Fender '70s Jazz Bass - Black with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Bass with Alder Body, '70s C-shaped Maple Neck, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, Bullet Truss Rod System, and 2 Single-coil Pickups with '70s Spacing - Black
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The Essence of a Great '70s Jazz!

The Fender 70s Jazz Bass 4-string electric bass puts the tones and details that made J-basses from that era some of the most sought after. Sonically, the bridge pickup is placed closer to the bridge for more attack. On the visual front, the bound rosewood fingerboard is loaded with block inlays for an authentic classic look. Together these elements merge to give you the look and sound of a vintage 70s Jazz Bass at a fraction of the cost. Hit the stage dripping with vibe without risking your precious vintage instrument with the Fender 70s Jazz Bass 4-string electric bass.

Fender '70s Jazz Bass Solidbody Electric Bass at a Glance:
  • Vintage design in a modern package
  • Thicker C-shaped neck with binding and block inlays
  • Vintage-style pickups with '70s correct pickup placement
Vintage design in a modern package

Sometimes it's better to leave your vintage treasures at home. A live gig environment can be a battlefield, from your bass falling off its stand to drummers throwing their sticks carelessly, or even the fear of someone taking off with your precious instrument. The Fender '70s Jazz Bass gives you the same look, feel, and tones that you love from a great J-bass, but in a reasonably priced new bass, with none of the worry or concerns that come along with bringing vintage axes to the gig.

Thicker C-shaped neck with binding and block inlays

One look at the Fender '70s Jazz Bass and the first thing that will grab your attention is the beautifully adorned neck. The 20-fret rosewood fretboard is expertly bound and inlayed with pearloid blocks. But if you don't get the neck in your hands you might miss its most important feature. The maple neck is contoured to Fender's 1970s correct thicker "C" profile. You'll still have the fast feel of a Jazz Bass, but with a little more meat to grab a hold of when you really need to hold it down.

Vintage-style pickups with '70s correct pickup placement

A feature that is often overlooked in '70s era J-basses that had a huge contribution to the tone of these instruments is the pickup placement Fender used for the bridge single-coil. For a short time it was moved closer to the bridge than on most Jazz Bass designs. This gives you a punchier sound with more attack than the standard positioning. This Fender '70s Jazz Bass gives you that feature for a great sonic color to add to your bass arsenal.

Fender '70s Jazz Bass Solidbody Electric Bass Features:
  • Vintage style Jazz Bass that looks, sounds, and feels like an original
  • Thicker C-shaped maple neck
  • Bound rosewood fretboard and block inlays
  • 20 vintage-style frets
  • '70s Jazz Bass pickup placement for a more defined attack
  • 7.25" fretboard radius
  • Vintage style 4-saddle bridge
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Gig bag included

Vintage tone, playability, and looks come together in the Fender '70s Jazz Bass!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Jazz
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Black
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Urethane
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape '70s C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Blocks
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.5"
Bridge/Tailpiece 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass
Tuners Fender '70s Vintage-style Stamped Open-Gear
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Single-coil Jazz Bass
Bridge Pickup Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Single-coil Jazz Bass
Controls 2 x volume, 1 x tone
Strings Fender USA Bass 7250ML, NPS (.045-.100)
Case Included Deluxe Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0132000306

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At Long Last!!

Having been a bassist for over 40 years, I have finally found THE tone I have been looking for. It's a stellar instrument, at least for me anyway. Running it through my Orange rig, I've had nothing but compliments on my tone. Sweetwater has always done right by me. Ryan ( my sales guy ) you rock!!


Great bass without the American Bass price. This is a beautiful guitar. Plays great too. Thank you again Mark Stein for making my buying experience from sweetwater flawless.

Great Quality

I don't know what keeps this from being 5 stars but it's close. I'm not a bass player but have been using a Steinberger Synapse to compliment my electronic bass tracks. I couldn't get that snappier lively sound I am hearing on records so I decided to try this. It was exactly what I was looking for. You still get a nice deep tone but you can really dial in how much finger sound or pop you want with the tone control. It feels great and is much easier for me to play than the Steinberger. I mostly wanted to mention the quality here. It's a little closer to the price of a USA bass so I suppose that is why it feels and looks so good. You get what you pay for, I was being cheap plus I wanted a 70s bass and they didn't have one in USA made so I grabbed this up and I couldn't be happier. Other than saying mexico on the head in tiny letters you'd never think you were holding a cheaply made instrument. Looks great, feels great if you are on the fence about buying a mexico version I don't think you would be disappointed with this.
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