Fender Player Plus Jazz Bass review

A TikTok-friendly Jazz Bass for a new generation, complete with flexible switching options and effortless playability

Fender Player Plus Jazz Bass
(Image: © Fender)

Guitar World Verdict

A beautiful, amped-up Jazz Bass for contemporary players and discerning veterans alike.


  • +

    Neck dimensions are spot-on.

  • +

    Versatile tones.

  • +

    Build quality is difficult to fault.


  • -

    A tad heavy, and costly, for young bassists.

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Fender doesn’t need to prove anything to us, now or ever. Any informed bass player understands the brand’s heritage and appreciates the value of a decent Precision or Jazz in his or her arsenal, even though great bass guitars are also made by many, many other manufacturers. 

The question in 2022, over 70 years since the Big F started making basses, is how many more Fenders we really need. No fewer than 19 Precision and 26 Jazz variants are currently available, not to mention the much-loved Mustang and Jaguar basses, and that doesn’t include artist signature models.

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Joel McIver

Joel McIver was the Editor of Bass Player magazine from 2018 to 2022, having spent six years before that editing Bass Guitar magazine. A journalist with 25 years' experience in the music field, he's also the author of 35 books, a couple of bestsellers among them. He regularly appears on podcasts, radio and TV.