Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass


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Fender's American Deluxe Jazz Bass guitar delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleekly familiar design.

The Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass guitar delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleekly familiar design. An innovative designed preamp circuit delivers exhilarating active and passive tone, and powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pickups present more clean headroom and EQ range than ever. Other features include active/passive switch and passive tone control for even more tonal options, and classic Jazz Bass block fretboard inlays and binding. Includes hardshell case, cable, strap and strap locks.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Bass Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Cable
  • Strap
  • Straplocks
Neck Pickup Noiseless™ N3 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.5"
Neck Shape Modern "C"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Select Alder or Premium Ash
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Pickup Noiseless™ N3 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Bridge Type 4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Tuning Machines Open Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Select Alder Body on Solid Finishes (Black, 3-Color Sunburst, Olympic White), Premium Ash Body on Transparent Finishes (Natural, White Blonde)

Urethane Body Finish, Gloss Urethane Neck Finish on Front w/Satin Urethane Finish on Back

Posiflex™ Truss Rod; Graphite Neck Support Rods

Medium-Jumbo Frets and Rolled Fingerboard Edges

Block Fingerboard Inlays

Genuine Bone Nut

Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle

Switching: Pan Pot

Special Electronics: Active/Passive Mini Toggle Switch

Chrome Hardware

Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts

5-Bolt Asymmetrical Neck Plate

Improved Electronics Resulting in Increased Headroom and a Tighter Low-End Response

Passive Tone Control for Passive Mode

Stealth "A" String Retainer

Tinted Neck

Contoured Heel for Easier Upper Fret Access

Highly Detailed Nut & Fretwork

Flat Head Screws on Battery (for Easy Changes with a Coin or Pick)

Neck Binding
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series American Deluxe
Model American Deluxe Jazz Bass®


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If you could only own one bass...


from MidWest


  • Great Passive Tone


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    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass:

    I absolutely love this bass. I have never been a huge fan of active electronics because I think it robs some subtle tones of finger techniques. Passive tone is terrific on this bass. I can recommend no improvements. The active tone controls work great and bring a very modern sound to a classic. I anticipate using this bass in passive mode 60% of the time, but thanks to this bass, I only need to bring one solid body bass to the gig. Oh, yeah - It plays as good as it sounds!
    Worth every penny.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    A working bass


    from Lancaster, PA

    Verified Reviewer


    • Activepassive Option
    • Body Or Bridge Stringing
    • Easy Access To Volume
    • Fast neck
    • Versitility


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        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass:

        The bass is a versatile bass, likely the most capable Fender Jazz Bass on the market. The Passive/Active selection is terrific. I never thought I would want an active tone but this jazz delivers and the switch is so easy I end up making the switch during songs several times. I would recommend this as a semi-pro or pro bass. The clarity of tone is incredible and you will not be disappointed. You will have to consolidate pickup selection to a blend knob. I do not think this is a negative feature, but it is a break from the formula of Fender Jazz basses.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


        Worth the hype of Fender


        from Sharonville, Oh

        Verified Reviewer


        • Great tone and feel
        • Not a single thing wrong
        • Pickups are awesome
        • The bass is great


        • Cons Um it's expensive

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        • Oh snap I've done it all

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass:

        I got this bass. It sounds great, it plays great and it makes me sound like I know what I'm doing! It even looks good! There is a huge difference between these and the squire version. Not much else to say really. If you're a seasoned bass player who has been playing cheaper made basses you will appreciate this one from the first time you gig with it. I've no clue why but my hands don't fatigue nearly as fast on this bass either. Everything just seems to roll a lot easier with it, but that could be all in my head. The best thing to do is for you to go pick one up, play it for 15 - 20 minutes and decide for yourself. Go back to the store a few times a week and give it a fair evaluation if you need to. For me this bass was the best choice. Before I got this one I was a big Peavey "old school Peavey" fan, but since Peavey's I looked at in the stores that carried them didn't have any working electronics I picked up the Fender and I am happy with it. My old American made Peavey T-40 is a great bass, but I now mainly play my Fender!

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        American Deluxe Jazz Bass

        Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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