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Fender FSR Standard J Bass Natural Ash Rosewood Fretboard

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The Jazz Bass has been seen frequenting all the places where music has been played over the last 50 years. Classic body shape, rosewood slab fretboar...Read More

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Special run J with an ash body, natural finish.

The Jazz Bass has been seen frequenting all the places where music has been played over the last 50 years. Classic body shape, rosewood slab fretboard, standard J Bass pickups and controls, 3-ply pickguard, and chrome-plated hardware. This special run version J features an ash body and a natural finish.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Classic J Bass styling
  • Ash body
  • Natural finish
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Two single-coil pickups
  • Volume/volume/tone controls
  • Chrome-plated hardware
  • Case sold separately

What could make a J Bass more appealing than it already is? A natural finish ash body, that's what. Order your FSR Standard J Bass today.

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FenderFSR Standard J Bass
 
4.9

(based on 44 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

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    FSR Standard J

    I bought this to replace my old beater bass to play at those gigs where you don't want to take a chance of something happening to a more expensive bass. I know that sometimes...Read complete review

    I bought this to replace my old beater bass to play at those gigs where you don't want to take a chance of something happening to a more expensive bass. I know that sometimes what you get is the luck of the draw when you order things online. This bass sounds good and is a pleasure to play.
    This Instrument has all the standard features of any Fender Jazz Bass. Separate bridge and neck pickup volume controls with a master tone control.
    For the money this is a well made bass. The ash body is a pleasure to look at and helps adds a bright clear tone. I found the neck to be well constructed with no fret buzz. The tone from the pickups is as good as any and better than most in this price range. Punchy bottom and bright highs without getting brittle sounding. I won't be rushing to change them out any time soon. Changed out the bridge for a high mass bridge and flat wound strings just as a matter of personal taste.
    While there are lesser expensive guitars on the market I believe this is a lot of bass for the money. I tried a Squire and some other brands at the music store. I think over all this is a better deal and worth what I paid for it.

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    If I had only known.

    If I had known that the American Fender Jazz version was going to be placed on sale I would have purchased it. I feel used. I purchased the Mexican made Fender Jazz for a...Read complete review

    If I had known that the American Fender Jazz version was going to be placed on sale I would have purchased it. I feel used. I purchased the Mexican made Fender Jazz for a little less than what this one is priced at.
    I do believe that the pick-ups are bottom line.
    On mine I turn the main volume control almost 1/8 of the turn radius before I begin to receive sound. Then within the next 1/8th turn my volume begins a goes to mid level. I have purchased the extended warranty and should call them. I simply hate to be without a bass for return replacement or repair.

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    4.0

    pretty good but some minor issues

    By Brian

    from Long Island, NY

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Needs Better Shielding
    • Non-linear Volume Pots

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender FSR Standard J Bass:

    Good intermediate level bass. Great body and neck. Very pretty and lightweight with nice ash thump. BUT - the volume pots have no volume until halfway on and then are close to full volume so hard to do fine adjustment. Also, could use better electronic shielding to reduce hum. (Not horrible but could be better.) Makes a good project bass - use this as a start to personalize with your own pickups, electronics, etc.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fender FSR Standard Jazz Bass

    By Bubbalou

    from Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas area

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender FSR Standard J Bass:

      The neck feels a lot like a Fender American Special Jazz I had. What is exceptional is the amount of sustain this bass exibits with the Stock bridge. I feel this is due to the Ash body vs. the Alder on the American Special. Another thing is it's light weight about 7.9 lbs. Fit and finish excellent. The pickups sounded mediocre until I adjusted them to Fender Spec's and they blossomed with tone. I usually like Alnico II Vintage pickups but these (ceramic magnet)do such a good job I am keeping them. If you are having a dull sound set them to spec. The Intonation was spot on (as read by my Peterson VS-1 Strobe tuner). The saddle height perfect and after taking some bow out of the neck action perfect.
      My one complaint was the pickup screws were installed at different angles making adjustment nearly impossible. I lifted the pickups out of the way, took wooden match sticks and wood glued them in the origional holes then set the pickups back in proper position and used a small drill bit to drill new straight holes. Problem solved. This bass would have definately rated 5 stars had the installer taken the small amount of care to install the screws properly. This is an excellent bass at a very decent price. Absolutely love it!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Bass!!

      By Cory

      from San Diego, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • well built

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender FSR Standard J Bass:

          Great feel and sound out of this quality bass without the price tag of the American Standard. Electronics are solid but it seems like linear taper pots would be better suited for volume knobs. Overall quality is very good and it sounds great with flats. Fit and finish is very nice. Highly recommend this bass.

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          (3 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          If I had only known.

          By Dar May

          from Shirley, Arkansas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender FSR Standard J Bass:

          If I had known that the American Fender Jazz version was going to be placed on sale I would have purchased it. I feel used. I purchased the Mexican made Fender Jazz for a little less than what this one is priced at.
          I do believe that the pick-ups are bottom line.
          On mine I turn the main volume control almost 1/8 of the turn radius before I begin to receive sound. Then within the next 1/8th turn my volume begins a goes to mid level. I have purchased the extended warranty and should call them. I simply hate to be without a bass for return replacement or repair.

          Comment on this review

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          all i can say is WOW!

          By xUSMC1775x

          from Nashua, NH

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pretty Bad Bridge

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender FSR Standard J Bass:

          my favorite type of bass to play is an Fender jazz bass, so during my search for one i discovered this beauty! i was heasitant about this bass because of the cheap price tag, but went with it anyway. for me this is BY FAR the best bass i have played in this price range, the neck is so smooth and the playability is excellent. the fret work is very very good! no sharp edges, the stock pickups are great! you can change them out, however the stock pickups will leave you pleasantly surprised! the red tortoise shell pickguard gives this bass a retro look, the bridge is pretty bad however this is and easy fix. if you can, pick this bass up and play it and see if you like it as much as me. i LOVE it! let me reiterate, all i can say it WOW!

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          (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          FSR Standard J

          By RONALD HOLLMAN

          from Florida

          Comments about Fender FSR Standard J Bass:

          I bought this to replace my old beater bass to play at those gigs where you don't want to take a chance of something happening to a more expensive bass. I know that sometimes what you get is the luck of the draw when you order things online. This bass sounds good and is a pleasure to play.
          This Instrument has all the standard features of any Fender Jazz Bass. Separate bridge and neck pickup volume controls with a master tone control.
          For the money this is a well made bass. The ash body is a pleasure to look at and helps adds a bright clear tone. I found the neck to be well constructed with no fret buzz. The tone from the pickups is as good as any and better than most in this price range. Punchy bottom and bright highs without getting brittle sounding. I won't be rushing to change them out any time soon. Changed out the bridge for a high mass bridge and flat wound strings just as a matter of personal taste.
          While there are lesser expensive guitars on the market I believe this is a lot of bass for the money. I tried a Squire and some other brands at the music store. I think over all this is a better deal and worth what I paid for it.

          Comment on this review

          (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Bass...after a little TLC

          By Terry Archer

          from Midwest

          Comments about Fender FSR Standard J Bass:

          Great Bass...if you know what to do with regards to tweaking :-)
          I just purchase this bass from a local store. Basically, the following things done will make this a great bass.
          1. Crank that Truss Rod.... the action is extremely too high...but it can be corrected either by a do-it-yourselfer like me or a qualified luthier...
          2. Lower the action ...nuff said there
          3. Put a new set of string on it...Fender sets are also low quality ones
          4. Consider the Leo Quan Badd Ass II for better tone and sustain

          That is about it...off the rack ...the bass is ok...but doing these minor adjustments will make this baby hum...oh I also adjusted the pickups a bit the accomodate for the action...I am a Slapper.
          again, I agree witht the comments about a step above the MIM J BAss...mine is the newer model with the tort shell pickguard (changing to black). The Ash Body is awesome in workmanship and finish. As far as weight..I have two Geddy's and do not notice any weight issue. The Rosewwod neck (big reason I bought it) is smooth and adds that slight tone change from the Geddy's. The hardware appears to be solid with some expected lifetime.
          At this price you cannot find a better New genuine Fender Jazz with these sound qualities.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fender Fan

          By Zane Crowe

          from Blue Ridge Mountains

          Ask me a question

          Comments about Fender FSR Standard J Bass:

          as usual it should come with a hard shell case.
          Most beautiful finish I have ever seen. For the money you spent you can afford to through the cheep strings away and take it to a luthier and have a set up done on the neck. The tone is fine. Your amp makes or breaks your sound. If you invest in a good amp you will love the sound. The neck can be set up easly by a tec. Love mine.
          All guitars should have a setup done befor you play them. Few exceptions, My frnder blacktop strat and my fender tel.
          Send it to your local luthier, put a set of good flat wounds on it. You wil love it.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet J Bass with an just an awsome body

          By JLO

          from OR

          Comments about Fender FSR Standard J Bass:

          Tone is great-upgrade over time and you have a real keeper. This bass invests your money exactly where it needs to go, focusing on the most basic element: the body. I could not be more pleased with this purchase.
          Just what you would expect-vol for each pup and master tone-easy. Wide tonal range from controls. Very responsive instrument out of the box and a great-great platform to grow with.
          Beautiful body-Two piece Ash. Mine is extremly lite, maybe "Northern Ash"? Balance equinimity is at the neck plate. Installed a Gotoh hi-mass bridge, strap locks and will do a series/paralell ala duncan mod soon w/an orange drop cap. Until then, full size pots sound great-good quality electronics. No hurry to change pups. I purchased and then sent back two Squiers before this purchase: a couple Jag mods. The Squier necks have the tang trimmed frets which are a bit nicer than this neck where you can see the fret tangs along the edge of the fret board, like all MIM necks I have seen. However, the skunk stripe on this is way more smooth and looks like walnut as opposed to ebony.

          The body, well-this arrived with a beautiful void free two piece, very well matched and extremly resonant, Ash body which fortunately is very lite weight too. This bass resonates for days and delivers tones ranging from deep precision like lows to spanking/purcusave articulate jazz tones.
          Given the gorgeous two piece Alder bods these come with, I give a ten on the value rating. You will need to shim the neck if you put a hi-mass bridgle on this bass because the stock bridge is so bloody thin and low. The pups will raise, however, so you won't need to spring them up. Afer doing so, I was able to lower the action considerably on this neck from it's stock set-up. Sweet-sweet shredder bass.

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          (1 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Doc of the Mountain woods

          Comments about Fender FSR Standard J Bass:

          hello...I do not know if this review will get posted or not, but I hope so to get some questions answered.I bought this bass 3 days ago from MF, (Musician Friend that is!) and am waiting is arrival. I bought this bass due to the good reviews here on MF. Where exactly is the FSR made? Could I put a BadAss bridge on it? This sems like a good solution for some of the problems I have read about here. I plan to install a BadAss bridge if it will fit on this bass. I have gone through a whirl-wind of bass guitars over the past 1.5 years. I have bought and sold 14 bass guitars during this time frame of which none won my approval. I bought a USA made Precision bass and hated just about everything about it. The bass that I bought that has come the closest is the MTD 4 string Artist bass of which I still have. I am willing to make the FSR bass work and would appreciate any information from you guys that have posted. My email is Doc4aday@gmail.com

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