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Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass  Black Rosewood Fretboard

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The special-edition Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass features a bound basswood body with a unique carved top, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboar...Read More

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The special-edition Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass features a bound basswood body with a unique carved top, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and matching painted headstock. It's loaded with a Precision/Jazz pickup combination and rear-routed, top-mounted controls. The lack of a pickguard and fretboard inlays (side dots only) give the Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass an especially clean, no-nonsense look.

A high-performance, lightweight bass with a strikingly different appearance.

FEATURES
  • Black polyurethane finish
  • Basswood body with unique radius and carved top
  • Maple neck with C shape and satin polyurethane finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard (stained with side dots only)
  • 7-1/4" radius
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • 1 split-coil Precision pickup (mid)
  • 1 single-coil Jazz pickup (bridge)
  • Volume, volume, tone controls (rear routed)
  • No pickup switching
  • Standard 4-saddle bridge
  • Standard machine heads
  • Smoked chrome hardware
  • No pickguard
  • 34" scale length
  • 1-1/2" nut width
  • Top-mounted input jack

A smooth, clean instrument with a look of understated elegance. Order today.

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FenderAerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass
 
4.9

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Looks Great + Great Feature Set = Value, Value, Value

I play rock, blues, and punk rock. I bought this bass used because it had the features that I wanted (jazz neck, precision pup, jazz body, Bad Ass bridge), and...Read complete review

I play rock, blues, and punk rock. I bought this bass used because it had the features that I wanted (jazz neck, precision pup, jazz body, Bad Ass bridge), and it is absolutely gorgeous to look at. When I got it, the previous owner had set it up for slapping. It had round-wound strings and the the action was nice and low, but it made too much string-against-fret noise. It just sounded dead. I knew I had to change strings and set it up, but I was disappointed and lost interest in it. I had it up for sale for about six months. In the meantime, I had it on a guitar rack in my office with a couple of other basses. Slowly but surely I started picking it up more and more. I finally put on a nice pair of Rotosound flats, and it immediately came to life for me. I fell in love with the feel of the neck, the softness of the fret board, and the sheer beauty of the black with cream trim. I love the stealthy look of the neck. The neck is fast. The body balances nicely. It's incredibly light so it's easy to find that sweet balance spot and lock it in place. I play the guitar on the P pup mostly for that bluesy rock sound, and I dial in a little of the J pup and the tone when I need to cut through the mix a little. Wonderful guitar.
This bass has the feature set that I was looking for: Jazz neck, Jazz body, p/j pups and a Bad Ass bridge. The Strat style jack is a plus (it looks great and allows for a low-profile plug-in).
I'll never let anyone tell me that the non-American made Fenders are lower quality. This bass has a polished well-made feel.Sometimes lighter guitars can have a low-quality feel, but the Aerodyne feels solid and tight.
The feature set alone is worth it. It's at least two guitars in one (a Pbass and a J bass).

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I gave the Aero 3.5's on Features & Quality. Only because I wish it had a mid range cut/boost (feature I love on the Stingray)and a better bridge. But that's...Read complete review

I gave the Aero 3.5's on Features & Quality. Only because I wish it had a mid range cut/boost (feature I love on the Stingray)and a better bridge. But that's nothing to complain about. Out of the box, the action was very low and acurate. It's a GREAT looking bass and the graphite pegs & knobs enhance the reflective, gloss look. It's light weight and has NUTS! I use Mark Bass/Mesa/Trace amps. The Aero works well with them all, Sans Amp or direct. ... PS. You can't tell by the picture, but the pinstripe gives it that Les Paul trip look..... Very nice. It was a good purchase. Impressive for an import!

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5.0

Sounds as good as it looks!

By 

from Atlanta

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • P/J combo provides any bass sound you want.
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

    The Aerodyne body sheds some weight and you still have a full 34"scale. Black with smoked chrome trim - This bass is beautiful!

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    5.0

    Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood!

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    from NY

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good looking
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Performing
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

      Berry gud!

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      5.0

      Great bass!

      By 

      from New York, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

        A great instrument!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great high-quality bass guitar with tone to spare.

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        from Texas

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

          Tone? I've owned and played basses ranging from Fender American Jazz to Gibson SG 30-inch scale to Ibanez SR 570 with active pickups. Of those, the most tone possibilities belonged to the Ibanez active UNTIL I got this Made in Japan Fender Aerodyne Bass with passive pickups. Wow! Isolating the P pickups and the J pickup really highlights the tone possibilities of this magnificent bass. And blending the two sets of pickups offers infinite tone possibilities for any musical situation. It's great to turn a nob and instantly hear a change in tone. Playability? Hands down, the Aerodyne is the smoothest, easiest-fretting bass I've ever had the pleasure to play. My Gibson SG would come closest but would still rank second. The spacing between the strings somehow feels "logical" to my fingers. I lowered the action just a bit and found my comfortable setting. No fret buzz and intonation remained perfect. And this bass stays in tune! Fit and Finish? You can "feel" the quality just holding this beautiful lightweight but well-balanced instrument. Then when you play a run, you just have to smile! I am excited and happy with this great high-quality bass guitar.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW

          By 

          from North Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

            Bought this bass after reading so many great reviews. Truly worth MORE than what I paid. Better than I expected. They sell this bass way too cheap.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Perfect 10!

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            from Anniston, Alabama

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

              I bought this bass for it's good looks and I didn't think it would perform as it does! I tuned it and have played it daily right out the box...no initial setup was required....I am elated with every aspect of this Jazz Bass. It is one great deal its price....I recommend it highly.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love it

              By 

              from New England

              Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

              I bought this bass to get the combination P-bass pick-ups with the J-bass neck and bridge pick-up. Out of the box, it kind of sounded average, but when I put some D'Addariao ECB82 flatwound strings on it, it came alive and sounded wonderful.

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              (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              japanese made = quality

              By 

              from baltimore md

              Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

              i bought this bass unseen going only on reviews and was not disappointed.i play a p bass and was looking for a lighter bass with the same sound. what i got was a bass that i think sounds better and my shoulder thanks me every night.
              beautiful black finish, controls are top notch, great neck, style and design are are tastefull and unique
              i can understand why no case or gig bag is offered to keep the price of this piece down. once i played it, unplugged, out of the box , it wasn't an issue.

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              (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fender, Aerodyne Jazz Bass

              By 

              from Los Angeles, California

              Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

              The Aerodyne is, lovely, it has a slim neck and body. You can easily monuver around the Bass without your fingers tripping out and hitting the wrong frets. I have had so many comments about the appearances its a beautiful, slim & sexy Bass! I love everything bout this Bass and I have no dislikes. After Band practices, my shoulder does not ache, it's so light and conveniant. I'm in a Punk Rock band so when I'm on stage the bass feels like air when I'm jumping around like a spaz! The Fret board is soo perfect for my small hands.
              I totally 100% recommend this Bass to Bassist that like lightweight Bass while performing. I totally recommend it!
              Amaazing product
              This Product, I could not be more happy with! This Bass is beautiful! I have 3 words for it! Slim, Slender & Sexy! (try saying that 10 times over)

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              (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Looks Great + Great Feature Set = Value, Value, Value

              By 

              from California

              Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

              I play rock, blues, and punk rock. I bought this bass used because it had the features that I wanted (jazz neck, precision pup, jazz body, Bad Ass bridge), and it is absolutely gorgeous to look at. When I got it, the previous owner had set it up for slapping. It had round-wound strings and the the action was nice and low, but it made too much string-against-fret noise. It just sounded dead. I knew I had to change strings and set it up, but I was disappointed and lost interest in it. I had it up for sale for about six months. In the meantime, I had it on a guitar rack in my office with a couple of other basses. Slowly but surely I started picking it up more and more. I finally put on a nice pair of Rotosound flats, and it immediately came to life for me. I fell in love with the feel of the neck, the softness of the fret board, and the sheer beauty of the black with cream trim. I love the stealthy look of the neck. The neck is fast. The body balances nicely. It's incredibly light so it's easy to find that sweet balance spot and lock it in place. I play the guitar on the P pup mostly for that bluesy rock sound, and I dial in a little of the J pup and the tone when I need to cut through the mix a little. Wonderful guitar.
              This bass has the feature set that I was looking for: Jazz neck, Jazz body, p/j pups and a Bad Ass bridge. The Strat style jack is a plus (it looks great and allows for a low-profile plug-in).
              I'll never let anyone tell me that the non-American made Fenders are lower quality. This bass has a polished well-made feel.Sometimes lighter guitars can have a low-quality feel, but the Aerodyne feels solid and tight.
              The feature set alone is worth it. It's at least two guitars in one (a Pbass and a J bass).

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