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Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V, Maple Electric Bass Guitar  

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Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass V is an active 5-string bass for the modern bassist who demands cutting-edge tone technology along with... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass V is an active 5-string bass for the modern bassist who demands cutting-edge tone technology along with timeless style and fast, smooth playing feel. Its versatile sound easily matches any playing style—picked, plucked or slap-and-pop—while its standout looks remain authentically Fender, with a fresh twist.

With the exclusive all-new fourth-generation Noiseless pickups, Fender has achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—vintage-style response with completely noise-free performance. These muscular pickups are fueled by a redesigned robust 18-volt preamp cranks up the power for even more signal quality for chest-thumping tone with more headroom and reduced noise. Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern “C”-shape at the new genuine bone nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. Posiflex™ graphite support rods run the length of the neck, adding stability to the neck while resisting temperature- and humidity-induced warping. The HiMass™ Vintage bridge increases note attack and resonance for thunderous basslines with colossal punch and boundless sustain while allowing either top-load or strings-thru-body stringing. In a vintage-inspired touch, the new truss rod adjustment wheel has been moved to the butt end of the neck for easier access, making neck relief adjustments a snap.

This bass is packed with Fender’s immortal aesthetics—from the ergonomic contours to the black chrome headstock logo, large pearloid fret markers and new color this instrument will pin the audience’s ears back with it’s gigantic tone and slick style. The American Elite Jazz Bass V is a bold new bass for adventurous bassists who need a tonal multi-tool that refuses to compromise on any front. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with body-hugging contours to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument and TSA locks.

Features Neck
  • Shape: Modern "C" to "D"
  • Wood:Maple
  • Neck joint:4-Bolt
  • Scale length:34"
  • Truss rod:Yes
  • Finish: Satin urethane
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups:Passive
  • Pickup configuration:SS
  • Neck:Not applicable
  • Middle: 4th Generation Noiseless single-coil
  • Bridge:4th Generation Noiseless single-coil
  • Brand:Fender
  • Series or parallel:Parallel
  • Active preamp: 18 V preamp with active 3-band EQ
  • Special electronics:Not applicable
  • Fretboard
  • Material:Maple or rosewood
  • Radius:9.5"-14" compound
  • Fret size:Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets:21
  • Inlays:Pearloid block
  • Nut material:Bone
  • Nut width:1.875" (47.6mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret:Info not available
  • Body
  • Cutaway:Double cutaway
  • Construction:Solidbody
  • Body wood:Alder or Ash
  • Top wood:Not applicable
  • Body finish:Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, pant pot (pickup selector), treble boost,cut, mid-range boost/cut, bass boost/cut, active/passive mini toggle
  • Pickup switch:No
  • Coil tap or split:Not appicable
  • Tone switching:No
  • Special switching: Active/passive mini toggle
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type:Fixed
  • Bridge design: 5-Saddle HiMass Vintage
  • Tailpiece:Not applicable
  • Tuning machines:Fender "F" light-weight vintage paddle keys with tapered shafts
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard:Yes
  • Special features:Not applicable
  • Case:Hardshell case
  • Accessories:Info not available
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FenderAmerican Elite Jazz Bass V, Maple Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Notable improvement on last year's American Deluxe models

By Fender Bass Aficionado

from Leesburg, Virginia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V, Maple Electric Bass Guitar:

    The defining characteristic of this bass, compared to my prior Fender V, is the fourth generation Noiseless pickups. Unlike their N3 predecessor, these truly are noiseless. (I found the N3 to be annoyingly buzzy in passive mode and prohibitively so in active.) They provide all the tonal variety you expect in a J-bass, plus an onboard EQ in active mode. The compound neck shape is quite nice: starting with a rounded 9.5" fingerboard radius and "C" shaped profile at the nut, morphing to relatively flat 14" fingerboard radius and "D" shaped profile at the higher frets. Helps keep the wide neck manageable. And I'm glad Fender finally figured out how to best design a truss rod adjustment. Finally, the instrument is simply gorgeous in the sunburst and tobacco burst finishes.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Bass!!!

    By Squatch

    from Cleveland Tenneasee

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Powerhouse of Tone!!
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live performance
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V, Maple Electric Bass Guitar:

      This Bass as Soon as I put it in my Hands I knew Fender stepped up their Game! The Passive tone and the active tones are that of a Boutique Bass! The feel couldn't be any smoother, all my buddies commented saying I didn't know a Bass could have that low of action, and play solid on every note on every fret of every string! The Low B string is so powerful! Not muddy like some previous Fenders I have owned. The Binding and the Inlays are astonishing, they can be seen from 10 ft away! You definetly get what you pay for finally!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Even more than I expected

      By MusicGuy

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great balance, effortless to play
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Absolutely no cons

      Best Uses

      • This guitar will cover any playing situation

      Comments about Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V, Maple Electric Bass Guitar:

      First time owner of a five string, the Fender Jazz Elite is everything Fender has said it would be and more. I have had many bass guitars and this is the pinnacle. Passive, it is the sound everyone is used to hearing. Active, it can be the sound you want to hear.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Electronic issues

      By JD

      from Visalia CA

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V, Maple Electric Bass Guitar:

      Looks and plays incredible but started having problems with the pickups within a few weeks.

       
      5.0

      Great product !

      By Jose

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V, Maple Electric Bass Guitar:

      Professional musician, great playability and sound! Latin Music & jazz...

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