The Fender Player Series Fretless Jazz Bass Guitar combines everything we've come to know and love about this awesome bass. Upon its introduction in the early '60s, the Fender Jazz Bass was an instant hit. Since then, it has been employed by many musical luminaries and played a pivotal role in the development of signature sounds in many musical genres, including blues, disco, funk, heavy metal, jazz-fusion, and reggae. The current fretless model brings together the greatest features of classic models, alongside modern appointments, in perfect harmony.
Classic alder body
The lean-and-mean Player Jazz Bass incorporates many of the original model’s classic Fender “firsts” such as the effortlessly cool offset waist. The body has been crafted using alder, a lightweight and tonally balanced tonewood that is very generous with its low-end delivery, which is carried through with a forceful punch, but cuts through with enough high-end sparkle. The body has been finished in a classic brown sunburst, which is protected by a slender layer of polyester.
Slim neck design
Fitted to the body is an ultra-slim, fast-action maple neck, shaped to the comfortable to play modern "C" profile. Paired with the neck is a sublime Pau Ferro fingerboard, which bears 20 medium-jumbo size frets - spacious enough not to feel cumbersome, but never feels like too much of a stretch between frets - that are adorned with white dot position inlays. The maple neck and Pau Ferro fingerboard partnership guarantee that each and every note rings out with the utmost clarity through the power of the alder. The neck has been treated to a tinted satin urethane finish, preventing the build-up of stickiness or tackiness, making it a dream to glide along.
wide range of tone
For a bass that is renowned for its versatility, it's surprising that the electronics' setup consists of Player Series Alnico 5 Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups in the neck and bridge positions. Each pickup has an individual volume pot, and a master tone pot controls both pickups. Whether you're playing upbeat dance-inspired riffs, heavy rock, punk, country - pretty much anything you can imagine -, the Jazz Bass has you covered. Simply plug in and play.
The body is equipped with a 4-saddle standard vintage-style bridge with single-groove saddles, creating a seamless connection between strings and body. Not only does this create the perfect foundation for optimising intonation and sustain, but ensures an anchored playing feel so you can rock out freely. The headstock bears the standard open-gear tuning machines, which work tirelessly to maintain tuning integrity.
Whether you're new to the instrument or are a seasoned pro with years of experience behind you, the Fender Player Series Jazz bass guitar would make a fantastic addition to any bassist's arsenal.
Manufacturer Fender Model Player Series Fretless Jazz Bass Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration SS Active/Passive Passive Product Range Jazz Bass Neck Profile Modern C Shape Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 9.5" Fretboard Inlays Ghost Frets Tuning Machines Standard Pickups (Neck/Bridge) Player Series Alnico 5 Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickguard 3-Ply Parchment Bridge 4-Saddle Standard Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup)
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup)
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