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Fender American Deluxe Jazz V 5 String Bass Maple Neck with Case

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Product Description

FenderAmerican Deluxe V 5 String Jazz Bass with Maple Fingerboard delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek five string design.
A newly 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.

Fender American Deluxe V 5 String Jazz Bass 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
  • Stealth B string retainer
  • HMV bridge
  • 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
  • Genuine bone nut
  • Flat head screws on battery compartment (for easy changes with a coin or pick)
  • Block inlays
  • Neck binding

Product Specifications
Fender American Deluxe V 5 String Jazz Bass Specifications
  • Body: Alder (3-Color Sunburst/Olympic White/Black) or Ash (Olympic White/Wine Transparent) with contoured heel
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck: Maple, Modern Asymmetrical C Shape, Tinted, Gloss Polyurethan Finish
  • Fingerboard: Maple Compound 9.5 - 14 inch Radius
  • Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 34 inches (864 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.625 inches (41.3 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Fender Light Weight Vintage-Style Tuners
  • Bridge: High Mass Vintage (HMV) Bridge
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Pickups: New 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 -.105
  • Case: Molded Case with TSA locks
  • Accessories Included: Cable, strap, strap locks
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (480) 596-9690 Warranty:  Instruments: Limited Lifetime; Electronic Products (amps): Transferrable 5 Year Limited; Accessories: 1 Year Limited
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*** Amazing Bass ***
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
Love this bass. I own many boutique basses but this one is right up front in the rack. More tones than I know what to do with, honestly. Great value.
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The quality is terrific. I'm VERY particular. Out of the box, I studied this bass while putting the final touches on the neck/action and was surprised not to find one blemish or issue with the build. These are supposed to come with 3 piece bodies, but mine is definitely a 2 piece.. Maybe I got lucky there, but those are the kind of things go a long way with me. The natural ash also is a bit darker than it appeared in the pictures (which I was hoping for).
Features
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
I bought this bass after wanting more 'classic' tone in my rack. It's been much more versatile than I had hoped for. The factory active/passive switch has been killer. The N3 pickups are completely quiet live and in the studio. This was truly one of those purchases that far exceeded my hopes and expectations.
Feel
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Neck is nice and fast. I chose one of the heavier ones in the batch weighing in at almost 11 pounds, being that I prefer heavier jazz style basses. I dig the factory controls so much that I'm putting a similar setup in my 6 string fretless now.
Tone
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
This guy is a tone monster. The N3's don't 'nail' the vintage Jazz bass tone in passive, but they'll get you very close. These N3's are awesome, though, but not necessarily 'lesser' pickups. I love digging into this bass... Between your fingers, the passive/active switch, and the 3 band eq, you can about dial in anything you want.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
Perfecto.
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
In my opinion this bass gives you a ridiculous value. It may not be for everyone, but for a non custom shop bass you can't find a lot better. I know in the future I'll end up messing with some mods but this bass has a permanent home in my rack.
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
The action came a bit high but after a few days of minor tweaking it sat just right.
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Dmitriy from dima1801@mail.ru
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Discussion: I would like to know where to make this guitar the country of manufacture?
roger from usa

Subject: country
Discussion: This bass is made by Fender USA located in california
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