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Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard

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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...Read More

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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)

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    (100)

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    (13)

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    (2)

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    (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

    Best Uses

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

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    Good Value

    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...Read complete review

    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.

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    My 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...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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    5.0

    When I finally got it...

    By Grey Eagle

    from Philadelphia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy Tone Adjustment
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gigging
      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

      The delivery was bolluxed by Mus. Friend (went to my rehearsal spot). But then the good stuff began! Right out of the box, after tuning it, the intonation & action were dead-on! Could adjust tone on the fly w/o any problem. I MIGHT have the action lowered a wee bit, but it's fine as is. I wish it had the easy-changing battery setup like on my Jaguar Deluxe (that really spoiled me).

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Very Good Bass

      By dwalda

      from Upstate NY

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Would Have Like A Nito

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

      I am not a full fledged bass player, but play often in a studio. I have only owned a few bass guitars, this being the most expensive one. I bought the vintage white. I've thought of buying another, but why? This is a great bass that can do most everything I need it for. It's easy to play, and I can dial in any tone I'm looking for. I've had it for 8 years with no problems. Just an initial set-up. Well worth the money. Would have liked a nitro finish.

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      (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      This is not the one, stay clear

      By the Man

      from AZ

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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!

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            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Fender jazzbass a Classic

            By Radar bass

            from Puerto Rico

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Neede Some Adjustment On

            Best Uses

            • Big Boomy Sound Versatile
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass:

            I bought mine as a restock Candy Apple red 3 band bass boost treble boost midrange boost master volume blend pickup control all that sound 8volt preamp Jazzbass Action needed only an adjustment on the neck and file down one fret set haved for 7 years sounds great only thing to change in 7 years one plug. Bought as a backup bass I have an American Standard jazzbass but this does the job.

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            (4 of 4 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

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              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              No So Good Fender Bass

              By the Man

              from AZ

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Buyer

              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!

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              (7 of 10 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.

              Comment on this review

              (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.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Superb

              By Darren Ullman

              from West Virginia

              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.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fender bass rules

              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.

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