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2009 Fender Jaguar Bass Hot Rod Red w/ Active EQ, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2009 Fender Jaguar Bass model JAB-EQ in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This discontinued, upscale model was the first Jaguar Bass offered by Fender, designed as a souped-up, more versatile take on the classic Jazz Bass platform. This “Made in Japan” bass retains the same single coil pickups and dimensions as the Jazz Bass model, with a bevy of new tonal sculpting options/active circuitry and a Hot Rod Red finish.

Tonewoods include an alder body, maple neck, and slab rosewood fretboard. The pickups are defined and round-sounding, with plenty of midrange cut and burp in the bridge position and ample girth at the neck. A two-way toggle on the hexagonal control plate can engage both pickups in series for extra punch and growl, and the controls on the upper bout engage a separate active circuit (powered by a 9V battery) with a two-band EQ to further dial in the perfect tone. This Jaguar Bass weighs 9lbs 8oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, easy-playing action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender U at nut, measuring .835” 1st fret, .995” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, block inlay, 9 1/2“ radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, no wear
-Scale Length: 34”
-Nut: 1 1/2”
-Tuners: Clover button
-Serialization: “Made in Japan”, T-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickups: JB-Single x2
-Controls: Volume, Tone, dedicated pickup on/off switches, Series/Parallel switch, two-band active EQ
-Hardware: Bridge with spiral (threaded) saddles
-Plastics: Three-ply pickguard, pointer knobs

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Hot Rod Red finish is limited to faint buckle rash on the back, just a scant few minor nicks on the perimeter and back, and a tiny finish chip on the edge of the headstock face. The ambered gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.