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Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar  

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Overview

  • Classic offset body shape
  • Alder body
  • Modern C shape maple neck
Description & Specs
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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.

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.

 
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FenderStandard Jazz Bass Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Jamming (5)
    • Small venues (4)
    • Recording (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
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      • Experienced (6)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    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 15 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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              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What is the difference???

              By The Doc is in the house..

              from Western North Carolina

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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
                • 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!

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                (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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                (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Super Bass

                By Marco

                from Baltimore

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                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.

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                    (1 of 14 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.

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                    (19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing Bass

                    By Jacob Scruggs

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar:

                    This bass is exactly what Ive been looking for since I first was Interested in bass guitars. The High-Gloss fretboard was the big pulling factor for me getting this bass. The satin finish on the back of the neck makes it extremely easy to move up and down the neck for hours without getting sore. I honestly thought that the pickups would be weak, but they are actually about on par with an American jazz bass. Actually the only real differences that I can tell about the Quality, Parts, etc of this bass are the Bridges on both instruments, and the logo on the back of the headstock saying made in Mexico. If you were thinking of picking up an American special, save some money and buy this. Its great!
                    No Specia Fetures. It's a Jazz bass. It does what it is designed to do well.
                    Top notch finish on the body and excellent gloss on the fretboard.
                    I caught it when the Christmas sale was going on and, as someone else stated on the rosewood variant of these basses, it feels like you hit the Jackpot.

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