Over the course of the ‘70s, the Jazz Bass entered its “teenage years,” changing its visual style and inspiring new playing techniques—such as slapping—which led directly to new, creative forms of expression. Its smooth feel and growly midrange, tempered with a bit of treble bite, made it a hero in recording sessions around the globe. The American Original ‘70s Jazz Bass updates the smooth playing feel with a modern-radius fingerboard, while retaining the classic Fender tone and style that made the Jazz Bass the tool of choice for creative bassists.
The Pure Vintage ’75 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups are as period-correct as possible, from the enamel-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. The sleek “’70s U”-shaped neck profile and 9.5”-radius fingerboard combine for a comfortably agile playing feel. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware—including a four-saddle vintage-style bridge—vintage-style hardshell case.
An authentic recreation of the instrument that created funk and disco, the American Original ‘70s Jazz Bass is the best way to get inspired and groove.
Model: American Original 70’s Jazz Bass
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck: Maple, 1975 “U”
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Fingerboard: Bound, Maple, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 20, Vintage Tall
Position Inlays: Pearloid Blocks
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.475” (37.46 mm)
Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
Pickups: Pure Vintage ‘75 Single-Coil Jazz Bass (BridgeMiddle)
Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage ‘70s with Fender Logo
Bridge: 4-Saddle Pure Vintage ‘70s with Single Groove Saddles
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Hardware Finish: Nickel/ChromeCase/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Hardshell