Two Legendary Basses, United!
What would happen if you took the storied tone of a Jazz Bass, but gave it a Precision Bass makeover? The Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 answers that question. This costumed J Bass borrows its look from a mid-1950’s P bass, featuring its distinctive sprawling pickguard and vintage-style control plate. But it’s sound is all J — snarling, but sweet, and drenched in rich harmonics. Bassists were all over Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 as soon as it came through our doors, and, they were more than excited about this twist on two treasured classics. Always wanted a J and P? Now you can have both with the Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 from Squier!
Twisted look with a vintage flair
The Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 owes a chunk of its unfamiliar but weirdly familiar look to an ash-veneered poplar body, finished in classic Fender colors. Pushing the aesthetic even further, Squier accentuated the Paranormal Jazz Bass ‘54’s P Bass visage with vintage-style appointments — including a throwback bridge, tuning machines, and synthetic bone nut with a period-authentic look. Moving beyond its appearance, the Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 is an exceptional performer, boasting a fast-playing maple neck, with a 9.5-inch radius fingerboard and 20 narrow tall frets, which is equally suited to frantic double-time punk and vibey walking basslines.
Timeless J Bass tone
Packed with two Fender-designed single-coil alnico pickups, the Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 is a total tone machine. Dual stacked concentric volume and tone controls give you precise soundshaping capability for both pickups, so you can dial in the right tone for any occasion. There’s a reason why J Basses have remained one of the most popular bass guitars for over half of a century — it’s the tone. And, the Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 delivers it in spades!
Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 Electric Bass Features:
- J Bass body and electronics with ’54 P Bass styling
- Sprawling mid-50s P Bass-style pickguard and control panel
- 2 Fender-designed single-coil pickups
- Dual concentric volume and tone knobs
- Vintage-style bridge and tuning machines
- Comfortable “C” shaped maple neck with 9.5-inch radius fingerboard
- Synthetic bone nut and black dot inlays