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Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass V  

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The Modern Player Jazz Bass returns in a five-string model with a new look and even greater tonal versatility from its powerful pair of humbucking pi...Read More

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A top shelf bass designed for the working musician.

The Modern Player Jazz Bass returns in a five-string model with a new look and even greater tonal versatility from its powerful pair of humbucking pickups. A satin finish imparts a smoothly elegant air, and a convenient new four-position rotary pickup selector switch delivers a potent quartet of pickup combinations (full middle and bridge pickups, full middle pickup and bridge pickup outer coil, full bridge pickup and middle pickup outer coil, outer coil of both pickups).

Other features include an alder body, maple neck with "C"-shaped profile, 9.5"-radius maple (Black model) or rosewood (Olympic White and Two-color Sunburst models) fingerboard with 20 jumbo frets and easy-access truss rod adjustment wheel, redesigned Modern Player Jazz Bass humbucking pickups, single-ply black pickguard and vintage-style black plastic control knobs (two volume and master tone), and five-saddle Fender Hi-Mass bridge. Available in Satin Black, Satin Olympic White and Satin Two-color Sunburst

FEATURES
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck with "C"-shaped profile
  • 9.5"-Radius maple (Black model) or rosewood (Olympic White and Two-color Sunburst models) fingerboard
  • 20 Jumbo frets
  • Easy-access truss rod adjustment wheel
  • Redesigned Modern Player Jazz Bass humbucking pickups
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • Vintage-style black plastic control knobs (two volume and master tone)

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FenderModern Player Jazz Bass V
 
3.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent Bass for the price!

      By TommyR

      from Tucson, Az

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass V:

        Love the tonal possibilities with the 4 way rotary selector. Excellent beefy sound. It's a bit heavy @ 10lbs, but I'm used to it. It really is an excellent bass for the money. construction and electronics were solid. This is a definite workhorse for me for playing gigs!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Value

        By Patio

        from Santa Cruz, CA

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Lots Of Usable Tones

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass V:

            I received my bass the other day and as mentioned in another review, right out of the box the pick guard was scratched and dirty. It had no protective cover on it and the plastic looked really cheap. I was surprised that a bass with Fender on the head stock got through QC. My initial reaction was to return it and get a Squier Vintage Modified Jazz V. Then, I plugged it in. This bass has lots of great usable tones! I had a chance to play it with a band and it shined on everything we played. Deep reggae to mid range-y finger style funk. I look forward to using this as a gigging 5-string. It's not a hang it on the wall beautiful bass- it is a good workhorse bass for a gigging musician. It was a great value, so I won't be too worried about dings, etc. And... I contacted Fender, sent them a pic and they are shipping me out a new pick guard, no hassle.

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Walk Away

            By HeartlandRoots

            from Omaha, NE

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz
            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass V:

              Let me start by saying I feel I'm a pretty fair reviewer. You can read my review on the Squier VM Precision Bass V. I was harsh in places, but came around to saying it was a good bass for the money. I sold that Squier to buy this bass. Big mistake.

              First, pulling it out of the box, I was struck by how cheap it looked. The finish is flat satin, and it looked like brown stain with the edges spray painted black. The wood under the stain was ugly - I had that in my Squier too, but expected more from a Fender. The pickguard looks like a piece of plastic from a car bumper. It wasn't covered in plastic film, and it was marred and scratched. I was disappointed, but decided it would get that way eventually no matter what. I examined it, didn't see any other glaring defects, so started setting it up.

              The factory setup was a joke. The bridge saddles were WAY off (even angled the wrong direction), the pickups were not even close to an acceptable height and the nut had the strings way too high. I went to work, and got that all fixed. In adjusting the pickups, 2 screws were so tight the heads started to strip, and I have good quality tools. I started to string it with flatwounds (Chromes), and the B string wouldn't fit through the hole in the bridge. I removed the silk from the string, turned it various ways, vaselined it, and finally got it mostly in. I figured it would seat eventually with string tension. Once I got the strings on, and the saddle height roughed in, I started to fine tune the action. There is fret buzz coming from the 17th or 18th fret across the fretboard. Most likely a high fret. I can have that fixed, but it will potentially cost me quite a bit to level the frets. I cranked the saddles up for the time being to eliminate the buzz. Trying to find a positive - the truss rod didn't need adjustment.

              Frustrated and disappointed, I was hoping that the sound would make it all better. I plugged it in, and the sound was great - until I moved and the sound stopped. The input jack is intermittent - that needs to be replaced.

              I'm a weekend warrior, and working guy with a house and a family. I have to scrimp and save, sell other equipment, and really sacrifice to buy a new bass. MusiciansFriend will probably take it back, but something of this quality should never have made it to my doorstep. The Squier I sold to buy this was much higher quality than this Fender Modern Player Jazz. I have 4 or 5 hours into this bass already, and it will take another 1 or 2 if I have to pull off the new strings (if I can even get that B string out), put the old strings back on, repackage it, and send it back.

              Just think if I was a new player, didn't know any better, received this, and tried to play it? A great way to chase away new blood.

              Maybe I got a lemon, and maybe you'll get a great one. But folks, I'd seriously recommend you keep looking and walk away from this bass.

              Now you may be wondering after reading all this, why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1? The 10 seconds or so I was able to play it, the sound was great.

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              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Bass for the Price!

              By basspicker

              from East,Kentucky

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass V:

                This bass was better than I expected. The quality, feel of the bass and control pots are exceptional. The Modern Player is an affordable 5 string bass that is available to bass players like me. I am not a professional musician but I know quality when I hear and play this bass.

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                (5 of 113 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                This a bad bass

                By Garry

                from Los angeles

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bad Bass

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass V:

                    This is a very bad bass,i bought it and 4hours later i returnded and changed it to a mexican standart jazz bass,and now i am very happy because i also have an american jazz bass too.

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