Fender Jazz Bass

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Chris started using a Fender Jazz Bass solely for Sing for Absolution in the studio and occasionally during the Absolution Tour (2003-2005), also for that song. The first show when he used exclusively Fender (American Deluxe Candy Tangerine (maple neck) model) was at the last gig of the Absolution Tour, the Live 8 gig, for the four songs performed.

Since the start of the Black Holes and Revelations Tour (2006-2008) he used Fender Jazz Basses for nearly all songs, old and new, except Map of the Problematique and Knights of Cydonia (played with his Rickenbacker 4001) and Micro Cuts (played with his Pedulla Rapture RB4).

During The Resistance Tour (2009-2011) the Jazz Basses were partially replaced by the Status basses.

These days, starting the The 2nd Law Tour (2012-) Chris, rarely uses the Fender Jazz Basses.


List of Chris' Jazz Basses used live

Fender American Standard (blizzard pearl/rosewood fretboard)

Fender American Standard blizzard pearl/rosewood fretboard

Information

  • Used since: Absolution recording
  • Paint: blizzard pearl
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Pickguard: white (early Absolution Tour), black (2004 onwards)
  • Tuning: Standard Down one half-step (D♯G♯C♯F♯)
Songs used for


Fender American Deluxe (candy tangerine/maple fretboard)

Fender American Deluxe candy tangerine/maple fretboard

Information

  • Used since: Live 8
  • Paint: candy tangerine
  • Fretboard: maple
  • Pickguard: pearl white (late Absolution Tour, BH&R Tour early), flat black sprayed (BH&R Tour onwards), pearl white (The Resistance Recording & Tour)
  • Tuning: (CFCG), down a half-step (D♯G♯C♯F♯), standard (EADG) (2010 only)
Songs used for


Fender American Deluxe (candy tangerine/rosewood fretboard)

Fender American Deluxe candy tangerine/rosewood fretboard

Information

  • Used since: BH&R Tour
  • Paint: candy tangerine
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Pickguard: white (Early BH&R Tour), flat black sprayed (BH&R Tour onwards)
  • Tuning: Standard (EADG)
Songs used for


Fender American Deluxe (black/maple fretboard)

Fender American Deluxe black/maple fretboard

Information

  • Used since: BH&R Tour
  • Paint: black
  • Fretboard: maple
  • Pickguard: gold (Early BH&R Tour), flat black sprayed (BH&R Tour onwards)
  • Tuning: Drop D (DADG)
Songs used for


Fender American Deluxe (pearlescent white/maple fretboard)

Fender American Deluxe pearlescent white/maple fretboard

Information

  • Used since: BH&R Tour
  • Paint: pearlescent white, since Resistance Tour with black sharpie paint
  • Fretboard: maple
  • Pickguard: flat black sprayed
  • Tuning: Standard with D string tuned to C (EACG) (early), or down a half-step (D♯G♯C♯F♯) (later)
Songs used for


Fender American Deluxe 5-string (black/maple fretboard)

Fender American Deluxe 5-string black/maple fretboard

Information

  • Used Since: BH&R Tour
  • Paint: black
  • Fretboard: maple
  • Pickguard: flat black sprayed
  • Tuning: DADGA (The higher A-string is a guitar string. This bass is played with a pick.)
Songs used for


Fender American Vintage ’75 (natural finish/maple fretboard with black blocks inlay)

Fender American Vintage ’75 natural finish/maple fretboard

Information

  • Used since: BH&R Tour
  • Paint: natural finish
  • Fretboard: maple (with black blocks inlay)
  • Pickguard: stock black
  • Tuning: Standard (EADG)
Songs used for


Fender American Deluxe (chrome finish/maple fretboard)

Fender Deluxe American chrome finish/maple fretboard

Information

  • Used since: BH&R Tour
  • Paint: chrome finish
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Pickguard: chrome
  • Tuning: Down one half-step (D♯G♯C♯F♯)/(C♯G♯C♯F♯)

Presuambly this bass was customized by Mansons guitar shop because of a photo of this bass on the Mansons website.

Songs used for


Fender Jazz Bass 1977 (sunburst finish/maple fretboard with pearloid block inlay)

Fender Jazz Bass 1977 sunburst finish/maple fretboard

Information

  • Used since: The 2nd Law Tour
  • Paint: sunburst finish
  • Fretboard: maple(with pearloid block inlay)
  • Pickguard: black
  • Tuning: Standard (EADG)
Songs used for


Fender Jazz Bass 1973 (butterscotch finish/rosewood fretboard with pearloid block inlay)

Fender Jazz Bass 1973 butterscotch finish/rosewood fretboard

Information

  • Used since: SNL 2012
  • Paint: butterscotch finish
  • Fretboard: rosewood (with pearloid block inlay)
  • Pickguard: brown
  • Tuning: Standard (EADG)
Songs used for


Speculation

Chris stated in a tweet [1] that he uses 65,73 an 77 Jazz Bass. Presuambly he never used the 65' for MUSE.



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