The Fender® American Special basses bring you the latest in U.S.-built quality and value. The American Special Jazz Bass® guitar features a slim neck profile, gloss urethane body finish (satin urethane neck finish) and the Fender Greasebucket™ tone circuit, which rolls off highs while maintaining low-end definition.
Features include an alder body and C-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard (Black, Candy Apple Red models) or rosewood fretboard (Olympic White, Three-color Sunburst models) with medium jumbo frets, single-coil alnico Jazz Bass pickups, vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass knobs, three-ply pickguard (black-white black on Candy Apple Red and Olympic White models; parchment on Black and Three-color Sunburst models), vintage-style bridge and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.
|Model Name:||American Special Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass®|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||Slim "C"|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.5" (38.1 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black or White Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Bridge Pickup:||Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Neck Pickup:||Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Controls:||Volume 1.(Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)|
|Special Electronics:||Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls off Highs Without Adding Bass)|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle Standard Vintage-Style with Single Groove Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Standard Open-Gear|
|Control Knobs:||Black Plastic|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||U.S.-Made, Gloss Urethane Body Finish (Satin Urethane Neck Finish), Slim-Profile Fast-Action Neck, Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit and Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods|
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I have owned my AS J bass for a solid 19 months now and have been playing in church, at friends houses, on the road at venues ranging in size from 10 to 3,000 people. I still haven't had to adjust the setup from day one! The tone is very warm, yet can get real gritty really fast, a very dynamic set of pickups here. I used to run with about 3-4 basses at a time, since thinning the herd, this is only bass I still play 24/7.
One thing I would love to see Fender do with it is build it standard with either Fender's own stockier bridge or a BadAssII. I also added block "inlay" markers for looks.
Overall... buy it. Play it. Love it.
CygnusX191 owns this item
Returning to playing bass after 20 yrs of not playing, previously played a Precision but since age is a factor, the thinner neck line is an easier play than the wide PBass. This bass came right out of the box set up well enough I didn't have to make a single adjustment, it plays fantastic, sounds really good and the price point is great. I would recommend the American Special Series to anyone who wants a well made, great playing bass. Oh, it's made in the USA, a very important factor when considering my purchase. Get you one, you'll LOVE it!!!
robinlruss owns this item
I bought my JB at Guitar Center Orlando, FL in February 2013. Excellent place.
I live in Brazil and I am already playing with some friends. Its sound and performance are awesome.
I recommend Fender JB American special for every bass player interested in Jazz and MPB.
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