Fender American Performer Jazz Bass Electric Bass Guitar, Rosewood Fingerboard (with Gig Bag)

A powerhouse model for nearly 60 years, the Jazz Bass fits right in with the American Performer series. Dual Yosemite single-coils create that classic growl.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Fender Greasebucket tone circuit Rolls off highs without adding bass
Fender Yosemite Pickups Dynamic sounds, great feedback control
Modern C-shape neck profile C-shaped neck with slightly slim profile
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

Crafted in Corona, California, the American Jazz Bass delivers the exceptional tone and feel you expect from an authentic Fender -- along with enhancements that make it even more inspiring to play.

The American Performer Jazz Bass includes the Yosemite single-coil pickups, designed for rich, expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and a shellac coating that lets the coil breathe while controlling feedback, Yosemite pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation. The American Performer Jazz Bass also features Greasebucket tone circuitry that lets you shape your highs without adding bass, preserving your sound. The "Modern C"-shaped neck sports a 9.5"-radius fingerboard that’s comfortable for almost any playing style, along with 20 medium-jumbo frets, allowing you to easily express yourself musically.
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- Model Name: American Performer Jazz Bass
- Series: American Performer
- Country Of Origin: US
- Body: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Shape: Jazz Bass
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Neck Shape: Modern "C"
- Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 20
- Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
- Position Inlays: White Dots
- Truss Rods: Standard
- Truss Rod Wrench: 3/16" Hex (Allen)
- Bridge Pickup: Yosemite Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Middle Pickup: Yosemite Single-Coil Jazz Bass
- Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Greasebucketâ„¢ Tone Circuit (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
- Pickup Configuration: SS
- Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style with Steel Saddles
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass
- Strings: Fender USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Arctic White
Shipping Weight: 15.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0198610380

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted March 5, 2019 by John N in Coeur D Alene, ID

"Seriously awesome Jazz bass"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I had been in the market for a new Jazz bass for some time now, and after watching some youtube reviews, I ordered an arctic white Performer Jazz, and crossed my fingers that the bass would at least meet my expectations. The bass arrived in perfect condition, well packed by Fender and zZounds. After a quick setup, I plugged in and played for an hour straight. This bass exceeded my expectations in almost every way. Fit and finish was perfect, tight neck pocket, no issues with frets and everything worked as it should. The tone is outstanding: Jazz bass with a touch more punch. I'm still getting used to the Greasebucket tone control, but I understand why there's a love/hate relationship with it. It cuts out some highs but doesn't muffle the low end. I gigged this bass a couple of days after it arrived, and had no problems dialing in a tone that sat well in the mix. If there is any downside, it's the fact that these come with a gig bag and not a hard shell case, and it's the same cheap gig bag that some of my older Mexican made Fenders came with. I'm a big proponent of hard shell cases (or higher quality gig bags) being included with new guitars and basses, and really don't understand why Fender can't include something that offers a bit more protection. Anyways, other than the gig bag issue, I think these Performer Jazz basses are awesome.

Musical Background:

I've been playing the bass guitar for 30 years and counting

Musical Style:

Mainly rock
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