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Fender American Deluxe J Bass V Ash 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 been brough...Click To Read More About This Product

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Extended range and active EQ!

The Jazz Bass, with its ergonomic neck, has cemented its reputation as one of the most effortlessly playable basses ever. The classic has been brought up to date with the latest appointments including 3-band active EQ and 2 samarium cobalt noiseless pickups. Available with a maple or rosewood fingerboard and nicely figured ash body. 3-band active EQ offers bass, mid, and treble boost and cut tone control.

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

  • 3-band active EQ
  • 2 samarium cobalt noiseless pickups
  • Maple or rosewood fingerboard
  • Ash body
  • Controls: master volume, pan pot, 3-band active EQ with: treble boost/cut: ±10dB @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and approximately 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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Its a fender

By Stratlover87

from San Angelo, Tx

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Its a fender!! duh its good, my uncle owns one and my bass player borrowed it for a record we made. It was a step up completley from his Mexican Fender. Over all nice bass the active electronics help out a lot,great clarity up and down the neck you can hear tight lows and nice clear highs. Try it out.


American Deluxe Jazz V

By btbassman78

from Winston-Salem

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This is an awesome bass. I have owned a couple of warwicks and musicman basses. I think the American Deluxe J Bass can compete with either one in sound and quality. It fits any genre of music. If you don't have one get it!


The Best

By Big Daddy D

from St.Louis, MO

I have three of these basses. Surprisingly tight low B for a 34" scale. Great sound and very comfortable weight.


Great bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This bass played great straight out of the case from the factory. I had a Stingray 5 but missed the sound of that bridge position single coil. I also preer the string spacing on the jazz. Is the bass worth the extra money over the standard Jazz Bass? absolutely. After playing both side by side there was no doubt that the American Deluxe had the Standard beat in every category. Don't get me wrong though. The standard j bass is a good value. Bottom line is to compare the two, and if you can't tell the difference buy the cheap one. But if you have been playing for a while and money isn't too tight, you will instantly recognize the quality of the American Deluxe.


Can't Get No Sweeter Than This

By Bass4Worship


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Got this bass new and came setup. What I love about this bass it that it has a sweet tone and a great feel on the neck. I had other Fenders but this one is the best of the best. This is a keeper for life. I'm sure you will not be disapointed.

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