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Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer 3-Color Sunburst

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The Jazz Bass debuted in 1960 and captured the essence of the era-an instrument as great sounding and groundbreaking as the decade itself. Strong, cl...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 12-22-2017

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Continuing the the tradition of amazingly styled and well-equipped Jazz basses.

The Jazz Bass debuted in 1960 and captured the essence of the era-an instrument as great sounding and groundbreaking as the decade itself. Strong, clear and versatile, it gave bassists everywhere a powerful new voice and a fast new feel that would only grow bolder in the decades that followed.

The Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer evokes the instrument in the decade of its origin, with vintage style and an authentic nitrocellulose lacquer finish on its sleekly offset alder body. Other features include an ultra-slim C-shaped maple neck, 7.25"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets and white-dot inlays, dual vintage-style single-coil alnico pickups, four-ply brown shell pickguard, four-saddle American Vintage bass bridge, and vintage-style reverse tuners. Tweed case included.

FEATURES
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple, C Shape
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.5" (38.1mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25" (184.1mm)
  • Frets: 20 Vintage-Style
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Scale Length: 34" (864mm)
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Reverse
  • Pickguard:4-Ply Brown Shell
  • Strings: Fender USA Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Pickups: Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Neck)
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • Other Features: True Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Includes case

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FenderClassic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • School bands (3)
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great bass for the money

By Bert

from Evans, Ga

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Great Bass For The Money
  • Perfect finish
  • Perfect Recreation

Cons

  • Little Heavy
  • Neck Has Some Buzz

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer:

    too nice to play out. perfect to play with friends or recording where you want to make an impression

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A great bass

    By Mister Rik

    from Wenatchee, WA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Neck did not survive journey from Mexico to WA

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer:

    I bought this bass (though not from Musician's Friend) as a 42nd birthday present for myself, 7-1/2 years ago. When it arrived, I was delighted to find a tag that said, "Inspected by Ricardo". My name is Richard, so it was cool that it had been inspected by Ricardo before leaving the factory in Mexico :)

    Sadly, the neck did not survive the journey from the factory in Mexico, to the store in Louisiana, to my home in Washington state. Too many different environments! The neck was ... warped. Thankfully, a visit to the guitar tech at my local music store corrected that problem.

    Since fixing the neck, this bass has been an absolute delight to play, and the tone is amazing!

    Wow, this is how a bass should sound!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Pleased With This Fender Jazz Bass!

    By Da Bassman

    from Seattle, Washington, USA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Awesome Sustain
    • Beautiful to look at
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Great For Multiple Genre'
    • Great Tweed Case Includie
    • Solid High-mass Bridge
    • Solid Tuning Machines
    • Very Versatile In Tone Qu

    Cons

    • Volume Drops Quickly From

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • This Bass Will Work From

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer:

    I've had my eye on the Fender Jazz Bass since I was a kid watching Joe Osborn with Ricky Nelson's band and since I'm not a professional, I never wanted to put out the money for one but finally said I'll compromise and get the Classic Seires. I own curenetly 3 different types of basses and have been attached to my Washburn RB-2000 for 10 years, but this Fender is pretty awsome and versatile. I've played the American Standard and you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between this Classic Series and the American Standard. This is one heck of a nice bass and I highly recomend it!!

     
    4.0

    if it played as good as it looks

    By drummerboy51

    from raliegh nc

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • neck problems

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer:

      this bass looks good i had trouble with having to re adjust the neck to often but its not what i thought it would be in wouldnot recommend this to a friend but would tell the to buy a fender american standard while they are on sale custome shop pickups high mass bridge beutifull wood grifite support rods in the neck the american is light years better pickups detailed guality parts great tone

       
      5.0

      You NEED this bass

      By C-Note

      from Northern Arizona

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      Pros

      • Alnico V vintage pickups are great
      • Awesome fretwork-smooth
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Nitro lacquer finish is Stunning-
      • Tweed case included- how can you Not!!
      • Volume and tone pots solid- wide jazz tones!!

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere an Awesome bass is needed
        • In your livingroom on a stand- looks great!
        • Jamming
        • Looking as cool as Jamerson if he had a J-bass!
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer:

        This bass is awesome- great deal on higher end MIM fender line with an included Tweed hardshell case- countoured for the offset J-BASS perfectly. Mine clocked in pretty light at just under 9lb- way lighter than any Squier J-bass I picked up. The sunburst nitro finish is flawless- grain looks good-looking and the tortisehell pick guard truly makes this bass a "time machine" The reverse tuners are a nice touch.
        The controls are straightforward J-bass- V/V/T. Roll each volume off from "dimed" (this way small volume adjustments act as tones tweaks) adjust bridge or neck to taste or genre- usually 80/70 or 70/80-85 will get you from classic rock to funk. Of course, th'"Jaco"..0/100, all bridge. Watch for hum there...
        Tone dial in to taste. I start low on tone, and dial in enough to cut through.
        These alnico vintage pickups seem good to me- I have no plans to change anything- I really like the growl and solid low end they deliver-
        The strings do need to go, but you know that buying ANY guitar- I had the tech throw flatwounds on it before I checked out (got it at my !ocal shop for the same deal as MF..I was planning on the VMjazz bass- that one sounds good as well..) it sounds seriously great- I've played two gigs with it so far- vintage frets take a bit of getting used to for me, but no problem- it sounds great.
        Looking for a jazz bass for your stable? Grab one of these!

         
        5.0

        Grea Bass after a few adjustments

        By Safecracker

        from Wirtz , Va.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • tinny sound with factory strings

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Classic Series '60s Jazz Bass Lacquer:

        Great for playing early rock ,country ,jazz , etc.

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