Updated electronics, vintage bridge, and a rugged alder body enhance one of the best Fender Jazz basses yet.
- Body: Alder with contoured heel
Finish: Gloss urethane
Neck: Maple, modern "C" shape, tinted, gloss polyurethane finish
Frets 21, medium-jumbo
Tuning keys: Fender lightweight vintage-style tuners
Bridge: High Mass Vintage (HMV)
Pickguard: 3-ply black/white/black
Pickups: N3 Noiseless Pickups
Pickup switching: Pan pot/blend control
Controls: Master volume, pan pot (pickup selector), treble boost/cut, midrange boost/cut, bass boost/cut, active/passive mini toggle
Strings: Fender NPS .045 to 0.105
Case: Fender/SKB high-tech molded case with TSA locks
Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass
The 5-string Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek, familiar electric bass design. An updated preamp circuit brings deeply exhilarating active and passive tone. Powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pickups present more clean headroom, extended EQ range, and tighter low-end response. The tonal options are vast, thanks to the active/passive toggle switch and passive tone control. These amazing electronics effortlessly handle the low B string with impeccable tone and seismic power. The classic Jazz Bass block fretboard inlays and binding present the Fender American Deluxe V bass in a rightfully classy light.
The bass is crafted with an alder body, a hard wood that provides clear tone, and lasting sustain. The maple neck with modern C-shape, 5-bolt neck plate, compound radius fretboard, asymmetrical neck profile, and contoured heel offer fast action, silky- smooth playability, and make the American Deluxe Jazz Bass extremely easy to play all the way up the neck. The high-mass vintage Fender bass bridge offers compressed and focused bass tone with more mid range punch. It retains the Fender articulation and sparkle, combined with vintage-style saddles to maintain a classic vibe. The combination of a steel plate with brass saddles produces the best possible Fender bass sound.
Pairing up these pickups with the EQ and volume controls provides that notorious Fender Jazz Bass sound that has mystified some of the world's most prominent bassists for decades.
Other features include Stealth "B" string retainer, tinted neck, rolled fingerboard edges, highly detailed nut- and fretwork, genuine bone nut, flathead screws on battery compartment (for easy changes with a coin or pick), gloss polyurethane neck finish, and a gloss urethane body finish to dress the Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-string in ultimate style and beauty. Includes case.
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- Radius: compound, 9-1/2" to 14"
Scale length: 34"
Nut width: 1-5/8"