If you’ve been considering the purchase of a bass guitar that clearly has the look and feel of a vintage instrument but the broader sound palette of a modern instrument, please check out the Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass in Vintage White. This bass is the direct descendent of the original dual-pickup Jazz Bass, but with modern active EQ that will inspire any player to custom tweak their own signature bass sound. See, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass has all the electronics onboard that will allow you to dial in your tone, courtesy of a pair of Dual Coil Ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickups with nickel-plated pole pieces. The active controls let you set the master volume, pan pot, and 3-band EQ. This 3-band EQ comes with a 10dB treble cut or boost at 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about 2dB slope per octave. The midrange cut or boost allows you to cut by 15dB and boost by 10dB at 500Hz, with a wide-band slope. Finally, you can cut or boost by up to 12dB at 40Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave, for some real room-shaking low frequencies.
Vintage White also happens to be one of our favorite colors, because it has the authentic look of a guitar that has been played for many years in smoky clubs and halls. The solid alder body is durable, but also light, so those extended sets won’t wear you out anymore. The 20-fret maple neck has a modern C shape with a low-gloss satin polyurethane finish plus a premium rosewood fingerboard. The bridge is a Standard Vintage Style Deluxe Jazz, and the pickup switching is courtesy of a pan pot, which will let you dial in just the right amount of each pickup, rather than just selecting one or the other or both. The scale length is the Fender 34-inch standard, the 4-ply brown tortoiseshell pickguard is the perfect complement for the Vintage White body, and all of the hardware is chrome-plated. The Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass is the perfect combination of vintage looks and modern tone-shaping capabilities, and it ships directly to your door, in a well-padded deluxe Fender gig bag. It even includes free FedEx shipping, so your new bass will arrive both fast and in perfect condition!