Since Fender began, they have worked tirelessly to please musicians all over the world, always attempting to supercede their last creation. The 2017 American Professional series brings together a range of traditional features and matches them up with modern, upgraded appointments, and this combination is what makes this left-handed Jazz Bass stand out from past versions.
Alder is used to construct the body of the American Professional Jazz Bass, providing a solid build but a lightweight, comfortable feel. The Jazz Bass is renowned for its brilliantly rich, bright tones, and alder contributes wholeheartedly to this. Fender have retained the iconic double cutaway offset body shape for the Jazz Bass, allowing full, uninterrupted access to every register on the neck.
Left-handed bassists will be delighted with the neck on the American Professional Jazz Bass. Fender have chosen a smooth maple neck which is shaped to the incredibly fast and modern "Slim C" profile which feels just amazing in the hand. To further stabilise the neck and prevent warping, the neck has a Posiflex graphite support rod throughout its 34 inch scale length.
The neck is topped with a sumptuous 9.5 inch radius rosewood fingerboard making for an ideal playing surface. The frets feature decorative white dot inlays to guide you through each transition.
Jazz Bass Pickups
The revolutionary Michael Bump is the legend behind the electrifying sound of the American Professional Jazz Bass. This is courtesy of his well-designed pair of V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups in the neck and bridge positions. This duo of single-coils enhance treble and high-end tones whilst maintaining the clarity of the bass for a really well-balanced output.
Two volume controls enable you to make individual sonic tweaks to each pickup, while a Master Tone control rounds this off perfectly making for an easy-to-use interface. The vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass control knobs complement every finish of the instrument.
The American Professional Jazz Bass comes with some upgraded hardware making it instantly gig-ready. The headstock is fitted with redesigned Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style tuning keys, which use a tapered, fluted shaft. This provides the perfect break angle over the nut without loosening any of the strings.
The new tuners work brilliantly with the 4-saddle HiMass bridge and bone nut to produce unparalleled sustain with total tuning accuracy.
The American Professional Jazz Bass comes with an Elite molded case to protect, store and transport your new pride and joy wherever you choose.
Manufacturer Fender Model 2017 American Professional Jazz Bass LH RW Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Neck Profile Slim "C" Scale length 34 inches (864 mm) Fingerboard Material Rosewood Bridge/Tailpiece 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage No. of Frets 20 Position Inlays White Dot Pickguard 3-Ply Tuners Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts Pickup Configuration SS Pickups Bridge: V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass Middle: V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass Controls Volume 1 (Middle Pickup) Volume 2 (Bridge pickup) Master Tone
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