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Jazz Bass Hollow Faded 3-Tone Sunburst JB/HO F3S

By Fender Japan Rakuten 

FENDER JAPAN JB/HO F3S HOLLOW BODY JAZZBASS‘s (¥113,400Prices are approximate only and subject to change.
White Rabbit Express service fee and other costs not included.
) tone is brighter and richer in the midrange and treble with less emphasis on the fundamental harmonic than the Precision Bass. The sound of the Fender Jazz Bass has been fundamental in the development of signature sounds in certain musical genres, such as funk, disco, reggae, blues, heavy metal and jazz fusion.

First introduced in 1960 as the Deluxe Model, it was renamed the Jazz Bass as Fender felt that its redesigned neck, narrower and more rounded than that of the Precision Bass, would appeal more to jazz musicians.

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The Jazz Bass has two single coil pickups with two pole pieces per string. This gives the bass a stronger treble sound to compete with the Rickenbacker bass, which was introduced in 1957 and had been famously “bright.” As well as having a slightly different, less symmetrical and more contoured body shape (known in Fender advertising as the “Offset Waist Contour” body), the Jazz Bass neck is noticeably narrower at the nut than that of the Fender Precision Bass. While the Precision Bass was originally styled similarly to the Telecaster guitar (and after 1957, the Stratocaster), the Jazz Bass’ styling was inspired more by the Jazzmaster guitar, with which the Jazz shared its offset body and sculpted edges that differentiate it from other slab-style bass bodies.

Rosewood fretboard

Rosewood fretboard

Fender has designed signature Jazz Bass models for notable players, including: Steve Bailey, Victor Bailey, Frank Bello, Reggie Hamilton, Mark Hoppus, Nicholas Eldred, Geddy Lee, Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius, and Noel Redding.

Rakuten now offers the Jazz Bass Hollow Faded 3-Tone Sunburst JB/HO F3S by Fender Japan together with a high-quality, black Ritter Padded Bass Guitar Gig Bag for ¥113,400 instead of the original ¥141,000.

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Specifications:
Body: mahagony (hollow)
Neck: maple, oval type, 432 Scale,
Nut width: 38mm
Fretboard: rosewood, 250R, 20F, wide oval
Tuner: MHB-FB3 NI
Pickguard: red beige tprtoise shell pattern 3P, PG
Pickups: JB Single (Japan) *2
Controls: 2Vol, 1Tone
Bridge: Spiral Vintage
Color: F3S

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Contributed by Rene

Rene is a writer and trend researcher. Born to Japanese parents in Vienna, Austria, she studied fashion and industrial design in Vienna, working as a make-up assistant (where she learnt to decode the complex world of primers, foundations and powders) and briefly as a stylist. After a year under the scorching sun in rural Thailand, Rene finally arrived in Tokyo and spent seven years writing for design magazines and researching trends in youth culture and design. She is White Rabbit's expert on Japanese beauty goods, fashion, and design products.

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