Blacktop™ Jazz Bass®

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Model #: 0148600506

Blacktop™ Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black $499.99

0148600506

Blacktop™ Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, White Chrome Pearl $499.99

0148600523
Blacktop™ Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black

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La fenomenal potencia y rendimiento de la serie Blacktop™ se refleja en una recreación totalmente nueva del venerable bajo Jazz Bass. En una de las reproducciones más características del instrumento jamás diseñado, Fender presenta el Blacktop Jazz Bass.

Con líneas elegantes y potente, el Blacktop Jazz Bass tiene dos pastillas Precision Bass® de bobina dividida Blacktop que dan una pegada de sonido. Otros detalles característicos: tres botones de control Jazz Bass (volumen para cada pastilla y tono maestro) y un puente Blacktop™ HiMass. Tiene cuerpo de aliso, mástil de arce con la forma actual de "C" y acabado de uretano brillante, diapasón de palo rosa con radio de 9,5" y 20 trastes medium jumbo, golpeador de tres capas negro-blanco-negro, clavijero abierto y herrajes en cromo. Disponible en Black y el nuevo White Chrome Pearl.

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Volume pots a little disappointing

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Billlozon on March 30, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock

Just received my new Blacktop Jazz yesterday and will replace the factory strings with D'Addario Chrome flatwounds ASAP. The fit/finish is excellent and the photos don't do the white finish justice. It's something that you really need to see in person to appreciate. One thing that I found troubling though was the minimal range of both pick up volume controls. Sure, they turn almost a full revolution but it's almost like 70% of the pot is low volume then BAM! turn it just a few degrees higher and you've got a loud bass. It's almost more of an off/on switch than a true gradient volume control. I hate the thought of replacing pots on a brand new instrument.

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Surprisingly great tone and feel for the money!

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famousbass on February 19, 2013
Professional Blues R&B Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Reggae / Ska Punk

I only picked this bass up in the store to give it a test play because it was sitting next to the Blacktop Precision I had come in to try out. Am I glad I did! At first, the look of the dual split P-bass pickups was a bit weird and I had little hope of it sounding any different than a normal, entry level P-bass. Boy was I wrong! The tone of this beast is truly amazing! Plugged straight into an SVT stack, it was clear and HUGE! It has the bottom end of the P-Bass but with more clarity (likely due to the second pickup being placed closer to the bridge). I immediately was able to get an amazing rock tone with minimal knob tweaking on the amp. Dropping back the tone knob a bit subdued the attack and mellowed out the tone nicely for finger-style playing, as did soloing the front pickup. The bass is solidly built. If you didn't look a the back of the neck, you'd think that this was a full-on American-made Fender bass instead of Mexican. If you didn't look at the price tag you'd think that this bass would easily cost closer to $1,000+ than the measly $500 it cost at the music store! Solid body, really nicely finished (Chrome Pearl White finish was surprisingly pleasing to the eye and I'm a black or vintage sunburst kind of guy!), neck feels great (although I'd prefer less gloss on the back of it), frets are nicely done, neck pocket was solid and the Hi-Mass bridge gives each note greater sustain than you'd expect. In a nutshell...Clear, clean and huge! The pickups clearly translated all the picking and finger-style nuances I could throw at it. Pushing the volume a bit added some nice grit that didn't get in the way of note clarity. The bass plays so effortlessly that I ended up playing for quite a while. I plugged it through an EHX Bass Big Muff Deluxe and it about tore a hole in the roof! The dual P pickups really made the distortion pedal come to life! All in all, a fantastic value for the money and a real tribute to Fender's attention to quality manufacturing...even "across the border"!

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Model Name: Blacktop™ Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0148600506
Series: Blacktop™
Advertised Price: $499.99
Color: Black

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Arce
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: Forma "C" moderna
Scale Length: 34" (863.6 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: Radio 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Médium Jumbo
String Nut: Hueso sintético de cejuela
Nut Width: 1.50" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Incrustaciones de posición de punto blanco
Truss Rods: Standard
Truss Rod Nut: Llave Ajustable 3/16"
Neck Plate: Estándar de 4 tornillos

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Blacktop™ Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Neck Pickup: Blacktop™ Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Controls: Volumen 1. (Pastilla central), Volumen 2. (Pastilla del puente), Tono Master
Pickup Configuration: S/S

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle Blacktop Adjustable HiMass
Hardware Finish: Cromo
Tuning Machines: Clavijeros estándar abiertos
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Botones de plástico negro

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Strings: Super 7250M, NPS (Calibres .045-.105)
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