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Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar Olympic White Rosewood Fretboard

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  • Modern Player Series
  • Jazz Bass body shape
  • Alder body
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    $699.99
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      Fender

      A classic with a smart new form and two humbucking pickups.

      Throughout its history, Fender has always made a special point of welcoming new players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable style and substance (such as the Duo-Sonic, Mustang and Musicmaster models), with great sound, classic looks, solid performance and eminent affordability. The Modern Player Series continues that great "my-first-Fender" tradition, with thoroughly modern features and several distinctively unconventional new takes on our most revered instruments-all with outstandingly attainable value.

      The Modern Player Jazz Bass is a volcanic new take on the time-honored Jazz Bass thanks to its dual Modern Player humbucking Jazz Bass pickups. Other features include an alder body, C-shaped maple neck, rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius and 20 jumbo frets, three-ply pickguard, vintage-style four-saddle bridge with brass saddles, open-gear tuners and nickel/chrome hardware. Available in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White and Black Transparent.

      Case sold separately.

      Features
      • Modern Player Series
      • Jazz Bass body shape
      • Alder body
      • Gloss Polyester body finish
      • Maple "C" Shape neck
      • Gloss Polyester neck finish
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Synthetic Bone string nut
      • Pickups: Modern Player Humbucking Jazz Bass Pickup (Bridge)
      • Modern Player Humbucking Jazz Bass Pickup (Middle)
      • Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Tone
      • Nickel/Chrome Hardware:
      • Open Gear Tuning Machines
      • Vintage Style 4-Saddle Bridge with Brass Saddles
      • Jazz Bass Knobs
      • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
      • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045-.105)
      • Case sold separately

      Great price, classic styling, and killer sound come together. Order today.

       

      Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar Specifications:

      • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
      • Frets: 20, Jumbo
      • Scale Length: 34" (86.36cm)
      • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1mm)
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      FenderModern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar
       
      4.6

      (based on 22 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      • 1 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (15)
      • Good feel (15)
      • Good tone (15)
      • Solid electronics (12)
      • Good pick up (11)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (14)
        • Practicing (13)
        • Small venues (9)
        • Recording (8)
        • Rock concerts (8)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (11), Professional musician (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Solid deal

        I need to let you know how this thing sounds. Imagine that it's daddy was a P bass and momma was a Jazz. Being humbuckers, it looses some of the sweet, airy...Read complete review

        I need to let you know how this thing sounds. Imagine that it's daddy was a P bass and momma was a Jazz. Being humbuckers, it looses some of the sweet, airy "bell" tones of the Jazz bass. What it gains is the low-mid "whump" of a P bass while retaining the tonal characteristics of the Jazz - a sweet compromise indeed.
        One note on tone: The pickups are better than my original impression led me to believe. They are very sensitive to height adjustment and need to be in their "sweet spot" to get the best out of them. Once I found that spot they really came alive!
        Here's the bottom line: Fantastic deal for an outstanding bass - GET IT!
        Basic Jazz Bass features with the exception of humbucking double jazz pickups. Vol, Vol, Tone and no coil tap (two conductor wires).
        I've been playng bass since 1973 and have seen, especially in the last ten years, an amazing elevation in the quality of instruments at lower price points. Not so many years back, one would have had to spend quite a bit more to acquire a bass of this quality. Solid materials, flawless finishing, very nice electronics and hardware - it's all there.
        This is a ton of bass for very little dough. Outstanding value. There is no compelling reason to spend any more.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        pretty disappointed; compared to the blacktop P bass, this's a squire with a fender sticker

        I like what they're doing with Squire basses recently; I often felt that if they only had that 'Fender' sticker on it, I'd be happy playing many of them... but then,...Read complete review

        I like what they're doing with Squire basses recently; I often felt that if they only had that 'Fender' sticker on it, I'd be happy playing many of them... but then, they go for a lot cheaper, too! After trying this bass, I'm not so sure.

        So, this bass isnt BAD, really - the looks of it are fine. But here's my deal: I bought a Blacktop P bass last year, and I like it a lot - the only thing I wished it had the J bass' slimmer neck. So, when they came out with the Player's J bass, I was like 'YES!', and I ordered one expecting the same quality. After noticing the differences in the finish and neck, I played it and didnt hear the snap and boom I expected. My friend said, 'oh, it's made in China, huh?', and I didnt believe it but yes, that's the case.Then I thought maybe it was just me, not hearing the sound, but then I compared it back to back with the Blacktop P bass (also dual humbuck-equipped), it definitely sounded weaker! Part of it may be due to the pickup placement - the P has both mounted a little closer to the bridge (and the bridge is heavyer, with steel saddles and thicker metal) - but when I looked closely, the pickups are NOT the same; the Player's Jazz defintely are not as nice! This is a Squire-quality bass with a Fender decal on it.

        I love the Fender Jazz neck and dual-pickup design, and this bass is ok... but while the humbucks are quieter, these particular pickups are not as high-output as the Mexican Blacktop Precision, and you when you subtract that from trading out the single-coil snap and clarity of even a standard J bass..... I was not really happy with this purchase. I'm keeping it, but I'm sure I'll be playing the Blacktop or my '70's reissue a lot more often!
        Not bad looking, I got the transparent black and the finish is fine. The neck has no 'skunk stripe', the yellowish 'vintage' look, nice gloss. The neck plate is stamped 'Fender' - a nice touch. Got the little plastic control knobs but those are standard. Brass saddles on a sturdy bridge.

        The humbucks are just ok; the ones on mine are not great, the tone is kind of muddy. See below.
        The appearance is pretty good, no cosmetic flaws really. But after playing and looking at it closely, this is a 'made in china' bass, and compares more to Squires than even a Mexican Fender. The pick-ups, tuners, and bridge are all slightly-less-good than the Mexican Blacktop. Tonight was cold, but to me it seemed like it didnt stay in tune all that well, either.
        For the same price, the blacktop P bass is a MUCH better deal. see below

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful bass with quality

        By Low Down Dirty Mean

        from Montgomery, Alabama

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Comparable To Vintage Mod
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Looks And Sound
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • No Single Coil Buzz
        • Quality construction
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar:

        This foreign made model is comparable to American made Fender basses in quality construction and playability and sound. I compare it to my 1973 Fender Precision bass which is a classic valued at many times the price of this Modern Player model. There doesn't seem to me to be much, if any, difference in the construction quality, playability and sound. I wish it were manufactured in the United States, but if so, the price would be out of range for many talented bassists who love to play music, but can't afford what has become, for many, an out of reach status symbol.

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        4.0

        Terrific "Bang for your Buck" Bass.

        By rnappi

        from nyc

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar:

          I picked up the MPJ on sale and am very pleased with my purchase. It's built well, has a fantastic tone and the set up was great right out of the box.

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          5.0

          At the sale price.....a no brainer!

          By volcano hermit

          from Hilo Hawaii

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar:

              An out of the box special machine!..worked well from day one and at the sale price, a fantastic deal on a beautiful instrument.

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              5.0

              awesome

              By MTP04987

              from Undisclosed

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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

                Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar:

                Great bass. Loud pick ups. I got the 3 tone finish and it's beautiful. Great feeling neck.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Too Good To Be True!!

                By Action Jackson

                from Southern California

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar:

                  This Fender Modern Jazz Bass is like an American Made Jazz bass on Steroids! I cannot believe you can get so much Bass for this money. I am a long time guitarist and vocalist who has always had a love for the bass. Lately I have a newfound love for this instrument and love playing bass. I am a Musicians Institute graduate for both guitar and vocals and now applying some of this experience to the bass has made it really fun. Reluctant to buy such an inexpensive bass as I already have a cheaper Yamaha, I decided to take a chance. Musicians Friend is simply the best and if I didn't like it, I know I can just return. That being said...WOW!! This bass is way more than I ever expected. With the pickup configuration you can create just about any sound you want. Very slight adjustments to the volume control on either pickup makes an incredible difference!! I have found I set them both at about 3/4 volume and if I boost either one just a little, my variation of tone is endless not to mention a tone adjustment. Talk about quiet!!! when you aren't playing NO Buzz whatsoever!! I mean library quiet. Sometimes I forget it is even on. Anyone looking for a great bass especially for this kind of money, GO GET THIS!! You will be amazed. Take it to a gig, quiet! If it gets destroyed by a drunken fool, you're not out thousands. All in all I can say nothing bad about this purchase. Minor adjustments on the truss and action and smooth as silk, plays like butter, no fret buzz at all. The finish is remarkable! Bass is beautiful. So in conclusion for a "pre modded Jazz Bass" right out of the box, you simply Cant go wrong. As far as Musicians friend, forget about it! They are simply the best. Shout out to Zack at x9339. He is just great! BUY IT!!

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great sound, great price.

                  By Matt

                  from Pittsburgh

                  About Me Novice

                  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 Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar:

                    great sound and great price. this was the stupid deal of the day and I couldn't pass it up.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Slightly less than what I expected

                    By MattyG02

                    from Painted Post, NY

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming

                    Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar:

                    Bridge and neck adjustments needed out of the box.
                    Fret buzz and bridge rattle. A little too much bow in the neck. Plays OK, might feel better about it once adjustments are done.

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                    5.0

                    Very Good Value for the Price

                    By The Riff

                    from Elma, NY

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar:

                      Upon first arrival, the bass was totally distroyed in shipment. Broken in half! Called MFI and they immediatly sent me a new one. I sent the broken one back. The new one came in very good shape. Very happy with the new one. Used mainly for studio recording.

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                      5.0

                      This thing ROCKS!!!

                      By BigDaddyD

                      from West Monroe, LA

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar:

                        I used an Ibanez Soundgear bass before buying this one. The Fender Modern Player Jazz sounds so much better and is easier to play. It had a good setup right out of the box. Looks great. I can't find any blemishes in the finish.

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                        4.0

                        Great Bass

                        By any_instrument98

                        from Mooresville, NC

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                        Ask me a question

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Tone
                        • Sturdy

                        Cons

                        • Fret Buzz

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • School Bands
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar:

                        I bought this bass about 5 months ago and its seen many stages since then. I play bass guitar for the marching band and it has stood the test of being hauled with a truckload of percussion instruments. It has a great sound for the price. The pickups aren't the best, but they are great for what I need to do. The bridge came a little loose, but nothing an allen wrench can't fix. This is a great bass for the price.

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