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Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V   

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Fender gave this 5-string American Standard Series Jazz Bass a vintage body radius and contour for classic vibe and feel. The Jazz Bass V's body is r...Click To Read More About This Product

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Updated bridge and Fender-design tuners modernize this classic!

Fender gave this 5-string American Standard Series Jazz Bass a vintage body radius and contour for classic vibe and feel. The Jazz Bass V's body is rendered in premium ash or alder for optimum tone and sustain. Its rosewood or maple fretboard features detailed fret and nut work. The neck is graphite-reinforced and has rolled edges for a broken-in feel from the get-go. The HMV (High Mass Vintage) Bridge increases sustain, provides punchier tone, beefier plates and 3/8" diameter vintage saddles. String height adjustment screws have nylon patches for a tight fit that won't vibrate loose.

A 12-gauge cold rolled steel plate machined brass backstop increases the bass guitar's mass, enhances top end. Socket head intonation screws are engineered for a tighter fit and are now more stable. Features Fender special-design tuning keys. They work great, and are 30% lighter, minimizing neck dip. They offer the classic 20:1 tuning ratio, cast zinc with aluminum string posts and mounting nuts, steel clover keys, brass worm gears, and steel worm drives.

With a thinner undercoat, the American Standard J Bass body breathes easier and has improved sound thanks to the greater influence of the tonewoods. Neck pocket paint buildup has been reduced by 40%, greatly improving the wood to wood connection/reaction.

The included SKB rectangular design case, exclusive to Fender, has TSA-recognized and accepted locks, a fiberglass reinforced nylon trigger release latching system, indestructible cushioned rubber over-molded handle with flush lock out, injection-molded feet, and an exclusive arched stacking system.

FEATURES
  • Alder body
  • 5-string bass
  • Graphite-reinforced neck with modern C shape and satin polyurethane finish
  • Rosewood or maple fingerboard with rolled edges
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Open-back cast machine heads
  • 2 U.S. Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
  • Volume/volume/master tone controls
  • HMV Bridge (High Mass Vintage)
  • Chrome hardware
  • Thinner undercoat
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FenderAmerican Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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A Classic Redone

Fender hit a home run! A few of the deciding factors on my purchase was the tight sounding B string and the wonderful neck. Many 5-strings I played had issues with the...Read complete review

Fender hit a home run! A few of the deciding factors on my purchase was the tight sounding B string and the wonderful neck. Many 5-strings I played had issues with the sound and feel of the B string, either to loose feeling or muddy sounding. Not so with the MIA Fender. The neck is wide but slim, and I can tell Fender did their research by deciding on the neck shape. It was suprisingly easy to make the transition from a 4 to a five string with the neck shape, and its rock solid thanks to the graphite that reinforces it. The tone is even across the tonal range, and the lows are solid and highs clear. I can round it out and get a classic jazz sound, or boost the neck pup and get a thunderous boom that dosent loose its shape. The finish was as expected, nothing I could find that was wrong. The new bridge it a welcome upgrade and lets the bass resonate and sustain. And if that was not enough, the case is the best fender has ever sold.
Nicely done and not over the top. If you have played a Jazz bass in the past you can quickly dial in the tone you are used to. The new bridge is classic and yet still an upgrade in its ability to transfer sustain to the body.
Wonderful! no issues with anything. I did not have to adjust intonation or action/neck as I have with other guitars in the past.
For the instrument you are getting, the cost is not out of line. I have played basses costing thousands that did not sound or play as well as this one.

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Fender could have done better

I have played and owned Fenders for over 30 years including Custom shop GTRs. Mine must have been built on a friday? The B string nut and bridge saddles just aren't right. All...Read complete review

I have played and owned Fenders for over 30 years including Custom shop GTRs. Mine must have been built on a friday? The B string nut and bridge saddles just aren't right. All the pots/knobs were loose. The wiring on the cable 1/4in jack needed to be resoldered. !!!(I had Squires made better at 1/3 the price)!!! If you have smaller hands don't buy it it is a PLANK for a fretboard.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Classic Redone

By Jimmy Two Fingers

from The Milky Way

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Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

Fender hit a home run! A few of the deciding factors on my purchase was the tight sounding B string and the wonderful neck. Many 5-strings I played had issues with the sound and feel of the B string, either to loose feeling or muddy sounding. Not so with the MIA Fender. The neck is wide but slim, and I can tell Fender did their research by deciding on the neck shape. It was suprisingly easy to make the transition from a 4 to a five string with the neck shape, and its rock solid thanks to the graphite that reinforces it. The tone is even across the tonal range, and the lows are solid and highs clear. I can round it out and get a classic jazz sound, or boost the neck pup and get a thunderous boom that dosent loose its shape. The finish was as expected, nothing I could find that was wrong. The new bridge it a welcome upgrade and lets the bass resonate and sustain. And if that was not enough, the case is the best fender has ever sold.
Nicely done and not over the top. If you have played a Jazz bass in the past you can quickly dial in the tone you are used to. The new bridge is classic and yet still an upgrade in its ability to transfer sustain to the body.
Wonderful! no issues with anything. I did not have to adjust intonation or action/neck as I have with other guitars in the past.
For the instrument you are getting, the cost is not out of line. I have played basses costing thousands that did not sound or play as well as this one.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Perfect 5 String

By Jimmy Two Fingers

from The Milky Way

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Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

I did a lot of research into 5 strings before I decided to buy this one. After playing for 30 years, I have certain things I want on a bass and have always been fond of Fenders, as they just seem to be the right fit for me. As this was my first 5-string, I wanted something that would sound good and was flexable enough to cover various styles of music that I cover on a weekly basis. The fender American Jazz V delivers in spades. The finish was flawless, sound awesome, and feel was great. It's a suprisingly light bass, feeling lighter then my Jaco 4 string. The neck was very easy to get used to transitioning from a 4-string, and is very fast. The low b is tight and adds another dimension to my playing ability. It came perfectly set up out of the box,(which was a first) and the case is the best I have ever had the pleasure of owning. This bass has quickly found its way to being my main bass in a short order. Maybe for some it seems pricey, but if you are serious about playing, you do get what you pay for, and it was worth every penny I spent. Plus, it came earlier than was projected. Thanks

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply The Best

By countryboy-88PKj

from Macklin Saskatchewan Canada

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Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

I bought this guitar a little while ago and I love it. What can i say it's a fender and they are best in my opion guitar out there. I have played G&L, washburn, Samick, and a few others but this bass has them all beat. The playability is amazing and the sounds is even more amazing. The tone on this thing is amazing If your shopping for a good 5 string bass this is your best bet. You can't go wrong with fender. Even the lower end fenders are a great guitar. This is the 3rd fender guitar i've bought and haven't had a problem with any of them.

 
5.0

Amazing Bass Guitar

By Matthew Hewitt

from Saint Paul, MN

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

This guitar is absolutely beautiful. The candy cola finish on the bass is not too bright like other "candy" finishes tend to be and it adds class and a certain unique factor that you lose with the typical black or sunburst finishes. The neck of the American Standard Jazz Bass V is not too thick like many other five string basses tend to be, and yet it seems more solid and sturdy and in many ways ergonomic.

The sound produced is wonderful (I have received numerous comments about the amazing sound). I had been playing my Peavy BXP Millenium for 10+ years and was expecting a similar sound from a bass guitar (especially because it was still two Jazz pickups), and somehow Fender seemed to go above and beyond. I like having the independent tone adjustment for each pickup.

I could go on and on... The only thing I don't like about this product, and rest assured it is not with the guitar itself. The hardshell case that is included with this bass is definitely sturdy, but the only design flaw is that the storage compartment for accessories is not deep enough to accomodate a Boss TU-3 Chromatic pedal tuner. All in all with that being the only con to this product I think it deserves 5 stars!

 
5.0

The real deal

By countryrocker-54Lgi

from Nashville, Tennessee

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Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

Wow, this bass is just great. I can get any sound I want out of this bass. It a bit heavy, but the tone makes up for it, plus some. You should definitely buy this bass.

 
5.0

Perfect

By Bassman

from Sevierville, Tn.

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Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

After researching and playing countless basses, I knew that the American Standard Jazz was the bass I really wanted, but didn't have the cash at the time, so I settled for a Warwick Rockbass Corvette.(which is pretty darn good) I always kept lusting for the Jazz, so I saved up the bones and finally pulled the trigger, and I am totally blown away by the total quality of this instrument, in every way. The finish is flawless, the neck, with the matte finish, plays like butter, and the tonal range is just incredible. The case also bears mentioning. Very sturdy and protects your investment very well. This has become my main ax. The Warwick and Rickenbacker take up space on stands, although I still use them from time to time. If your looking for a top shelf bass, look at the Fender American Standard 5, you'll be glad you did.

 
5.0

Just simply amazing

By TheOx31

from New York

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Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

When I bought this bass, I was not sure I made the right decision. It does cost a lot and when I tell people how much I paid for it, they look at me weird. However, when they play it, those weird looks turn to euphoria. I have so many compliments saying it is the best bass some have ever played. when I broke the low B, I had to borrow a friends 5 string to do a recording. his did not even compare int he least. this is by far the best 5 string offered by fender.

 
5.0

Best Fender in years.

By T.J.-efOvR

from Bay Area

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Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

I own a new Fender USA Jazz V and can honestly say it is a great instrument that compares very favorably to more expensive, so-called boutique basses. The fit and finish are great and the pickups sound great. I owned a 90's version of the Jazz V and this one is vastly better- Fender really improved it. Really excellent lifetime keeper here!

 
3.0

Fender could have done better

By travelling

from Nashville

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Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

I have played and owned Fenders for over 30 years including Custom shop GTRs. Mine must have been built on a friday? The B string nut and bridge saddles just aren't right. All the pots/knobs were loose. The wiring on the cable 1/4in jack needed to be resoldered. !!!(I had Squires made better at 1/3 the price)!!! If you have smaller hands don't buy it it is a PLANK for a fretboard.

 
5.0

Fender's Best

By BassRipper-d947V

from Marysville, WA

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Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

This is a very high quality bass. Great sound with great tone control. I can't say enough about this guitar. This is perfect for any style and any level of player. The neck is fast and very comforatable. If you are considering a bass in this price range, look hard at this one. Awesome!!!!!!

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