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The Fender Jazz Bass underwent another design change in the 1970s. Around 1971, the model was available with an ash body as well as a maple fingerboard. In 1975, the 4-bolt neck was changed to the oft-maligned 3-bolt "Tilt Neck" system. The hex control knobs were replaced by numbered skirt knobs around 1977. Thankfully, the Jazz Bass neck reverted to the 4-bolt neck in 1981 making the example shown here one of the last of the 3-bolt Jazz Basses. 

Fender Jazz Bass (1980) 

 Body: Solid; 2-piece ash

 Finish: Natural, polyurethane

 Neck: 1-piece flame maple, bolt-on

 Fingerboard: Flame maple; pearloid block markers

 Number of Frets: 20

 Pickguard: Black/white/black/white plastic laminate

 Bridge: Fender steel, chrome

 Nut: Plastic

 Tuners: Fender, open, chrome

 Pickups: Two, Fender single coil

 Controls: Master tone; volume control for each pick-up

 Scale Length: 34 inches

 Neck Width at Nut: 1 1/2 inches

 Body Width at Lower Bout: 14 inches

 Body Depth: 1 3/4 inches

 Weight: n/a








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