The Vintera ’70s Jazz Bass
First introduced in 1960, the Jazz Bass has withstood the test of time to become one of the most played and recorded instruments in modern music history. Inspired by the changes underway at Fender in the iconic instrument’s second decade of production, the Fender Vintera ’70s Jazz Bass rocks the sleek J Bass offset-waist body, fast-action neck, two Vintage-Style ’70s single-coil pickups, a 3-ply black pickguard, and classic ’70s block inlays. Fender’s Vintera ’70s J Bass is remarkably comfortable to play and lets you pull off extremely tight runs and grooves with ease. Of course, it also delivers the legendary punchy growl you can only get from a pair of Fender Jazz Bass pickups. And with its classic ’70s styling, the Fender Vintera ’70s Jazz Bass looks every bit as good as it sounds!
Built for comfort and performance
One of the things that made the J Bass an instant hit with working bass players was its unique offset-waist body shape. Perfect whether playing standing or seated, the classic Jazz Bass contoured alder body will make those marathon gigs and sessions much more comfortable. And ask any player who has spent time with the slim C-shaped maple neck on a ’70s Jazz Bass, and you will hear a string of descriptors ranging from silky to balanced to one-of-a-kind. With its narrow 1.5″ nut and pau ferro fingerboard with a vintage 7.25″-radius and 20 vintage-style frets, the Vintera ’70s Jazz Bass neck sits beautifully in the hands and features a touch and response dynamic that opens wide the doors of stylistic exploration.
The style and sound of Fender’s golden era
The Vintera Series celebrates the guitars and basses that put Fender on the map. If you’ve ever wanted a vintage Fender, but were put off by price, the Vintera Series is for you. Fender created the Vintera ’70s Jazz Bass for players who want an easy-playing instrument that delivers the style and sound of Fender’s golden era. Equipped with the iconic features that defined the decade — including a period-correct neck profile and playing feel, along with re-voiced pickups — this bass serves up the seismic tone that propelled the Jazz Bass to legendary status among generations of bassists.
Simple, effective electronics
Jazz basses boast a 2-pickup arrangement that delivers a broad range of tone. With single-coil pickups stationed in the bridge and middle positions and the instrument’s 3-pot setup, the J Bass has been the purveyor of some of the most legendary bass tones in modern music history. The Vintage-style ’70s Jazz Bass pickups serve up a huge tonal range from deep fundamentals to punchy midrange growl — and everything in between, depending on how you set the controls. Jazz, funk, blues, rock, fusion — and yes, even metal — this bass can cover it all.
Join the ranks of Jazz Bass players
Pick up the Fender Vintera ’70s Jazz Bass and you’ve got affordable entrée into the company of some of the greatest bass players of all time. World-renowned bassists such as Jaco Pastorius, Geddy Lee, Marcus Miller, Larry Graham, John Paul Jones, and Victor Bailey all chose the J Bass as their go-to axe. If you want the iconic round and punchy, growling J Bass sound along with effortless playability — and an amazing value, to boot — pick up the Fender Vintera ’70s Jazz Bass and drive your music with legendary tone.
Fender Vintera ’70s Jazz Bass Features:
- Alder body; gloss urethane finish
- 3-ply black/white/black pickguard
- Maple neck, ’70s C profile
- Pau Ferro fingerboard, 7.25″ radius, block inlays
- 34″ scale length; 20 Vintage-Style frets
- Bridge and neck pickups: Vintage-style ’70s single-coil
- Bridge and neck Volume controls
- Master Tone control
- 4-saddle Vintage-style bass bridge
- 1.5″ synthetic bone nut
- Vintage-style stamped open-gear bass tuners
- Number of Strings:4
- Body Shape:Vintera ’70s Jazz
- Body Material:Alder
- Body Finish:Gloss Polyurethane
- Color:Inca Silver
- Neck Material:Maple
- Neck Shape:’70s C
- Fingerboard Material:Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard Inlay:White Pearloid Blocks
- Number of Frets:20, Vintage
- Scale Length:34″
- Nut Width:1.5″
- Nut Material:Synthetic Bone
- Bridge/Tailpiece:4-saddle American Vintage
- Tuners:Fender ’70s Vintage-style
- Neck Pickup:Vintage-style ’70s Single-coil
- Bridge Pickup:Vintage-style ’70s Single-coil
- Controls:2 x volume, 1 x master tone