Marc Stranger-Najjar: History of the Fender Jazz Bass

Fender has more or less stuck to their two original bass models: the Precision and the Jazz. Following up on an in-depth look at the history of the Precision, Chicago Music Exchange’s Marc Stranger-Najjar digs into the evolution of the Jazz bass starting with its inception in 1960.

He talks through the main points of the instrument’s pivotal moments while playing slick licks on examples of each model. The bassist shows off on Jazz basses from 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1976, and 1978.

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