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Fender American Deluxe J Bass V 5-String

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The Jazz Bass, with its ergonomic neck, has cemented its reputation as one of the most effortlessly playable basses ever. The classic has now been br...Click To Read More About This Product

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A top-of-the-line production Jazz Bass with the latest innovations.

The Jazz Bass, with its ergonomic neck, has cemented its reputation as one of the most effortlessly playable basses ever. The classic has now been brought up to date with the latest appointments including 3-band active EQ and 2 dual-coil ceramic Noiseless J Bass pickups with nickel-plated pole pieces. Choose a maple or rosewood fingerboard. Alder body.

Unique features include a Posiflex graphite neck, 5-bolt neck plate, contoured heel for easier access to upper frets, 2 Hipshot string trees, and a 4-over, one-under tuning machine array. Fine finishing touches include abalone dot position inlays, rolled fingerboard edges, highly detailed nut and fret work.

FEATURES
3-band active EQ
2 dual-coil ceramic Noiseless J Bass pickups
Maple or rosewood fingerboard
Alder body
Controls: master volume, pan pot, 3-band active EQ with: treble boost/cut: ±10 dB @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave
Mid boost/cut: +10dB, -15dB @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope
Bass boost/cut: ±12dB @ 40Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave
Posiflex graphite neck
5-bolt neck plate
Deluxe chromeplated steel bridge plate
Contoured heel for easier access to upper frets 2 Hipshot string trees
Fender/Schaller Deluxe Lite-bass tuning machines
4-over, one-under tuning machine array
22 medium-jumbo frets
Abalone dot position inlays
Rolled fingerboard edges
Highly detailed nut and fret work
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4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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Don't fret it will be alright

I have been gigging with this bass for about 6 months now and besides a broken string last Friday night (it happens) it has been great. The neck is not super fast and...Read complete review

I have been gigging with this bass for about 6 months now and besides a broken string last Friday night (it happens) it has been great. The neck is not super fast and it is a bit bulky for smaller hands, but it still plays really well. This J bass is by no means a one trick pony; you can dial in pretty much any sound that you want right from the preamp. Since I am currently playing in a cover band those ?on the fly? adjustments are often necessary. I think the price is a bit high and it seems to keep rising, but as with most instruments, you get what you pay for. I mean it is an American Fender J bass it is not going to loose value as long as you don?t use it for a boat oar. Also I initially thought that it being a 5 string and 34 inch scale may be a problem with tension on the B. I thought that the shorter scale length would cause the B to be floppy and no one wants that. As it turns out it plays fine the B is plenty punchy and not muddy at all. I am glad that the good people at Fender are smarter than I am. The only real issue that I have with it is that the ?highly detailed nut and fret work? is not that detailed. The nut is fine, but the frets are sharp at the bottoms and painful on longer slides. I am taking it my luthier today so that we can get those fret issues worked out. Overall this bass is a highly playable work horse and you can?t go wrong with a Fender. If you have the scratch go for it man.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

ewwww!

This bass is horrible! Never get Fender basses. Stick to musicman or even rogue! The neck constantly warps(even though its in the hardshell case)the neck also feels like a 2x4. The...Read complete review

This bass is horrible! Never get Fender basses. Stick to musicman or even rogue! The neck constantly warps(even though its in the hardshell case)the neck also feels like a 2x4. The input jack is falling out and its only 6 months old.

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2.0

ewwww!

By Kerry King is my idol

from Texas

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This bass is horrible! Never get Fender basses. Stick to musicman or even rogue! The neck constantly warps(even though its in the hardshell case)the neck also feels like a 2x4. The input jack is falling out and its only 6 months old.

 
5.0

I love this guitar

By JamesHolleyBy Golly

from Central California

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I love this guitar.I've been playing 40 years, and I like this bass better than anything else I've ever played. Mine is a little different than the one pictured. Mine has a maple fret board.I get a great tone and it plays like butter. So much of how a guitar plays is determind by how it's set up. Set it up right and this guitar will knock your socks off. Don't buy the latest fad guitar,get this one.

 
5.0

I'm getting your clone!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have owned a Fender American 5 string Jazz Bass for 2 1/2 yrs. Came home from the holidays to find her stolen! And am now finding her twin to replace her. One of the best guitars I have ever owned! Owned a different brand 5 string for 3 months, piece of junk. This bass has given me absolutely no grief.

 
5.0

Wow!!

By Bassfingers4Eva

from Douglasville

Ive played on it at a music store and I loved it. I felt like it melted in my hand and it became one with me and my music.

 
5.0

Love at first sight..

By Edin

from Houston

I bought this bass yesterday.. I loved the way the neck feels in my hand.. like it was made for me.. The sound quality its really good.. It was worth the price..

 
5.0

GREAT BASS!

By BassOverflow

from Western NC

This is a great bass. I have owned this bass for 4 years. I was a full time touring musician when I bought this bass. When I stopped touring, I sold everything EXCEPT this bass and my Super Redhead. I have played/owned many basses, but for the money, none of them can touch this. It has been an absolute work horse. I will never get rid of her!

 
5.0

Solidly Good

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This bass is a very very good bass. It is versatile and with adjustments in the eq or playing styles it can do almost any type of music well. It has growly lows (great for Hendrix, Band of Gypsies, or Allman Brothers type stuff) clean mids and beautiful highs. It's just a solid all around good bass. With the active eq and jazz pickups you can get tons of different sounds. It's not amazingly good at anything in particular but it is good at everything. It has served me well for two and a half years with only minor truss rod adjustments. The only problem I have is that the low fifth string is floppy and doesn't have much power, but this is also because I tune it down 1/2 step.

 
5.0

Don't fret it will be alright

By Turtle

from Lawton, OK

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I have been gigging with this bass for about 6 months now and besides a broken string last Friday night (it happens) it has been great. The neck is not super fast and it is a bit bulky for smaller hands, but it still plays really well. This J bass is by no means a one trick pony; you can dial in pretty much any sound that you want right from the preamp. Since I am currently playing in a cover band those ?on the fly? adjustments are often necessary. I think the price is a bit high and it seems to keep rising, but as with most instruments, you get what you pay for. I mean it is an American Fender J bass it is not going to loose value as long as you don?t use it for a boat oar. Also I initially thought that it being a 5 string and 34 inch scale may be a problem with tension on the B. I thought that the shorter scale length would cause the B to be floppy and no one wants that. As it turns out it plays fine the B is plenty punchy and not muddy at all. I am glad that the good people at Fender are smarter than I am. The only real issue that I have with it is that the ?highly detailed nut and fret work? is not that detailed. The nut is fine, but the frets are sharp at the bottoms and painful on longer slides. I am taking it my luthier today so that we can get those fret issues worked out. Overall this bass is a highly playable work horse and you can?t go wrong with a Fender. If you have the scratch go for it man.

 
5.0

american deluxe active 5 string

By Izzy Gaye

from louisville, ky

the best fender bass i have ever played. save up your money and get this. it's worth it. it blows all other jazz basses away.

 
5.0

bass of ages

By gd

from OH

This bass is the best in terms of tonality and playability. It is a little rough for slap or fingerstyle, but it delivers the best tone and has the best feel of any bass I have played.

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