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  • Old School: 1972 Fender Jazz Bass

    Old School: 1972 Fender Jazz Bass

    For many readers, the gold standard of basses is the Fender Jazz. For No Treble reader Ken Burgner, the Jazz is his dream bass. Ken started out with a 1972 Jazz with a Lake Placid blue re-finish. But when he saw a ’72 with a sunburst finish listed for sale on TalkBass, he knew it... »

  • Fender Announces Modern Player 2.0 Basses

    Fender Announces Modern Player 2.0 Basses

    Fender has upgraded its Modern Player series of instruments including updates to the Jazz Basses in the line and the introduction of a new model called the Dimension Bass. The new instruments keep in step with the rest of the series, which offers unique designs at entry-level pricing. The new Modern Player Jazz Bass and... »

  • Fender Now Offering Precision and Jazz Bass Replacement Bodies and Necks

    Fender Now Offering Precision and Jazz Bass Replacement Bodies and Necks

    Fender has announced a new line of replacement bodies and necks, produced at their manufacturing facilities in both Corona, California and Mexico. The parts come with the exact specifications as those used in their full American and Standard series instruments. So far, Fender is offering Precision and Jazz bodies and necks. Each of the bodies... »

  • Old School: 1963 Fender Jazz Bass

    Old School: 1963 Fender Jazz Bass

    In our last edition of Old School, we shared Mark Anderson’s 1963 Fender Shoreline Gold Precision bass. This time, we’re showcasing Fender’s Jazz bass from the same year, and specifically Jay Fortier‘s ’63 Jazz. Fender introduced the first Jazz in March, 1960, becoming the company’s second bass model after the Precision. In 1963, Fender replaced... »