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Product# H80806
      OVERVIEW

      A modernized classic with all the right moves from Fender.

      Fender's American Standard Jazz Bass scored a giant bass hit with its introduction in 1960. With its sleek offset body; thin, fast neck and rich, growling tone, it was a raring, roaring racecar of a bass that quickly established itself as a must-have instrument. The new American Standard Jazz Bass is an even finer instrument; a modern interpretation of a classic built for modern players.

      Features include a high-mass vintage bridge, Fender Custom Shop '60s Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance, improved Fender tuners that are 30 percent lighter while keeping the classic look, richer and deeper neck tint for a more elegant appearance, great-looking gloss rosewood fingerboard, satin neck back for smooth playability and Fender Tolex case.

      FEATURES
      • Jazz Bass body
      • Modern C-shape maple neck
      • Rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets
      • Standard 4-bolt neck plate
      • Posiflex graphite neck support rods
      • Fender Custom Shop '60s Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
      • Chrome hardware
      • High Mass Vintage bridge (Strings-Thru-Body or Topload)
      • Includes Fender Tolex case

      You know this is the one so order today!

      SPECIFICATIONS

      American Standard Jazz Bass

      • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
      • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1mm)
      • Scale Length: 34" (86.36cm)
      • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
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      FenderAmerican Standard Jazz Bass
       
      4.8

      (based on 13 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (11)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      92%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (10)
      • Good feel (10)
      • Good pick up (9)
      • Good tone (9)
      • Solid electronics (9)

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        A Must Have Bass for your Collection

        Very happy with this bass. I researched it before I purchased it last February and it's exactly what I expected it to be. Great punch, beautiful tone, fast playing neck, and just...Read complete review

        Very happy with this bass. I researched it before I purchased it last February and it's exactly what I expected it to be. Great punch, beautiful tone, fast playing neck, and just really fun to play on. I've picked up my 5 string Ibanez once since I got this guitar and it just isn't as fun to play as the American Jazz. I also own a MIM Fender Precision bass which has a nice tone but doesn't have the same growl as the Jazz bass. If you are on the fence about buying this bass, let me tell you I love mine and would recommend it for any serious bass player.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        A Bit Disappointed

        From 2007- 2012, Fender really stepped up their game and make the best products they've produced in decades. That's why I was excited to try the "new and improved" AM...Read complete review

        From 2007- 2012, Fender really stepped up their game and make the best products they've produced in decades. That's why I was excited to try the "new and improved" AM jazz basses. But I feel as if the quality may be slipping again. EVery 2010 I played was perfect, yet all 5 of the new ones I played seemed to have slight neck issues. They also lacked the "solidity" of the older model. Also, in a A/B the custom shop pups don't sound as good as the supposedly cheaper ones. They have a bit more high mids but lack the warmth and depth. I hate to say it but they sound more like the pups in the classic vibe line. In fact, I doubt you could tell the difference between the new MIA and a Squier in sound or feel. It's still a Fender and it's still a Jazz ansd it's still the AMerican made, so it's a fine bass but I can't justify the price tag on this one. I'd suggest trying to find the pre-CS pup version. But that's just my opinion. See for yourself. You might not agree.

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        5.0

        What A Great Bass

        By fivestring99

        from Texas Hill Country

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass:

            I finally got this little lady out last night for her first gig. I played her through an MB500 over two Hartke Hydrive 1x12s. This was outdoors in the Texas hill country. She punched through with amazing depth and clarity. Only small tweaks were required when changing from blues to 60s rock to an occasional country song. And the neck fits my medium sized hands so well. I believe I'm in love.
            I sold my last Jazz Bass back in 1980 during hard times. I waited way too long to replace it. I think my TL5 and my 85 Precision are going to be gathering some dust for a while.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW

            By Richtx6

            from Fort Worth Texas

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass:

              I've owned about 25 basses over 48 years of playing and finally bought an American Standard. Had a MIM Jazz which I liked but this one is just much better. Fit, finish, workmanship, playability, and sound are fantastic. You know you are playing a great instrument.

              I liked it so much I just order the 60's Hot Rod P bass from Musician Friend yesterday.

              It's worth every penny and will last forever.

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Must Have Bass for your Collection

              By GMguy777

              from Aurora, CO

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass:

                Very happy with this bass. I researched it before I purchased it last February and it's exactly what I expected it to be. Great punch, beautiful tone, fast playing neck, and just really fun to play on. I've picked up my 5 string Ibanez once since I got this guitar and it just isn't as fun to play as the American Jazz. I also own a MIM Fender Precision bass which has a nice tone but doesn't have the same growl as the Jazz bass. If you are on the fence about buying this bass, let me tell you I love mine and would recommend it for any serious bass player.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                QC needs to step it up at Fender America

                By Erin Maiden

                from Kenosha, WI

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass:

                    First of all, this a Fender American Jazz bass so there are some expectations of legendary greatness.

                    The first bass I received had a mean case of fret-sprout. That is the condition where the wood shrinks and the fret wires are poking out of the sides. You could have cut dental floss on them. The 2nd bass I got had a pick up cover that never should have made it through quality-control. I kept the 2nd one and will just buy a new cover but it really left me questioning Fender America's quality practices. I expected a higher standard.

                    Customer service was and has always been superb at Musician's Friend so the exchange was easy.

                    The bass plays and sounds amazing. This is a bass I will have for the rest of my life and will handle any situation. After working through the minor issues previously mentioned, it is my opinion that the Fender American Jazz Bass is an incredible instrument.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Still a classic!

                    By eromano

                    from NE Ohio

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass:

                      Let me start by saying that I have been playing guitar for 47 years, but just started playing bass out of necessity. However, I know good quality when I see/hear it.

                      I have a 92 MIM Jazz Bass that cost me next to nothing, and I could have continued using it, but decided to upgrade to an Am Std. What can I say... this guitar is well built, beautifully finished, and has what I consider a classic Jazz bass tone - nice, thumpy lows, with that great metallic "tink" when the strings are attacked heavier. Like I said, I'm just starting out on bass, so I have yet to explore all the subtleties of bass playing, but I really don't think you can go wrong with a Fender American Standard, regardless of the model bass or guitar.

                      I will note that this is the second bass I received. The first one wasn't setup close to what I felt should be the case, and there was significant fret buzz on the G string between the 10th and 12th fret. But let this be a testament to MF's customer service. I shipped the first one back (quite painlessly) with the prepaid UPS shipping label they provided, and got the new one within a few days.

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Finally

                      By emcd64

                      from SOWEGA

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                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass:

                        Love American Fenders, finally got a chance to buy
                        one (Sunburst), slick neck, almost never have to wipe it down and then only need a clean washcloth to do so. Very pleased.

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Fantastic

                        By Bassman

                        from NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable feel
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Great Tone
                        • Solid Electronics
                        • Sturdy Build

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass:

                          This bass is nothing short of fantastic. Its balanced weight and comfortable feel make it easy to play, and it is extremely versatile tone wise. If you are looking for a solid instrument that will last you a lifetime, this is the way to go.

                          Comment on this review

                          (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          A Bit Disappointed

                          By plangentmusic

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass:

                                From 2007- 2012, Fender really stepped up their game and make the best products they've produced in decades. That's why I was excited to try the "new and improved" AM jazz basses. But I feel as if the quality may be slipping again. EVery 2010 I played was perfect, yet all 5 of the new ones I played seemed to have slight neck issues. They also lacked the "solidity" of the older model. Also, in a A/B the custom shop pups don't sound as good as the supposedly cheaper ones. They have a bit more high mids but lack the warmth and depth. I hate to say it but they sound more like the pups in the classic vibe line. In fact, I doubt you could tell the difference between the new MIA and a Squier in sound or feel. It's still a Fender and it's still a Jazz ansd it's still the AMerican made, so it's a fine bass but I can't justify the price tag on this one. I'd suggest trying to find the pre-CS pup version. But that's just my opinion. See for yourself. You might not agree.

                                Comment on this review

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Simply The BEST

                                By Bowsertune

                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                About Me Professional Musician

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                                Pros

                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel
                                • Good Pick Up
                                • Good Tone
                                • Great Neck
                                • Smooth action
                                • Solid Electronics

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass:

                                  The Fender Jazz bass is the definition of excellence. Mine was received in amazing setup condition. Very smooth to play, a professionals instrument, and the classic "Burp-y" sound of a Jazz Bass. Fender is known for their craftsmanship in their American lines, and this jazz bass is simply no exception. It is gold standard for any working professional, or novice wants to sound professional immediately. The action was so low, and smooth, that it made my naturally fast playing that much easier.

                                  As a musician for 20 years, I'm absolutely certain that you get what you pay for. Spend a bit extra, save for a few more months, whatever you have to do – just get this jazz bass when you're ready.

                                  Comment on this review

                                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Pro Quality Bass

                                  By DanM

                                  from Providence, RI

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Jamming
                                    • Practicing
                                    • Recording
                                    • Rock Concerts
                                    • Small Venues
                                    • Touring

                                    Comments about Fender American Standard Jazz Bass:

                                    I have played a Mexican Standard Jazz Bass since 2005, and I joined a new band a couple years ago. Once we started gigging really heavily and got ready to record, I knew I wanted to upgrade to an American Jazz Bass. I picked up the Olympic White/ Rosewood one, and literally gigged with it straight out of the box. I love the neck on it, its so fast and comfortable with no buzz and perfect intonation. The biggest difference between my old JBass is the string-thru bridge. It adds SOO much sustain. The pickups sound great. I put Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkys on it and run it through an Ampeg SVT-4PRO head and vintage Kustom 2x15 cab, I can get the warmest rounded off bass tones from it, perfect for my style. I would recommend this bass to anyone that is ready to make the step up to a professional-quality bass. The Mexican JBass lasted me a really long time and I still keep it as a backup, but when it came time to upgrade, I could really tell the difference in quality.

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