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Fender American Special Jazz Electric Bass (Maple Fretboard, with Gig Bag)

Fender's Vintage Alnico single-coil J Bass pickup with a switchable Greasebucket tone circuit makes this American-made Jazz Bass particularly Special. (5) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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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
Maple neck and fretboard Bright, even tone with long sustain

The American Special J Bass: Versatility Is Its Specialty!

Rather than reinvent the wheel, Fender's American Special Jazz Bass makes a few key updates to the iconic bass design in a package more affordable than its standard counterpart. With the American Special J Bass, you'll be rocking the low end in a familiar, yet new way.

Money on Maple

The American Special's maple neck and headstock may be an aesthetic nod to Jazz Basses of the past, but its design is all modern. Carved in a slim "C" profile with a 9.5" radius, the neck makes for a comfortable grip that allows you to reach across a wider slice of the fretboard than would be possible with a chunkier neck. It's matched with a maple fretboard hosting 20 medium-jumbo frets.

Suitable for all Sounds

In keeping with the Jazz Bass's history as a versatile instrument, Fender placed two Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet single-coil Jazz Bass pickups in the American Special. These passive pickups offer a warmer sound than active pickups while still maintaining clarity, so your grooving bass lines won't get muddled in the mix. Their demeanor is suitable for all styles, from jazz to rock. Each pickup features an independent volume control, and Fender's Greasebucket tone circuit helps you mellow out the high end without adding unwanted muddiness.

Special Look and Appointments

The American Special's body is made of alder with a back contour for weight relief and comfortable playing. It's coated in a satin urethane finish for an eye-catching glossy charm. The bass's hardware leans to the throwback side; a Vintage Standard four-saddle bridge with single groove saddles allows you to make fine adjustments, and open gear-tuners keep you sounding true.

Features:

- Alder body
- Maple neck in slim "C" profile
- Maple fretboard with 20 medium-jumbo frets
- Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet single coil Jazz Bass pickups in bridge and neck positions
- Volume controls for each pickup
- Master tone control with Fender Greasebucket tone circuit
- Standard Vintage four saddle bridge
- Standard open-gear tuners
- Gig bag included

Play jazz -- or any style you like -- on the Fender American Special Jazz Bass.

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- Body Material: Alder
- Neck: Maple, Slim C Shape
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5 in. (24.1 cm)
- Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 34 in. (86.36 cm)
- Nut Width: 1.5 in. (38.1 mm)
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Truss Rod Nut: 3/16 in. Adjustable Hex Nut
- Pickups: Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickups
- Controls:
- - Volume 1.(Neck Pickup)
- - Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup)
- - Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tuning Keys: Standard
- Bridge: Standard Vintage 4 Saddle Bass
- Strap Buttons: Vintage Style Strap Buttons
- Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass Knobs
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045-.105)
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0111662309
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

The Fender American Special Jazz 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.

Fender American Special Jazz Bass Features

- High Gloss Finish
- Greasebucket Tone Circuit rolls off highs and maintains low end definition
- Alder body
- C-shaped maple neck with Slim Profile Fast-Action
- Maple fingerboard with medium jumbo frets
- Single-coil alnico Jazz Bass pickups for that classic J Bass sound
- Vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass knobs
- Three-ply pickguard
- Vintage-style bridge and strap buttons
- Deluxe gig bag
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great Bass at a great price!"
Overall: I have always played a Precision but with age thought about switching Jazz thinner neck for an easier play. This bass came out of the box ready to play, no adjustments, nothing. It plays great, it sounds really good and it was a great price. Would recommend to anyone.
Style of Music: Rock, blues, classic rock, some country
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Overall: I purchased the American Special on the pay as you play program, and couldn't be happier, I have played for 27 years, and been wanting an American Made Fender, this is the one I have been hoping for, the neck is small for my small fingers to walk all over it, the tone is wonderful, I play through a Fender Rumble 350, I have read some unfavorable reviews about the greasebucket tone knob, but I have no problem with it. I get very good low end and tight kick on the mid's and high end. You won't go wrong with this beauty,(I bought the red with black pick guard), I get lots of compliments how beautiful it looks.
Style of Music: Metal, classic and modern rock, country and blues.
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