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2006 Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass PJ Electric Bass Black, Japan CIJ


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Up for sale, a 2006 Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A "Crafted in Japan" exclusive model not designed for export, this particular Aerodyne is unique both visually and sonically, with a PJ pickup configuration, bound body, and gloss Black finish with matching headstock. While most Fender basses that have the PJ pickup configuration use a Precision-style body, this Aerodyne has the sleek looks and comfortable 1 1/2" nut width of the Jazz Bass. The pickups offer both the ample thump and heft of a split coil Precision neck pickup and the midrange cut and articulation of a Jazz pickup at the bridge. The bass is well-balanced on a strap at 8lbs 12oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, comfortable action and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a medium depth U-shaped profile carve with lightly rolled fretboard edges and more roundness as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .975" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard is a dark, tight-grained cut, and the slender vintage-style frets are flawless and play cleanly up the neck. The bass conforms to traditional Jazz Bass specifications with a 34" scale and easily navigable 1 1/2" nut width. The matching Black headstock features chrome clover button tuning machines that turn very smoothly and hold pitch well. The "Crafted in Japan" text and S-prefix serial number are present above the four-bolt neck plate.

All of the electronics work as intended, with individual Volume knobs for each pickup and a Master Tone control. The chrome plating on the bridge base and control plate is clean and bright, with light patina on the chrome Strat-style knobs, barrel saddles and clover tuner buttons. Cosmetic wear is limited to faint pick scuffs on the treble side of the pickguard, and just a few tiny nicks and faint finish scratches on the body as a whole. The satin finish on the neck profile is clean and smooth with just a couple tiny marks on the profile length.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.