Fender Aerodyne Jazz Electric Bass

Nail those tricky rhythms with sonic flexibility. The Aerodyne boasts a P Bass split pickup in the middle and a single-coil J Bass pickup in the bridge slot.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

The Aerodyne Jazz Bass offers timeless Fender tone, smooth playability, and alluring black-on-black style. A fresh take on a classic design, this J Bass packs plenty of sonic versatility by way of its dual pickup configuration. Built with a bound basswood body with a unique carved top, this bass unites classic Fender design with a striking set of updated features.

Versatile Fender Tone

The Aerodyne features two distinct Fender pickups to cover a wide range of classic bass tones. In the forward position, a split-coil Precision pickup offers the thunderous low-end that's made the P Bass a hard-rock standard for decades. In the bridge position, a single-coil Jazz pickup delivers all the hallmarks of the J Bass sound, with punchy mids and well-defined highs. Use the dual volume and tone knobs to dial in sounds to cover any genre with engrossing bass sound.

Ultra-smooth Playability

This J Bass uses thin C shaped profile which invites speedy play all up and down the fretboard. The combination of maple for the neck with a rosewood fingerboard provides the classic feel of an original Fender. The body features a comfortable back contour which centers the bass on the player's torso.


- Basswood body with unique radius and carved top
- Elegant black finish with cream binding on top of body
- Smoked chrome bridge, tuning machines, and skirted control knobs
- Top-mounted Strat input jack
- Dual pickup configuration with split single-coil Precision pickup and read more single-coil Jazz pickup
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Model name: Aerodyne Jazz Bass (without pickguard)

Series: Deluxe Series

Body: Basswood (unique radius/carved top)

Neck: maple, C-shape, satin polyurethane finish

Fingerboard: rosewood (stained), 7.25 in. radius (184 mm)

No. of frets: 20 medium jumbo

Pickups: 1 split single-coil Precision pickup (mid), 1 single-coil Jazz pickup (bridge)

Controls: volume, volume, tone

Pickup switching: none

Bridge: standard 4-saddle

Machine heads: standard

Hardware: smoked chrome

Pickguard: none

Ouput Jack: Angled jack on the front

Scale length: 34 in. (864 mm)

Width at nut: 1.50 in. (38mm)

Unique features: unique radius/carved top, cream binding on top of body, Smoked Chrome bridge and tuning machines, black top-mounted Strat input jack, Smoked Chrome skirted control knobs, rear-mounted controls, side dot position inlays only, matching painted headstock, silver applique logo

Strings: Super 7250ML (.045, .065, .080, .100)

Accessories: none

Case: none

Introduced: 1/2005
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 12.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0254505506

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

Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass

And now for something completely different! Cutting-edge bass players looking for a high performance and lightweight bass with a strikingly different appearance will flip over the Aerodyne Jazz Bass! This is a special edition Jazz Bass featuring a bound basswood body with a unique carved top, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and matching painted headstock. It's loaded with a Precision/Jazz Bass pickup combination and rear routed/top mounted controls with no pickguard.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (62 ratings)
Submitted May 18, 2012 by Christian M in Clover, SC
"Very Nice Bass for the Price"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I'm very happy with my new Bass and with the order experience from ZZounds. The bas showed up in 2 days with free shipping. I would have been happy with a week. There were no problems with the bass and the order process was very easy. I will order again.

The sound is great... Lots of tone shaping with the P anf J pickup combination. My only complaint is that the J pickup tends to be noisy. Othere than that the sound is terrific. The bass came with Fender Super 7250 strings 45 thru 100. I usually use Roto Sound 40 - 95 but these sound and feel so good I am going to start using them on my other Fenders.

The overall feel of the bass is nice, especially with the arched top. I have another Jazz bass but the P pickup really adds more charaater to the bottom end. It sounds great through my Trace Elliot. The bass came with Fender

Ease of Use
The neck is perfect. Nice and smooth and slender. The 7.5 inch radius makes chording easier wuth less fatigue and the smooth finish on the back is nice

The quality and craftmanship on this bass are equal to that of basses that cost 2 to three time more. I know because I own a few. The only thing I don't like is the typical stock fender bridge that hasn't changed in decades. I'm already changing this out with a Leo Quan Badass II.

The quality and craftmanship read more on this bass are equal to that of basses that cost 2 to three time more. Lot's of value here and well worth the price at $799.

Manufacturer Support
In all my years owning Fender products, I have never had to deal with them because I've never had a problem. In that respect I guess I would rate them 5 stars for never having to go through the trouble of dealing with the manufacterer compared to for example... the cell phone company who I talk to 4 to 5 times a month.

The Wow Factor
The smooth Black on Black finish looks beutiful, I'm almost afraid to play it. Nice sleek design with the traditional Fender shape. Nice job on this bass. I would buy another in a different color just to have it.

Musical Background:
Playing bass for 36 years. Also play mandolin, dulcimer, guitar and some keys. Have been playing professionaly for 30 years.

Musical Style:
My core music interest is Rock but I also like contemporary country music.
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