Fender Select Active Jazz Bass®


Model #: 0170320852
Fender Select Active Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Tobacco Sunburst

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Der Fender Select Active Jazz Bass bringt wie bereits sein passiv arbeitender Vorgänger aus dem Jahr 2012 unseren vielseitigsten Bass auf ganz neue Ebenen der Eleganz und Stärke. Sein Erlenkorpus verfügt über eine geflammte Ahorndecke und ein wunderschönes, von Hand aufgebrachtes Tobacco Sunburst Finish mit Hochglanzlackierung. Der moderne, im Radialschnitt ausgeführte Ahornhals mit „C“-Profil bietet ein komfortablen, speziell geformten Übergang zwischen Hals und Korpus, ein Mattlack-Finish und Posiflex™ Spannstäbe aus Grafit. Das Palisandergriffbrett mit Compound-Radius (9.5"–14") bietet 20 Medium Jumbo Bünde und schicke weiße Perloid-Einlagen in Blockform.

Weitere hochwertige Ausstattungsmerkmale sind zwei Fender Select Jazz Bass Single-Coils, ein Mini-Schalter für Aktiv-/Passiv-Betrieb, ein Master Volume-Regler und Blend-Regler, ein Dreiband-EQ (Treble, Mid und Bass Boost/Cut), ein dreilagiges Parchment-Pickguard, ein massiver Steg im Vintage-Style (String-Through-Body oder Top-Load), Stimmmechaniken im Vintage-Style mit konischen Schäften und ein „Fender Select“ Emblem auf der Kopfplatte.

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Very nice, but

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jazzben on January 4, 2014 (updated January 6, 2014)
Amateur Blues Funk Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Punk

I have to admit that I fell in love when I first saw it hanging in my music store. The flamed top is so nice! I plugged it in a SWR amp there, and the magic came out of it. The tone is so hot!! I love that "jazz bass" sound. Passive or active, it sounds good either ways.
I own it since a month now, and I think the oil finish on the neck is a little bit sticky, I need to rub it frequently... I suppose that the sticky effect will go away with time, but for now, it is a little annoying.
My biggest deception is under the pickguard: it is routed! I couldn't believe it when I removed the pickguard: I wanted to expose more of that marvelous flamed top, but under the pickguard, there's a big hole all around the neck pickup, and a route between the neck pickup and the electronics under the knobs plate. I cannot believe that Fender produces instruments like this one in the Select class, and don't make an effort on this. Since there is a layer on top for the maple flamed top, this could have been done easily. I'm really disappointed of this.
On the neck, I wish it had a binding, or the nice contoured heel, like the one on the Select Stratocaster HSS. But I like the nice rosewood finish and I'm really glad that Fender put the square pearl inlays marquers, it looks so good!
Other than that, I love it, it is not the heaviest bass I owned, I love the sound of it and I love to play it.

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Top of the line

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axeltag on August 16, 2013 (updated August 16, 2013)
Semi-Professional Jazz Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

Huge range, perfect neck and the most beautiful look. This is the best Fender I have ever owned and played. Not Custom Shop, but definitely feels like one.

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General

General
Model Name: Fender Select Active Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Tobacco Sunburst
Model Number: 0170320852
Series: Fender® Select
Color: Tobacco Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder with Quilt Maple Top
Body Finish: Hand-Stained with Gloss-Lacquer Topcoat
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®

Neck

Neck
Neck Finish: Satin-Lacquer Back, Gloss-Lacquer Front
Neck Shape: moderne "C" Form
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm - 355,6 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Jumbo medium
String Nut: Sattel aus synthetischem Knochen
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Blockeinlagen aus Perlmuttimitat
Truss Rods: Modern Heel Adjust
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Fender Select Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: Fender Select Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Dynamic (Pan) Regler, 3-Band Active EQ mit Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Mid Boost/Cut
Pickup Switching: Pan-Poti
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: Active/Passive Mini-Kippschalter

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: HMV, High Mass Vintage (durch den Korpus geführte oder auf Decke befestigte Saiten)
Hardware Finish: Chrom
Tuning Machines: Fender®/Hipshot® Vintage Stimmmechaniken mit konischen Schäften
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: schwarze Plastikdrehregler

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)
Unique Features: Neck Heel Contour, Fender Select Headstock Medallion, Stealth "A" String Retainer
Included Accessories: Cable, Strap, Cloth