow you to do almost anything with your bass that you want to. As soon as I took this bass...Read complete review

This is perhaps the best bass I've ever played! Its features, once mastered, allow you to do almost anything with your bass that you want to. As soon as I took this bass out of its hard case, I fell in love with its jet black color and chrome. From the moment I plugged it in, I was in heaven. The sound that this bass produces is nothing short of astounding. Its presence is just so powerful. One thing that is very cool about it is the fact that it has pick-up selectors- UNHEARD OF on other basses. You can choose the "Neck Pick-up" the "Bridge Pick-up" or the "Series Switch". You can do interesting combinations with the three of these to play around with your sound. AMAZING! On top of the standard volume and tone knobs, you get a pre-amp... INSIDE THE BASS! You can adjust it to have a heavy bottom end or a light high end. You can even set it in the middle for a distinct "growl" that is very strong. And if you don't want to use this feature, you can simply flick the switch to turn it off. One of its kind, for sure. I recommend this to all bass players of all types of music. You will NOT be dissapointed... I know I'm not!

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A LEARNING EXPERIENCE

This Bass is a mixed bag of good and bad. I have the Hot Rod Red and the finish and looks are awesome. The neck is a J-bass with a glossy finish. The...Read complete review

This Bass is a mixed bag of good and bad. I have the Hot Rod Red and the finish and looks are awesome. The neck is a J-bass with a glossy finish. The fret ends are a bit sharp and unfinished, but otherwise straight and buzz free. The action and setup out of the box was pretty good with just minor adjustments needed. The tuners, bridge, active preamp and wiring are really sub par. Tuners are clunky and imprecise. Bridge is thin and flimsy looking. Preamp is noisy and muddy sounding. The battery for the active preamp was dead when I received it. I thought that would maybe be why this thing buzzed and hummed so loud when I plugged it into my amp. After replacing the battery with a high quality alkaline no change and twice as bad with active switch on. Come to find out after much research and a dismantling of the pick guard and switch/pot plates that the ground wire for the battery and the bridge were swapped so the battery was on 24/7 instead of just when the cable is plugged into the jack, hence the dead battery. It looked factory done. I properly re grounded and shielded everything and in passive mode it's as quiet as a single coil pickup guitar can get. In active mode it's still pretty noisy with the bass and treble set past midway. So if you want to learn about guitar fixing this is a chance to learn. Some are perfect and some are like this. Mine looked like it was returned at one point by the looks of the box missing foam pieces and it being improperly wrapped, causing some scuff marks on the body edges. Even with all that said, I can't put it down. The pickups are decent and the series/parallel switch makes some great sounding tonal variety.

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(76 of 83 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Fender Jaguar

By Jesse G.

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

This is perhaps the best bass I've ever played! Its features, once mastered, allow you to do almost anything with your bass that you want to. As soon as I took this bass out of its hard case, I fell in love with its jet black color and chrome. From the moment I plugged it in, I was in heaven. The sound that this bass produces is nothing short of astounding. Its presence is just so powerful. One thing that is very cool about it is the fact that it has pick-up selectors- UNHEARD OF on other basses. You can choose the "Neck Pick-up" the "Bridge Pick-up" or the "Series Switch". You can do interesting combinations with the three of these to play around with your sound. AMAZING! On top of the standard volume and tone knobs, you get a pre-amp... INSIDE THE BASS! You can adjust it to have a heavy bottom end or a light high end. You can even set it in the middle for a distinct "growl" that is very strong. And if you don't want to use this feature, you can simply flick the switch to turn it off. One of its kind, for sure. I recommend this to all bass players of all types of music. You will NOT be dissapointed... I know I'm not!

(22 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Of course.. it's a Fender

By Roy

from ID

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

Just look at the thing! But wait until you hear her voice.. it is absolutely beautiful. I still haven't figured out all the tones I can pull out of this baby. She just looks so killer.. harmonics sound especially pretty, if any of you are into Jaco Pastorius.. but really, she's for anything. THe Fender Jaguar Bass kills. what a smooth body :)

(20 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MY Favorite Bass

By Adam M

from Allendale NJ

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

I had a fender presicion and really enjoyed playing it.But, i was lookin for a more mellow sound so I went to guitar center to get a hollow body. BUt, like any bass entusiast would, I played many other basses in the store for fun. I immediatly fell in love with this bass. THe dude behind the counter was watchin me play it untill he said, " yeah, that's your bass" I love this bass so much I haven't found one that i'm more happy with. I use D'addario flat wounds to accent the mellow sound. THis is the best bass I have ever played

(15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A LEARNING EXPERIENCE

By Karl Hartel

from Shoreline, WA

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

This Bass is a mixed bag of good and bad. I have the Hot Rod Red and the finish and looks are awesome. The neck is a J-bass with a glossy finish. The fret ends are a bit sharp and unfinished, but otherwise straight and buzz free. The action and setup out of the box was pretty good with just minor adjustments needed. The tuners, bridge, active preamp and wiring are really sub par. Tuners are clunky and imprecise. Bridge is thin and flimsy looking. Preamp is noisy and muddy sounding. The battery for the active preamp was dead when I received it. I thought that would maybe be why this thing buzzed and hummed so loud when I plugged it into my amp. After replacing the battery with a high quality alkaline no change and twice as bad with active switch on. Come to find out after much research and a dismantling of the pick guard and switch/pot plates that the ground wire for the battery and the bridge were swapped so the battery was on 24/7 instead of just when the cable is plugged into the jack, hence the dead battery. It looked factory done. I properly re grounded and shielded everything and in passive mode it's as quiet as a single coil pickup guitar can get. In active mode it's still pretty noisy with the bass and treble set past midway. So if you want to learn about guitar fixing this is a chance to learn. Some are perfect and some are like this. Mine looked like it was returned at one point by the looks of the box missing foam pieces and it being improperly wrapped, causing some scuff marks on the body edges. Even with all that said, I can't put it down. The pickups are decent and the series/parallel switch makes some great sounding tonal variety.

(14 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

purrr fect

By Dosedbyyou

from Arizona

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

As soon as i saw this bass online I knew I had to own it, it is just stunning. I ordered the HRR with matching head stock, and all i can say is that the paint is flawless, I'm not sure I can say I have seen such ann awsome color befor. As for Playability, this bass is like a dream. The neck is the fastest neck I can recall everplaying on, as well as the slimest fender makes. The electronics are a little different than the normal bass, but once you've got em down, the tonal possabilities are endless. All i can say is by this bass if you have the chance, its worth every penny.

(6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Tough bass

By ThePro109

from Bloomfield, NJ

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

I tried this bass out and i gotta tell you, i couldn't put it down. That vintage look the red one has is incredible. I still couldn't get the whole pontential of the thing because of some many knobs. It sounds incredible and it's easy to play. When i get the money, i will buy. Try it yourself, you'll love it

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Xorn

from Transfer PA

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

I Played through an Ampeg 220watt amp, and I have to tell you it sounded Great. What I really thought was cool was that you could totally change the tone of the instrument for an style of music. I wasn't a big Fender fan but now I really enjoy playing on them.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The supaman of basses

By Fenderbuddy2.0

from cal

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

Ok, this is a one of a kind bass. I went to guitar center to go get some amp cables and of course tried out basses. I remember seeing this one on the web and seeing all the great reviews so I saw it on the wall(wasn t that hard) and tried it. Unfortantely, I was rushed by my folks so I didnt get to try out all the sounds but I could tell it had endless results. The sound and looks are great and with a great price what are you waiting for?

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Brian

from mass

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

To put it very short and sweet, This bass is amazing. I own 2 other american made fender basses, and I have played a wide variety of misc basses, this bass is hands down the best sounding bass I have ever played. Simply amazing...

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jaguar Bass

By Dave

from Sarasota, FLA.

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

Tried this thing out in a couple of chain music stores. I wound up ordeing it from a local Guitar Center along with a Ash Jazz Bass.This Bass is for my sons 16th Birthday gift. But let me tell you that right out of the box this thing was perfectly in tune with great action and intonation, tight neck pocket and beautiful Hot Rod red that every 16 yearold loves. It has a super fast neck a bit thinner than my Jazz bass and the serial parralell switch is awsome as are the built in bass and treble preamp no need for pedals with this bass. Truly the best bass guitar value out there. Now wish I bought a second for myself. although I love my ash Jazz bass. The Jaguar is the most versital sounding bass I have played.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm in love

By captdusty

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

I can't stop gushing about this bass. Classic Fender tones, plus the added tones of an active circuit, make for a great sounding and versatile instrument. With a thinner than average neck and body, it's very comfortable to wear and play. And anyone can see it looks great! (Shouldn't EVERY Fender bass have a matching headstock?) I must say I'm impressed with the workmanship from Fender Japan. This bass stands up to close inspection, with a well-fit neck joint, good finish work, everything precisely in its place. It was even well-intonated right out of the box. If only this thing had binding around the fretboard, it would be perfect.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

UBER SUPER FANTASTIC AWESOME!!!

By Little Girl Guide

from Riverside, CA

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

I picked it up in the guitar center store and I couldn't help but fall in love...it wasjust so goregous and i played awesome, i t made me more excited to play my bass at home! the sound was awesome, i played a few different basses in the store and this was by far the best of the lot, i highly recomend it plus it matched my sunglasses...hahahaaha...i will buy it as soon as i can afford it!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME BASS

By JaguarGuy

from Connecticut

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

When I went in guitar center to buy a bass, this one caught my eye immeadiately! First of all, it's a sick looking bass (especially the hot rod red finish) and second, it's got about a million different sounds that can come from it. I fell in love with this bass the minute I started playing it! I bought this product when it first came out so it was a little more expensive than I would have liked it to be, but for all the tones this bass can produce it was worth it. The only downside is that the neck is very long, even for a bass. However, after the first week I got used to the neck. I encourage all inspiring bassists looking for a guitar to look no further. This is the bass you want.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Try before you buy!!!

By Ryan

from Iowa City, IA

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

I purchased this bass about two years ago. It played beautifully, and was easily the nicest bass I had ever played, except for one flaw. If the volume was turned up, an obnoxious buzzing could be heard if I was not touching the bass. This pointed to an issue with the quality of the wiring (a grounding problem), but Fender conveniently denied this and said the hum was part of the "vintage sound." The bass may have been improved since then, but make sure you play it before you buy it. If you find one that doesn't have the hum, I am sure you will love the bass!!!

(2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Fender, you need to fix this!

By Johnny Rock

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

I tried a Jaguar Bass off the rack at GC, and was impressed by the features, finish, etc. Once I got it home and played it a short while, it was a different story. When playing in active mode, I could hear a loud buzz, like a 60-cycle hum, when the treble was turned up even a little. When I touched the strings or a metal part of the bass, the hum decreased or stopped. What was troubling is that when I held the bass and touched a ground on my surge protector, it stopped humming then, also, even when I wasn't touching a metal part of the bass. That tells me it has a serious grounding problem, and was apparently grounding itself on me! Back at the GC, the experts confirmed it seemed like a grounding problem, and looked inside it to find the reason, but couldn't identify the source. I ordered a new one, and when it arrived, it was the same story - loud hum in active mode that started after playing just a couple of songs. Fender needs to look into this ASAP! Earlier reviews indicate this happened on Jags bought in 2007 and 2009. On the plus side, Rick and Ron at Nashville GC went the extra mile to try to help find the problem. I traded the Jag in for a 70s Jazz Bass reissue, and now I'm happy again.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Sergio Pommerening

from Sao Paulo, Brazil

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

Amazing instrument. Very versatile in sounds. You can make this bass sound like a Precision or a Jazz bass with a switch of a botton. Great sound for studio recording or live gigs. Top finish and construction. Best value of it's class. I recommend to anyone as a first or second erevyday instrument.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great looking bass

By Fuzzball

from Ida, MI

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

First off let me mention that I have always thought that Jaguar bass guitars look cool. The finish on this guitar is god and it seems to be built pretty well, but the switches could be a little more study. The guitar provides you with many variations for your sound making this a very versatile bass. The guitar is very playable since the action and tension is very well set up, but you may need to adjust the bridge when you get it. When I first got mine it had a little fret buzz until I set the bridge properly. Overall this is a very good bass, you should be able to play almost any style of music with it and get good results.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderfully Fender

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

I've always loved the tone and look of the guitar counterpart and wish they had made one for bass, and now they have I'm in love.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By Duck of Doom

from Grafton, MA

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

By far the nicest bass i've ever played. As soon as I saw it i knew that one day i'd own one. It's beautiful, you can get so many different sounds out of it, the possibilities are endless. The neck is perfect. It's a not thinner than my precision's and it so easy to slide on. The feel you get while playing it is indescribable.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

its really great

By I <3 my jag

from Katy, TX

Comments about Fender Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar:

this bass is really nice... I love it Before this i used (and still own) an epiphone embassy 4 string, the action is much nicer on this bass as well as everything else about this bass, beside the fret amount(the epi had 24). The options on the jag are incredibleand it is a beautiful instrument. I find that i can get a great tone for anything ( I play hard / alt rock in a band that uses a lot of prominent bass lines) I can get great punk tones, metal roar, or even a smooth tone. Ive even started to play jazz and it sounds great, although at first i didnt use or appreciate the active passive switch, and i always had it on passive, now i utilize it a lot, getting a better more prominent sound with the active on. Ive also used a warwick i had to borrow wen my epi died once, as well as extensively played on my friends carvin. This bass is much better that both of those, the warwick felt like a toy and the carvin feels like a rock, this bass feels like a bass, and ill most likely be using it fopr a long time

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