Top fender basses for jazz band

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassman1805, Jan 22, 2013.


  1. bassman1805

    bassman1805

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    My jazz band recently got a grant from Fender, so I'm looking for people's opinions on how different fender products work in a jazz band. A wide range of prices would be nice, as the final results will have a lot to do with what the band's board of directors decide on, and what Fender is actually willing to give us.
  2. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    Jazz can be played on any bass so I’m not sure what you're asking for?
  3. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    How about a jazz bass? :)
  4. Catbuster

    Catbuster

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    Aerodyne kills everything made by Fender. If not, an MIM standard Jazz would work really well. The American Deluxe Jazz is been a killer bass for jazz.
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  6. atomicdog

    atomicdog Supporting Member

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    Not sure how much of a grant you're talking about You can use any bass, though the JB is a good choice (a P can get those nice mids as well). My son played in a jazz band with my 1999 P Lyte Precision (which has both Jazz and P pickups) and it was great. You might want to consider a JB just for the sleeker, faster neck, but then again that depends on your playing style. BTW, if you're looking to go fretless, those standard Fender fretless JBs are great tone-wise (even rivaling the more pricey Jaco).

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