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Fender Introduces Select Active Jazz Bass

Fender’s 2013 additions to their Select Series includes the Fender Select Active Jazz Bass. Described as the company’s “top-of-the-production-line”, the new bass features an alder body with a flame maple top and hand-stained Tobacco Sunburst finish with a gloss-lacquer topcoat.

Fender Select Active Jazz Bass

The Select Active Jazz bass sports a neck made of quartersawn maple, with a modern “C” shape and reinforced with Posiflex graphite support rods. Its compound-radius rosewood fingerboard includes 20 medium jumbo frets and white pearloid block position inlays.

The pickups are a pair of Fender Select Jazz Bass single-coil pickups. The active electronics includes treble, mid, and bass controls as well as a mini-toggle switch to choose active or passive modes. Hardware includes a three-ply parchment pickguard, a high-mass vintage-style bridge and vintage-style tuners with tapered shafts.

The Fender Select Active Jazz Bass will be available with an MSRP of $3,199. For more, check out Fender’s website.

Fender Select Active Jazz Bass Overview:

Fender Select Active Jazz Bass Specs:

  • Neck Shape: Modern “C”
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: White Pearloid Block Position Inlays
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5˝ – 14˝ Compound Radius (24.1 cm-35.56 cm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Graphite Reinforced Maple
  • Nut Width: 1.5˝ (38.1 mm)
  • Scale Length: 34˝ (86.36 cm)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Truss Rods: Modern Heel Adjust
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender Select Jazz Bass Single Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Fender Select Jazz Bass Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
  • Special Electronics: Active/Passive Mini-Toggle Switch
  • Controls: Master Volume, Pan Control, Three-Band Active EQ with Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut and Mid Boost/Cut
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: High Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Fender/Hipshot Vintage Keys with Tapered Shafts
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (Gauges .045-.100)
  • Unique Features: Neck Heel Contour, Fender Select Headstock Medallion, Stealth “A” String Retainer
  • Control Knobs: Jazz Bass Knobs