Up for sale, a 2019 Fender Japan exclusive Silent Siren signature model Jazz Bass, brand new and complete with the original gigbag. Imported direct from Tokyo, this showroom clean instrument is a signature model for Aina Yamauchi of female J-Pop duo Silent Siren.
Featuring a string-through alder body with USA Fender HiMass bridge, V-Mod single coil pickups, USA-made CTS pots, a bone nut, and stunning Seafoam Green gloss finish with matching peghead and competition stripe, this Jazz Bass is utterly unique in its visual presentation and very impressive in its tonal range and richness. The V-Mod Jazz Bass single coils offer plenty of presence and breadth with a sweet treble grind, midrange burp and articulation, and low end heft. Rolling the Tone knob back to taste and favoring the neck pickup yields a broad thump too, while retaining the clarity and glassy note attack afforded the maple fretboard. The bass weighs 9lbs, with the factory setup further dialed in by our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with comfortable action and the factory 45-100 roundwound strings.
The maple neck has a medium U-shaped profile carve with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .850" deep at the 1st fret and .950" at the 12th. The maple fretboard has a 9 1/2" modern fretboard radius with medium jumbo fretwire and easy playability up the 34" scale. The 1 1/2" wide nut is carved from bone, ensuring optimal note clarity and sustain. The Seafoam Green peghead features gleaming chrome tuning machines that turn very smoothly. The artist's signature is on the back of the headstock, and the four-bolt neck plate is embossed with the Silent Siren band name.
The electronics function flawlessly, and the traditional Volume/Volume/Tone Jazz Bass control array is mounted to a single-ply white pickguard which still has its thin protective factory film over the plastic. Hardware includes the HiMass USA-made Fender bridge which accommodates the string through body construction. The neck profile is a smooth satin, while the high gloss body finish is a saturated Seafoam Green accented by a competition stripe with a pattern reminiscent of the serapes of the Native American Navajo tribe. And while Fender Japan classifies this finish as "Surf Green," in reality the finish has the richer, darker shade with a blue cast consistent with Seafoam Green.
The original padded Fender Japan gigbag is included.