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Fender Jazz Bass - This bass or no bass
Fender Jazz Bass
Member Name: Marcuz85w
Fender Jazz Bass
Date: 12/02/01, updated on 12/02/01 (5042 review reads)
Advantages: Great tone, appearance, flexibility, etc. etc.etc.
Disadvantages: can be thought of as an old and dated bass.
The fender jazz bass really is the bass of bassists. Made from Rosewood and Maplewood it offers a great tone which easily be altered by alternating the bio-pole full range pickups pickups. The Jazz bass was introduced in the 1960's as the 'Deluex model' over time it has become one of the most played basses in history.
The fender Jazz basses specifications are as follows;
Scale Length; 34" (864mm)
No: of frets; 20
Width at Nut; 1.5" (38mm)
Machiene Heads; standard butterfly
Pickupps; jazz bass single coils
Controls; volume(mid) volume(bridge) tone
Pick Guard; white
these are all standard features on the standard jazz bass. My Bass is a mexican Jazz bass however this has the same features as the American version except for its pickups. The mexican Jazz basss has a mexican model pickups and is cheaper for this reason, however these can be replaced if unsatisfactory.
This bass offers great playability, tone and flexibility and has been a joy to play with on many occasions.Furthermore it is also suitable for all types of music, don't let its name fool you, i play in a punk rock band and still offers the right tone, feel and appearance.
An American jazz bass could cost you anywhere between £600 and £1000 depending on the model, whereas the same bass of Mexican manufacturer could only cost as little as £400.
The jazz bass also has a couple of extra features which varies between models such as its jumbo frets for slapping. The standard Jazz bass is available in the following colours;
Black, Brown sunburst, Midnight Blue, Midnight Wine and Arctic White customs may be available but then what isn't if you'v got the money. I totaly recomend this bass and would find it hard ajusting to anything else now that I have played on one of the best.
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