Pickups made to play
These Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups are truly period-correct with enamel-coated coil, cloth-covered output wires, and Alnico 5 magnets. The sound these pickups put out ranges from a deep growl to a punchy midrange — a beautiful sonic combination that is the foundation of Fender Jazz Bass tone. Jazz, funk, rock — this bass can cover it all with the kind of tonal styling that leaves you and your audience satisfied.
That neck, that glorious neck
Ask any player who has spent time with the slim ’60s C-shaped maple neck profile of the Fender American Original ’60s Bass, and you will hear a string of descriptors ranging from silky to balanced to one of a kind. With a 9.5″-radius and a round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with vintage-tall frets, this neck sits beautifully in the hands and features a touch and response dynamic that opens wide the doors of stylistic exploration.