NBD! Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dirtyclinic, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Dirtyclinic


    Nov 15, 2011
    I picked this up yesterday from the local classifieds. After looking at it online and then doing some research I called up the guy and didn't even try to talk him down, I just wanted to arrange a time to come get it. He had it listed for $650 and it was in pristine condition. I had never played one of these or even seen one but I knew I wanted it. I love Fender offset guitars (I have a Jazzmaster and a Jaguar) and this was looking really cool. Big block inlays, P and J pickups, active boost thing, and from what I can tell, a great price. The neck feels incredibly smooth and the fretwork is about the best I have seen. I love that there are many combinations of sounds using the switches and then using the active circuit too.





  2. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    Great deal!
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  3. Excellent price for an Am Std, and looks the part, too. Bargain, well done!
  4. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
  5. Dirtyclinic


    Nov 15, 2011
    On EBay there isn't a single one of these for sale and on Reverb there is only 1 and they are asking a very high amount of money for it. I am trying to figure out about how much these usually go for.
  6. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    around $1000 give or take a hundred
  7. Dirtyclinic


    Nov 15, 2011
    Cool. Anyone else have one of these? What are your opinions? Will I never need a P-Bass because I have this?
  8. Benko

    Benko Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2014
    Tokyo, Japan
    Incredible deal! Look stunning!

    Possibly one of the best model ever created by Fender, can do the P-thing perfectly and more, has the jazz neck if you prefer that, very aggressively sounding too!
  9. machinehead_1


    Mar 27, 2007
    N. Ireland
    I've had mine since 2015. They are superb instruments.

    I think they do the P bass sound perfectly due to the switching function, rather than volume controls. (I have a 2008 US P bass to compare.)

    It does take a bit of time to get familiar with the controls but the more time you gig with it, the better and more versatile it seems to get.

    You got yourself a great guitar at a bargain price. I hope you enjoy it.
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  10. Viggo51

    Viggo51 Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Portland Oregon
    Heard one of these live last night through a nice tube amp. Incredible tone! Now I have the GAS again!
  11. ChronicPyromaniac


    Jan 25, 2001
    I love mine. If I found a deal like that I’d do whatever it took to make it happen. You rarely see these for a decent price these days.
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  12. ThudThudThud


    Jun 4, 2010
    I have one that 'er indoors surprised me with for my 50th birthday - in 2015 (I think this was the only year for these).

    It does 'P' perfectly. If you flip on the active mode, it gets really grindy in a good way.
    It does J/bridge solo wonderfully. It does PJ very nicely. Even without the active mode it would still be a great bass. The series/parallel switch is very cool. Just one more tone to add to the palette.

    I though the loss of the tone control in active mode would be a problem, but I don't miss it. Be careful with the high wheel in active, it can get brittle. A little dab'll do ya.
    My ONLY gripe about this bass is that for my very clumsy slap style the pickup selector switches can get in the way a bit (and they have sharp edges). Luckily I don't slap much.

    I think it's a great bass. You got yours for a song. Congrats.
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