2012 Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass

The Modern Player Jazz Bass returns with a new look and even greater tonal versatility from its powerful pair of humbucking pickups. A satin finish imparts a smoothly elegant air, and a convenient new four-position rotary pickup selector switch delivers a potent quartet of pickup combinations (full middle and bridge pickups, full middle pickup and bridge pickup outer coil, full bridge pickup and middle pickup outer coil, outer coil of both pickups).

Other features include an alder body, maple neck with “C”-shaped profile, 9.5″-radius maple (Black model) or rosewood (Olympic White and Two-color Sunburst models) fingerboard with 20 jumbo frets and easy-access truss rod adjustment wheel, redesigned Modern Player Jazz Bass humbucking pickups, single-ply black pickguard and vintage-style black plastic control knobs (two volume and master tone), and four-saddle Fender Hi-Mass bridge. Available in Satin Black, Satin Olympic White and Satin Two-color Sunburst.


  1. •Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
  2. •Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
  3. •Bridge Pickup: Modern Player Humbucking Jazz Bass®
  4. •Middle Pickup: Modern Player Humbucking Jazz Bass®
  5. •Pickup Configuration: HH
  6. •Pickup Switching: 4-Position Rotary: 1. Midde/Bridge Pickups, 2. Middle Pickup/Outer Coil Bridge Pickup, 3. Bridge Pickup/Outer Coil Middle Pickup, 4. Outer Coil of Middle/Outer Coil of Bridge Pickup
  7. •Bridge: 4-Saddle Fender® Hi-Mass
  8. •Hardware: Chrome
  9. •Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
  10. •String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  11. •Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
  12. •Fretboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  13. •Fretboard: Rosewood or Maple
  14. •Fret Size: Jumbo
  15. •Neck Material: Maple
  16. •Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  17. •Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  18. •Number of Frets: 20
  19. •Nut Width: 1.5″ (38.1 mm)
  20. •Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
  21. •Scale Length: 34″ (864 mm)
  22. •Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  23. •Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment