Blast From a Parallel Past
The Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 celebrates a classic Fender bass guitar that never existed. Confused? We should explain. In 1960, the Jazz Bass joined its older sibling, the Precision Bass, in the Fender lineup. The J Bass incorporated a sleek, modern design with an offset body, a thinner neck, and two pickups for tonal flexibility. The Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 combines elements of both, retaining playability enhancements such as the comfortable offset waist, two alnico single-coil pickups with dual-concentric volume/tone stacks, and the fast “C”-profile neck with its narrower 1.5-inch nut. It also incorporates styling cues from the P Bass in its 1954 guise — namely, its unique pickguard and control plate. Add everything up and you have an eye-catching, easy-to-play, value-packed electric bass. The Squier Paranormal Series is a celebration of the greatest guitars that never were. Celebrate in style, with the Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54. It’s all yours, for a song.
Versatile tone for any genre
The Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 is loaded with a duo of alnico single-coil pickups that deliver legendary J Bass sound for any genre. From deep, soulful R&B grooves to in-your-face slap ’n’ pop funk, to jazzy Jaco growl, these pickups serve up epic tone by the truckload. But instead of the usual J Bass control arrangement with per-pickup volume knobs and a master tone, the Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 features the rare, dual-concentric, 2-knob arrangement that was only used for a short while after the model’s introduction in 1960. This allows you to not only mix the pickups to taste, but also tweak the tone of each pickup individually, giving you the tonal versatility to ace any gig or recording session.