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Fender Deluxe Jaguar Electric Bass

Jaguar + bass = a fresh Fender with old-school mojo. Dig the thin C-shaped neck, rosewood fretboard with 20 vintage-style frets, and vintage Jazz pickups. (86) Read 14 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Fender Deluxe Jaguar Bass Candy Apple Red
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Vintage Jazz Bass single-coil pickups Delivers unparalleled clarity and punch
7.25-inch fretboard radius Very rounded, vintage feel
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
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.

Plays Famously

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 a Fender.

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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General
- Model Name: Deluxe Jaguar Bass
- Series: Deluxe

Body
- Body Shape: Jaguar

Neck
- 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 Switch

Hardware
- 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 Covers

Accessories
- Included Accessories: None
- Control Knobs: Jazz Bass Knobs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 53 x 20 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

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.
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "A worthy 21st Century addition to the Tradition of Great Fender Basses: A HOMERUN for Fender Japan!"
Sound: Sounds essentially like a jazz bass, but due to the series/parallel option, and active electronics, can go far beyond jazz bass tonally. Pickup spacing is wide, a la '70's jazz bass... It sounds "Fender-y"... The bass seems to have no problem going from Motown thump to smooth fingerstyle jazz (bridge p/u solo'ed, passive tone rolled back slightly, and a touch of active bass boost) with no loss of bottom-end, to classic '70's jazz bass slap (both pickups on, passive tone up, active electronics off) to modern gospel slap (active electronics on), to more modern rocking tones (p/u's in parallel, active ON)... Background hum may be an issue in a recording, but live shouldnt be a problem. If too much hum, modifications such as copper shielding and/or pickup change can be done. Feature: Again, this is a jazz bass - well made, with '70's pickup spacing (allowing for more top end on the slap tone, like the Marcus Miller bass). The series/parallel option as well as the passive/active option allow much greater tone options than a typical J- or P-bass would. Some may lament the absence of individual volume knobs for each pickup, but I think this "lack" of flexibility is more than made up for by presence of the active electronics and series/parallel switch. Ease of Use: The switches may be intimidating at first, but just by playing around with the instrument and exploring its creative possibilities, any fear of complicated electronics layout will be overcome. This is a four-string Fender bass guitar with great flexibility. The neck is feels like a nice, comfortable, thin jazz bass neck. Truss rod adjustments are made at the headstock (like a '70's Fender), allowing the player to make adjustments in neck relief without having to remove the neck. Quality: Fender Japan is a close second in quality to US made products. In fact, I prefer this bass in terms of construction, aesthetics, and tone to the basses coming out of Fender USA and Mexico. It is a great value - a lot of bass for the money. It is well-constructed, no paint or technical issues that I can find. Frets were level, tuners were smooth, neck fit nicely in the body... Value: At this price point, we have a Fender bass that is well constructed, looks cool, and sounds fantastic. Resell value of this bass should be high given that it is Japanese-crafted and is unique. Manufacturer Support: Have not dealt with Fender regarding this instrument. The Wow Factor: This is totally Fender - looks like a re-issue of a late-60's Fender bass. The colour, the chrome, the matching headstock (hot red red only), and the pearlioid block inlays over dark rosewood make this bass visually appealing. A close look at the vintage-tinted maple neck shows prominent wood grain pattern running parallel to the longitudinal axis of the neck... delectable! Overall: At this price-point, this bass is a homerun! $750 USD for a Japanese made Fender that is well-constructed, visually appealing, sounds great, tonally flexible, and unique. This bass is not a Japanese re-issue of some American Fender from the '60's - it is a bass conceived of in the 21st century in top quality by Fender Japan with a generous nod to Fender's storied past.
Style of Music: Jazz/Funk/R&B/Rock/Blues
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Sound: The versatility of this bass is awesome. It's overall tone hovers around a Deluxe (active) Jazz bass, but you can get some pretty convincing P-Bass thump out of it as well. I have two different bands, a country act and a hard rock band. I use this bass for both as I can get a nice hit-you-in-the-chest thump for some simple country licks, or a ballzy grind with some nice mides for my rock act. Feature: As I'm sure you've noticed, this bass has enough knobs and switches to fly a plane with. These features give you the option of truely carving out your sound. If you use an Ampeg or other boutique style head, often you are shorted the option of a lot of knobs to use to dial in that perfect sound. This bass lets you carry every aspect of your tone right under your pickguard. Ease of Use: Sure, the air-traffic-control interface takes a little while to get used to, but it really is a lot simpler to use than it looks. After owning the bass for about 3 days, I was sweeping knobs and switches on stage with pure confidence. I still find cool new combinations of switches every once in a while that give me all-new inspiration. Quality: The Japanese sect of Fender is by far the best bang for your buck. I've played them all, from Squiers to AmStands, and the best price point in all of Fender is their Japs. Just a little under the quality of an American, but waay under the price. To me, quality vs. price, it's a no-brainer. Value: If you're not sure which Fender bass you want, simply because you've tried and love them all, then that should be this bass's biggest selling point. I literally lined up a Fender Jazz, P-Bass, and Marcus Miller's sig model and was able to recreate all those basses using this one. It really is like 3+ basses in one, for less than one of them! This bass will save you from having to buy the other two basses, so by my logic, it's worth 3 times what I payed for it! That's value! Manufacturer Support: Not concerning this bass, but I've delt with Fender before. Pretty nice chaps, although you can be on hold for a while. Once you get a hold of them, they are very easy to deal with and very pleasant and knowledgable. The Wow Factor: The bass is super sexy. I've played it live regularly since I've bought it, and other bassists with Music Mans, Specters, Warwicks and the like all come up to me and ask me about it. It's just the right amount of chrome and class with a modern spin. The looks are what first attracted me to this bass, and if I ever decide to stop playing it, it'll simply become a wall ornament so I can continue to marvel at it. Overall: This bass instantly became my main axe, and will continue to be for years to come. I did quite a bit of research on the product and played numerous ones before I brought one home. If it was stolen, I would get another one as soon as I got out of prison for ambushing the jerk that stole it.
Style of Music: Funk, Country, Rock
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