American Special Jazz Bass®

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$999.99

Model #: 0111660300

American Special Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst $999.99

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The American Special series Jazz Bass® guitar puts genuine U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level.

- Lightweight alder body with gloss urethane finish
- Slim "Modern C" neck with 20 medium jumbo frets for ultimate playability and comfort
- Single-coil alnico Jazz Bass pickup for warm, complex tones
- Greasebucket™ tone circuit for reducing treble while sustaining low-end definition
- Vintage-style plastic Jazz Bass knobs
- Includes portable deluxe gig bag

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Home Run Again from Fender

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kubicki1 on October 2, 2014 (updated October 2, 2014)
Blues R&B Funk Rock Classic Rock Country

Having owned numerous bass guitars thru 35 years of playing I have to say I was completely floored when I opened up my new American Special Jazz Bass - the fit, finish, quality and setup was that of a guitar three times the price easily. The neck plays like butter and feels like silk. The tones you could pull out of the greasebucket tone circuit are just amazing from a bright piano like shine to deep low not muddy, flat Motown sound and everything in between. This Beast will cover any style be it Funk, Metal, Blues, Country, R&B it can do it all. The neck is super slim and satin finish just flies. It was set up perfect out of the box and almost perfectly in tune, and it is hard to put down. What I though would become a very good back up instrument to my Kubicki X factor has just become my primary bass guitar and for under $1000 bucks, you can just not go wrong with this American beauty. Getting to play this at my music store live and finally getting it was a great day as this was a 50th Bday present to myself. I couldn't have been happier.
Thank you for such a great bass. Yet again, Fender, you hit it out of the park, another home run. If you are considering a Jazz and want American but don't need the Hardshell case don't hesitate. I did change out pickguard for 22 bucks to a tortoiseshell but that was just a personal choice. It needs no modifications whatsoever.

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The Main Monkey Buisness

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CygnusX191 on September 20, 2013
Professional Blues Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Folk Bluegrass Classical Reggae / Ska Punk

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.

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Great Bass that's affordable!

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robinlruss on June 23, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Funk Rock Classic Rock

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!!!

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Great instrument

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lobo.prof on March 10, 2013 (updated March 21, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Jazz Rock

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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General

General
Model Name: American Special Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0111660300
Series: American Special
Advertised Price: $999.99
Color: 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Neck Shape: Slim "C"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
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

Electronics

Electronics
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)
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls off Highs Without Adding Bass)

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard Vintage-Style with Single Groove Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Black Plastic

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
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
  • American Special Jazz Bass®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

    #0111660300

    $999.99

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