Might be worth a few minutes to listen to this?
Yet one thing a Jazz Bass doesn't do well is to sound like a Precision.https://www.fender.com/articles/gear/jaco-geddy-and-flea-cant-be-wrong-the-story-of-the-jazz-bass
"By the end of the 1950s though it was time to expand the Fender bass category and Leo Fender and his staff turned their attention to a new “deluxe” bass guitar design in 1959. And just as the Stratocaster expanded on the Telecaster rather than supplanting it, this new bass would complement the Precision by offering great tonal versatility and a design that went beyond the utilitarian to the realm of the sleekly stylish. If the Precision was a Chevy, the new deluxe model would be a Ferrari."
Yeah it is about a 10% premium over MiA AmPro and it’s unique. I have a Strat and a J in my cart I can’t pull the trigger on but it’s fun to look at.@Killing Floor, I went to the Mod Shop and "built" a jazz bass, amazingly it came out to only $1,999. Colors are limited.
I just stumbled into this thread, but we’re like a month out here, where’s the update OP??I pulled the trigger on a used Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass via Guitar Center which is MIJ, lightweight and somewhat neck divey by reputation, looks sleeker than er... something, P/J pickups, 7.5" radius neck, it's almost like a standup. I played one at GC a week or two back and liked it. I like the P neck tone for that "thing" it does. These photos are not the one I bought... it hasn't arrived yet. I will have to start playing with a pick again to get more of that rawk vibe.
Bridge and tuners aren't all that impressive visually, but apparently work.