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Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass   

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Fender's first U.S.-made Jaguar Bass is a sleek and powerful beauty, upgraded with a versatile P/J pickup configuration, combination top-load/string-...Click To Read More About This Product

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Classic shape

Fender's first U.S.-made Jaguar Bass is a sleek and powerful beauty, upgraded with a versatile P/J pickup configuration, combination top-load/string-through-body High-Mass Vintage bridge, lightweight Fender "F" tuners with A-string retainer, and body-end truss rod adjustment.

The split-single-coil Precision Bass pickup is made with alnico 5 magnets, while the single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup has ceramic bar magnets with hex-screw pole pieces. All the other great Jaguar Bass features are here too, including the fast and comfortable maple neck, 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and elegant aged white pearloid block inlays, multi-ply pickguard, lower horn pickup on/off and series/parallel switching, and upper-horn active/passive switch for dual-circuit design with inset bass and treble control wheels. Hard-shell case included.

FEATURES
  • Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: 4-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Satin urethane
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Split single coil
  • Bridge: Single-coil
  • Brand: Fender
  • Series or parallel: Both
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Series/parallel
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Pearloid block
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.5" (38.1mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret:
  • Body
  • Style: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: On/off, on/off
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • EQ on/off No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle vintage style
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Paddle
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Hardshell
  • Accessories: User kit
  • Country of origin: USA

Classic styling, great sound. Order today.

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FenderAmerican Standard Jaguar Bass
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • School bands (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

US made Fender Jaguar Bass = Aces

By sonic hardware critic

from Illinois, USA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Classic
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

      Fender, with the new American Jaguar Bass, has made as good a bass as the best pre-CBS Precision, Jazz, and Mustang basses. Easily the most versitle and amazing sound, great design, and solid craftsmanship in any currently manufactured and/ or newly issued bass on the market.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The last 4 string you'll ever need

      By T. Slice

      from South Carolina

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Tone
      • Great Pickups
      • Great Playability
      • Solid Electronics
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Professional Shows
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

        This thing is absolutely fantastic. It FEELS like an American Fender when you hold it, and that's hard to describe. They just ooze quality, craftsmanship, and playability. The finish is flawless, the hardware is top notch, and the electronics are great. I love the PJ pup arrangement; they sound great separate and give you really cool and unique sound blended. I had a Mexican P-bass special with a PJ configuration once, and this axe blows that old thing away. You really can't beat American quality with Fender, and the price is great when compared to other American-made instruments like Gibson. The active electronics completely change the character of the bass and make it way more powerful and aggressive. I'm not the biggest fan of the added treble that gets added in, but you can roll that off. I'm a knob turner, and this thing has controls for days to dial in your perfect sound. Oh yeah, the string-through option is great too. I love the extra sustain and tension.

        I'm totally set on 4-strings with this bass. Maybe once my money grows on trees, I'll get an American Standard Jazz, because every bassist for life should. Can't go wrong with the Jag though, it's a fantastic instrument. I love mine.

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Top of the pile!! 100% Fender Quality!!!

        By Ole # 7 Smokeylightning

        from Appalachia.

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

            This is probably the best Bass Guitar
            ever crafted. Wide tonal expression,cosmetically beautiful, easy to play, and that fender growl any time you want it. Its super fat or super skinny or anywhere in between, sounds great with or with out effects. What a great Bass Guitar.Thank you FENDER!!! ROCK N ROLL forever!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Versatile Gigging Bass

            By Mick

            from Matawan, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Noisy Hum

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

            I needed a good, lightweight bass for summer party gigs. I had heard that Fender's ceramic-magnet Jazz bass pickups with hex poles were great, and this bass in mystic red was discounted so I ordered it. It is extremely lightweight and has a Fender Jazz bass neck which is narrow at the nut. It's easy to play with small hands and has a great feel. The onboard preamp boosts the volume and there is a wide array of tonal options with the various switches on this bass. The tone is great for the most part, though I do agree that it lacks some of the punch that is needed to play slap-and-pop style. The biggest weakness of this bass is that the Jazz pickup at the bridge position is not hum-canceling, so it gets a bit noisy. With the preamp on and the treble up, I can't use that pickup because the hum is simply too loud. No amount of shielding will solve this problem. So if you want a Jazz bass sound without the hum, you will need a Fender American Jazz bass with two Jazz pickups that will cancel each other's hum out. I don't feel confident about using the Jaguar bass with the Jazz pickup on the studio due to the hum, but for gigging it is great. I find it easier to play than any other bass out there, and when using the precision pickup exclusively, I get a nice tone and very little hum. In short, if you like the Fender Precision bass but want the Jazz bass neck and extra tonal options, I would definitely choose this over any Fender Precision bass. But if you play slap-and-pop style or prefer the Fender Jazz bass sound, just go with a Fender Jazz bass because it will have the tone you want and will be a lot quieter than the Jaguar.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great tone, bridge jazz pickup very noisy

            By Afshin

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

            I love the P pickup tone. The Jazz is good too but very noisy with a lot of buzz. I may take it apart and check the ground wire and shield the bridge pickup to decrease this buzz. I saw a couple of YouTube videos on this. Nice EQ and pickup configurations to get good rock tones. Takes some time to get used to the controls.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            You won't need another Fender after this one

            By Arthur Fonzarelli

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

                This bass is simply amazing for the price. Best of both worlds and the option of going active or passive is huge. I really like the fact that this bass uses a J-style neck.

                I have always used p-basses and this was a great way to expand my tone options while keeping the tried and true p-pickup I know and love.

                 
                4.0

                American fender thru-body = Love

                By Pat

                from Houston, Tx

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Poor Pick Up

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

                I use it for practice/writing/jamming. Only complaint is one of pickups has a humming issue but I see a video on Youtube with the fix.

                 
                5.0

                Leo would be proud

                By STORMY

                from Earth

                About Me Experienced

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Bridge pu is a tad noisey

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

                This is the real deal. I happen to like the offset style. The Jazz style neck is better for me than a p style. Sounds great passive, and the active thing is like going from 2 barrels to full balls on a Quadrajet. Ya better buckle up!

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                American made

                By dp

                from fl

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

                  Good to go.

                   
                  5.0

                  Wow what a deal I got on this sweety

                  By Siggy

                  from Berkeley California

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass:

                    I have not been able to find the blemish. Looks perfect to me. Plays great. The pick up combos are amazing

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