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Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass  

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  • Alder Jazz Bass body
  • Maple C shape neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
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Fender

A bold new interpretation of the venerable Jazz Bass with phenomenal Blacktop power!

In one of the most distinctive iterations of this legendary instrument ever designed, Fender now introduces the Blacktop Jazz Bass.

Sleek and supercharged, the Blacktop Jazz Bass features dual Blacktop split-coil Precision Bass pickups that pack a powerful one-two tonal punch. Other distinctive touches are three Jazz Bass control knobs (volume for each pickup and master tone) and a Blacktop HiMass bridge. Features include an alder body, maple neck with modern C shape and gloss urethane finish, rosewood fretboard with 9.5” radius and 20 medium jumbo frets, three-ply black-white-black pickguard, open-gear tuners and chrome hardware.

Features

  • Alder Jazz Bass body
  • Maple C shape neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Blacktop Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickups
  • Blacktop 4-saddle adjustable HiMass bridge
  • Vintage Style Jazz Bass knobs

Get in on this exciting new era of Fender bass tone! Order now.

 

Blacktop Jazz Bass Specifications:

  • Fretboard radius: 9.5"
  • Nut width: 1.5"
  • Scale length: 34"
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FenderBlacktop Jazz Bass
 
5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (8)
    • Practicing (8)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (3)
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    5.0

    Deal of the century for the money

    By COMEXBROKER

    from Wilton ,CT

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass:

    This was one of my favorite purchases. absolute great value for the money. I have listed fret buzz, but not becase it is a bad bass, but like other instruments this must be adjusted to fit the stings you are using. When I get that minor kink out, Im afraid to say this will be my number one bass. Blacktop line, to me looks and plays killer. The added pickup at the treble position brought this mainly "metal" fan back to Fender.

    I was hesitant to buy a bass over the internet. At least from Musicians Friend.. I am not. Top notch packing and shipping.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    yesyesyesyesyes

    By The Dude

    from Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Sexy

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass:

      I get this beautiful bass and right out of the box is in perfect condition and ready to play
      The lows are so gritty and punchy and the highs are so clear and twangy it's MIND BLOWING
      HIGHLY recommend for ANY genre of music
      So much punch it could punch out Mike Tyson

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      5.0

      Great Value

      By kkpaddle

      from Newfoundland, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass:

        I love the sound and feel of the neck. I guess I lucked out but mine was perfectly set up right out of the box and the intonation was dead on. This bass just looks good and plays and sounds good to my ear. There is really nothing more to say. It's a great bass.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Something Special

        By Steel1906

        from Louisiana

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass:

          Super nice, much more than expected

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Fender Value

          By Mom Talc

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass:

            Out of the box, the neck needed adjusting to make it more comfortable to play, but now that has been done the quality and sound is what Fender has always been about. I was a bit apprehensive about the dual split pickups @ 1st, yet they give the bass a somewhat unique sound, although I can still achieve that famous Fender bass growl. Great value for the money and a definite upgrade from the Ibanez I have played for the last several years.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing bass

            By Karkarov7

            from El salvador

            About Me Experienced

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass:

              Im really happy with this bass great sound

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Super Great Bass

              By Karkarov7

              from El salvador

              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
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass:

                Im really glad with this bass i can recommend without doubt it, it is an amazing bass great sound i was concern because of the pickups thinking that this bass wouldnt sound like a jazz bass with jazz pickups but no when i took it on my hands it really amazing great slap sound

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                (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Blacktop Jazz is a winner!!!!!

                By Mike L

                from South Florida

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Excellent Craftsmanship
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Lots of Tone Options
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass:

                  Had this bass about a week now. Bass I recieved needed minor set up (truss 1/2 turn, had too much relief for my liking and lower string height slightly, re-adjust intonation). Bought the White Chrome Pearl, to me this bass looks more grey, when I put it next to an Olympic White bass. Paint job is beautiful with all the little sparkles in it. Definitly a nice color. This bass is made in Mexico, same as the standard series but to me it has some nice upgrades. The Himass bridge is excellent upgrade. The pickups on this bass are extremely hot. These are not standard typical type P-Pickups.
                  Quality: To me, same as standard series made in mexico but like I said with upgrades.
                  Playability: After set up is excellent as all my fenders are set up about the same. Not to high and not to low----no fret buzz. Bass has a jazz neck with the modern C shape, feels exactly the same as my 2011 Fender Standard Jazz bass.
                  Strings: I like the stock strings after the ring is worked out( usually about 2 weeks) that comes on this bass and use them on my standard Jazz as well. Give them a chance, most people are quick to change them out, once the ring is worked out this strings sound real nice and cut through the mix well.
                  Pickups: These babies are HOT, they have a nice growl. When I first plugged this bass in I thought it was active because the pickups were so hot. This bass has a wide variety of tones and many options. If you play just off the neck pickup it sounds similar to a P-Bass. When you just play off the bridge it sounds similar to a Jazz Bass. Combined you have pure thunder. I would call this a Jazz bass on steroids.
                  Overall impression: This is definitly one to add to your arsenal. I really love the tone options from this bass. The reason I bought this was because I love the sound of the P-Bass and the comfort of of a Jazz neck. What I got was a bonus. The ability to have the P-type tone with options of a growly Jazz sound. I am really enjoying this bass and would highly recommend this bass to someone looking for something different or who is tossed up between getting a P or J bass. You will not regret getting this bass. Its certainly a keeper.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Can't go wrong!!

                  By Dr. Slaphappy

                  from Ft. Lauderdale,FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass:

                        For starters I would like to take my hat off to Musician's Friend for their great prices and customer service. I received this bass a day earlier than I was told and it was less than it was in a local music store.
                        As for the bass, it is everything you would expect from Fender. Great look, great workmnship and great sound. I bought the black version and the finish is flawless. BTW, you do need to remove the protective plastic film on the pick guard.
                        I have had this bass for about a month now and I am still "tweeking" it. The action is a little higher than I like, but I expected that.
                        For the price of this bass, you can't go wrong. I can't see how anyone could have a complaint about this instrument.

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                        (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        GREAT BASS!!!

                        Comments about Fender Blacktop Jazz Bass:

                        I couldn't be happier with my bass. Sure, the pickups will eventually be replaced with some active ones, but the stock ones sound great. Good solid feel, well put together... (theres no such thing as laquer on a pick guard, once again, peel the protective coating off) and a beautiful white pearl finish. I love it.
                        This is overall a great instrument, a real steal for the price. Before I go any further, I would like to point out to that there is no such thing as "laquer" on a pick guard. Fender puts a protective coating over the plastic. peel it off and you will be amazed. All I have to say is... WOW. and moving on. Great sustain, good solid feel, fast neck, and well balanced, too.
                        very well put together, Fender does it again.
                        You get Jazz bass body and feel with P bass pickups. Can we say best of both worlds?

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