The Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass in Surf Pearl is the epitome of bang for the buck with its ability to go from Active to Passive at the flick of a switch. With core ingredients like alder, Pau Ferro, and maple, this one bass can easily run the gamut of tones thanks to its sophisticated onboard electronics.
A set of Noiseless Jazz Bass pickups comes installed on this model and they can slap and pop with the best of them in active mode. Once in passive mode (thanks to the mini-toggle switch) the warmth, richness, subtlety, and nuance start to appear. Great for the stage and the studio, this one bass can cover a tone of ground!
The neck is made from maple and is cut to a modern c profile. The fingerboard is made from Pau Ferro and carries a 12" fingerboard radius and 20 medium-jumbo frets. This bass is very easy to play thanks to these specs. The 1.5" nut width and 34" scale length are just what you'd hope to find on a modern J Bass.
It's hard to comprehend some of the advancements as of late and the Active/Passive concept on one bass sure makes sense to us. No matter what style you play, what amp you run through, the Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass has got you covered!