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Fender Blacktop Jazz Electric Bass

Ideal for bassists looking for a powerful tone, the Fender Blacktop has a rosewood fretboard and alder body. (7) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Phenomenal Fender Blacktop series power and performance now comes to a bold interpretation of the venerable Jazz Bass guitar. In one of the most distinctive iterations of the instrument ever designed, Fender now introduces the Blacktop Jazz Bass.

Sleek and supercharged, the Blacktop Jazz Bass features dual Blacktop split-coil Precision Bass(R) pickups that pack a powerful one-two tonal punch. Other distinctive touches are three Jazz Bass control knobs (volume for each pickup and master tone) and a Blacktop HiMass bridge. Features include an alder body, maple neck with modern C shape and gloss urethane finish, rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius and 20 medium jumbo frets, three-ply black-white-black pickguard, open-gear tuners and chrome hardware. Available in Black and White Chrome Pearl.

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General

- Model Name: Blacktop(TM) Jazz Bass(R)
- Series: Blacktop(TM)

Body

- Body: Alder
- Body Shape: Jazz Bass(R)
- Body Finish: (0148600506, 0148600523) Polyester

Neck

- Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: White Dot Position Inlays
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane Finish
- Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
- Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt
- Truss Rods: Standard Truss Rod System
- Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Electronics

- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Bridge Pickup: Blacktop(TM) Split Single-Coil Precision Bass(R) Pickup (Bridge)
- Neck Pickup: Blacktop(TM) Split Single-Coil Precision Bass(R) Pickup (Neck)
- Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone

Hardware

- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Blacktop 4-Saddle Adjustable HiMass Bridge
- Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear Tuners
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Miscellaneous

- Strings: Fender(R) USA Super Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)

Accessories

- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Control Knobs: Vintage Style Jazz Bass(R) Knobs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 5 in
White Chrome Pearl
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "I think feed back will move this bass to a different type of string and a wide assortment of colors"
Sound: Fender did it again.I can't believe the price on this bass.It's a mim so what!I played the Blacktop 6 string and I was amazed at the sound.I am a bass player and I wanted to try the bass.I could not find one.I took a leap of faith and bought one.As far as I can tell I have the first on in California.I was not disappointed.I have not tweeked yet but I love everything about it.Nice mello sound and it can get funky too.I have play all of the upper end basses of Fender and this little darling will stand up to them.Did I say about the cost .Unbelievable.I don't have a 5 string bass but I think if they come out with a five .I can't help but one. Feature: It's Jazz bass all the way .The neck could be a little smaller.The humbuckers are great nice sound on the neck.True Jazz sound Ease of Use: The great sounds are there.You need to play withit .I play through eight ten and it has the monster sound you expext with all of the speaker.I drop down to two ten on small venue,but the quality is still there.I have not started tweeking it yet but that will come .I customize all my basses.Maybe I will lower the string and put some flat wounds on to see what happens Quality: What can I say it's Fender.I have never had a bad Fender product.I have been playing bass over 50 years and I have always had a Fender.It is a beautiful glossy black (my choice).Ihave two back up basses but this one is first in line.Ihave a good snug fitting case so this thing is going to last.Viva Mexico.You made a good one Value: With the new pickup configuration and the sound the bass is worth much more than it's sale price Manufacturer Support: I had to back order this unit but it came sooner than I expected.To this date ,other than a neck adjustment ,I have never had aproblem with aFender product and I don't expect any from this bass The Wow Factor: Ihave the high gloss black and it is pure sex appeal.I would like to see more color choices.I would buy a sun burst.Black and chrome you can't go wrong Overall: I am very protective of my gear and some day I will probably sell it for more than I paid for it.If I lost this one I would not hesitate to replace it with one just like it. The quality and the price you can't go wrong
Style of Music: Country
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Sound: Music store in my area carries several Fender Bass's. They also carry USA Fenders and MIM Fenders. I spent a couple of hours playing various bass's and I honestly could not tell the difference in sound between a USA and a MIM Bass. The sound the Blacktop Bass produces is awesome. I am using a Hartke 610 cab with Hartke Power amp and I couldnt ask for a better sound. Feature: Some Case Candy would be a nice perk but the allen wrench and truss wrench was all I got. This Bass is lacking nothing. The pups are great, great balance and not heavy at all. I had a MM Bass and that thing weighed a ton. I like the Maple Neck and Rosewood Fret Board. The finish is flawless and I love the Black Pickguard. Ease of Use: Plug and play. Right out of the box this Bass was gig ready. I tweaked the string height to suit my playing style. A manual came with this bass and it is Bi-Lingual but easy to read. Quality: The Bass reeks of quality. I am not going to nickel and dime the qualities that this bass exhibits. I compared the Blacktop MIM Bass to its American counter parts and honestly there is not a difference that I was able to detect. I always carry a backup Bass, Accidents happen from time to time, but I feel that this Blacktop Bass will stand the test of time. Value: I feel that I had the advantage when buying this Bass. Compared to other Bass's of quality that I play, this one ranks at the top. Manufacturer Support: Havent had to use support as yet. Its a Fender and if they cant help me then I Know ZZounds will help. Their customer service is second to none. The Wow Factor: Black with a black pick guard. Its beautiful and the compliments that I have received thus far are all positive. I almost bought the white version of this Bass but couldnt justify passing up the Black Model. The black and chrome accents are great together. Overall: Not really looking for another Bass at this point but would like to play the five string version if one comes out. If this Bass was lost,stolen or damaged beyond repair, I would buy another. No question.
Style of Music: Rock, Blues,Southern Rock
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