Roger Waters used a Fender Jazz Bass during the Pink Floyd performance of Set the controls of the heart of the sun on the French ORTF TV show "Forum Musiques", broadcasted on 15 February 1969. It's almost certain that the instruments they played were borrowed just for the occasion, because this performance was mimed by the band. Judging by the video footage here, the Jazz Bass Roger used, could originate from between 1960 and 1965 (it's hard to tell from the video, whether his bass had two dual-concentric controls, or three). But it's obvious that it had a natural colour body, white pick guard, rosewood fingerboard with dot markers, and quite interestingly, this bass also had an additional pickup placed closer to neck, with the control knob under a tug bar. (For anyone interested, the electric guitar that David Gilmour played on "Forum Musique" was a cherry red Gibson ES-355.)more
Ronnie Wood mentions his Fender Jazz Bass in [this interview](http://www.guitarplayer.com/miscellaneous/1139/classic-interview-ron-wood-december-1975/12820) with Guitar Player in 1975: "Wood’s first bass was a Fender Jazz he 'obtained' from Sound City, a music store around the block from where they rehearsed. 'I had no money,' he explains. 'I couldn’t pay for it, so I borrowed it and never took it back. About five years later I paid for it, after they tracked me down.'"more
One of the very few shell pink Jazz Basses ever produced by Fender. This is the bass Flea used for the entirety of 'Stadium Arcadium'. Features two stickers, one of which is of D. Boon (singer and guitarist of the [Minutemen](http://equipboard.com/band/minutemen)) which features the words "Punk is whatever we made it to be". (Picture of the bass with two stickers: http://bit.ly/1svY02N)more
In this 1996 interview, Tom is seen performing "The Swifty" with what appears to be a Fender Jazz Bass. The performance starts at the 6:12 mark, and the headstock can best be seen in the 7:31 mark. There's also a [1997 interview and performance video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDqANSxxuYM&t=867s) in which Tom can be seen playing in another Fender Jazz Bass. Performances occur in the 0:52 (Cooper's World) and 12:21 (Beep Street) marks.more
As can be seen at the [source website](http://www.led-zeppelin.org/studio-and-live-gear/866) the 1962 Fender Jazz Bass JPJ's main bass during the Led Zeppelin years, also used in the studio with Them Crooked Vultures and Seasick Steve among others. He is pictured with the bass in the source.more
"I was at school with [ex-Trapeze and Whitesnake guitarist] Mel Galley - RIP - he was my hero, but he didn't even know I existed. I was in short pants - I must have been 12 and he was 15. Over the course of the next few years we befriended each other. He joined a band called Finders Keepers, so when their bassist left in '68, he asked me if I would be interested in switching from guitar - my first instrument. I really wanted to play with him, so I bought a bass from the bass player of that group and I started to play. So my first bass was a Salmon '62 Fender J bass."more
"According to [Walter Everett](http://www.thecanteen.com/mccartney7.html) in The Beatles as Musicians (Volume 1), this Jazz Bass is played on five tracks: 'Yer Blues', 'Glass Onion', 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', 'Sun King', and 'Mean Mr. Mustard'. (Everett infers that the right-handed model was also used during the sessions, by Lennon ('Helter Skelter') and Harrison ('Back in the USSR'))." Edit: Helter Skelter was a Fender Bass VI being played by Lennon, not the Jazz.more
This black 1970's Fender Jazz Bass, nicknamed 'Tree', was Ben's main bass right through Soundgarden's first period. He learned to play on this instrument and recorded most of Badmotorfinger and Superunknown on it. However, this piece of history was unfortunately stolen and its whereabouts are unknown.more
“I played her in the bars for years before I joined REO Speedwagon,” Hall noted. “One winter night, I happened to leave her in the van, and the finish cracked. I was upset when it happened, but as time went on, I thought it looked cooler. In fact, I later took her to the Fender Custom Shop – I take her down there once or twice a year – and they took pictures of her because they wanted to see if they could duplicate the look when they were relic’ing instruments.”more
Here in this Instagram post made by Jim Root you can see a white Fender Jazz Bass "Love it or hate it. Antigua is unique. This one is loaded with the @emgpickups retro actives... So here's another #straturday and my Jazz bass snuck in too. #fender #emgpickups #dunlopstrings #extracheese #holdthepicklesplease"more
"Matt then bought a new Jerry Jones hollow body 'longhorn' bass, in celeste green. Unfortunately he soon found out that it wasn't useful in live performance ... This is when Matt made the trade for the Warmoth neck. This is a Telecaster Bass style neck, but a little different. A similar but not identical model is still made, but this particular one was an early model and made from a very interesting swirly kind of darker wood, that newer ones just don't have. Though the trade recipient got the whole Explorer Hamer for the neck, he was still quoted as saying, "You're ripping me off!" The neck was that nice! This neck was grafted onto a vintage black Fender Jazz Bass body he got as a gift from Johnny of El Magnifico. Matt got some Schecter pickups and the 'Frankenstein' bass was complete." - Karl Koch, weezer.commore
"My favorite is a ’63 Fender Jazz Bass, and I also have a ’59 Fender P-Bass. If I’m looking for that old-school rock and roll vibe, I grab the P-Bass. If I need something to speak a bit more and cut through the mix, I’ll use the Jazz. Lately, I’ve been tuning down a minor third, and using heavier-gauge strings, so I can grab some lower notes that you usually can’t get with standard E, A, D, G tuning."more
"I've been a Fender guy for a long time, I used to play precisions but I've swept for the Jazz bass now." Mige started using Fender Jazz basses from 2009 and it's been his exclusive model of choice ever since. He seems to prefer using a pick with this model and he never used one with Precisions.more
[Quote](http://www.musicradar.com/news/bass/interview-the-smashing-pumpkins-nicole-fiorentino-on-oceania-fender-basses-and-more-554178/): "on this record I was messing around a lot with some of the Jazz Basses that Billy had in the studio. There was one in particular, a '63 Jazz, and I probably recorded 75 percent of the record with that bass. I just fell in love with it."more
"CTE’s bassist fell in love with an old loaner seafoam green Fender Jazz bass during the recording of Thank You, Happy Birthday. The bass was heavily altered and featured P-bass pickups. Unfortunately for Tichenor, he couldn’t convince the owner to sell. Enter tech Jordan Powell who was enlisted to mod one of his J basses with P-bass electronics and hardware. Tichenor truly relishes playing this bass and all its wonkiness because he requested Powell not to fill in the holes where the old pickups and controls once resided. This bass is used primarily on the band’s heavier songs and he is looking to eventually drop Fender American Vintage ’63 Special pickups into it," states [this](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/21457-rig-rundown-cage-the-elephant) Premier Guitar article.more
Vern played the same Fender Jazz Bass exclusively for the entirety of Unwound, and [still does to this day](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nQ7_7LaAw8). The finish and paint can be seen consistently wearing off over time in videos of the band performing, indicating it as the same bass.more
"I bought the bass on Oct. 12, 1959, from Manny's in New York. If you remove the neck you can see Leo Fender's signature and because it's a prototype it has various bits that are not standard. For example, underneath the pickguard they installed what was tantamount to a fuzzbox but it was very primitive - a couple of resistors that cut the signal in half and fouled it up. It had a switch on it and when you tried to cut the roughness out it wouldn't cut out properly, so I took it out." Despite Flowers' claim to have bought the bass in '59, [its serial number is 57025](http://www.herbieflowers.com/notepad.html), a 1960 number. Paul Alcantra later told Curtis Novak Guitars and Pickups "I solved the discrepancy with the patent numbers on the headstock of Herbie's bass and the date at which he recalls buying it (1959/60). The headstock decal—which was flaking off—was apparently changed by George Harrison's guitar tech when Herbie was working on the 'Gone Troppo' album! So there you have it. Regards, Paul" [Flowers' official website elaborates:](http://www.herbieflowers.com/notepad.html) "WHAT HAS ADDED TO THE CONTROVERSY MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IS THE 'DECAL' (TRANSFER) ON THE HEAD OF THE INSTRUMENT. A PATENT NUMBER SHOWS THE DATE AS 1965. HERBIE SAYS THAT THE ORIGINAL CAME OFF AFTER THE INSTRUMENT GOT WET DURING AN OPEN AIR GIG WITH T.REX., AND WEEKS LATER GEORGE HARRISON'S GUITAR TECHIE REPLACED IT WITH A SPARE ONE THAT HE HAD – SADLY NOT THE REAL McCOY."more
In this [photo](http://maxonemillion.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/JacoPastorius.jpg), Jaco Pastorius can be seen playing with his Fender Jazz Bass 62' Sunburst. Rick Suchow's 2008 [article](http://www.ricksuchow.com/press-group-234.html) for Bass Guitar Magazine specifies the year, make, and model of his bass.more
Ryan can be seen playing multiple different Jazz Basses in Letlive.'s music videos and during live performances. 1. Fender American Standard JB (sunburst, maple neck, white pickup covers) - "Banshee" Music Video at 1:57 2. Fender American Standard JB (?) (sunburst, rosewood neck, white pu covers) 3. Fender Jazz Bass (?) (black, rosewood fretboard, grey pearloid pickguard) 4. Fender Jazz Bass (?) (sunburst, rosewood fretboard, black pu covers)more
An alternate colour/angle photo can be found here: http://www.kristiandunn.com/images/softlightesindallastx.jpg . Before forming El Ten Eleven, Kristian was part of a San Diego-based band called the Softlightes. This appeared to be his bass of choice during his time playing with them.more
On this photo you can see Simon playing Fender Jazz Bass. Probably this is 1971 Olympic White Fender Jazz Bass, because headstock has a big logo from the 1970s, rosewood fingerboards with white binding and pearl block inlays. Bridge covers and original tortoise pickguard are removed but you can see screw holes and lighter paint at those spots. Simon doesn't use this bass with Balthazar, he only uses it with Senne Guns and Douglas Firs band. You can watch Simon playing this bass in this video https://youtu.be/bk-bxNTxndk?t=1m49smore
Ballad of Paka: Logic Pro for DAW. Guitars were recorded with a MXL 890 through a Focusrite 2i2. My friend recorded drum samples for me to use - not sure what his set up was for those. Vocals were through the MXL and Focusrite as well. As for VST I used some sort of 8bit wave generator for most of the synths plus a thermin plugin for Toothless. Organs were just through the built-in Logic organs. Bass I usually just direct input through the Focusrite. Pollen King: Logic Pro for Daw. This time Guitars were recorded up close with an SM57, with the MXL 890 picking up room noise (both recorded simultaneously through the Focusrite 2i2.). Drums were recorded live this time with my friend's 8-input firepod. I think I mic'd everything with SM57s and used the MXL 890 and whatever condenser mic he had picking up room noise. Viola on Copper/Gold was recorded with the MXL890 and then re-recorded via my monitors to a tape recorder I bought at Goodwill. I then mixed the two together. VST I think I only used a Mellotron sampler I found online and whatever the built in electric piano for Logic is called. Bass was recorded direct input from the Focusrite again. Vocals through the MXL 890. Equipment (outside of aforementioned mics): Gibson SG for guitar (Maybe a Strat on some of Pollen King), Vox Solid State amp, Fender Jazz Bass, Basic Starter Bell Kit. Outside of the drums (don't know the make on those) I think that might be it. Happy to answer more questions if you've got themmore
Great for playing slap style bass and for accompaniment with electric piano. Sings with round-wound strings or with D'Addario Chromes, but not with other flat-wound or tape-wound strings. Has lots of sounds to choose from between the bridge and neck pickups--everything except a true P-bass sound.
My other J is basically a parts-bass. It's got standard Fender J pickups, a Badass II bridge, a Mexican neck, Japanese body, and the wiring harness out of an old Rogue POS bass. It's pell-mell to say the least, but it has some growl to it that I really like.
I've had this thing for about seven years and it is exactly what you'd expect. A dependable, well playing gig machine. In recent years, it's been relegated to backup status behind a Stingray, but it has put in its time and done well.
This thing doesn't do anything special, but it does its job well and lasts forever.
Mine has had the electronics completely swapped for a John East J-Tone 01 preamp and Delano JC 4 AL pickups.
I pushed back on J basses for years because I just wanted to love P basses more but I finally came to the dark side… well, actually it's a white on white bass… so.
I love the clarity and punch I get from this late 2000's J bass; the rosewood fretboard gives me just enough darkness that I don't even feel like it's brittle or sharp and the neck profile is extremely comfortable.
There's nothing special about mine, but I'd recommend you buy one, because.
If you want to have an intense experience in your sound you only have to choose the Fender Jazz Bass, it is the mix between modern and vintage sound, we can always use both, good for me I find no Worries with my bass I love it and I always see that I can discover new horizon with it .
This is a great bass with versatile sound, just what I need when I want to experiment with tones. I own a Wine Red colored JBass and it has gone through literally every travel scenario imaginable for the past year. I recommend it, but still make sure you know what the knobs do.
1997 "Standard Jazz Bass" aka the MIM, Alder body with Rosewood fretboard. Upgraded with copper shielded body cavity, Fender Custom Shop 60's pickups with new pads, CTS pots, heavy gauge wiring, professional setup by a Luthier, Fender American TRS jack, Fender American pick guard in black, with the sunburst body shown. Currently strung with DR Fat Beams Marcus Miller MM-45 45-65-85-105 stainless steel round wounds for that low grand piano key rumble.
Upgrades I still want to do are a HipShot Drop-D tuner or . whole set with the Drop-D, replace the synthetic bone nut with a true bone nut, and ideally a Badass II bridge or a Hipshot high mass.
Overall it plays great and the Custom Shop 60's pickups and electronics upgrades made it come alive and feel like a real instrument. With pedals, preamps and amps, it's a tonebeast that I can make morph into almost any bass guitar sound. It sounds great just through a good DI box like my Radial Pro DI2 straight into any mixing console or audio interface. The only thing lacking in a Jazz Bass is just the low end power of a P Bass, for which you just need to go get a Precision Bass for. I've been meaning to toy with some LaBella flat wounds, but haven't gotten around to it yet, since I can go from Marcus Miller style funk, to Jaco fusion, to Justin Chancellor clang, to Timmy C overdrive, to Royal Blood bi-amped madness, by just turning pedals on and off.