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Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar   

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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

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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. Chrome-plated 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

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FenderStandard Jazz Bass Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5)

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!

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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.

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5.0

straight out of ensenada!!

By big tom the lithuanian

from olympia, wa

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

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:

    set up perfect right out of the box

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    5.0

    I'm really happy with this purchase. (MIM) Feels awesome.

    By G-Man (The Bass Slappin' Cat)

    from Maryland

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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:

      (Sunburst) I mostly use it in my room and sometimes jamming with friends. So far I'm loving the feel on it, its super comfortable. I can get a lot of different tones from it and had tried many of the different bass options at Guitar Center and the Jazz Bass just felt the best. I love that i can get those high lead bass lines or nice warm and chunky lows.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Bass

      By Virginia bass guy

      from VA

      About Me Professional Musician

      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

        Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

        I have six basses, including four Fender basses - a U.S. Precision, an Aerodyne, a Musicmaster (also U.S.) and this Jazz (made in Mexico). This Jazz is BY FAR the best, smoothest playing bass I have ever played. I have flat-wound strings and I have played it through various amps - Fender, Ampeg, Acoustic and Peavey - an it always comes through. I have played the bass on five CDs without a hitch. It practically plays itself. It has a relatively low price point but outperforms basses costing four times as much. I play everything from classic rock to country to contemporary Christian to bluegrass. The tone can be changed from smooth and soft to very trebly and bold. I highly recommend the Jazz to anyone who wants a great bass at a fair price.

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        5.0

        Fantastic bass!

        By The big E-U-MRA

        from Illinois

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gigging
          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

          Are you kidding me? Right out of the box, this bass was well set up and an absolute tone monster without the need for active electronics and the accompanying batteries. This bass is an absolute joy to play and I feel like it kicked up my playing a notch or two. I have the candy apple red version with the maple neck and have had people say it's "sexy". Bottom line, I love it!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sunburst jazz with maple fretboard

          By Boom Boom

          from NC

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          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

              Love my jazz bass! Second one that I have owned. As always had to set up to my taste. Great tone, great looks and great feel. Not sure what makes jazz basses feel so comfortable, but they seem to wear in quickly and only sound better with age. No disappointments here. Highly recommend as a keeper and a life long instrument. Enjoy!!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exceptional Bass!!

              By David

              from undisclosed

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              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.

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                5.0

                Plays better than any Fender I own.

                By RC

                from Richmond Virginia

                About Me Professional Musician

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                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.

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                    (4 of 4 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.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect

                      By Drake

                      from Chariton, IA

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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
                        • 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.

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                        (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.

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