Product Type: Fender guitars and bass guitars
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Fender Jazz Bass
Member Name: joeyer
Fender Jazz Bass
Advantages: Very versatile, excellent quality
Disadvantages: More expensive than the standard precision
I recieved this bass around 6 months ago, and for the price i am really impressed with the standard. I paid £220 (brand new condition with protective plastic and tags still intact) which to me is a bargain compared to the £440 retail price!
Starting off with the sound, this bass is very versatile. When (if) you get this bass make sure you sit down and have a play with the control knobs as you will see the number of different sounds you can get out of it. I play hardcore, screamo, blues, rock, classic rock, metal, and this bass manages to create great sounds for all these styles.
The quality of the bass is also very high standard. A great finish with no blemishes really makes it look great on stage. The action was a bit low and there was some fret buzz on the higher frets, but this is quite common on new guitars so a set up at your local guitar store will fix this if you can't do it yourself.
Again like most fenders there is hardlty any difference between american and mexican guitars. I tried both and seemed a waste to spend double the amount when there was not much difference. It is a lot better than the squire bass though.
I used to own a fender standard precision bass but the jazz completely beats that, being a lot more versatile and easier to play i prefer it, but still make sure you try both out!
Mine is midnight wine with white pickguard, rosewood neck, and it is lovely, so give it a go and see what you think!
Summary: Excellent bass