Here is an early 90's Jazz Bass Plus brought to us in great condition from the original owner. Just a few dents as expetect from a bass that has been used for some years.
It features two Lace Sensor pickups with both passive and active tone controls that are selected with a 4-way rotary switch. Electronics are made by Philip Kubicki. As one could guess this bass is extremely versatile, and plays as good as any American Fender we've come across.
This Made-in-the-USA Fender Jazz Bass Plus features:
- Alder body in Sunburst
- 9 pounds
- Maple C-shaped neck, 9.5" radius, 1.5" nut width, 34" scale length
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Medium jumbo frets
- Lace Sensor pickups
- Active/Passive electronics designed by Phillip Kubicki
- Master volume, pickup pan pot, active treble and bass control
- 4-way selector that chooses between passive, active, active w/ boost and mute
- Fender Elite bridge
The Jazz Bass Plus was a model that only ran from 1989-1994 and it featured Lace Sensor pickups and a passive/active electronics system designed by Phillip Kubicki. The unique wiring system works like this: the first knob is a master volume and the notched outer ring is a pan knob that balances the level between both pickups. The second knob controls the treble when in active mode and the outer ring controls both active and passive tone. The bottom knob is a 4-way selector that chooses between passive, active, active with an adjustable mid boost and an all out mute or standby setting.
Pretty innovative stuff at the time, and the preset mid-boost is actually fined tuned by a trim pot beneath the backplate.
The Lace Sensor pickups are super quiet and offer a wide sonic range that bring out detailed harmonics you might not expect from a bass, especially in one of the two active modes. If you are not generally a fan of active pickup tones, the passive settings are wide ranging and dynamic, and having the opportunity to explore both sides of the spectrum is a treat. The maple neck has a comfortable C shape and the 9.5" radius is easy to play and feels less cramped than a vintage 7.5" radius. When this model came out it was the top of the line Made in America Fender, and holds up well to that standard today. Not only a great player, this bass is now a piece of Fender history so grab it while you can!
Fender Jazz Bass Plus 4 Sunburst