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Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard

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Overview

  • Black polyurethane finish
  • Basswood body with unique radius and carved top
  • Maple neck with C shape and satin polyurethane finish
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,149.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $350.00
  • Your Price:
    $79999

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

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.

Case sold separately.

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
  • Case sold separately

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 68 reviews)

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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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Very Pleased

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

WOW

By Bill

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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    5.0

    A Perfect 10!

    By JohnnyC3399

    from Anniston, Alabama

    About Me Experienced

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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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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love it

      By Timothy Garner

      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.

      Comment on this review

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      japanese made = quality

      By anthony silvestri

      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.

      Comment on this review

      (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fender, Aerodyne Jazz Bass

      By Gabby Murray

      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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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

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

      By Raymond Angelo

      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).

      Comment on this review

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yet another perfect Fender

      By punkbassist1992

      from Louisville

      Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

      After putting in some seymour duncan bassline's quarter pounders in the middle and bridge positions to give the bass a little more bass response and "oomph" I was completely satisfied. Sound wise, it resonates very well and will sustain a note for days if you wanted it to. Cosmetically, its a real head turner. When you walk into a venue every bassist in the room (and even some guitar players) wanna get thier hands on it. As far as tone goes, this thing is the swiss army knife of the bass world. With the right eq settings and with the knobs turned to the right spots this bass can play anything and everything. If you want a bass that will make people jealous whn they see it and really make them feel a "kick" when you plug it in, this is the bass for you.
      The P/J pick up configuration is a really nice touch. I feel that it adds a lot of tonal versatility. Dial in 50% on the P-bass pick up and let J-bass and tone knob run wide open and you get a good amount of crunch for hard rock and the heaviest of metal. Dial the tone knob back and you get a nice clean sound for tapping while the notes still stay articulate. Great for punk, metal, funk, and everything in between. The carved body really takes away alot of the weight so its great for long sets (however it still resonates just as much as my 15+ pond p-bass) and the off-white/ cream looks absolutuely stunning next to the high gloss black finish.
      I've had this bass for close to 6 months and have never had the first problem come up. The finsh is as thick as a dinner plate and only has 2 small chips in the back (both of which happened prior to my ownership. It was purchased as a floor model on clearence). It stays in tune very well (this thing can take hours of aggresive play and hard practices and still not need a tuning).
      As i stated above i purchased this on clearence as it was a floor model that had taken a bang here and there. However i would have been more than happy to pay the full price for such a nice bass.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome bass

      By Richard Feagin

      from Ridgeville, SC

      Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

      I love this bass guitar it sounds great and has a very sleek look ive played every type of music from country to metal and it dose it with ease and its well worth the money my only complaint is the black chrome hardware discolors easy

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Proud owner!

      By pottemagarn

      from Landskrona Sweden

      Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

      I`ve have used a "lot" of basses during the years, but this "avesome" thing, beats them all!The playabillity is wonderful! The look is wonderful....and the whole f-n creation.... Is wonderful!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Bass!!!!

      Comments about Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass:

      i bought through eBay it comes with old strings and sounds really good... i replace the strings with a rotosound and sounds awesome, better when i installed an active pickups. It was used at live performance of Sweet in Lima and sound really really great, very smooth and powerfull, no distortion and really round sound, you'll love this bass!

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