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Fender Jazz Bass 24 V 5-String Bass Guitar
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The sleek body features a striking quilt maple top (Tobacco sunburst) or a rough and tough bare bones primer black. It also features a 24-fret maple ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A beauty and packed with great features.
The sleek body features a striking quilt maple top (Tobacco sunburst) or a rough and tough bare bones primer black. It also features a 24-fret maple neck instead of the standard 22 frets; a rosewood fingerboard; 2 Seymour Duncan Jazz pickups; active electronics with volume, pan, and a slap switch; and special design tuners. It's a hot rodded Fender classic and accessibly priced.
- Alder body with quilt maple top
- Maple, C-shaped neck
- 34" scale
- Rosewood fingerboard, 9.5" radius
- 24 medium-jumbo frets
- 2 Seymour Duncan Basslines single-coil Jazz Bass pickups
- Pan pot pickup switching
- 4-saddle steel bridge plate
- Tapered shaft tuning machines
- Chrome-plated hardware
Reviewed by 21 customers
I love this bass. My old bass teacher referred it to me from a magazine he saw it in. Now I can hardly put it down and I've had it for two years. I recently found out Fender discontinued this bass which I don't understand because it's probably the best bass I've ever played made by them. Oh well, if anyone gets a chance to buy a used one go for it. You wont regret it.
I have owned over a dozen Fender bass guitars over the years, but this one has the most features. I love the feel of the neck, the low action, the tuners, and the body finish. The electronics are confusing and no manual or wrenches came with this instrument. The elctronics are quiet and the sound transparent. I am puzzled why the pickup volume is supressed. My other basses have almost twice the voulume of this instrument played through the same amp. This Fender is a serious contender to basses that cost twice as much.
i use it with gallien-krueger 1001RB-II and SWR Goliath III. this is a very good amp combination, but with this bass, any kind of sound you want - you'll get it! it's worth at least twices more then his price, and (though solo guitar is my primary instrument) i just love it!
I tried this bass out at my local music store, I've been looking for a cheap backup, Glad to see fender finally went to 24 frets. I prefer even more ( I use a warwick thumb 5 neckthru as my main) Only real complaints were the pickups are pretty noisy(would get swapped if I buy it) and the bass needed a proper set up, I use an SWR 750 into an ampeg 810e and the store didn't have one so I'm gonna check it out threw an swr soon. Maybe the noise was in the ghetto amp.
Right out of the box, this bass was near perfect. The intonation was only out on one string and the neck was straight and had no buzzing. The fit and finish is tight and very professional. The electronics are smooth with minimal noise. The best feature of the bass to me isthe neck. It has a satin finish which makes moving your left hand up and down the neck very easy. The C shape neck is perfectly contoured to my hand and fits like a glove. I really love the string spacing! For a 4 stringer like me, most 5 string basses are challenging to play - not this one! As for the tone of this bass. I hear allot of people talk about tone, and it is very subjective. For me, the Jazz bass has always been the best sounding bass. Though this one has more of a modern sound to it, you can easily dial in the vintage tone using the passive switch, which is an awesome feature. I'm glad Fender has finally fitted a bass with it. Does this bass have flaws? Yes. The shielding could be a little better, and the chrome bridge does look a little cheap. But for the money, this Bass is heads and shoulders above the closest competitor. Fender has it right. I would also suggest more color and finish options. The bottom line is that this bass is an exceptional playing and sounding bass. It is definitely worth the investment!!
The moment I got this, I could not put it down. everything intrigued me, the looks, the features, the sound. it is just wonderful. This is my second bass, and hope it'll be my last. Just wonderful. The slap switch is pretty awesome, and the active EQ is mind blowin! (Never had one). Great bass, great price.
I couldn't wait to get this guitar (it was on backorder). When it finally arrived I noticed immediately how fat the neck was and I had trouble reaching the E string. Being my first 5 string, maybe I should have expected that. Also, my other bass is a squier j neck which is thin. I noticed a lot of buzzing unless the strings were really pressed down hard. Maybe this is adjustable but I wouldn't know how and you never get a user manual which would be helpful. I noticed that the pickup screws were not all the way down and the pan pot switch didn't work. I sent it back the next day.
When I saw this board on the fender site I called our local music store and ordered this bass. The day I came I had a radio performance and I tested this bass in the afternoon at the store.I came to the conclusion that I had been missing a basss like this for years, never had a fender before and that just because I thought fender is a big company that makes a lot of guitar and can't give them the care it needs.But playing this bass convinced me totally, now I have this old jazz bass sound and I switch between active/passive to extent my sounds.
I was looking for a bass guitar with great playabilty and one that didn't break the bank account! When I picked up the Fender Jazz 24 V-5 there was no question that this intstrument was built with quality and value in mind. It's hard to find a bass that plays this well and sounds this amazing yet is sold at a price affordable to even the beginner! Only problem I had was learning the orientation of the control knobs...maybe I should have asked at the store but decided to learn on my own! I highly recommend this bass! I play in a church worship setting mostly and it is a great fit!
I have been playing bass guitar for many years and have owned several basses over the years. This 5 string is by far the best bass that I've owned. I am always looking for the bass that fits me the best and I believe I have finally found it. It has a great tone and feel. Not to mention the tobacco sunburst finish is very eye catching on stage. Anyone looking to buy a 5 string bass should seriously give this bass a try.
This is a great bass. I have several other Fenders, all fivers, including some from the Custom Shop, plus some boutique basses, and I have to say this one holds its own. It's really a great value, but you'd better be ready for a big neck. It's the biggest neck of any of my Fenders, the biggest neck of any of my basses. Just try to fret that low B around the 12th fret. You'd better have big hands!
I did not want to purchase another alder bass but this was too good to pass up. The Duncan pickups and string-thru-body bridge help you get more tone than other alder basses.The gap between the neck and the neck-pickup may be a little too tight for some slappers. I had to make slight adjustments in my hand position to miss the pickup. The pickups are in the same position as other jazz models but the neck is extended into the body more, leaving much less room to for aggressive popping.No regrets with this purchase. Sounds great for it's price and FEELS like Fender.
This guitar stood out from the others in the guitar store. So I played it for a little, then i looked at the price tag. Quite shocked. I bought it two days later. I always get people telling me how beautiful it is. Hundreds of hours of play, dozens of performances and about 3 recordings later I have no complaints.I love the 3 band eq. I'm glad fender finally made a 24 fret bass too. I've had it for 4 months so far, and I cant complain about anything. You can easily dial in modern tones, or get the most gutsy classic jazz bass tone.
As the review title says, this bass is the best that Fender has to offer for the price. I have played any other fender basses and they all felt the same - Fender-ish. But when I played this one, it blew me out of the water! The 24fret neck- its about time Fender! 3 band EQ - ITs about time Fender! And still you can get that classic Fender sound too, if you wanted to!
For me, this bass and I felt bonded easy. When I first tried it out it was set up pretty much to my likings. This bass has a great tobacco burst finish, it compares in build a little bit like the Roscoe Beck 5 and with a sprinkle or two of a Squier Precision 5 and with an ebony board with a plastic nut. It seems like if they were laid side by side one day and Fender said, lets take this from this and this from this and let?s and add some more frets and call it a Fender Jazz 24 V. My bass weighs in at ten pounds which is the same weight as my RB5's. I had to get use to the neck at the nut because it is a smidgen wider than the RB5's. I really dig the tonal shaping?s of the active equalizer, but I am not getting what I want in the passive mode for tone for some reason. I?ll figure that out soon. Again, I love the looks and finish of this bass, its top notch and near flawless. I plan to spend lots of time with it. I wanted a multi-purpose active-passive bass and I think this could be it. I use an Ampeg SVT 4 Pro amp and Ampeg bass cabinets. Another thing about this bass, the headstock is different from the American made basses and but similar to the Squier Precision 5's. However it's a great bass and I am glad to have it. The bass is priced right but it should have come with a gig bag.
I used this bass until it was stolen from me. I sold a Warwick for this bass and had plans to continue only using Fender Basses from then on out. The playability of the bass was great. The action was perfect from day one. The tone and sustain of the guitar is unbeatable. Simply a great piece of equipment!
I just recently brough this Bass. This bass is awesome, it has a great sound. I used to play a Peavey Millenium BXP. However, the volume seems a little less than my Peavey Millenium BXP, but the sound you can't beat. The neck is a little big and the bass is a little on the heavy side. But overall, this is a great bass for a great price. I also like the slap switch that's on it.
For me this bass has been perfect. The finish is like no other. The sound is stronger, more aggressive, and cleaner than any other Fender I've played. The playability is perfect just the 24th fret isn't as easy to hit as my last bass, but o well.
I have owned several non-USA fenders and a couple of the real deal. I was completely blown away by this bass. The extended range realy make this a "do-it-all" bass. The Duncan pick-ups sound wonderful and the 3-band active preamp really pumps out the tone. The slap switch is nice, but not really necessary because this bass sounds great completely flat. In short, you can't top this bass for the price point. This bass is a winner.
First of all, I was hugely biased against this bass in the beginning all due to the fact that the people at Guitar Center could NOT set up any Fender in the store. The action was so high that it was unplayable. But once I got my hands on one with much nicer action and some new strings, I fell in love.The fit and finish on this bass is top notch. The quilted maple and sunburst finish is so classy looking. The only thing to improve it would be to put gold hardware, and maybe a Badass V bridge on it.The sound is so versatile with the active pickups, and it's so rich and full sounding, all without that horrible S1 switch that plagued the American Series for a while.The feel of the bass is fantastic. The neck is a little to chunky for my small hands, but the finish is very nice, and there were no noticeable flaws that I could find.Overall, if you like Fenders, and need a 5 string, if you can't pull off one of the nice custom shop ones, I would very much recommend this bass.