Fender Standard Jazz Bass Sounds Awesome and Fits Like a Glove
Looking for a great-sounding bass that's amazingly comfortable and easy to play? A classic for those exact reasons, the Fender Jazz Bass is the first instrument that pops into mind.
Fender's iconic Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960 as the bass counterpart of their Jazzmaster guitar. Positioned as "Deluxe" models, both featured a comfortable offset-waist body design that was quite adventuresome compared to what had come before. Compared to its single-pickup Precision Bass stablemate, the Jazz serves up richer tone and a broader range of sounds from its dual single-coil pickups - each with two pole pieces per string. This gives the Jazz Bass a stronger treble and more midrange complexity, and less of the fundamental harmonic - allowing bassists to "step out" from their traditional support role. And with its narrow 1.5" nut width, the Jazz neck has a "fast" feel that facilitates soloing. Think Geddy Lee.
Jazz players such as Jaco Pastorius and Marcus Miller - along with countless other bass greats of all musical genres - have elevated the J-Bass to cult status. It has been steadily improved in subtle ways, but - to their credit - Fender has never strayed from the essence of what makes the Jazz Bass a classic. The Standard Series Jazz Bass includes Fender's latest refinements.
The Standard Jazz Bass gives you the best of old and new, with a vintage-style bridge, tinted neck, three-ply parchment pickguard and '70s-style headstock logo. The modern "C" shape neck and medium jumbo frets give you buttery playability, and the sound you get from Fender's latest J-Bass pickups is pure J-Bass growl. Shielded cavities give you quieter operation and reduced hum. (As always, hum is cancelled completely with both pickups at equal volume.)
It really boils down to sound, playability and comfort. Fender's Standard Jazz Bass gives you all three!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