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.
|Model Name:||Deluxe Jaguar® Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.5" (38.1 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Pearloid Block|
|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)|
|Special Electronics:||1-Series/Parallel Slide Switch (Operates only when both pickups are on)|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles|
|Control Knobs:||Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®|
|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|
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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!
gustavolembi owns this item
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.
mike gordon owns this item
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.....
dzmemy owns this item
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.
DietrichElst owns this item
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.
theblightdroid owns this item
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.
schwerve owns this item
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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