Deluxe Jaguar® Bass


Model #: 0259505500

Deluxe Jaguar® Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

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Deluxe Jaguar® Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

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The Jaguar® Bass is back, now with the addition of a smart new 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), vintage-style bridge with four threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuners, nickel/chrome hardware and rear-mounted quick-release battery compartment.

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Da Bass

(4.0)
leo.lagmar on June 9, 2014 (updated June 9, 2014)
Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Reggae/Ska

I got to tell you I got mine a beautiful sunburst back un 2010 got it second hand because Fender took them out of the marketing and I was literally searching all around the country (I live in México) for a new one and black, I only found it un sunburst and secondhand, I loved it the minute I bought it.

It's been four years now and I only got two complains, it is a really uncomfortable bass when played sitting and it's really noisy.

Other than that is a bass anyone will fall in love with

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Awesome

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edelstone on May 21, 2014
Blues Jazz Alternative Rock

I bought this bass 2nd hand the other day and was instantly blown away - traded for a P-Bass.

So.....the negatives first:
- noisy active pick-ups - though not a deal breaker
- it would be nice to be able to blend the pick-ups, but there is still alot of tone variation
- people are initimidated when I play this bass - I look too cool for school.

Positives:
- good tone range - really good
- excellent playability
- looks awesome
- solid Japanese build - I have had two Fender Japanese basses and I am currently sitting on 100% quality.

If you are in the market for a bass, DEFINITELY look at a Jaguar - DEFINITELY. I don't know why we don't hear more about these basses - they are inline with everything else in the Fender Deluxe range in terms of quality, though with better style.

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Amazing!

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gustavolembi on August 18, 2013 (updated August 19, 2013)
Beginner Blues R&B Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

I've had this Candy Apple Red Jaguar bass for about three months now and it was enough time to fall in love with it! It has a nice playability, very comfortable and has a great sound! It's a must buy!

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A long awaited classic!

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mike gordon on May 27, 2013
Semi-Professional R&B Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

Having owned this bass for around a couple of months now, i am getting to like it more and more. It's like none of the other Fenders i own although there are some similarities. The closest i would say is to the Jazz Bass - neck, pickups and weight. There are almost infinite tonal combinations and i feel this bass would be most excellent in the studio, using the active controls. ( Remember to download the manual !). It is a joy to play.Lookswise , it gives the impression that it has been around for perhaps forty or so years but of course hasn't. Vintage machines and bridge give that late sixties early seventies look.It is good that apart from the electrics, Fender have designed a definite retro style classic, using a well known body shape, -which didn't exist in the first place! Maybe having both Jazz and Precision basses back in the early days , there was perhaps no need for a third style of bass but i am sure it will eventually have its own reputation as a classic Fender.

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5 star bass

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dzmemy on May 5, 2013 (updated May 8, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues Jazz Alternative Rock

i am very lucky to have this great playable bass, the hot rod red 2006 fender jaguar bass and a black 2010 squier jaguar bass. the sound came from vintage pickup are awesome. all the switches can make a variety of tones. the active electronics can make punchy sound. play this bass till the end.....

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Mystique, I love you!

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DietrichElst on March 25, 2013 (updated March 25, 2013)
Amateur Blues Funk Rock

This is a great bass. I have nearly owned it for a year now and since the day I peeked into the box and named the cobalt blue beauty 'Mystique', I haven't had any regrets. The tone is great and versatile. She even defined part of the sound of our band. I couldn't live without her.

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my ideal bass

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theblightdroid on February 19, 2013 (updated February 20, 2013)
Amateur Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal Folk Punk

I've had the deluxe jaguar bass for about two weeks, now, I can't imagine wanting another bass anymore. There is hardly a combination of tone settings that I don't like on this bass. it's the most expressive bass I've ever played. The only thing I've noticed that this bass can't do, after playing a jazz bass, is blend the volume levels of the two pickups, but I'm not missing that feature, really. It's the best-looking instrument I've ever seen or used, both on it's own, and when it's on me. I love the surf rock/shoegaze aesthetics that it has. The cobalt blue finish is stunning. The block inlays, chrome, and tinted neck are also really nice touches. It does have some hum, especially when the active preamp is on, but I find that as long as both pickups are on and I don't stand next to devices with strong electromagnetic fields, it's negligible, or just absent. Everything about the construction of the bass is very sturdy and precise. I noticed it has some slight neck-dive when I have it slung high, but I generally play with a long strap, and it doesn't seem to have any real neck-dive when slung at, or below, my waist. Overall, this is my ideal bass. If I ever become a famous/successful bass player, this is the bass that I want people to think of when they think of me.

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Man, do I miss this bass!

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xl883r05 on February 19, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Gospel Rock Classic Rock

I hate I ever sold this bass. Perfect weight, balance and tonal versatility.

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A great versatile bass

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schwerve on February 19, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Funk Rock Classic Rock

I purchased the bass because of the great looks and reasonable price and I love it! I have used it for tracking at the studio many times even though I own quite a few more expensive basses. I really like the variety of tones you can get with the different pickup configurations and using the active EQ circuit allows you get tones into the Musicman territory. I has a lot of bite to it when the EQ is in passive mode, great for rock. My only gripe is the EQ controls feel like they are either all the way up or not on a t all, not much room in between. Still, this a great bass that can cover a variety of sounds.

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Great bass! And it's blue!

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patwhite on February 18, 2013
Semi-Professional Alternative

First off I played in an Indie rock/Post-hardcore/Post-rock band (think Brand New, O'brother, Thrice, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bon Iver, and Now Now). That should give you an idea where I'm coming from.
I played an earlier model of this when it was only being offered in red or white at my local music. It sounded fantastic. I usually prefer Precision Basses but this bass held it's own. I also prefer passive electronics but I found the active option to sound really great. It was punchy and had just enough low end without sounding booming. The neck feels great as well and is similar to a Jazz Bass neck. The body design is really cool. This bass is definitely in the running when I need another and I will search out the blue. A friend of mine also owns one of these and it sounds great in his band.

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General

General
Model Name: Deluxe Jaguar® Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0259505500
Series: Deluxe
Color: 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Urethane
Body Shape: Jaguar®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Preamp Treble Control Wheel, Preamp Bass Control Wheel, Preamp On/Off Slide Switch
Pickup Switching: 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup, 1-Series/Parallel Slide Switch (Operates Only When Both Pickups are On)
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: 1-Series/Parallel Slide Switch (Operates only when both pickups are on)

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
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
Included Accessories: None
  • Deluxe Jaguar® Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

    #0259505500

  • Deluxe Jaguar® Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black

    #0259505506

  • Deluxe Jaguar® Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Hot Rod Red

    #0259505515

  • Deluxe Jaguar® Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red

    #0259505509