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At Fender, they live and breathe electric instruments. They never rest—pushing craftsmanship to its limits, they design, test and endlessly experiment to create the best instruments on the planet. The Jazz Bass, a refinement of concepts first introduced in the Precision Bass, is the earliest example of this philosophy in action. Evolved for today’s musician, the American Professional Jazz Bass combines modern features and materials with Fender’s craftsmanship and expertise to produce a truly contemporary bass.
Speedy, powerful and articulate, the Jazz Bass quickly carved out a niche for itself when it was released in 1960. The slim, ultra-fast neck and slick offset-waist styling made it a favorite of bassists everywhere. Funk, fusion, disco and, of course, modern rock all owe a life debt to the fantastically versatile Jazz Bass.
Developed by pickup master Michael Bump, the brand-new V-Mod single-coil Jazz Bass pickups use a carefully selected blend of alnico magnet types for balanced tone with authentic Fender sonic DNA. Designed for comfort and performance, the slim modern “C”-shaped neck profile feels just right nestled in your hand, becoming one with you, while the narrow-tall frets provide a familiar playing feel and perfect intonation. Posiflex™ graphite support rods run the length of the neck, adding stability to the neck while resisting warping. The redesigned tuning machines use a fluted shaft, creating the optimum break angle over the nut while keeping the string windings tight for increased sustain and enhanced tuning stability.
The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Jazz Bass is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.
V-Mod Jazz Bass pickups are modified versions of our classic vintage pickup designs. Packed with the fundamental Fender bass sound you know and love, these single-coil pickups crank out high-output tone with vintage warmth and the crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend.
Slim “Modern C” Neck Profile
This instrument features a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a slim, modern “C”-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), 9.5” fingerboard radius and narrow-tall frets.
Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.
HiMass Vintage Bridge
Channel the early days of Fender in a thoroughly modern instrument thanks to the vintage-style HiMass bass bridge with single-groove saddles, offering an authentic vintage look with plenty of stability and sustain.
New Fluted Tuners
Wider at the top than the bottom, the fluted shafts force the string windings downward and keep them tight, resulting in a sharper and consistent break angle over the nut, creating increased sustain and better tuning stability.
Posiflex Graphite Rods
All American Professional bass necks incorporate Posiflex graphite rods to reinforce against movement that can occur with fluctuations the environment. Embedded beneath the fingerboard, they improve reliability on the road, in the studio or in your home.
New Hardshell Case
The Elite Molded Case features body-hugging contours to protect your cherished instrument, TSA latches for increased security and nested stacking ability for easy storage and secure transport
•Fluted-shaft tuning machines
•Posiflex graphite rods
•New “Thin C”-shaped neck profile
Series: American Pro
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, “Slim C”
Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock
Face (Rosewood), Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss
Urethane Finish on Front (Maple)
Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 20, Narrow Tall
Position Inlays: Black Dot (Maple), White Dot (Rosewood)
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.5” (38.1 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts
Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green (700, 705, 706), 3-Ply Parchment (748)
Pickups: V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge/Neck)
Pickup Switching: NA
Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case