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SKU FEN-AM-ULTRA-JB-TXT-2

Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass, Maple Fretboard, Texas Tea

$2,299.99
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PLAYER'S PERSPECTIVE

As premier Fender dealers, we're proud to bring you this Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass! 

The "Texas Tea" finish on this one is extremely unique. It's really hard to explain... In photos, like the ones you see here, it looks almost black, but in person, it's a gorgeous metallic dark brown with an almost irridescent quality to it that seems to change based on the angle you look at it. It looks just like a flowing liquid in the way it seems to "move", which is where the color's name comes in.

Elevating the J-Bass platform to new heights, this tasteful axe - adorned with high-end appointments like a gold anodized pickguard, black pearloid block inlays and binding on the Maple fingerboard - features an intuitive new control layout with a redesigned preamp to allow you access to the finest of onboard tone-tweaking - and it looks awesome, as well!

As a spiritual successor to the "American Deluxe" series of past years, the Ultra J-Bass features a compound-radius fretboard, which makes high-register lead playing phenomenally comfortable, not to mention even easier laying down of tight rhythms and intricate grooves. The modern "D" neck profile fits your hand like a glove, making longer performances and sessions easier on your hands.

The Ultra Noiseless Vintage pickups offer signature Jazz Bass tone with zero compromises, and have the bonus of being hum-free - no more frustration on the gig or in the studio. These pickups with the new preamp cranks out simply awesome bass tones, and the bevy of controls on tap, including a mode that even allows you to switch to passive operation, makes dialing in your perfect sound effortless.

Manufacturer's Description

American Ultra is our most advanced series of guitars and basses for discerning players who demand the ultimate in precision, performance and tone. The American Ultra Jazz Bass features a unique "Modern D" neck profile for hours of playing comfort, and the tapered neck heel allows easy access to the highest register. A speedy 10"-14" compound-radius fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets means effortless action, while the Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage pickups and redesigned preamp provide endless tonal possibilities - without hum. The sculpted rear body contours are as beautiful as they are functional. This versatile, state-of-the-art instrument will inspire you to push your playing to new heights.

Other features include "F"-stamped lightweight vintage-paddle tuning machines with tapered shafts, chrome hardware and bone nut. Includes premium molded hardshell case.

Features

  • Alder or ash body with sculpted rear contours
  • "Modern D"-shaped neck with Ultra satin finish
  • Bound 10"-14" compound-radius fingerboard; 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Two Noiseless Vintage Jazz Bass pickups
  • Redesigned active/passive preamp

MODERN "D" NECK

Slim with wide shoulders, the “Modern D” neck profile works for any musical style and a silky, smooth Ultra satin finish makes the neck effortless to play.

10”-14” COMPOUND-RADIUS

Built for speed and easy bending, the 10”-14” compound-radius fingerboard is rounded near the nut, becoming increasingly flatter as it nears the upper register.

ULTRA NOISELESS VINTAGE PICKUPS

The Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage pickups feature true classic Fender tone without hum.

ENHANCED BODY CONTOURS

The tapered neck heel allows unparalleled access to the upper registers of the fingerboard, while the sculpted rear body contour is designed for comfort.

RE-DESIGNED ACTIVE/PASSIVE PREAMP

Redesigned for Ultra Noiseless bass pickups, this preamp features sweeter highs, focused mids and more usable bass

HIMASS™ BRIDGE

The HiMass bridge delivers rock-solid sustain, intonation and tuning stability.

Fender®, Squier®, Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Precision Bass®, Jazz Bass® and the distinctive headstock designs commonly found on the Strat®, Tele® & P Bass® guitars are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Specifications

Body

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Body Shape: Jazz Bass®

Neck

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Construction: 5-Bolt
  • Neck Binding: Cream
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Modern "D"
  • Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 10" to 14" Compound Radius (254 mm to 355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Pearloid Blocks
  • Truss Rod: Bi-Flex™

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Jazz Bass®
  • Middle Pickup: U ltra Noiseless™ Vintage Jazz Bass®
  • Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Passive Tone, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
  • Switching: None
  • Configuration: SS

Hardware

  • Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass™ (Toploaded)
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender® "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
  • Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
  • Neck Plate: 5-Bolt

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: Fender® 7250M Nickel Plated Steel Roundwound, Long Scale, (.045-.105 Gauges), PN 0737250406
  • Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case (Included)
  • Instrument Weight: 9.6 lbs
  • Serial #: US23059512

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Fender. This American Ultra Jazz is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.