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Fender American Special Jazz Electric Bass (Rosewood Fretboard, with Gig Bag), 3-Color Sunburst

The American Special Jazz bass features a slim neck and a Greasebucket circuit for lopping the tops off highs without sacrificing the lows you know and love. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Fender USA Special J Bass 3-Color Sunburst

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Vintage Alnico Jazz Bass single-coil pickup Thick and warm tone, with a modern edge and bite
Fender Greasebucket tone circuit Rolls off highs without adding bass
Slim C-shaped neck Slim back profile; super-fast, easy-to-play feel
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

Product Description

The Fender American Special basses bring you the best in U.S.-built quality and value. The American Special Jazz Bass guitar features a slim neck profile, a high-gloss finish and the Fender Greasebucket tone circuit, which rolls off highs while maintaining low-end definition.

Features include an alder body and C-shaped maple neck, rosewood fretboard with medium jumbo frets, single-coil alnico Jazz Bass pickups, vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass knobs, three-ply pickguard (black-white black on Candy Apple Red and Olympic White models; parchment on Black and Three-color Sunburst models), vintage-style bridge and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.

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General
- Model Name: American Special Jazz Bass(R)
- Series: American Special
- Color / Part # : 3-Tone Sunburst 011-1660-300, Olympic White 011-1660-305, Black 011-1662-306, Candy Apple Red 011-1662-309

Body
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Shape: Jazz Bass(R)
- Body Finish: (0111660300, 0111660305, 0111662306, 0111662309) Gloss Urethane Body Finish

Neck
- Neck Shape: Slim "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish
- Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
- Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut

Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Jazz Bass(R) Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
- Neck Pickup: Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Jazz Bass(R) Single-Coil Neck Pickup
- Special Electronics: Master Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
- Controls: Volume 1.(Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)

Hardware
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Bridge: Standard Vintage 4 Saddle Bass
- Tuning Machines: Standard
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Tools
Truss Rod Wrench: 3/16" "T-Style" Ball-End Hex (Allen) Wrench

Miscellaneous
- Strings: Fender(R) USA, NPS, (Gauges .045-.105)
- Unique Features: US-Made, High Gloss Finish, Slim Profile, Fast-Action Neck, Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit

Accessories
- Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Gig Bag
- Pickguard: (300, 306) 3-Ply Parchment
(305, 309) 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass Knobs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 18 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great Jazz Bass with a Fast Neck"
Sound: The pickups are similar in sound to the Geddy Lee. Very punchy. Feature: The neck is just superb, second only to the Jazz Select with the compound radius. IF ya like a thinner neck. Ease of Use: Playable out of the box! Quality: No burrs or rough edges. Nice deep sunburst. Value: Totally worth the street price. Manufacturer Support: Not yet! The Wow Factor: The WoW factor would be 5 stars if it came with a high mass bridge. I'm all about tradition and vintage loyalty, but the old school fender bridge just doesn't cut it for me. Overall: I bought this bass because of the slim C profile neck. I suspected it was like the Geddy Lee neck, and it is. I've been gigging with the Geddy Lee for 5 years now and it IS what I like. Now,the American Special with the Rosewood fingerboard gives me a slight alternative. Totally worth the asking price. I played it stock for 2 gigs and realized it was just missing some enhancements that I put on all my basses. The next week I added a hip shot drop-D Tuner, and a Full Contact Hardware Babicz bridge. I really like the bridge. It is right up there with the Bad Ass bridge i'm used to, but more readily available. The extra mass does make a noticeable difference. The bass came with a newer model gig bag that actually fits without de-tuning the bass. Not a blemish on the body or neck anywhere. Real fine craftsmanship.
Style of Music: "both kinds, Country And Western", haha rock, roll, pop, oldies, funk, blues - yep, I'm in a cover band.
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Overall: I was sceptic about ordering. I thought it was to good to be true and that the product would be of low quality or something but I live the bass is gorgeous and the feel is incredible. The sounds is all I need to satisfy my life end addiction. Came with some abnormalities tho.. No biggies tho action was high and one of the pups was adjusted incorrectly but a setup later and this fender is a dream come true. I wish it had block inlays but cosmetics are the least to worry about.
Style of Music: Jazz, blues, rock, reggae
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