The Fender ’70s Jazz Bass 4-string electric bass puts the tones and details that made J-basses from that era some of the most sought after. Sonically, the bridge pickup is placed closer to the bridge for more attack. On the visual front, the bound rosewood fingerboard is loaded with block inlays for an authentic classic look. Together these elements merge to give you the look and sound of a vintage ’70s Jazz Bass at a fraction of the cost. Hit the stage dripping with vibe without risking your precious vintage instrument with the Fender ’70s Jazz Bass.
Fender ’70s Jazz Bass Solidbody Electric Bass at a Glance:
Vintage design in a modern package
Sometimes it’s better to leave your vintage treasures at home. A live gig environment can be a battlefield, from your bass falling off its stand to drummers throwing their sticks carelessly, or even the fear of someone taking off with your precious instrument. The Fender ’70s Jazz Bass gives you the same look, feel, and tones that you love from a great J-bass, but in a reasonably priced new bass, with none of the worry or concerns that come along with bringing vintage axes to the gig.
Thicker C-shaped neck with binding and block inlays
One look at the Fender ’70s Jazz Bass and the first thing that will grab your attention is the beautifully adorned neck. The 20-fret rosewood fretboard is expertly bound and inlayed with pearloid blocks. But if you don’t get the neck in your hands you might miss its most important feature. The maple neck is contoured to Fender’s 1970s correct thicker “C” profile. You’ll still have the fast feel of a Jazz Bass, but with a little more meat to grab a hold of when you really need to hold it down.
Vintage-style pickups with ’70s correct pickup placement
A feature that is often overlooked in ’70s era J-basses that had a huge contribution to the tone of these instruments is the pickup placement Fender used for the bridge single-coil. For a short time it was moved closer to the bridge than on most Jazz Bass designs. This gives you a punchier sound with more attack than the standard positioning. This Fender ’70s Jazz Bass gives you that feature for a great sonic colour to add to your bass arsenal.
Here’s the spec:
- Vintage style Jazz Bass that looks, sounds, and feels like an original
- Thicker C-shaped maple neck
- Bound rosewood fretboard and block inlays
- 20 vintage-style frets
- ’70s Jazz Bass pickup placement for a more defined attack
- 7.25″ fretboard radius
- Vintage style 4-saddle bridge
- Alder body
- Maple neck
- Gig bag included