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  • No. of Frets:
    20
    Scale Length:
    34"
    Construction:
    Bolt-On
    No. of Strings:
    4
    Body Material:
    Alder
    Neck Material:
    Maple
    Body Finish:
    Urethane
    Price:
    $899.99
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Recent Reviews

  1. TB24
    4/5,
    "A very good bass for the money"
    Tone:
    4/5,
    Build Quality:
    4/5,
    Feel:
    4/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - Less then $900, sometimes as low as $720. Love the P bass pickup on this for the price! Well built. Jazz (thinner) neck, and solid robust bridge!
    Cons - Jazz pickup is hit or miss. Make sure you play the one you are buying with the P pickup turned down/off. On one of the one I tried, I had to turn the volume knob all the way up, just to get a decent level sound from it. Might have been a fluke, but check yours out. The P is much louder then the J on the model I tried.

    With any bass, the pickups are the easiest to replace, upgrade, so no real big deal if you plan on keeping the bass.
    Overall, a very very good bass for the money. A few tweaks and this would a bass I would recommend for any lover that amazing Fender feel and sound! For my taste, I did end having the frets polished down a bit as I like my neck to feel really smooth, no fret feel at all.

    As you can see from the picture I posted, I have several basses and this fits in nicely in my collection, especially for the price!
    Price Paid:
    $720 ($900 w/ 20% off coupon, Guitar Center)

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  2. Bassamatic
    5/5,
    "A superb bass at any price"
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - Great feel and finish, love the color! The neck is so thin and comfy for me. Wonderful sound with the T.I strings. Great bridge.
    Cons - Can't think of any. Didn't come with a case.
    To be clear, this is the Fender MIM FSR version P/J with the Jazz-style bound maple neck.

    I bought this online- without playing, usually a big no-no, but I loved the color and the P/J. However, I have been nothing but pleased every time I pick it up, from the first time right out of the box. The feel and build quality are just top-notch. no sharp frets and everything fits perfectly. The action can be adjusted down as low as you want - the neck is just right.

    The sound? I changed the strings to the amazing T.I. Jazz Flats - the sound is fabulous as well as the feel. These are the PERFECT strings for this bass, and well worth the price since you will never ever change them.

    Yeah - I know everyone gives rave reviews to basses that THEY have bought, but this one really deserves it. The (noiseless) Jazz pickup provides a little extra edge if needed, but can give the P sound if required. My MIA P is not getting any play since I got this one.

    Used primarily for Classic Rock and Blues.
    Price Paid:
    Around $725 on sale, I think.
  3. Muthertucker
    5/5,
    "Amazing Bass for <$1000"
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    4/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros - Beautiful look
    Silky smooth Playability
    Great sounds for attack driven tonality (funk, rock)
    Affordable
    Durable
    Cons - Not as great for round/warm low-end tone
    This is an amazing bass for the price!! This is my second bass after my entry level Schecter Stiletto Extreme - 4. This without a doubt made an immediate improvement to my tone, and rate of development (due to ease of playing). You can fly on the super thin jazz neck and it isn't overly heavy.

    I'm no wiz kid when it comes to tech specs, but I do know that this is a very comfortable, affordable, and playable bass and would recommend it to anyone. Someone else can write a better review...
    Price Paid:
    $650

Comments

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  1. Charlie28711
    I got mine for just over $600 as an open box returned. The original owner said the pickguard was blemished. The only blem was that he/she failed to remove the poly film on it. It was perfect. So ask about a price break or if an open box is available. You can always return it.
    I got mine last Jan. (2016). I already had a Fender P and a Fender J and several others. I loved the P bass tone but the neck, not so much. I loved everything about my Jazz bass but I really like the P tones. This really does fill the bill for me. It's every thing and more. I'm a big fan of this guitar. It quickly became my primary. I sold my P bass and use my J mostly as a back up.
    I play through (most of the time) a Hartke 3500 amp and Hartke 4x10 and 1x15 cabs. sometimes I'll run it through a Ampex Portaflex 500. I also use an Ashdown NM2 (half the time) and a Boss DS1 (rarely), pedals. I've added an Ashdown Lormenzo Hyper-Drive recently and really love it in conjunction with the NM2
    1. Cat_Bassist
      What is your primary use of this bass?
      Cat_Bassist, Feb 8, 2017
    2. Charlie28711
      I play mostly straight ahead rock, Alt,, Classic, and Punk. Sometimes I'll dabble in Old School Prog, but I've found the J bass and Schecter Stargazer (now sold :-( ) or My Thunderbird Pro IV to be better for that.
      Now If I just had some Taurus pedals. Although I am in Asheville, home of MOOG......
      Charlie28711, Feb 16, 2017
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  2. Felken
    I've been hesitant with these, how do they compare with a jazz bass?
    1. Muthertucker
      I'm the wrong guy to ask. I have an issue with how expensive the american made J basses are so I'm going to say you can get very similar tone while saving a good chunk of money. This has been my one and only bass for 3 years now and it's given me a very professional tone for the type of music my bands play. I would absolutely recommend this if you're trying to save some dough.
      Muthertucker, Dec 11, 2016
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