• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Warehouse SaleLast Chance 01-23-15
Product H76530

Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar Black Gloss Maple Fretboard

  • Write a Review

The Fender Standard Jazz Bass has the classic offset, contoured alder body with standard pickups and controls for definitive J Bass sound. The maple ...Read More

CHOOSE STYLE:

Please Select a Style...  
  • Black Gloss Maple Fretboard

    $599.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Black Gloss Maple Fretboard", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 599.99, "isOnSale": false, "yourPrice": 599.99, "salePrice": 599.99, "listPrice": 599.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1skuH76530000003001", "displaySku": "H76530 000003001", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//H76530000003001_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • In stock

    { "name": "Brown Sunburst Gloss Maple Fretboard", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 599.99, "isOnSale": false, "yourPrice": 599.99, "salePrice": 599.99, "listPrice": 599.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1skuH76530000004001", "displaySku": "H76530 000004001", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//H76530000004001_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • In stock

    { "name": "Lake Placid Blue Gloss Maple Fretboard", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 599.99, "isOnSale": false, "yourPrice": 599.99, "salePrice": 599.99, "listPrice": 599.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1skuH76530000007001", "displaySku": "H76530 000007001", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//H76530000007001_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Ships By 2/5/15

    { "name": "Arctic White Gloss Maple Fretboard", "status": "backorderable", "statusText": "Back Order", "inventoryText": "Order Now! Expected to ship 02-05-2015", "inventoryKey": "available_date", "availableDate": "02-05-2015", "price": 599.99, "isOnSale": false, "yourPrice": 599.99, "salePrice": 599.99, "listPrice": 599.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1skuH76530000005001", "displaySku": "H76530 000005001", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//H76530000005001_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Ships By 2/27/15

    { "name": "Candy Apple Red Gloss Maple Fretboard", "status": "backorderable", "statusText": "Back Order", "inventoryText": "Order Now! Expected to ship 02-27-2015", "inventoryKey": "available_date", "availableDate": "02-27-2015", "price": 599.99, "isOnSale": false, "yourPrice": 599.99, "salePrice": 599.99, "listPrice": 599.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1skuH76530000006001", "displaySku": "H76530 000006001", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//H76530000006001_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • (Most Popular)
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price:
    $59999

  Add to Cart Add to Wishlist
See All Fender 4 String Electric Bass
OVERVIEW

A time-tested warrior!

The Fender Standard Jazz Bass has the classic offset, contoured alder body with standard pickups and controls for definitive J Bass sound. The maple neck has a modern C profile, comfortable gloss finish, maple fretboard, and 20 medium jumbo frets. Chromeplated hardware.

FEATURES
  • Classic offset body shape
  • Alder body
  • Modern C shape maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Standard J Bass pickups
  • Chromeplated hardware

Order today and play a classic.

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
FenderStandard Jazz Bass Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Jamming (5)
    • Small venues (5)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    What is the difference???

    I have played the bass guitar for over 35 years, and have owned 26 bass guitars over this time! No kidding whatsoever. I have owned some of the best basses availalbe during this...Read complete review

    I have played the bass guitar for over 35 years, and have owned 26 bass guitars over this time! No kidding whatsoever. I have owned some of the best basses availalbe during this time. I can say without a doubt that the 2013 Fender Standard Jazz is right up there with the Music Man Stingray (MIA), as well as 2 American Fender Jazz Basses I have owned since 1977.
    What got my attention was when a good friend who is a professional bass player did a switch on me. He took the neck off of one of his MIA Fender Jazz and put it on the body of a new MIM Fender Jazz. He also took the body of the MIM Jazz and placed it on the MIA body. I wass amazed with the little if any difference between the 2 hybrid (lol) Fender basses. He then put the necks with their original body and had me to play each of them for about 20 minutes each. I honestly could not tell very little if any difference. My friend was absolutely correct when he told me that I was crazy to pay twice the price for a MIA Jazz, when I could buy the MIM Jazz and be completely satisfied with it. I would to see some of you out there try this if you can get the opportunity. You will be amazed with the quality of this bass!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good beginner or intermediate Bass

    I've had one of these since 2008. It was my second and actually the last bass I've purchased. After having it for 4 years I think that it was time to give a review...Read complete review

    I've had one of these since 2008. It was my second and actually the last bass I've purchased. After having it for 4 years I think that it was time to give a review of my experience with it. Naturally when I first got it I thought it was awesome. Compared to my Peavey starter bass I got at a pawn shop there was no comparison. 4 years later thats still all I can really say about it. I'm actually a drummer but naturally when I wanted to play another instrument I chose bass which actually helped me quite a bit musically but after being around actual bassists, I can tell this thing aint all that. The tone is mediocre and goes away with time. It's hard to explain but it just doesn't feel as solid as some higher end basses. The bridge on it is complete trash. If you want to make this thing sound good, change the bridge and pick ups as soon as you buy. Overall seems like a good beginner bass or an average intermediate bass but its nothing to rave about. If you're a bassist and want something that will last, save up the extra dough and get an American made one.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    5.0

    Exceptional Bass!!

    By Acoubassman

    from Pensacola, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues
      • Stage Performances

      Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

      I have owned some very fine basses in the past, Rickenbacker 4001, Martin Acoustic, Fenders and this little Standard Jazz Bass is right up there at the top. My Rick was a 1974 and it was flawless, I still have my Martin. This Jazz Bass has a great neck and the pick-ups make this puppy growl. I put the Fender Black Nylon Tape Wound med gauge strings on it and kicked up the sound and action a notch-or-two. I run it through an Ampeg bass head with a 2X10 and 1X15 stack. I can get the ultra-clean tone as well as an OD sound. I use a BBE and a bass compressor, but very moderately. Don't let the price fool you. I have directly compared this to a MIA JB and the ONLY way that you could tell the difference is if you read the label on the back of the head-stock. Save a boat load of cash and buy a Mongo Bass amp with the $$ that you save. I did.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Plays better than any Fender I own.

      By RC

      from Richmond Virginia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

          I have owned Fender basses in the past, including a 1965 P-bass and a 1977 J-bass, but my new Jazz Bass standard is my favorite. The finish is perfect, the neck is nice and the pickups sound like a good J-bass should sound.
          Only complaint was that when I first got it, I had to remove the control knob plate to release pressure on the pickup lead wire. It was being pinched and would not allow me to adjust the height of my bridge pickup. Once I untrapped the wire, everything was perfect.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Impressive Instrument

          By Vince

          from Amherst, VA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

            Just picked up one of these to do the ocassional bass gig, as I am primarily a Jazz Guitarist. I am thrilled with the quality of the construction and the sound. I used to work in a Fender dealership years ago, and they have made great strides with the MIM basses the past few years. Not fully MIA quality, but close enough that it suits my needs perfectly, and this truly feels like a professional level instrument.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Perfect

            By Drake

            from Chariton, IA

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            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 Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

              This bass is absolutely amazing. It has amazing tone and is definitely worth the price. The only problem I had with receiving it is the nut on the bass is broken. But I'm still giving 5 stars because it's such a good bass.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Value

              By Kbaxter26

              from Olivet, MI

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

                I am so sold on Fender Jazz Basses after this experience. It felt good in the store and sounded good through their amp. But, once I got it home...well let's just say, I was blown away. Sounds even better in my practice nook.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                bad choice

                By PG

                from NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flat Sound
                  • Fret Buzz
                  • Poor Pick Up

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

                    2 hours after receiving this, I was on the phone with MSF requesting a return label. The only thing I liked about it was it's looks & that it had the name Fender on it. MSF customer service was great & I reordered a Schecter C-4 in place of it & I love it, the sound, playability, feel, even the looks of it are night & day above the Fender. Once again hats off to MSF.com customer service. P.S. This was my very first return in the 25 years dealing with this online service!

                    Comment on this review

                    (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    What is the difference???

                    By The Doc is in the house..

                    from Western North Carolina

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    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 Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

                      I have played the bass guitar for over 35 years, and have owned 26 bass guitars over this time! No kidding whatsoever. I have owned some of the best basses availalbe during this time. I can say without a doubt that the 2013 Fender Standard Jazz is right up there with the Music Man Stingray (MIA), as well as 2 American Fender Jazz Basses I have owned since 1977.
                      What got my attention was when a good friend who is a professional bass player did a switch on me. He took the neck off of one of his MIA Fender Jazz and put it on the body of a new MIM Fender Jazz. He also took the body of the MIM Jazz and placed it on the MIA body. I wass amazed with the little if any difference between the 2 hybrid (lol) Fender basses. He then put the necks with their original body and had me to play each of them for about 20 minutes each. I honestly could not tell very little if any difference. My friend was absolutely correct when he told me that I was crazy to pay twice the price for a MIA Jazz, when I could buy the MIM Jazz and be completely satisfied with it. I would to see some of you out there try this if you can get the opportunity. You will be amazed with the quality of this bass!

                      Comment on this review

                      (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful, playable, and fun!

                      By Ricky Hendrix

                      from Tyro, North Carolina

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • A Well Balanced Guitar
                      • Fit And Finish Is Awesome
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Plays As Well As My Ric
                      • Set Up Was Perfect
                      • Solid Electronics
                      • Stays in tune

                      Cons

                      • Strings Much Too Rough

                      Best Uses

                      • Church praise band
                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

                      This was my seventh bass guitar purchase from Musician's Friend and as always, the service was fast and easy. This Fender Jazz Bass rivals my Rickenbacker for quality and playability. Definitely a good decision to buy this bass guitar!

                      Comment on this review

                      (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Super Bass

                      By Marco

                      from Baltimore

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

                          I love these. I wanted another one and I bought the Standard instead of the American Standard because im really into the pickups on Fender Standard Guitars, also, whats cooler than a white Fender Bass? Beyond that its 100% Fender Jazz Bass and that means the KING of Electric Basses, unparalled. I recommend this Bass to anyone who plays or plans to play bass - experienced or no..Some have said the Jazz bass is an expreienced players instrument - the long tapered neck, the offset waist, the weight, etc., can be intimidating to the begginner . I say, if you dont like the Jazz Bass, you dont like Bass guitars, you might as well start with the best and not begin any bad habbits.

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Good beginner or intermediate Bass

                          By ATeurok1228

                          from Nova

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Looks good
                          • Not Terrible Sounding

                          Cons

                          • Flat Sound
                          • Loses Tone After A While

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

                          I've had one of these since 2008. It was my second and actually the last bass I've purchased. After having it for 4 years I think that it was time to give a review of my experience with it. Naturally when I first got it I thought it was awesome. Compared to my Peavey starter bass I got at a pawn shop there was no comparison. 4 years later thats still all I can really say about it. I'm actually a drummer but naturally when I wanted to play another instrument I chose bass which actually helped me quite a bit musically but after being around actual bassists, I can tell this thing aint all that. The tone is mediocre and goes away with time. It's hard to explain but it just doesn't feel as solid as some higher end basses. The bridge on it is complete trash. If you want to make this thing sound good, change the bridge and pick ups as soon as you buy. Overall seems like a good beginner bass or an average intermediate bass but its nothing to rave about. If you're a bassist and want something that will last, save up the extra dough and get an American made one.

                          Comment on this review

                          Displaying reviews 1-10

                          Back to top

                          Previous | Next »

                          You are changing the Ship-To country.

                          Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.