Fender Select Active Jazz Bass®


Model #: 0170320852
Fender Select Active Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Tobacco Sunburst

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Come il suo predecessore con elettronica passiva del 2012, il Fender Select Active Jazz Bass porta il nostro basso più versatile a nuovi livelli di eleganza e potenza. Il suo corpo in ontano presenta una tavola armonica in acero fiammato e una splendida finitura Tobacco Sunburst mordenzata a mano con rivestimento superiore laccato lucido. Il suo manico in acero a forma modern “C” con taglio quartersawn presenta un comodo tacco smussato, finitura in vernice satinata e barre di supporto in grafite Posiflex™; la tastiera in palissandro con raggio di curvatura variabile (9,5”-14”) presenta 20 tasti medium jumbo e con eleganti segnatasti a "blocco" color bianco perlato.

Tra gli altri punti di forza, pickup dual single coil Fender Select Jazz Bass, interruttore mini-toggle attivo/passivo, manopola volume master e manopola pan-pot pickup, equalizzatore attivo a tre bande (manopole di boost/taglio alti, medi e bassi), battipenna a tre strati in parchment, ponte high-mass stile vintage (con corde che attraversano il corpo o top-load), meccaniche stile vintage con pin conici e medaglione Fender Select sulla paletta.

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Very nice, but

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jazzben on January 4, 2014 (updated January 6, 2014)
Amateur Blues Funk Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Punk

I have to admit that I fell in love when I first saw it hanging in my music store. The flamed top is so nice! I plugged it in a SWR amp there, and the magic came out of it. The tone is so hot!! I love that "jazz bass" sound. Passive or active, it sounds good either ways.
I own it since a month now, and I think the oil finish on the neck is a little bit sticky, I need to rub it frequently... I suppose that the sticky effect will go away with time, but for now, it is a little annoying.
My biggest deception is under the pickguard: it is routed! I couldn't believe it when I removed the pickguard: I wanted to expose more of that marvelous flamed top, but under the pickguard, there's a big hole all around the neck pickup, and a route between the neck pickup and the electronics under the knobs plate. I cannot believe that Fender produces instruments like this one in the Select class, and don't make an effort on this. Since there is a layer on top for the maple flamed top, this could have been done easily. I'm really disappointed of this.
On the neck, I wish it had a binding, or the nice contoured heel, like the one on the Select Stratocaster HSS. But I like the nice rosewood finish and I'm really glad that Fender put the square pearl inlays marquers, it looks so good!
Other than that, I love it, it is not the heaviest bass I owned, I love the sound of it and I love to play it.

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Top of the line

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axeltag on August 16, 2013 (updated August 16, 2013)
Semi-Professional Jazz Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

Huge range, perfect neck and the most beautiful look. This is the best Fender I have ever owned and played. Not Custom Shop, but definitely feels like one.

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General

General
Model Name: Fender Select Active Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Tobacco Sunburst
Model Number: 0170320852
Series: Fender® Select
Color: Tobacco Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder with Quilt Maple Top
Body Finish: Hand-Stained with Gloss-Lacquer Topcoat
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®

Neck

Neck
Neck Finish: Satin-Lacquer Back, Gloss-Lacquer Front
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
Truss Rods: Modern Heel Adjust
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Fender Select Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: Fender Select Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls: Master Volume, Pan Control, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut
Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: Active/Passive Mini-Toggle Switch

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Black Plastic

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges)
Unique Features: Neck Heel Contour, Fender Select Headstock Medallion, Stealth "A" String Retainer
Included Accessories: Cable, Strap, Cloth