NBD Fender Limited Edition Lightweight Ash American Professional Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ahbradot, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. ahbradot


    Dec 14, 2019
    This is my first posting of a “New Bass Day”.

    Since 1978 I have bought several new basses including Rickenbacker, Alembic, Gibson, Guild, Mike Tobias/MTD, Music Man, etc.
    I’ve never owned a Fender bass, but I’ve tried several Fender’s in the past and I found them slightly difficult to play, mainly because they were not set up properly in the music stores or their particular neck type was not comfortable for me.

    I like the Fender tone and I believed that there would be an appropriate Fender Bass that I could connect with, as long as I choose the correct specs, model and tone.

    Recently, I took a chance with an online Reverb store purchase of a “case-queen” in immaculate condition. 2018 Limited Edition Lightweight Ash American Professional Jazz Bass with a Sienna Sunburst finish. Only 150 of these limited edition basses were produced for the USA.

    As luck would have it, the fit and finish of this bass is just perfect for me, like no other bass I had ever held before. I absolutely love the variable tones as each note appears to be articulate and pronounce running through the Mark Bass 500 W 2x10 amplification that accentuates the uncolored pure passive tone of this Fender Jazz Bass.

    Here’s the specs……

    Fender Limited Edition Lightweight Ash American Professional Jazz Bass Sienna Sunburst:

    Body Material:
    Lightweight Ash

    Body Finish:
    Gloss Polyurethane

    Neck Material:

    Neck Finish:
    Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face

    Neck Shape:
    “Slim C”

    Scale Length:
    34″ (864 mm)

    Fingerboard Material:

    Fingerboard Radius:
    9.5″ (241 mm)


    Fret Size:
    Narrow Tall

    Material Bone

    Nut Width:
    1.5″ (38.1 mm)

    Position Inlays:
    White Dot

    Truss Rod:
    Standard Truss Rod

    3/16″ Hex Adjustment

    V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass

    Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone

    4-Saddle HiMass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)

    Hardware Finish:

    Tuning Machines:
    Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Fluted Shafts

    Control Knobs:
    Aged White Soft Touch Knobs

    4-Ply Aged White Pearloid

    Elite Molded Case

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    Last edited: Aug 2, 2021
  2. I like it. This is mine.

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  3. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    I just scrolled down the pictures and went green with envy. Congrats. Great bass. What’s the weight?
  4. ahbradot


    Dec 14, 2019
    Thank you. The weight is 8.5 lbs. The bass is comfortable on the shoulder and balanced nicely without any neck dive.
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  5. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Great looking bass! Congratulations
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  6. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Best looking jazz out there imo. Congrats.
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  7. ahbradot


    Dec 14, 2019
    Thank you!
  8. ahbradot


    Dec 14, 2019
    Wow! Thank you
  9. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    One of my favorite finishes. Beauty. Enjoy.
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  10. MotorCityMinion


    Jun 15, 2017
    Say that 5 times, really fast.
    The name alone adds $500. to the cost of the bass. That's a gorgeous bass though.
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  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    gorgeous --- what a looker! and it's great that it sounds so good to you, OP! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  12. Honkey tonk

    Honkey tonk Turn it up

    Feb 10, 2019
    Lower 48
    Those are pretty awesome... congratulations
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  13. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    That's a gorgeous instrument
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  14. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Inactive

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Sexy Sexy with the white covers and knobs:drool::bassist:
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  15. Bix


    Sep 6, 2019
    Beautiful. That's the first one of those I've seen with a maple board and it looks great. Have fun!
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  16. ahbradot


    Dec 14, 2019
    Thanks, I found this finish to be irresistible.
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  17. ahbradot


    Dec 14, 2019
    LOL, Thanks!
  18. ahbradot


    Dec 14, 2019
    Thank you, I really appreciate it!
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  19. ahbradot


    Dec 14, 2019
    Sexy is good thing :) Thanks
  20. ahbradot


    Dec 14, 2019
    Very good observation! That was one of the main reasons why I bought it. Another thing is that I cannot find another one that was made in 2018 except for this one. All references have been 2019 manufacturing. Slightly perplexing. Thanks!