NBD Fender Player Series Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ltsal, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. ltsal


    Dec 12, 2017
    Hey Guys,

    A couple days ago I got my new Fender Jazz Bass.
    This bass is part of the “Player Series” instruments and was build in Ensenada México.
    I went with the Maple neck with a black body and classic white pickguard.

    The Neck has a gloss finish on the fingerboard and Headstock. However the back of the neck has a very smooth satin finish. It feels very soft and doesn’t get sticky at all.
    The Body is finished in a gloss black finish.
    The paint job is done really well, the only thing I found was a scratch on the lower horn. Personally it doesn’t bother me at all.

    The sound is great.
    It obviously sounds like a Jazz Bass.
    It sounds round with a light touch and it growls when yea dig in.
    The two j pickups sound great alone or in any combination. Especially the Neck pickup.
    It can “Geddy” when played with a heavy hand but it does just as well do Marcus Miller when slapped.

    Overall it’s sounds and feels great.
    The build quality is really great besides the scratch but I’ve seen worse from way more expensive brands/ basses.
    The JB is actually super resonant/ loud when played without an amp.
    Besides having some difficulties with the shop I’ve bought the bass, I’m super happy with my first real Fender.

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  2. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Congratulations! :thumbsup:
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  3. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012
    Los Angeles
    The player series is very nice and also easy to upgrade.
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  4. ltsal


    Dec 12, 2017
    I’m planning to make it a little bit more “Geddy” with the Fender High mass bridge and a different pickguard with the alchemy Amalgamation Symbol.
  5. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Very cool, Congrats!
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  6. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012
    Los Angeles
    A pickup upgrade would also go a long way, and a nice vintage wire kit with CTS pots. That's what I did to my Player P. Also, you can drop Hipshot HB7 tuners right in there. Big upgrade.
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  7. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    Extra credit for the Brooklyn Brewery sticker!
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  8. ltsal


    Dec 12, 2017
    I have to confess that I actually really like the stock pickups but yea a set of Duncan pickups would do some magic. But that’s something for the future. However a pot change is something I probably should do on all of my instruments.
    The tuners are alright, quite stiff but thats something a drop of oil some good turns will take care of.
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  9. ltsal


    Dec 12, 2017
    Yea great brewery. I’ve been there 3 years ago during my birthday NYC trip.
    Too bad I don’t get the good stuff in Germany.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2021
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  10. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe What will you be remembered for?

    Dec 31, 2018
    J'ville Florida
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member


    If after a while, you wear that satin feel from the back of the neck, a scotch brite used lightly will restore the satin feel.
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  12. Drzejzi


    Aug 6, 2014
    Congrats :) I also play a Player Jazz Bass (white + maple) and can confirm that the pickups indeed sound great.
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  13. That color ombination of black body and maple neck is great, reminds me of the Black Beauty which of course was a Precision.
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  14. Very nice! It should serve you well. My 2012 MIM J has held up like a champ, and I've played the heck out of it, too.
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  15. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    That brewery is right under the Brooklyn bridge if i remember correctly----surprised... Germany has some of the best beer in the world!!.Went there several times on tour in the 80's and my hangovers can justify how good the beer is:smug::drool:..very nice bass btw, must sound killer with maple neck!!....play it well!!
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  16. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Congratulations & Compliments. I love my Player Series Telecaster. Very well made.
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  17. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    Nice bass, congrats! Looks great paired with your Squier P. You could stop there and go far with those two! (But of course you should keep buying basses like the rest of us incorrigible TalkBass GAS junkies.:cool:)
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  18. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Anyone with a beer and sausage in their avatar is cool in my book. Congrats on the nice looking bass! And an SG! Rockin’
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  19. Border


    Dec 31, 2010
    Spokane, Wa.
    Congratulations on your gorgeous new bass!! Play it in good health.
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  20. +6dB Dan

    +6dB Dan

    Dec 8, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    It’s beautiful! Enjoy!!!
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