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Fender Standard Jazz Bass

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The Fender Standard Jazz Bass guitar delivers the sound, look, and feel today's bass players demand. This Fender Standard J Bass features that classic Jazz Bass old-school design together with contemp... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Standard Jazz Bass guitar delivers the sound, look, and feel today's bass players demand. This Fender Standard J Bass features that classic Jazz Bass old-school design together with contemporary features and refinements that make it an excellent value and a great choice for today's bassist. Featuring an alder body, 2 redesigned Standard Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, and updated vintage-style knobs, this classic bass lives up to its Fender legacy.

FEATURES

Series: Standard series
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, modern C shape, tinted satin urethane finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9-1/2" Radius (241 mm)
Frets: 20 medium-jumbo frets
Pickups: 2 Standard Jazz bass single-coil pickups
Controls: Volume 1 (Neck), Volume 2 (Bridge), Master Tone
Bridge: Standard vintage style with single groove saddles
Machine heads: Standard
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Scale length: 34" (864 mm)
Width at nut: 1-1/2" (38 mm)
Unique Features: Redesigned pickups, vintage-style Jazz Bass control knobs,
Fender transition logo
Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS
Gauges: .045, .065, .080, .100
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FenderStandard Jazz Bass
 
5.0

(based on 20 reviews)

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(24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass for a great price!

By Daniel

from Portland, Maine

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

Now I have never played and American Standard Jazz Bass, (I tried not to touch things I couldn't afford), but let me just say, this is one of the best basses I've played on. It's a giant step up from my Squire. You can get some really bright tones for slapping and popping, and more mellow tones are achievable too. I got the brown sunburst, and I'm going to buy a tortoise shell pickgaurd to make it look even nicer. Go get one!

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dream bass

By chad

from Gilbert AZ

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

This is the most amazing bass I've ever played. the only problem I've had at all with it is that the low E saddle slipped and I had to have it fixed. (on a side note guitar center fixed it for free and were more helpful than I could have hoped. If I was not a dedicated guitar center buyer before I am now) This bass plays like absolute butter. It has the tone that I've come to expect from a fender instrument, with a price tag closer to a squire. Absolutely the best money I've ever spent

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Bass for the money

By jloco

from Worcester, MA

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

I've been a professional drummer for over 25 years. Recently, I thought I'd like to pick up a bass and take some lessons. My father owned a music store and was a Fender dealer back in the 70's and 80's. Back then, I recall all Fender instruments being American made. As a kid, I remember all those shiney new fender guitars and basses at Dad's shop and I remember getting scolded for playing with them in my early teens. Anyway, when I decided to start bass, I knew I wanted a fender jazz. I went down to my local GC and tried out both the MIA and the MIM. I felt the sound quality was comparable on both models. You can also see the differences in laquer, paint, etc. Not being a guitar expert, past experience has taught me enough to understand neck quality, fit and finish, intonation, etc.. Money not being a real issue either, (I could afford to buy either model) I decided to grab the MIM model. It needed a complete setup as expected. Once done , I feel I made the correct purchase. Had I been a seasoned player, I may have gone with the MIA. Bottom line. The MIM is a fine quality instrument. My advise is to try them both, side by side and decide for yourself. The free hard case upgrade didn't hurt either. Cheers!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Back On Bass

By Larry Ketola

from Cleveland, Ohio

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

After years of not playing Bass I decided to pick it back up. I've been playing a lot of Acoustic music and decided to play Bass again too. I bought the Fender Jazz because I always liked Fender Basses. I'm glad I decided to get the Jazz Bass because I have always liked the sound of them even though I used to play a Precision Bass. The Jazz Bass sounds great and fits my needs. I had my tech set it up for me and it plays great. The price was good and the quality is decent. If you're looking to buy your first Fender Bass I would recommend this one,it's affordable and plays well. I would suggest you ask your salesman to have it set up before you buy it because the truss rod will probably have to be tightened and the action adjusted. I always have the tech I've been using set all my instruments up after I get them.

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bass Sucks haha Just kidding the best i have ever played

By Johnny DeNicola

from Wildwood nj

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

this bass is great if u want a jazz bass and want a P-bass sound all you have to do is turn off the bridge pickup. great sound this has but i would suggest in buy the fender noiseless pickups because the stock pickups can get hissy. Also a new bridge is good. other than that this bass plays really great. i like it better than my old ibanez i had. the cool thing is i got it on clearance and i got the last midnight wine color in the store =]]]] good bass good sound and tone awesome in drop C tuning slim fast neck. buy it

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Nice Jazz w/o too much $$

By djflats

from Festus, MO

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

I have an American Standard Precision with the maple fretboard and really like the feel. I also have a Geddy Jazz Bass which has the maple too. I was wanting a bass with a "in- between" neck, not as big as the Precision but thicker than the Geddy. I seen the new 09's were available with the maple fretboard and that's what I like. The USA's are real nice but I didn't want to spend the money at this time for a MIA Jazz so I thought I'd try the Standard Jazz. I went to GC to check them out and found the candy apple red with a maple fretboard. I really liked the feel of it. The neck was smooth and fast. It feels very close to the MIA P's neck as for as smoothness. I ended up ordering a brown sunburst w/ a maple neck and put a brown tort pick guard on it...nice. The frets are nice and in my opinion the pu's are fine. The bass has good tone and good playability. It looks really good, well-put together. The only flaw I found was the input where the jack plugs into was loose, the jack wouldn't snap in. I found this with all 3 of the jazzes I tried. I took the control plate off and bent the clip inside and now the fit is tight. I would recommend this bass to anyone...beginners on up. I use it over the MIA P right now because of the feel. I play through a Fender Bassman 250/210 which makes for a good match. Lots of punch. I think it's a really nice bass and the price is right...at least for me it was. Btw, I ordered it on a Sunday and was playing it that Tuesday. Good service. Thanks GC.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome bass!

By Kyle

from Indianapolis

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

I got this bass last summer, and it is awesome! Often when I am asked to play bass for someone, and I have to use their bass, all I can say is "man I wish I had my fender!" The neck is perfect for me, and the bass sounds great. Overall, it plays better than a lot of other entry bass' that one might consider buying. You can't go wrong with the Fender Jazz!

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bass ive ever played

By Jason Corlett

from Mission Viejo, California

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

All i can say is this bass is great. ive owned for little over a month, but i play it almost every day. it has a jazz bass look, sound, and feel. i use a line 6 amp, and the combination gives an awesome sound.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this bass!!

By shelm

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

I went to the Store to check out some basses, and tought I was going to purchase an Ibanez RS300 bass. But since they actually had some lefty basses in stock, the rs300 and this Fender J-bass, I could switch back and forth and try them out side by side on the same amp. The Fender sounded really so much better that the Ibanez. Too bad, could have use the extra 200 bucks in my pocket. But hey, I don't plan on buying another Bass any time soon. My moto always is: Buy the best you can afford, that way you will never be sorry. This is a great souding bass, nicely put together and it looks great . The Sustain is outstanding, I really love playing this Bass. Hard to put down. Only one negative: it is Heavy. In this one regard the Ibanez is definitely a better choice.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

YES!!!

By Patrick

from Severna Park, MD

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

This is my first bass, and in my 4 months of playing with it I have not had any problems, nor have I found anything I dislike about it. It has great tone, and it is ridiculously easy to play because of the narrow neck, is easy to modify/upgrade (I put some old EMG's on it), it's low maintanance, and it looks darn good. It's great for a beginner like me or one who is more intermediate, and even my godfather who has played for well over 30 years will still buy one if he finds a good and has money to spare. I've also played an Ibanez for about a month, then a P-bass for two, and this is my favorite.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

freaking amazing!!!!!

By nathan

from wesely chapel, florida

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

this is by far one of the best bases you can get. I just got mine for my thirthteen birthday and when i start playing it i cant set it down. its that good. i would recomend this bass more than the p-bass because it has alot more of different tones you can get out of it. i used to have a ibanez and this base blew it out of the water. when i went to guitar center not knowing what bass i would get and i played all the fender j and p basses. this had the same quality and sound as a american made ones. Its just over all amazing.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Semi-Professional Bass Around!

By Gokay Y.

from Houston, TX

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

The J bass is one of the best bass guitars around. It has two pickups which can be configured separately or together as a humbucker so you can get a pretty sweet sound out of it. It is probably one of the most versatile bass guitars around for non-professionals due to that pickup configuration because you can get the sound you are looking for. I also own a P bass and using both pickups at the same time, you can get the sound of the P bass out of the J too. If you are just starting out or have been playing non-professionally for a while, this probably is the bass for you.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great for intermediate player

By Korey Lantaff

from orefield PA

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

this is a great product. I was using a Squier J for a year and half and it was time to upgrade. So I purchased this bass. It was a great improvement.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By Noy

from Mantua, New Jersey

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

I got this bass as a gift for my girlfriend and it is amazing! She loves it and so do I. It is a little expensive but worth the extra money.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tremendous value, great addition.

By oxfan

from rochester townsip, pa.

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

Just picked it up my sunburst Jazz today. I played it at the store but didn't appreciate how good the neck was. It is a true Jazz bass neck, slim, easy to hold and fast. The pickups are powerful. Had to turn down all the volume settings from when I played my Precision through it. Finish is great and workmanship is very good. I'm happy with it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome bass for an awesome price!

By Chris

from Weldon Spring, Missouri

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

The price on this bass is outstanding for a bass of this quality. I have played bass for a few years, and I've bought and played many other basses of different prices and brands. This bass always wins. I've owned this bass for two years and it still plays as well today as it did the day I bought it. It still looks new too. This bass has been dropped and knocked over a few times (in its case) and looks and sounds fine. The weight is balanced well and takes no effort to support it while standing. The finish has held up well too. This is a good bass for beginners, regular players, and even professional musicians.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER

By Matt

from Hicksville, NY

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

I got this as a birthday gift yesterday, and it's the best gift I have ever gotten! It plays like butter, if that's a usable simile XD It has the best tone, best feel, and best looks of any bass I have ever seen. My favorite settings are to put the Neck Pickup on full, Bridge pickup 3/4 of a turn, and the tone on full. On the Amp, put the Bass on 4, Mids on 6, and the Treble on 8. These are Geddy Lee's settings and with these settings, the bass sounds even better! I would recommend an Acoustic Amp to use with this Bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By Josh Turner

from Peoria, IL

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

So, I've actually had this for awhile and just remembered to write a review. Overall, this is one of the three best basses I've ever played. I believe it ties with the Epiphone Viola Bass VS, in my humble opinion. I use this currently to play all the songs my band and I play, but one thing I will digress is that this bass is almost too versatile, and really, in my opinion, can't QUITE get the right sound for Beatles songs, which is a good portion of what my band and I do. (Thus my need for the Epiphone Viola Bass) Anyway, I played this for about 3 months before I was able to afford switching out the strings to D'Addario Chrome Flatwounds. The roundwounds are okay if you like a lot of grip and a sound more fitting to the Who, but I prefer flatwounds because they give the bass a really vintage 60's feel and sound. So far I haven't found anything wrong with this bass, except that mine won't go to anything below standard tuning without making really gnarsty sounds at the spot where the neck is attached, but that's not the style of bass as it is just mine. Overall, probably one of your best choices for basses if you're looking for a good, well-rounded bass guitar capable of playing most music, and not overpriced, either!

 
5.0

Fantanstic

By Bradford Curry

from Ogden Utah

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

I just acquired a 90's model Fender Standard Jazz Bass. I must say I am impressed. I've played bass for 23 years with Several different brands of bass and my Fender steps on them all. It has just what I need in a bass with -out all kinds of froofraw! I'm completely satisfied with my Fender.

 
5.0

Best Bass For the Money

By DENNIS VERNIER

from Detroit, Michigan

Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass:

I purchased a slightly used Fender Standard(Made In Mexico) Jazz Bass with a rosewood fingerboard. Over a few months I made some upgrades to it. First, I replaced the pickups with Bartolini passive pichups, perfect replacements with no visible pole pieces. They put out just as much volume as the originals, but are quieter electronically, with no buzz. I also replaced the bridge with an ABM bridge. I like to sometimes use the palm of my hand to mute the strings when I use a guitar pick and this bridge is real flat and comfortable for that. Just for looks, I had a custom made white pearloid pickguard made to fit from a pattern from the original. I also added quick release strap locks and a set of flatwound strings. This bass is real fine and suits my needs perfectly. The Gloss Black finish is good quality and I like the feel of the neck. At one point I was looking at the Highway One basses that are made in America, but the necks looked identicle to the Mexican necks. I'm wondering if they are the same necks with the basses just assembled in the USA instead of Mexico. I think that a lot of working musicians buy the MIM basses if they are on a tight budget. The additions I made were really out of my personal choice rather than out of absolute neccesity. I think that the Fender Standard Jazz Bass is a fine instrument. You can't go wrong for the money and if you do add a few upgrades later, it only becomes better. I also purchased a hard shell molded case from Guitar Center. It's my only bass and serves the purpose well.

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