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Rating and Reviews: Fender American DLX JazzV

A truly versatile bass, the American Deluxe Jazz V has N3 Noiseless pickups with active/passive modes, blend knobs, and 3-band EQ for total tonal control.

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"Fender 5 Done RIGHT." submitted May 19, 2012

By A F in StL, MO
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Musical Background: Gigging on bass for the past decade.
Music Style: Funk/Strut/Soul
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Sound: From Marcus Miller typed slap tones to Jaco typed fingerings...to James Jamerson's Classic Motown sound... Feature: The N3 pickups are Perfect. Ease of Use: Its a Fender, be prepared to strengthen those hands! Quality: Like a ROCK. Value: Ill be purchasing a second to modify into a fretless. Manufacturer Support: I havent had any issues yet. The Wow Factor: Perfect gloss and sunburn finish is flawless though I do with that they hadnt cut into the body so i could take my pick guard off! Overall: There isnt much to say about this bass other than it is rock solid. I play funk/soul/afrobeat in one band and jazz grooves in the other. SUPER low end. balanced very well and was ready to play out the box.
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"Don't pass up this bass!" submitted September 25, 2012

By Craig Brandon in Keller, TX
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Music Style: Cowboy Gospel, Country, Christian
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Overall: Seriously, this is hands down the best bass I've ever owned. I immediately replaced the strings with D-Addario Tape wounds. The sound and playability are awesome. I pretty much play it with the eq flat on both the guitar and the amp (MarkBass). This was a fairly expensive bass, but IMHO plays better than some $2500 basses I've played. This thing is well worth the money.
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"Best Bass I've ever owned" submitted May 27, 2014

By Blake L in Jacksonville, FL
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Musical Background: Been play guitar for 15 years and bass for 14 years. Played in several bands. Currently a solo artist.
Music Style: ecclectic, rock, metal, blues, alternative
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Overall: Amazing. Couldn't ask for more in an instrument. Being able to switch between active and passive is extremely convenient. Pick ups go from bold and punchy to thick and warm with the quick turn of the knob. Amazing tonal range. Also, I've never liked the look of Fender Tuners, but they stay in tune unlike any other I've ever used.
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"Its the real deal" submitted March 20, 2013

By Tom G in aptos, CA
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Musical Background: I've played everything from garage bands to pro level
Music Style: pop, rock, metal, fusion
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Overall: I own Ibanez basses which are nice. But compared to this fender 5 string they feel like toys now! Fender basses have the look and feel of a real instrument. And the sound is beyond what you can imagine. Do what you need to buy this bass! You’ll be glad you did.
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"amazing bass" submitted November 25, 2012

By jason h in chunky, MS
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Musical Background: 24 years experience semi-pro
Music Style: metal classic rock blues and country
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Overall: to put it simply this is an amazing bass. i have played the cheaper fenders and i have never been impressed, and always ended up buying other brands. then i tried an american fender..... i have read many reviews stating the lower end fenders are as good as the american line, i cant agree with that,, it's literally day and night imo. everything from the craftsmanship to the sound quality blows away everything else i have tried in its price range. any tone ive ever wanted i have found with this bass. i have been consistantly impressed with this bass from the time i opened the box, even the case was above my expectations. many thanks to zZounds and fender for delivering a flawless product to my door.
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"This Beauty is A Beast !!!" submitted August 27, 2012

By emeal m in pleasant hill, IA
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Musical Background: I've been playing bass over 30yrs.
Music Style: I play classic rock, blues, new age jazz, r&b, funk.
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Overall: I just purchased a Jazz Bass American Deluxe V. Right out of the box it looked and sounded Great. The fit & finish is Quality. Wish the body would have been one piece, would have added to the quality factor. This is my first American J-Bass, and a 5 string no less. The B-string is tight, No Slop!!! That is very important to me. This bass has great Growl. The only thing that needs to be done is lower the action and put on a set of DR's, High Beams and this bass is "Good To Go"!!!!! The 3-tone sunburst with black pick guard looks "Great". Bottom line, if you like Fender, if you want a J-Bass, if it's gotta' be 5-string with lots of versatility and great looks, buy one of these. You won't be disappointed.
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"Fender, YES!" submitted June 21, 2012

By Rich R in Chicago, IL
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Musical Background: Semi-Pro, 20+ years, plays Bass, Guitar, Piano.
Music Style: Rock, Pop, Hard Rock
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Overall: Bass came double boxed and in the heavy duty ATA rated case. Upon opening the case, the bass looks astounding! (Olympic White) Fender goes the extra mile to include several goodies like, strap, straplocks, instrument cable, various allen keys for bridge and truss rod adjustments. Speaking of adjustments, none were needed out of the box. Action was low and buzz free; heck..the thing was almost in tune too. The neck is smooth, no protruding fret ends, so easy to play. What more could you ask for? Just plucking the strings with the bass still in the case, sound was thick, sustaining & amazing. It has a harmonic balance that is unprecedented. That was a great precursor to actually hearing this bad-boy plugged in to my MB Mpulse 600 & Powerhouse 1200 rig. I own 2 G&Ls and a Schecter Diamond P5. The Fender is now my go-to bass, as well as, my prized posession. Well done Fender! Waiting for more stock of the Natural - Maple FB, then will probably buy a second. Last but not certainly least: my favorite thing about this bass is "Made is the U.S.A."
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