Crank up your shutter speed. This beautifully preserved one-owner 1966 Fender Jazz Bass is a snapshot in time, capturing the legendary Fender four-string with short-lived appointments like dot inlays, a bound neck, and lollipop tuners. Bassist and Buyer Mike zooms in on its characteristically bright and punchy tone.
The Fender Jazz Bass (often shortened to J-Bass) is the second model of electric bass created by Leo Fender. It is distinct from the Precision Bass in that its tone is brighter and richer in the midrange and treble with less emphasis on the fundamental frequency. The body shape is also different from the Precision Bass, in that the Precision Bass has a symmetrical lower bout on the body, designed after the Telecaster and Stratocaster lines of guitars, while the Jazz Bass has an offset lower bout, mimicking the design aesthetic of the Jaguar and Jazzmaster guitars.