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Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass   

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The Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass has been upgraded with modern features to give the working musician a versatile, sweet-playing instrument at a rea...Click To Read More About This Product

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A bass for the gigging musician . . . one that you can afford.

The Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass has been upgraded with modern features to give the working musician a versatile, sweet-playing instrument at a reasonable price. It has the comfortable modern C-neck profile, medium-jumbo frets, and Vintage Noiseless pickups with active 3-band EQ combined with the standard volume and pan. Traditional yet modern.

FEATURES
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Alder body
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • Vintage Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickups
  • Master volume, pan, plus 3-band active EQ
  • Includes Fender deluxe gig bag

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FenderDeluxe Active Jazz Bass
 
4.8

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fender's best deal, ever!

This bass is well built with excellent hardware and electronics. By far the most comfortable both is playability and tone, and I have played a lot. From Hofners, through Gibsons, and a...Read complete review

This bass is well built with excellent hardware and electronics. By far the most comfortable both is playability and tone, and I have played a lot. From Hofners, through Gibsons, and a dozen or so Fenders. This is simply the best bass on the market for th price. Disregard the bad reviews, the pickups are awesome, and the wiring complaint must have been an accidental build error. Mine is simply superb

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The wiring for the batttery very cheap material. It Broke right of the bat. For the price that I paid I was expecting somthing better. I returned it and had no problems at...Read complete review

The wiring for the batttery very cheap material. It Broke right of the bat. For the price that I paid I was expecting somthing better. I returned it and had no problems at all. That was the best part of it all.
Features are ok but but if you try to slap or pull, the notes deaden. I'm not an expert on electronics but my 19 year old Ibanes SG does not do that and it is active electronics also.
Fender has done better. Action a mile high right out of the box and intonation not even close.
Not even what you pay for.

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(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

My Review

By arnulfo chavez

from Washington state

Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

The wiring for the batttery very cheap material. It Broke right of the bat. For the price that I paid I was expecting somthing better. I returned it and had no problems at all. That was the best part of it all.
Features are ok but but if you try to slap or pull, the notes deaden. I'm not an expert on electronics but my 19 year old Ibanes SG does not do that and it is active electronics also.
Fender has done better. Action a mile high right out of the box and intonation not even close.
Not even what you pay for.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Value

By Bassplayer62-5TAGH

from Denver

Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

This is my third bass. Bought because it has active electronics and the tobacco sunburst finish is beautiful. This bass plays well. I made two changes that now make it my favorite.1)Put a Leo Quann Bad AssII bridge on it. 2)Replaced the plastic nut with a bone nut. It does use a battery fairly quick, but the tone is great. The new bridge has really improved the sustain. Overall, this is a good value for the money. Wouldn't mind owning the 5 string version now.

(5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This is not the one, stay clear

By the Man

from AZ

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Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

This is a poor sounding bass for the money. You are just paying for a name. It is built very cheap and bad. Stya away from this one. Spend your money on something better. A lot of noise in electronics, nut was broken (very thin), and weak low output. I have owned many basses, this is not a good one!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender's best deal, ever!

By Bassman2345654

from Toronto, Ontario

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Excellent action
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

    This bass is well built with excellent hardware and electronics. By far the most comfortable both is playability and tone, and I have played a lot. From Hofners, through Gibsons, and a dozen or so Fenders. This is simply the best bass on the market for th price. Disregard the bad reviews, the pickups are awesome, and the wiring complaint must have been an accidental build error. Mine is simply superb

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    J Bass active

    By Phil Dorman

    from South Australia

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

    My first step up from a basic bass guitar. This bass is so easy to play and has a numb er of different tones. The knobs are easily accessible and actually turn to make a difference.
    It was remiss of me not to write earlier. I bought this bass guitar on spec. It was cheaper than new and it was going to be sent to me in Australia. The delivery service was fantastic. i received the guitar within a week. The packaging was also fantastic. Everything was included.

    The guitar is awesome. I did my first garage band practice with it last night. it was a big step up from the basic Yamaha which i bought ten months ago.

    The guitar is as good as new. I will keep testing but I doubt if I will have any problems.

    I am happy to endorse the service.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Stuff

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

    I shopped around for about a year before I finally bought this bass. You won't find anything this good on the market for this price. It's pretty much a bargain from Fender.Sounds weird, I know.The pre-amp and the Noiseless pick-ups really do give you massive tonal options. Any sound in my head - I can pretty much dial it in.The hardware's all good. I've replaced the bridge, not because there was anything essentially wrong with it, but because I fancied the Badass II instead - which really makes it sound GREAT.The thing looks pretty neat too, and plays very well. I mean it's a Jazz bass...

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender bass rules

    By radarbass

    from Puerto Rico

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    Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

    I ve bought this bass 4 years ago its a 3 band active bass sounds loud very versatile the jazzbass Thin neck and great looks Great buy.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Superb

    By Dern

    from West Virginia

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    Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

    I've only been a bass player for 10 years. It took two years for me to realize that Fender Jazz basses give me the tone that I want. However, it is possible that the Deluxe Active is the sole reason for me feeling that way. I'm certain that even a musician more seasoned than I would be completely satisfied with this instrument. I absolutely love it.

    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    No So Good Fender Bass

    By the Man

    from AZ

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

    The bass is not the best sound. The pickups are weak and sound is not clear. The Fender workmanship on thie one is poor. It is a MX built Guitar. I was really let down on this one. I have the five string one just like this one, so I brought this one. The active eletronics is not strong too!

    (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hmmm........Well.........

    By Itsalex320

    from Blooming Rose, WV

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    Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

    Im in a band, and I need a new bass, because of giging I wanted a Fender American Vintage 62 Precision Bass (Olympic White)just like Dee Dee Ramones used, but their was no way I could save up 1500, so I got this which was 700 ducks which is all I had......well it could not do Ramone songs, but I must say the songs we wrote it sounds very good with our songs, so all out it is a nice bass, but if you do Ramones stuff don't buy it.

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