Fender Standard Jazz Bass: Play the ClassicWhat do you want in a bass? Great bass sound. Of course. Amazing comfort? Absolutely. Easy playability? Check. Fender's Jazz Bass gives you all three. Probably why it's still going strong after a half-century. From Geddy Lee to Jaco Pastorius, bass greats of all musical genres have rocketed the J-Bass to cult status. Over the years, Fender has steadily tweaked it, but has never lost sight of what makes this bass a classic. The latest Standard Series Jazz Bass includes several improvements, as well as a gig bag to protect your axe.
Fender introduced the Jazz Bass in 1960 as stablemate to their Jazzmaster guitar. Intended as "Deluxe" models, both featured a comfortable offset-waist body design that was considered radical at the time. Compared to Fender's single-pickup Precision Bass, the Jazz offers a wider range of sounds from its two single-coil pickups (each with two pole pieces per string). The Jazz Bass thus has stronger treble and richer midrange - and less of the fundamental harmonic. That famous J-Bass sound, combined with its narrow fast-action neck makes the Jazz Bass ideal for soloing.
You get the the best of old and new with the Standard Jazz Bass, including a vintage-style bridge, tinted neck, three-ply parchment pickguard and '70s-style headstock logo. A modern "C" shape neck and medium jumbo frets give you smooth playability, and Fender Standard J-Bass pickups dish out genuine growling J-Bass tone. Fender has also shielded the cavities to give you quieter operation and reduced hum.
There's a reason the Fender Jazz Bass is a Standard. Pick one up and find out for yourself.
Fender Standard Jazz Bass Features at a Glance:
- Awesome bass sound, playability, and comfort
- Wide range of great bass sounds from two Standard Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
- Offset-waist body shape gives you extreme playing comfort, standing or seated
- Eminently playable narrow, fast-action neck