Are you trying to settle on one bass as your main axe? With the Fender Jaguar Bass, the choice is easy; it sounds like a whole collection of basses in one. A relatively recent design from the makers of the first electric bass, the Jaguar is also one of Fender's most versatile, with enough switching options to sound like three or four different instruments. Based around the classic Jazz Bass design, the Jaguar plays like a dream, balances perfectly on your shoulder, is lightweight, and looks plain awesome.
Active / Passive Switching Is Just The Beginning
Built off the already flexible platform of the Jazz Bass's dual single-coil pickup arrangement, the Jaguar Bass's electronics go beyond nearly any other production bass. Taking a cue from its namesake, the Fender Jaguar Guitar, the Jaguar Bass sports a master volume and individual on/off switches for each pickup, as well as a series/parallel switch that can instantly turn your bass from a smooth jazz machine to a fire-breathing rock monster. A switchable active/passive preamp design introduces a powerful two-band EQ into your sound, which pairs with the passive master tone control for limitless sonic shaping. Turn up the treble for a extra pick attack or a cutting slap-bass tone, or crank the bass for the deepest dub reggae notes you've ever coaxed through your amp. It doesn't matter if you moonlight in a progressive metal band, twilight in a funk outfit, and spend your days making a living in a wedding band, the Fender Jaguar Bass never met a genre it couldn't master.
The Fender Jazz Bass has long been celebrated for its playability, and the Jaguar Bass is no different. The 20-fret neck has a super comfortable C-shape profile; generous enough to make fretting easy, but slim enough to facilitate quick position changes. The trademark asymmetrical body fits your body and arms like a glove, and helps the bass achieve perfect balance whether you play it standing up or sitting down. It's light weight, too, which is a good thing, because once you pick it up, you won't ever want to put your Jaguar Bass down!
All This and Looks, Too
You know that old adage about two attractive people having ugly children? Boy, does the Fender Jaguar Bass disprove that theory! Combining traits of the sleek Jazz Bass and the chromed-out Jaguar Guitar, the Jaguar Bass is flashy without sacrificing the classic cool that marks it unmistakably as a classic Fender. You get block inlays on the neck, plenty of chrome on the body, and three classy-looking finish options: Black, Hot Rod Red, and the iconic 3-Color Sunburst. The Sunburst model features a complementary brown tortoiseshell pick-guard, and the Hot Rod Red model sports a matching, painted headstock, recalling Fender's adventurous '60s design aesthetics. This is a bass that celebrates its roots while still looking totally modern. Which shouldn't come as a surprise, really. . . after all, it is
The Jaguar Bass has quickly become one of Fender's best-selling models, bass or guitar, and it's not hard to see why. With it's huge array of tones and head-turning good looks, the Jaguar is the only bass you'll ever need.
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- Model Name: Deluxe Jaguar Bass
- Series: DeluxeBody
- Body Shape: JaguarNeck
- Neck Shape: "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Aged White Pearloid Block Position Inlays
- Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Maple
- Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)Electronics
- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Pickups: Vintage Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickup
- Pickup Switching: 2-On/Off slide switches, one for each pickup, 1-Series/Parallel slide switch (operates only when both pickups are on)
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Preamp Treble Control Wheel, Preamp Bass Control Wheel, Preamp On/Off Slide SwitchHardware
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Bridge: Vintage Style 4-Saddle Bridge with Threaded Steel Saddles
- Auxiliary Switching: 1-Series/Parallel Slide Switch (Operates only when both pickups are on)Miscellaneous
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045-.105)
- Unique Features: Aged White Pearloid Block Position Inlays, Active/Passive Preamp System with Series/Parallel Switching, Rear Mounted Quick Release Battery Compartment, Synthetic Bone Nut, Black Plastic Knobs, Switches and Pickup CoversAccessories
- Included Accessories: None
- Control Knobs: Jazz Bass Knobs
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Candy Apple Red
- Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions,
please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
The Fender Jaguar Bass is back, now with the addition of a smart Cobalt Blue finish. Acclaimed as an extraordinarily versatile mid-2000s addition to the Fender bass family, the sleek and fast-playing Jaguar Bass quickly became a must-have instrument with a wealth of tonal options and active/passive control features.
Features include an alder body, C-shaped maple neck, 7.25-radius rosewood fretboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and aged white pearloid block inlays, dual vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, dual tone circuits (passive and active), lower horn control plate with on/off slide switches for each pickup and series/parallel slide switch (operates only when both pickups are on), upper horn control plate with active/passive slide switch and dual active-circuit tone control wheels (treble and bass), Jazz Bass master control knobs (volume, tone), three-ply pickguard (mint green/black/mint green), vintage-style bridge with four threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuners, nickel/chrome hardware and rear-mounted quick-release battery compartment. Available in Three-color Sunburst, Candy Apple Red and Cobalt Blue.