Elegant and packed with versatile tones, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass is ideal for bassists who need a flexible tone machine that looks great on stage. Fender’s classic offset bass style is blended with powerful tone and smooth playing feel to create an instrument that punches well above its weight without breaking a working bassist’s wallet. On stage or in the studio, the rich, timeless Jazz Bass tone will easily find a home in any style of music.
Powered by a pair of growling Vintage Noiseless™ Jazz Bass bridge pickups, this instrument’s bright, full sound easily cuts through a mix, ensuring the bass is heard clearly while retaining punch and low end authority. Active/ passive switching makes it easy to access both vintage-styled and modern voices, further extending this instrument’s sonic flexibility. The robust control scheme includes a three-band active EQ with treble, mid and bass controls—each with boost and cut to accurately shape your tone—along with a pan pot for precision blending of the pickups’ potent sound. The foursaddle Fender HiMass™ bridge improves every note’s sustain and resonance, while enhancing the attack for lively tone that lets your sonic personality shine through. The “C”-shaped maple neck is comfortable for all playing styles and hosts a 1.5” synthetic bone nut and fast-playing 12”-radius fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets for a familiar playing feel.
The alder body bears a durable gloss polyester finish that looks great under the spotlight while being tough enough to shrug off the abuse of gigging and traveling. Classic Jazz Bass appointments include vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass control knobs, nickel/chrome hardware, black pickup covers, pearloid dot inlays and a 3-ply B/W/B pickguard. Combining authentic design, modern performance and classic Fender tone, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass rises to any playing occasion with style and sonic grace. Includes deluxe gig bag.
Scale length:34 in.
Finish: Satin polyurethane
Active or passive pickups: Active
Middle:Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless™ Jazz Bass with Nickel-Plated Pole Pieces
Bridge:Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless™ Jazz Bass with Nickel-Plated Pole Pieces
Series or parallel:Parallel
Active preamp:Not applicable
Special electronics:Not applicable
Radius: 12 in.
Number of frets:20
Nut material: Synthetic bone
Nut width:1.5 in. (38.1 mm)
Neck width at 12 fret:Info not available
Top wood:Not applicable
Body finish:Gloss polyester
Control layout: Master volume, pan control, 3-band active EQ with Treble boost/cut, Bass boost/cut and Mid boost/cut
Pickup switch:Pan pot
Coil tap or split:Not applicable
Tone switching: No
Special switching: Active/passive switch
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 4-Saddle HiMass
Tuning machines: Standard open-gear
Number of strings:4
Special features:Not applicable
Case: Deluxe gig bag
Accessories:Info not available
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I have had a lot of Fender Jazz basses over the last 35 years (my favorite basses, I currently own 8 Jazz basses plus several others) and the new Deluxe active is perfect in every way: Slim "C" profile neck, the best pickups period, great sound in both active or the non-active toggle switch positions. So good in fact that I just ordered the Sea Foam Green one for gigs as a spare instead of one of my other Jazz besses. I simply love this bass - buy it!
Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass , Rosewood Fingerboard Olympic White