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

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A 5-string favorite, the Fender American Deluxe Jazz V features N3 pickups with an active/passive mini toggle, a re-engineered preamp, and a maple fretboard.

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
Black block position inlays Classic, vintage look and upgraded quality

An updated active/passive electronics system and five-string design add new dimensions to a familiar shape for the Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V. Tone tweakers will have a ball on this 5-string, turning knobs and switching modes to discover their new favorite sounds.

An Arsenal of Tonal Options

Fender has designed a preamp circuit for the American Deluxe Jazz Bass V with an active/passive toggle switch allowing you to choose between a an aggressive and clear active sound or warmer passive tone. The Noiseless N3 single-coil Jazz Bass pickups deliver clear tones with the low-end definition needed to handle the low B-string. When you're not playing, the pickups help to reduce unwanted hum and noise. Tone controls include master volume and treble, middle, and bass boost/cut knobs to help dial in your ideal sound.

Neck Designed for Maximum Playability

The American Deluxe Jazz Bass V features an asymmetrical C-shape neck crafted for players who like to explore the higher reaches of scales. The compound radius fretboard gets wider as your hand travels up the neck, making for high notes that don't buzz and eliminating the need to customize the action just for the upper frets' sake. The lower end of the fretboard has a 9.5" radius for comfortable rhythm playing.

Stay True to the Classics

Though the five strings and updated electronics give this bass a modern feel, the American Deluxe V String Jazz Bass sticks to many of the model's time-honored read more appointments. Vintage-style Fender tuning keys are a throwback to the Jazz Basses of the past, as are the classic black fretboard inlays. Ash bodies were popular in '50s-era Fenders, and this model's ash construction lends a firm tightness to its low-end sounds.


- Ash body
- Noiseless N3 single coil Jazz Bass pickups in bridge and neck positions
- Active/passive toggle switch
- Master volume and boost/cut controls for treble, middle, and bass
- Asymmetrical C-shape maple neck
- Compound radius maple fretboard
- High Mass Vintage bridge
- Fender Lightweight Vintage Style tuning keys
- Bone nut
- Includes molded case

A bass that can get down low or play comfortably up high, the Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V is equipped to fit into just about any groove.
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Country of origin: US
Height: 6.0
Length: 52.0
Volume: 3.16

Case/Gig Bag: Molded Rectangular SKB(R) Case
Strings: Super Bass 8250/5M, NPS, (.045, .065, .085, .110TW, .130TW Gauges)
Control Knobs: Black Plastic Knobs
Straplocks: Schaller Strap Lock System

Body Shape: Jazz Bass

Special Electronics: Active/Passive Mini Toggle Switch
Bridge Pickup: N3 Noiseless Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (pickup selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
Neck Pickup: N3 Noiseless Jazz Bass Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: S/S
Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
Special Electronics: Active Electronics

Bridge: HMV, High Mass Vintage, (Strings-Thru-Body or Topload)
Hardware: Chrome
Strap Buttons: American Series Strap Buttons
String Nut: Bone Nut
Tuning Machines: Fender Lightweight Vintage Style Button Tuners

Fretboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241mm-355.6mm)
Fretboard: Maple
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Neck Binding: Bound Fingerboard
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Neck Plate: Asymmetrical 5-Bolt Neck Plate
Neck Shape: Asymmetrical "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Width: 1.875" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Black or White Pearloid Block Inlays
Scale Length: 34" (863.6 mm)
Truss Rods: Posiflex Graphite Neck Support Rods
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut

Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: 1/16" Hex (Allen) Wrench
Truss Rod Wrench: 3/16" "T-Style" Ball-End Hex (Allen) Wrench

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

Fender American Deluxe Jazz V Maple Bass

Fender's American Deluxe Jazz Bass V delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleekly five-string design. A reengineered 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. 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 A string retainer
- HMV bridge
- Genuine bone nut,
- 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
- Flat head screws on battery compartment (for easy changes with a coin or pick)
- Black pearl (or white pearloid) block inlays
- Neck binding

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (15 ratings)
Submitted March 4, 2014 by Michael Henningsen in Cedar Crest, NM

"Best non-Custom Shop Jazz Bass around"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The American Deluxe Jazz V Electric Bass (maple) is the finest Fender Jazz Bass on the market short of a Custom Shop bass. Gorgeous looks, excellent playability and a broad palette of tones makes it a truly exceptional instrument.
Tonal pallet is broad, with low, mid and high controls in Active mode, and a sweeping tone control for Passive mode. Nearly any tome is possible, from growling low mids to scooped mids to punchy slap tones and mellow R&B sounds.
All components are top-notch. N3 Noiseless pickups are just that, and the ability to switch between Active and Passive modes is a real plus for players who demand a broad spectrum of sounds. The bridge is beefy and the modern "C" shaped neck is a pleasure to play. Stacked tone knobs are also a big plus.
Ease of Use
The bass played wonderfully right out of the box. It's slightly heavy (it's a 5-string, after all). Setup was spectacular.
Couldn't be better-constructed. Should last a lifetime if well-cared for. Finish is perfect - back pick guard on black finish is ultra-classy, and the pearloid inlays just add to the ambiance.
Worth every penny.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't had to deal with customer support, but registration online is cake.
The Wow Factor
WOW! Looks great and plays and sounds even better.

Musical Background:

Playing bass 30 years, guitar 5 years, play semi-professionally

Musical Style:

Rock, Classic Rock, Metal, '80s
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