The American Standard Jazz Bass® is the same sleekly versatile, best-selling instrument it has always been, and it's now upgraded with Fender Custom Shop '60s Jazz Bass single-coil pickups and a striking new Jade Pearl Metallic finish option. It's the latest incarnation of our timeless, must-have bass hit, and it now sings, snarls, grooves and growls more powerfully than ever.
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I'm fairly new to playing bass but have been a guitar player for around 15 years and have owned a few MIM Fender Guitars.
I have to say that out of the box this bass was fantastic!
I took a bit of a gamble on this as the store did not have an American standard Jazz in store so I had to order and hope for the best...and I'm glad I did.
The quality and depth of the Black finish is amazing and the setup is perfect for me, I absolutely love the feel of the Maple neck.
My only complaint with this guitar would be that it didn't come with the taper wound strings as the Fender web site suggested at the time so I had to do some messing about to find out what gauge was on it however I see now that Fender have updated the info on the website and state that a 45-105 gauge is now used.
I've enjoyed the experience of having an American made Fender so much that I will be treating my self to an American Strat next year.
Big_Rich owns this item
Everything is just perfect on this amazing gear. It has everything a real bass player needs.
Great tone and playability and a beautiful design.
Thanks, Fender, for this wonderful and captivating instrument.
rafanicacio owns this item
I've been playing bass for many years and I've had many Fenders. I decided I needed a new Jazz bass and I chose and Oly white rosewood 2013. The fit and finish on the one was good, although the factory set up wasn't great. I played a few of them and the shielding could be a little better. I did see one with a huge neck gap on the treble side of the neck. Also, my bass came with a vintage style '70s case ( the Fender dealer told me that's what they now come with!). No SKB case! The weight at 9.1 pounds for me is perfect and the tone with the new custom shop pickups is real nice!
BassMan66 owns this item
I've played this bass for almost four years now and it's just the finest bass i have ever played! I played a lot of basses from other well known brands, and from the beginning I had a Fender Mexican Jazz, and that is also a really fine bass!;). But this bass is THE BASS to have!! It's got the looks, the quality, and most of all the SOUND that no other bass can match!
bassisterik owns this item
I've owned this bass for 5 years and I find my self playing this bass more than any of my others. It sounds great for any type of genre. It's the perfect bass for the gigging musician. The maple neck it one of the best necks i've played on. I love this bass. If you are looking at a fender bass buy the American standard jazz and you'll never need to buy another bass again.
benman7755 owns this item
This is a very nice instrument when it comes to looks and playability. The 2013 model is more lightweight than basses from a few years back and that is very good. The one I unpacked new from the case came with a surprisingly bad setup and had an unnecessary minor gap between the body and neck. The good guys at the store fixed the setup to an acceptable standard. I'm not sure why the magnets of the Custom Shop pickups had to rise a great bit above the plastic cover of the pickups. Play hard and your fingers will hit the pickup in a not so splendid way. Maybe it gives the thing a look or feel, but it's not useful at all.
slapexit owns this item
All I can say is wow. This bass is the best experience I've ever had with a Jazz. I've played MIMs that I thought were amazing, but when I picked this up and plugged in, the tone just blew me away. It sounds just like a '61 pretty much dead on. The Satin finish on the neck is just perfect. This gets the Geddy Lee sound pretty much exactly as it sounds on the records (found that one out yesterday). I got this bass in October of 2012, and ever since it's been the best bass I could have ever wanted. After a rough day out in the world, I can come home, sit down and pick this thing up and start with just a soft kind of groove, but this thing will tempt you. It's a slap machine. The tone is perfect for slapping. It's definitely up there with Rickenbacker's and Fodera's. If you see this at your local guitar store, definitely pick it up and play it for a while. It's worth every penny.
bassman87 owns this item
I'VE HAD MY AM-STD J-BASS FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS NOW. MINE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST, APPARENTLY WHEN THE AM-STD MODEL WAS BROUGHT BACK IN 2008. I WAS ALWAYS IMPRESSED BY THE FINISH OF THE BASS...IT ALWAYS LOOKS GREAT, BUT BEYOND THAT, I'VE LEARNED TO PLAY BASS ON THIS INSTRUMENT, AND IT HAS BEEN A SWEET EXPERIENCE. GREAT LOOK, GREAT TONE, GREAT PLAYABILITY. THIS IS ONE FABULOUS PRODUCT.
hamconsnv owns this item
I must say i love this bass. It's simply just got an extraordinary vibe, and the tone is clear and bright but still with a nice distinct warmth to it. Originally i got a 'Squier vintage modified jazz bass' for Christmas which had a problem with one of the potentiometers, so therefore i went to my local instrument dealer to get it fixed. There i got to try out this beauty. I compared it to a Mexican classic 60's, which didn't stand a chance in any way to match this fantastic piece of instrument. I was blown away! Afterwards i ended up selling the Squier and buying this instead.. And every time i plug it in i still get amazed about its great tonal character! I can't do nothing but recommend this if you've got the cash! You will in no way be disappointed!
dajbassman owns this item
- upgraded pick-up
- nice tone
- good playability
- Shell block inlays would be nicer
FenderMIA owns this item
I have played jazz basses since 1965. They are my go-to bass. I currently have three: one American Standard, one Jaco P for my fretless entry, and one 50th Anniversary Edition because it incorporates the best innovations over the years. Give me one bass, and it will be an American made jazz.
I had a Fender P before this bass and thought I would try something different so I sold it and bought another brand with active pickups. It felt really strange and virtually unplayable to me. I returned it and bought this J with maple fingerboard. I now have the tone I'm after with absolute playability.
Kikosdad owns this item
I have played numerous basses, old and new, and this Jazz Bass is the best by far. It has very good tones, and is so smooth to play. It does have some hum when using only the neck pickup, but add in a little bridge and that goes away. All together a very good instrument.
jdillon356 owns this item
I own and play quite a number of different basses but I keep coming back to my 2008 USA Std J-Bass for it's simplicity, awesome playability, solid reliability and great tone.
I find that this bass works really well for direct o PC recordings where my other basses need tweaking. It just seems that when you plug it in you get a perfect tone that just suits all types of music that i play from Rock to Funk to Gospel and Pop etc.
I play loads of different genres of music and this is my #1 go to bass for pretty much nearly everything.
I've always had a thing for J-Basses but it was only late last year that after 30 something years of begging and borrowing that I finally squeezed the accountant (my wife :-) )to let me buy one to celebrate our wedding anniversary. So stoked I finally have an amazing piece of history in my hands!
tonemannz owns this item
I have one for over ten years now,
and it's still my one of my favorite guitars to play!
The sound is just as a bass should sound.
The only negative thing that I could say about this bass is that
it weighs a lot, but once you are playing, that doesn't matter anymore!
RubenM owns this item
I own a number of quality basses but have always been missing that classic Fender tone. I've wanted a Jazz for a long time but wasn't sure which one. It was a close call between the American Deluxe and the American Standard 2012 but I found that the Deluxe sounded more like my other active basses (albeit with a Fender flavor)....which was what I was trying to get away from. The Custom Shop 60's pickups in the Standard did it for me....they sound KILLER and just have that tone that sits so well in the mix. (and she growls like a **** when needed!!)
An absolute classic that's made even better by the pickups 'upgrade'.
pattofield owns this item
This Bass is Gig ready straight out of the the box. There is not a bad thing to say about this instrument. With the custom shop 60's it has the classic fender jazz bass bite. I run it through a 610 pre and 1176 comp, then into an ampeg. This bass gives me all the growl and punch to be in bass heaven.Having the choice to string though the body or the bridge is a nice little bonus. It came with a nice SKB case, although my case did not survive the first international flight. Even with the case very badly damaged it protected the bass perfectly.
electricbunnyman owns this item
You cannot go wrong if you choose fender when buying a bass. The build quality is exceptional and the instrument sounds and plays like a dream. In my opinion, this bass is great for all styles of music because there are many different tones that you can get out of this baby. It's the best purchase I have ever made! I highly recommend this bass to any fellow bassist.
emsixel owns this item
|Model Name:||American Standard Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass®|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face|
|Neck Shape:||Modern "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 Rods:||Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Standard|
|Bridge Pickup:||Custom Shop '60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Neck Pickup:||Custom Shop '60s Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)|
|Tuning Machines:||Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts|
|Control Knobs:||Black Plastic|
|Strings:||NPS, Gauges .045-.105|
|Unique Features:||Tinted Neck, Maple Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front; Rosewood Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Headstock Front with Buffed Fingerboard, Fender Spaghetti Logo, Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods, Rounded Body Shape, Rolled Fingerboard Edges, New Molded Fender/SKB® Case with TSA Locks, Glass Reinforced Nylon Trigger Latches, and Form Fitted Plush Interior|
|Polishing Cloth:||Polishing Cloth Included|
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