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Fender Standard Jazz Bass V String

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First introduced in 1960 as the "Deluxe Model," the Fender Jazz Bass has stood the test of time to become one of the most played instruments in moder...Click To Read More About This Product

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The bass with a secure place in rock 'n' roll history!

First introduced in 1960 as the "Deluxe Model," the Fender Jazz Bass has stood the test of time to become one of the most played instruments in modern musical history. Many Fender firsts such as the offset waist body, ultraslim fast-action neck, and full-range bi-pole pickups are standard features on the Standard Jazz Bass. This is an affordable update of the Fender classic that incorporates 2 bi-pole pickups fashioned after the American Series pickups.


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Good for the price

By BassmanE

from Maryland

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I own this bass and it is a heavy instrument. The 5 string Rogue I once owned was much lighter. I hate that it's a passive bass. The humming drives me crazy when the volume is not equally set.


great value for old-school 5 string

By No batteries required

from CT

Finally got my Fender Standard Jazz Bass 5 string. Action needed a tweak (way high), but this is a great bass for an unbelievable price. Love the passive Fender sound. You can even get a pretty good slap sound with the tone dialed up, if you want. I'm sure all this is old news to most bass players, not much more can be said about Fender standard stuff. The 5th string is new to me, but I like the extra possiblities. A slightly heavier instrument, however-


Very Nica Bass

By Fender05

from Chicago, IL

This bass rocks, pure and simple. I've used it for everything from blues and jazz to hardcore/metal, and it ALWAYS delivers. The frets are spaced perfectly, the action is beautiful, and the tone is amazing. There is that woody thump in the bass that I love, with the perfect amount of mids and highs to let everything ring.


OK bass for the price

By Atomsk_15_6

from Laurel,Ms

This is a pretty good bass to start off with in the fender family. It sounds really good, but is pretty heavy and the volume control has already broken. The nut popped off when i was re-stringing it as well. Over all it is still good but there is a whole lot better.


Just a Great Bass

By guitar8617

from San Francisco, CA

I bought this bass, a couple months and I have never been so happy to play a bass guitar. My first bass was a Rogue I've had since high school and I was glad to get rid of that instrument. I love the tone from this bass. I play jazz and rock and it plays both styles well. A little heavy and there's a buzz when the pickups are not set equally, but that's okay. Great bass for the price. Could not have made a better choice.


Great bang for the buck

By GodWorshipper

from Philadelphia area

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Been playing bass since 1969. (yeah, I'm that old.) My main bass is an American Fender Jazz from 1973. I wanted a 5-string but didn't want to pay a thousand bucks.Bought the Standard 5-string in late 2007. I've had less expensive 5-strings, including an Alvarez, a Peavey Millennium, and a no-name Chinese-made 5 string. All the others had a terrible sounding B string; eiter too quiet, too floppy, or dead. They also didn't feel solid. Those instruments are gone- I've either returned or sold them. This one is staying.The feel of this instrument is much more solid than any other inexpensive 5 string I've played. The only mod I did was to replace the bridge with a Badass II. The bass has an even balance among the strings, and a nice throaty growl.This Mexican-made bass may not be quite the same as my American one, but the build quality is really good. Beautiful finish, nice smooth fretwork, tight neck joint.I highly recommend this bass for the money.


If Budda Played a Bass...

By Pyknic

from Cody Wyoming

Holy Molly.I bought this bass in the wine red version when they were selling some of the returns. I knew that it would be an upgrade from the old Squire but i could have never hoped that it would be half so beautiful and such a great bass. When i opened the the case i swear this beatuiful creature shined back on me. The action is great, i mean the strings that came on it were some of the best ive ever played on. One problem though... Like most of the mexican made fenders there is a problem in the cord input that needs to be adressed. After a short time a buzz starts, and for a bassist like me who plays with headphones that can be enough to give a guy a headache. Other than that the tuning pegs were darling, and it stays in tune for two weaks i swear, not just kinda in tune, Perfect 440 on my Korg tune. If Rock n' Rolls just two things, Rebelion and The Electric Bass then this is the hardest rocking creature Alive.Peace.


Excellent Bass

By Brent-6x3OY

from Lafayette,LA

I just bought this bass on Friday and it is really awesome. It has a really good sound and is just and excellent all-around bass.


fender jazz V

By sohlden

from hancock michigan

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I saw this bass used at my local shop it looked perfect though. Mine is in arctic white,the finish is perfect I couldn't be happier with it great tone great action(i have a pro setup though) great buy right off the bat, for an intermediate bass. I buy fenders to upgrade them so its could be better but for the price you cant go wrong.


pretty good bass

By MrBassman185

from Albion, Maine

I have used this bass at my school when i have forgoten mine. The bi-pol pick ups would be a lot better if it had badass pickups but its a good intermidiate bass. I have a Carvin 6 string that i use with my band but the neck can be a bit bulky and with this fender it has the perfect reach for your fingers.



By Jonas-6p1ht

from Wisconsin

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My dad got me this bass when I started learning, and it rocks! I've performed in front of live audiences with it, and let's say that I claim it as my own. An excellent choice


proud its my main bass

By xBlackxFlagx

from Shawnee, KS

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This bass is the best 5-string ive played it has a good vintage vibe to it. Neck is the most comfortable neck ive played it pretty thin considering its a 5-string.Setup is simple yet it offers a wide range of tones to fit any style


Sharp Sound, Great Feel

By xXStuddedLacerationXx

from Newburgh, IN

I played this bass this past summer at a local music store and instantly fell in love with it. The reasonably light neck balances out with the heavier body, making the neck nearly JUMP into your hands. Unfortunatly I had to buy in cream. =P Sounds pretty sharp, even for the additional 5th string, and holds tuning FOREVER!Downsides: It slaps the frets pretty bad, and buzzes a little. Not much, and it really doesn't affect the way it sounds through an amp. Dissapointments: Not until I had left the store did I notice two BIG let-downs. Wear the neck is bolted onto the body there is a tiny crack. Also, small there is a knot in the top of the neck on the back side. But, alas, Fender did a wonderful job of sanding and sealing, so neither truly affect how she plays. Overall a Seriously Amazing Bass. Crisp sound, great feel, and wonderful price. (although I got mine on a 4th of July special for $300!)

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