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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. Chromeplated hardware.

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  • 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
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (7)
    • Jamming (6)
    • Small venues (5)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), 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!

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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

    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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      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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exceptional Bass!!

          By Acoubassman

          from Pensacola, FL

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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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                (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.

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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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                      (2 of 29 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!

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                          (12 of 13 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

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                            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!

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