Fender American Deluxe Jazz V 5-String Electric Bass (Rosewood with Case)

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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.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Active/passive mini-toggle switch On/off active or passive circuit tone choices
Noiseless N3 pickups Stacked design, vintage tone and dynamics
High-mass vintage bridge Increased sustain and harmonic response
White pearloid block position inlays Classic, vintage look and upgraded quality

The Fender American Deluxe Jazz V Bass delivers a truly exceptional 5-string playing experience from top to bottom. When you take it out of the case, you'll immediately notice the custom pots that control the onboard active electronics. This axe actually has its own powered preamp onboard to push sublime active tones. However, it can also run in passive mode as well whenever you like. The fit and finish are distinctive throughout, and numerous fine hardware details set this Deluxe model in the top tier of all Fender Jazz Basses.

Great Woods, Thoughtful Design

The American Deluxe Jazz V is constructed from an alder body carved with a strongly contoured heel for upper fret access. The maple neck is carved in a modern, asymmetrical "C" shape that many bassists believe delivers a more natural feel at every point on the neck. It is finished with a handsome tinted gloss polyurethane. The fingerboard is bound rosewood with a compound-radius, 9.5 - 4-inch evolving neck, cut to ensure equally perfect intonation of notes at every single point on the neck. The scale length is a familiar 34 inches. You'll appreciate the rolled fingerboard edges and highly detailed nut and fret work, with inlays on 10 of the 21 medium jumbo frets.

Fantastic Active/Passive Electronics

The stars of the show on this marvelous J Bass are Fender's newly redesigned N3 Noiseless pickups. They deliver a degree of headroom that is unprecedented for a Jazz Bass. The low response is extraordinarily tight read more and lends itself to the instrument's 5-string range, and the refinement of tone found in fusion or jazz styles. The well-placed controls give you both a Pan Pot pickup selector and a Blend Control. You can tweak your way to great tone with the Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/But, and Bass Boost/Cut. Whenever you want to switch between Active and Passive modes, simply hit the mini toggle switch.

Lots of Love in the Details

This American Deluxe J Bass' hardware is top-shelf. The tuning keys are Fender's Light Weight Vintage-Style, and the bridge is a High Mass Vintage (HMV) design that ensures some of the most solid and dependable and intonation and resonance of any Jazz Bass. The neck is held in place with a 5-bolt plate.


- Alder body with contoured heel
- Tinted modern asymmetrical "C" shape maple neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard With Compound 9.5 - 14 inch Radius
- Block inlays on 10 frets
- Neck binding
- 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
- 2 x N3 Noiseless Pickups
- Pan Pot/Blend Control Pickup Switch
- Active/passive toggle switch
- Passive tone control for passive mode
- Stealth B string retainer
- 5-bolt neck plate
- 3-Ply Pickguard
- HMV bridge
- Posiflex graphite neck support rods
- Rolled fingerboard edges
- Highly detailed nut and fret work
- Genuine bone nut
- Fender Vintage-Style Tuners
- High Mass Vintage (HMV) Bridge
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- Body: Alder (3-Color Sunburst/Olympic White/Black) or Ash (Olympic White/Wine Transparent) with contoured heel
- Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Neck: Maple, Modern Asymmetrical C Shape, Tinted, Gloss Polyurethan Finish
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, Compound 9.5 - 14 inch Radius
- Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 34 inches (864 mm)
- Nut Width: 1.875" inches (41.3 mm)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tuning Keys: Fender Light Weight Vintage-Style Tuners
- Bridge: High Mass Vintage (HMV) Bridge
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Pickups: New N3 Noiseless Pickups
- Pickup Switching: Pan Pot/Blend Control
- Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (pickup selector), treble boost/cut, midrange boost/cut, bass boost/cut, active/passive mini toggle
- Strings: Fender NPS .045 -.105
- Case: SKB high Tech Molded Case with TSA locks
- Accessories Included: Cable, strap, strap locks

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Fender American Deluxe Jazz V Rosewood

Fender's American Deluxe Jazz V Bass delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek five string design. A powerful preamp circuit delivers deeply exhilarating active and passive tone, and powerful-yet-quiet N3 noiseless pickups present more clean headroom and EQ range than ever, effortlessly handling the low B string with impeccable tone and seismic power. This American Deluxe Jazz V also features a rosewood fretboard for mellow attack and aesthetics. Other features include a compound radius fretboard and asymmetrical neck profile for fast action and silky-smooth playability all the way up the neck, active/passive switch and passive tone control for even more tonal options, and classic Jazz Bass block fretboard inlays and binding.


- N3 Noiseless pickups
- Improved electronics resulting in increased headroom
- Tighter low-end response
- Active/passive toggle switch
- Passive tone control for passive mode
- Stealth B string retainer
- HMV bridge
- Tinted neck
- Posiflex graphite neck support rods
- 5-bolt neck plate
- Contoured heel for easier access to upper frets
- Rolled fingerboard edges
- Highly detailed nut and fret work
- Genuine bone nut
- Flat head screws on battery compartment (for easy changes with a coin or pick)
- Block inlays
- Neck binding

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (13 ratings)
Submitted September 8, 2014 by Bob P in Chardon, OH

"No, it's not a $6,000 bass but ..."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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My, oh my! I've been playing bass for close to 50 years and it wasn't until about five years ago that I belatedly dipped by toes into the world of 5-strings and realized what I had been missing. So, I cut my 5-string teeth on a popular, less expensive brand model and became hooked. Was at the local guitar shop and saw the Fender model hanging on the wall and tried it out. Raced home and dialed up zZounds. Within two days the baby was delivered. Absolute, incredible tone! This is a wide-body and not for the faint of heart. No super low action and skinny neck. This baby is beefy (around 10 pounds) and is like having a telephone pole strapped around your neck. But after spending a couple days with it and ridding my mind of physical comparisons to my other 5-string, I realized I was deeply and hopelessly in love. The N3 pickups are very responsive/impressive and the toggle between active & passive is a god-send. Pumped through my Ampeg SVT-7 Pro and NEO cabs guarantees instant goosebumps. I will admit to one mod ... I chucked the OEM strings and tightened it up with a brand new set of DR Flatwounds. There are not enough words to further describe the tone I've arrived at. Oh, and the included SKB case is tops!

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Professional ... 50 years

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