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Fender Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass  

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  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple
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      Boasts 1960s-era cool & well-traveled looks.

      Fender's Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass, like classic cars or your favorite T-shirt, shows that some things just get cooler with age. It's especially true of electric basses, and this roughed-up Jazz bass is designed to exude that same unmistakable mojo they develop over time that only makes them look cooler and feel even more comfortable than when they were brand-new. The Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass guitar was designed with 1960s specs and delivers that killer aged look, feel, and mojo—it's a true player.

      Includes a gig bag.

      Features
      • Body: Alder
      • Finish: Lacquer
      • Neck: Maple
      • Fingerboard: Rosewood 7-1/4" (184mm)
      • Frets: 20, Vintage
      • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
      • Nut Width: 1-1/2" (38mm)
      • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
      • Tuning Keys: Vintage Style Reverse Tuning Machines
      • Bridge: American Vintage Jazz Bass
      • Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Shell
      Pickups
      • Neck: N/A
      • Middle: Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Jazz Bass Single Coil Pickup
      • Bridge: Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Jazz Bass Single Coil Pickup
      • Pickup Switching: None
      • Controls: Volume 1, Volume 2, Tone
      • Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, Gauges: (.045, .065, .080, .100)
      • Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag

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      FenderRoad Worn '60s Jazz Bass
       
      4.7

      (based on 7 reviews)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good feel (3)
      • Good tone (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (3)
        • Practicing (3)
        • Rock concerts (3)
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        Reviewed by 7 customers

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        4.0

        good bass --> Monster for a little $$$$

        By Dulcits bass man

        from Oklahoma City, OK

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Great Finish

        Cons

        • Hardware
        • Soso Pickups
        • Wiring

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Live Shows
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass:

        I was the biggest Mexican Fender snob until I played this bass... In my opinion, it has it shortcomings. That being said, with a few minor investments, you can make this thing into an absolute powerhouse. First, the pickups... the pickups that come stock really aren't that bad but I ended up switching them out for the Aguilar 60's jazz pickups and experienced a very noticeable change. One of my biggest complaints with MIM Fenders is the shotty wiring job they seem to do so I switched it out with a Texas Customs BASSics control plate with oil-can capacitors (no tangible difference between oil-cans and modern day but it does add an interesting touch of authenticity and it didnt cost any extra $$ to get them). Lastly, I switched out the bridge for a Hipshot... I want to point out that I wasn't having any problems with the things I switched out on this bass, but making these few little adjustments gave me a very noticeable change. I would put this bass against any production line MIA Fender. My total investment in replacement parts still left me paying less for this than a new American Standard.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        so it's mexican!!

        By momo

        from israel

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Needs adjustments

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass:

        much better then the american standard 2012! geddy lee and others..
        i tried a few of each model and i can say that after few adjustments it sounds and feel better then the mia ones!
        lovley satin paint. love the looks.
        nice pickups (not the best i heard but pretty good). jazz bass neck like it should be!
        a real good jazz bass. for jazz bass lovers!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        awesome jazz bass

        By The Boogie king

        from new york city

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass:

          Imho this is the best bass fender is putting out these days.The neck on this bass is incredible,and is one the best features.I have the fiesta red and its resonant.Bass is also very light,which is good too.These Basses are killer!

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          awesome bas

          By zigs

          from LONG ISLAND CITY,NY

          Ask me a question

          Comments about Fender Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass:

          this bass is a best kept secret plays wonderfully,feels broken in.The neck is fast and smooth and sounds really vintage,chunky.
          its has that road worn look thats ok because this bass plays and sounds great.The neck is a main feature on this bass
          bass is made pretty sturdy and is light not too heavy for a jazz bass
          its worth the price in my honest opinion

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          no upgrade?!?!

          By MorTone

          from new england

          Comments about Fender Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass:

          Earlier review I ahd taken out the original p/ups and installed fender custom shop p/uops thinking it an improvement. Well, it was only a change not an improvement. I put the originals back in for a mopre proper old school tone and sweeter dynamic range. All better. "we don't need no stinking upgrades".

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fender will always be THE Best instrument

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Fender Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass:

          Jaco Pastorius, Marcus miller, Victor bailey, Geddy Lee...All of these Monsters of the Bass world uses Fender buddy! I'm just writing a review on this model because this is a particular one. The sound is amazing and the vintage finish blew me away. I'm going to buy this model (3 Tone Sunburst) just to remove the Frets and make Fretless bass like Jaco did. Actually if you want a Jaco look this is it. Remove the frets and the pickguard and you will get a Jaco Model. I don't have the money to afford a Jaco Replic Custom Shop Bass so this is the cheaper way to go if you are a Jaco Fan like me.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My Main Squeeze!

          By 58pbassman-DGE0b

          from Standard, CA

          Comments about Fender Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass:

          I'm a lifelong Fender fan, but oddly enough I've only owned Precisions with just a passing interest in the Jazz family. About a year ago I decided to give the Jazz a closer look and was planning to start with a Squier Classic Vibe since it wouldn't involve much investment. But as soon as I picked up the Road Worn, I was hooked. I own a real 1958 Precision, and this bass has the same feel and vibe as the old fella. I love the palette of tone that's possible, and the neck is awesome. I'm not crazy about Fender strings, so I restringed it with DR Marcus Millers which seemed appropriate. One downside compared to a Precision is single coil pickups manage to allow 60Hz line noise, lights, and any other RFI that is present to bleed through. Shielding really helped, though. The bottom line: this is an awesome bass, a little pricey, but now my first choice for practice and gigs. You're not likely to be disappointed...

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