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Bass of the Week: Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass

Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass

Fender set the standard with the Precision Bass in 1951, following it up the Jazz Bass in 1960. This week we’re taking a look at a bass that sleekly blends the two icons: the Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass. The blacked out bass features a slender basswood body fitted with a P/J pickup configuration.

Contoured for comfort, the Aerodyne’s top has cream binding to accent the all black body. It skips out on a pickguard and even has a black Stratocaster output jack for good measure. The bass’s maple neck has a “C” profile and is topped by a 7.25″-radius stained rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and no inlays.

The hardware, which includes a 4-saddle bridge and knurled dome knobs, is finished in smoked chrome. The Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass and Standard Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickups are matched to passive electronics with separate volume controls and a master tone knob.

For more information, check out the Fender website.

Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass Specs:

Strings:4
Construction:Bolt-on
Body:Basswood
Binding:Cream
Neck:Maple
Fingerboard:Stained Rosewood
Inlay:Side Dots
Frets:20 Medium Jumbo
Nut:Synthetic Bone
Pickups:Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass, Standard Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Electronics:Passive
Bridge:4-Saddle Standard
Tuners:Standard Open-Gear
Finish:Urethane
Other Features:Unique Radius/Carved Top, No Pickguard, Silver Applique Logo