Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar

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Fender's American Deluxe V String Jazz Bass guitar delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek five-string design.

Fender's American Deluxe V String Jazz Bass guitar delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek five-string design. An updated designed preamp circuit delivers deeply exhilarating active and passive tone, and powerful-yet-quiet new N3 noiseless pickups present more clean headroom and EQ range than ever, effortlessly handling the low B string with impeccable tone and seismic power.

Other features include a compound radius fretboard and asymmetrical neck profile for fast action and silky-smooth playability all the way up the neck, active/passive switch and passive tone control for even more tonal options, and classic Jazz Bass block fretboard inlays and binding. Includes hardshell case, cable, strap and strap locks.

Features:

  • Series: American Deluxe
  • Body Material: Select Alder , Premium Ash
  • Body Finish: Urethane
  • Body Shape: Jazz Bass
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Asymmetrical "C"
  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood or Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black or White Pearloid Block
  • Truss Rods: Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
  • Neck Binding: Bound Fingerboard
  • Neck Pickup: N3 Noiseless Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • Bridge Pickup: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Jazz Bass
  • Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
  • Special Electronics: Active Electronics
  • Miscellaneous: Active/Passive Mini-Toggle Switch
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle High-Mass Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic
  • Strap Buttons: American Series
  • Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • Auxiliary Switching: Active/Passive Mini-Toggle Switch
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case
  • Saddle Height Wrench: 1/16" Hex (Allen) Wrench
  • Included Accessories: Hardshell Case, Cable, Strap, Strap Locks
  • Strap Locks: Schaller Strap Lock System
  • Strings: Fender USA Super Bass 8250/5M, NPS, (.045, .065, .085, .110TW, .130TW Gauges)
  • Other Features: New N3 Noiseless Pickups, Improved electronics resulting in increased headroom, tighter low-end response, Active/passive toggle switch, Passive tone control for passive mode, Strong Arm string retainer, HMV bridge, Genuine bone nut, Tinted neck, Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods, 5-Bolt Neck Plate, Contoured Heel for Easier Access to Upper Frets, Rolled Fingerboard Edges, Highly Detailed Nut and Fret Work, Flat head screws on battery compartment (for easy changes with a coin or pick), Black pearl (or white pearloid) block inlays, Neck binding


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Things You Will Get:

  • Bass Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Cable
  • Strap
  • Strap locks
Series American Deluxe
Model American Deluxe Jazz Bass V (5-String)

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FenderAmerican Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Solid electronics (12)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rock concerts (13)
    • Practicing (12)
    • Recording (12)
    • Jamming (11)
    • Small venues (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (8), Experienced (6)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Bass

    By 

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar:

      This bass feels good to play. The action is great but I am not crazy about the pickups and preamp. The bass is really quiet for playing live. I have to crank up my amp and i still do not have enough volume. I love this bass but I am thinking about changing the pickups and preamp. This is a real hands on product review from Richard@ Sam Ash Miami

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Thump with authority.

      By 

      from Glendale, AZ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar:

        Whether you're running charts with multiple key changes for an improv jazz set, or blasting I-IV-V with a drop-tuned rock outfit, this versatile 5-string can do it all. Between the tone knobs and on-board EQ your tonal settings are virtually limitless. The incredibly comfortable neck and noiseless pick-ups make this bass ideal for any environment whether it be on stage or in the studio. Comes with hardshell case.

        This is a real hands-on review from Michael @ Sam Ash Music Glendale, AZ

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing quality bass!

        By 

        from Lombard, IL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Great Neck
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar:

          The Fender jazz bass has been a go to for professional bass players for decades. It has always provided quality tone and a great neck that is easy to play. The upgraded electronics in the deluxe jazz bass offer a wide range in tonal options. Electric basses have a wide spectrum of tones, from extremely low to very high frequencies. The onboard equalization allows you to fine tune your tone for any genre of music. This versatile bass is great in any situation. From novice to pro, this bass will provide you with the classic Fender tone that has been enhanced for modern musical tastes. The included hardshell case offers great protection for this quality instrument. This is hands down one of the best American made basses you can buy at this price.

          This is a real hands on product review from Max @ Sam Ash Lombard

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          We be jammin

          By 

          from Southern California

          About Me Experienced

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar:

            The 5 string Deluxe will blow you away. The ash body provides you with great resonance and a great tone and your pick of neck types. Single coil Active noise less pick ups in both positions. Also includes a hard shell case. This is a real hands-on review from David @ Sam Ash Ontario.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I do need a low B string!

            By 

            from Paramus, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar:

              First off, the frets feel real smooth all the way up the neck. The N3 noiseless single coil pickups are truly quiet. From jazz, salsa, to the the hardest rock, this bass is perfect. That low B string does come in handy when you need it. The active electronics are great to have when you want to stand in front of the band and play your bass solo. The craftsmanship of everyone I have played is flawless.

              I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash music.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              a must have standard

              By 

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Professional Musician

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy playing
              • Good Tone
              • Solid construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gigs
                • Professional use
                • Recording

                Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar:

                I have had many jazz basses but none compare with the sound this version produces. The noiseless pickups sound great for any style and the play ability and construction are of the highest quality. Came with a great case durable enough for traveling on a plane. A truly great 5 string that never goes out of tune.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Top of the Line

                By 

                from Canoga Park, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar:

                  This is the fully loaded Escalade of basses. American made in Corona, California, 5 strings, active electronics with EQ right on board. If you're a professional bass player, you should have an active J bass and a passiv P bass in your arsenal, in addition to whatever else you play on.

                  This is a real hands on product review from Josh @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

                   
                  5.0

                  The Ace of Basses

                  By 

                  from White Plains, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar:

                    Fender pioneered the modern electric bass and this iteration of the J-Bass further burnishes the company's reputation. True Fender quality combines with advances in technology resulting in a wonderful instrument that offers lots of headroom while delivering great low-end response. The bass comes with a hardshell case and strap locks, among other accessories. This is a real hands-on product review from Gene @ Sam Ash White Plains.

                     
                    5.0

                    Sleek five string beauty

                    By 

                    from Sam Ash Music Ontario, Ca.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar:

                      A true classic, the Fender Deluxe 5 Jazz Bass is easy and fun to play. Maple neck with the choice of either Rosewood or Maple fingerboards for either a warmer tone or crisper brighter edge. The Ash and Alder body provides great sustain while keeping true to Fenders famous tone. The N (Noiseless 3) pickups keep true to the Fender sound while eliminating all the hisses and hums that come along with single coil pickups. A beautiful looking and sounding bass. A real must have for any self respecting bass player. This is a real hands on product review by Sean@ Sam Ash Ontario.

                       
                      5.0

                      INCREDIBLE BASS

                      By 

                      from Atlanta

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar:

                          This bass comes ready to gig. The smooth thin neck almost plays itself. The pick ups and EQ allow you to dial in almost any sound. Every bass player should have one in his arsenal.

                          I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash, Atlanta.

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                          American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Bass Guitar

                          Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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