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Fender Fender American Original 70s Jazz Bass Maple Fingerboard Natural

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Fender American Original '70s Jazz Bass MN, Natural

The Fender American Original '70s Jazz Bass MN, Natural takes players back to the Jazz Bass' ''teenage years'', offering the same changes the bass went through during the 70s which included a new visual style, a smoother neck profile, a different body wood, and many other features which helped inspire new playing techniques and sonic expressions. Its solid ash wood body has become an icon for the Fender sound, delivering its recognisable ‘twang’ character with a sweet, airy tonality. The maple neck and fingerboard enhance the American Original bass with beautiful brightness, while its 70's ''U'' profile and 9.5'' radius offers an incredibly comfortable performance. This 70's Jazz bass is equipped with a set of Pure Vintage '75 Single-Coil pickups, which are designed to be as period correct as possible to offer a truly vintage sound. The Fender American Original '70s Jazz Bass is finished off with a pure vintage bridge, vintage tall frets, a bone nut, pure vintage tuners, and a vintage style hardshell case.

Iconic Jazz Bass Design

The 70s Jazz Bass features a classic design instantly recognisable as Fender, and was first introduced in 1960 and been popular ever since. Players can benefit from a comfortable performance with its stylish cutaway design, offering easy access to the higher frets and improving playability.

Solid Ash Wood Body

The American Original Jazz Bass features a solid ash wood body, delivering a classic Fender twang with sweet, airy tones. The lightweight ash provides the guitar with excellent resonance and sustain, offering firm lows, pleasing highs, and a scooped midrange. The bass is finished off with original-era 1970s Jazz bass styling, featuring a host of vintage inspired components from its Pure Vintage bridge, 3-ply white pickguard, and nickel/chrome hardware.

70’s ’’U’’-Shaped Maple Neck & Fingerboard

The American Original Jazz Bass features a sleek 70’s ‘’U’’ shaped neck profile and a 95’’ radius fingerboard, providing an incredibly smooth playing experience which helped inspire new playing techniques and create beautiful expression. The maple neck infuses the Fender Jazz Bass with a beautifully bright characteristic, tightening up the overall tones and delivering plenty of cut and bite. Using maple for both the neck and fingerboard provides players with a sharp, clear punch when the strings are hit hard, while light to medium picking brings out the subtler tones of the maple.

Pure Vintage ’75 Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickups

The American Original ‘70s Jazz Bass is equipped with a set of Pure Vintage ’75 Single-Coils, which deliver a growling midrange and slight treble bite which helped create the musical world of funk and disco. These powerful pickups are designed to be as period-correct as possible, featuring a vintage construction, enamel-coated wire, cloth-covered output wires, fibre bobbins, and classic alnico 5 magnets. While its enamel-coated magnet wire provides a warm, vintage-like tone, the alnico 5 magnets infuse the Pure Vintage pickups with an incredibly focused and dynamic performance. Players are certain to benefit from these period-accurate pickups, offering the deep, growling tones and articulate punch of the legendary bass that helped make the 70s decade so iconic.

Bone Nut

Along with its amazing tone and looks, the Fender Jazz Bass also features a bone nut which adds to its classic aesthetic. The main purpose of using a bone nut, compared to modern materials, is the bone offers excellent resonance and sustain. A bone nut also delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. In addition, this type of nut naturally self-lubricates and helps the guitar to stay in tune for longer.

The History of the Jazz Bass

Introduced in 1960, Fender welcomed a new decade by debuting a deluxe bass guitar, the Jazz Bass. Sleek and supercharged with dual pickups, a slim neck and a curvaceous offset waist, the Jazz Bass has ruled the world of electric bass ever since Fender first introduced it. The versatile and unmistakable tone, effortless feel and performance make the Jazz Bass the number-one choice for professional bassists worldwide.

Specs

  • Model Number: 0190142821
  • Series: American Original

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Ash
  • Shape: Jazz Bass
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle Pure Vintage ‘70s
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Colour: Natural

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Profile: 1975 ''U''
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Binding: 1-Ply White
  • Radius: 9.5’’
  • Frets: 20 Vintage Tall
  • Inlays: Pearloid Blocks
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.475''
  • Truss Rod: Vintage Style

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage ’75 Jazz Bass Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage ’675 Jazz Bass Single-Coil
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, Master Tone
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage ‘70s with Fender Logo
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic
  • Bridge Saddles: Single Groove
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White/Black/White
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Strings: Fender USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
  • Case Included: Vintage Style Hardshell

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