Squier FSR Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH
in Midnight Satin
A daring reimagination of a rumbling classic, the Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass introduces enticing, cutting-edge features to a tried-and-true platform. With a matching headstock for a streamlined appearance and the stealthy vibe of black chrome hardware, this head-turning J Bass® is the embodiment of “bold.”
The Contemporary Active Jazz Bass caters to modern players with a 12”-radius roasted maple fingerboard on a slim, modern “C”-shaped neck profile, providing fast and comfortable playability. At the heart of this monster is a pair of Squier SQR™ ceramic humbucking pickups that produce high fidelity tone great for any style. Further enhancing tone versatility is an active 9-volt preamp, offering intuitive controls for volume, pickup blend, traditional tone and stacked boost controls for bass and treble.
For the Active Jazz Bass, Squier have opted for an Ash body. Originally used by Fender for their earliest solid-body offerings in the '50s, it provides a scooped mid-range with accentuated lows and highs. This allows you to sit comfortably in a mix without interfering with other frequencies - plus it's brilliant for the more adventurous player who favours drop-tunings or a bit of slap now and then.
Roasted Maple Neck
The Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass' Roasted Maple neck doesn't only look great - it feels amazing to play too, especially with the comfortable "C"-shaped profile. Roasted Maple is formed by removing moisture from the material. This in turn causes the resins in the wood to harden, which not only creates a gorgeous dark colouration, but also provides increased stability and improved resistance to temperature and humidity changes.
Black chrome hardware is used throughout; combined with the standard open-gear tuners and HiMass 4-saddle bridge, your left with more than a handful of retro undertones - respectful of the Jazz Bass' rich heritage. Metal dome knobs add a little touch of high-end class to finish it off.
SQR Ceramic Humbuckers
Finally, as the name suggests, Squier have loaded this model with two high-output humbuckers - the SQR Active Ceramics. This final element tips the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass into modern tonal territory, offering extreme clarity and sustain. Perfectly suited to anything from crushing metal riffage to spanky funk basslines!
Dual Squier SQR ceramic humbucking pickups
Active 9-volt preamp with controls for Volume, Blend, Tone and Bass/Treble Boost
Modern “C”-shaped neck profile with 12”-radius fingerboard
Roasted Maple fingerboard with 20 frets
Matching painted headstock
Black chrome hardware
Body Finish: Matte Polyester
Body Shape: Jazz Bass
Neck Material: Roasted Maple
Neck Finish: Natural Satin Urethane with Satin Matching Headstock
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
Fingerboard: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Frets Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rods: Dual-Action
Bridge Pickup: Squier SQR Ceramic Humbucker
Neck Pickup: Squier SQR Ceramic Humbucker
Preamp: Active 9-Volt
Controls: Master Volume, Blend, Master Tone, Bass/Treble Boost
Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage-Style Bass
Hardware Finish: Black Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Metal Dome
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.045-.105 Gauges)
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