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191030821

Fender American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass

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Significant changes were afoot in 1974 for the Jazz Bass®. The bridge pickup had been moved about half an inch closer to the bridge only the year before, and 1974 saw the last of the four-bolt necks for quite a while. Further, the slim C-shaped maple neck was re-sculpted with a meatier U-shaped profile (and acquired a walnut "skunk" stripe), white fingerboard binding and pearl block inlays made their first appearance, headstock "bullet" truss rod nuts were first adopted, and black pickguards replaced their longstanding tortoiseshell predecessors.

The American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass encompasses many of the above features and is the sole member of the new American Vintage bass lineup to offer a choice of maple and round-laminated rosewood fingerboards, each with white binding, pearl block inlays and 20 vintage-style frets. Other authentic features include a urethane-finished alder body (ash on Natural-finish model), three-ply black/white/black pickguard (three-ply white/black/white on Black model), new American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, upper-mounted thumb rest, vintage-style bridge with single-groove steel "barrel" saddles, '70s-style "Fender"-stamped open-gear tuners, four-bolt "F"-stamped neck plate, chrome pickup and "F"-stamped bridge covers with vintage-accurate positioning, and more.

 

SPECS

General

General
Model Name: American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass®, Maple Fingerboard, Natural
Model Number: 0191032821
Series: American Vintage
Color: Natural

Body

Body
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Urethane

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: "U" Shape
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.475" (37.46 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized
Neck Finish: Urethane
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: American Vintage '74 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Pickup Switching: None
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 4-Saddle American Vintage Bass with Single-Groove Steel "Barrel" Saddles
Tuning Machines: Fender '70s Vintage-Style Stamped Open-Gear
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Black Plastic

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Unique Features: Mounted Chrome Pickup and "F" Bridge Cover with Vintage- Accurate Positioning, Upper-Mounted Thumb Rest, Four-Bolt "F" Neck Plate, Walnut "Skunk" Stripe, White Neck Binding with White Pearloid Block Position Inlays

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