One of the most loved basses in the world the Fender Jazz Bass is known for its incredible versatility and thick, full tone.Released in 1960 the Fender Jazz Bass is one of the longest running electric bass guitars in the world.
Originally designed to make a more focused, midrange filled sound compared to their already popular Precision Bass. The Jazz bass is brighter with a richer midrange compared to the original P-Bass which meant you actually heard the Jazz bass a lot more in a mix compared to the darker Precision model.
This change in sound was a huge part in the development of bass driven music like funk, reggae, progressive rock, jazz fusion and many more styles.
While in the 60’s you would be lucky to see more than one model of Jazz bass at a time now there are a plethora of different models from both Squier and Fender to fit any kind of budget.
Looking on a budget? Then Squier have you covered, designed by Fender these basses are the official entry way to the world of the Jazz Bass, starting at under £200 these are a great way to get playing or to add a new tone to your setup.
Moving up in the bass world you have some great models like the Fender Standard Jazz Bass and Deluxe Active Jazz Bass. Made in Mexico these basses are real tone workhorses with amazing quality for the money.
Then you move up to the elite…Fender American Elite Jazz Bass that is! Made in America the American Standard and American Elite ranges are pro grade, tour ready instruments that will not let you down.
Finally, the best of the best. Fender Custom Shop basses are small run guitars produced to bring together over 50 years of experience making these basses into the ultimate Jazz Bass.
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Jazz Bass FAQs
What's the difference between a J and P-style bass?
J and P-style basses were designed to feel and sound different. The former is versatile thanks to its dual pickup configuration and features a comfortable tapered neck. The P-bass sounds warmer, chunkier and has a thicker neck shape.
Who plays a Fender Jazz Bass?
Famous Fender Jazz Bass players include Jaco Pastorius, Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Geddy Lee (Rush), Marcus Miller, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and more.
Should I get a Precision or Jazz Bass?
It depends on what you're looking for. The warm, rounded sound of the Precision Bass has proven to be versatile and suits a wide range of styles. But if you want something tighter and snappier-sounding, then go for a Jazz Bass.
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