Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V  

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Fender gave this 5-string American Standard Series Jazz Bass a vintage body radius and contour for classic vibe and feel. The Jazz Bass V's body is rendered in premium ash or alder for optimum tone an... Click To Read More About This Product

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Fender gave this 5-string American Standard Series Jazz Bass a vintage body radius and contour for classic vibe and feel. The Jazz Bass V's body is rendered in premium ash or alder for optimum tone and sustain. Its rosewood or maple fretboard features detailed fret and nut work. The neck is graphite-reinforced and has rolled edges for a broken-in feel from the get-go. The HMV (High Mass Vintage) Bridge increases sustain, provides punchier tone, beefier plates and 3/8" diameter vintage saddles. String height adjustment screws have nylon patches for a tight fit that won't vibrate loose.

A 12-gauge cold rolled steel plate machined brass backstop increases the bass guitar's mass, enhances top end. Socket head intonation screws are engineered for a tighter fit and are now more stable. Features Fender special-design tuning keys. They work great, and are 30% lighter, minimizing neck dip. They offer the classic 20:1 tuning ratio, cast zinc with aluminum string posts and mounting nuts, steel clover keys, brass worm gears, and steel worm drives.

With a thinner undercoat, the American Standard J Bass body breathes easier and has improved sound thanks to the greater influence of the tonewoods. Neck pocket paint buildup has been reduced by 40%, greatly improving the wood to wood connection/reaction.

The included SKB rectangular design case, exclusive to Fender, has TSA-recognized and accepted locks, a fiberglass reinforced nylon trigger release latching system, indestructible cushioned rubber over-molded handle with flush lock out, injection-molded feet, and an exclusive arched stacking system.

Features
  • Alder body
  • 5-string bass
  • Graphite-reinforced neck with modern C shape and satin polyurethane finish
  • Rosewood or maple fingerboard with rolled edges
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Open-back cast machine heads
  • 2 U.S. Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
  • Volume/volume/master tone controls
  • HMV Bridge (High Mass Vintage)
  • Chrome hardware
  • Thinner undercoat
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FenderAmerican Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Classic Redone

Fender hit a home run! A few of the deciding factors on my purchase was the tight sounding B string and the wonderful neck. Many 5-strings I played had issues with the...Read complete review

Fender hit a home run! A few of the deciding factors on my purchase was the tight sounding B string and the wonderful neck. Many 5-strings I played had issues with the sound and feel of the B string, either to loose feeling or muddy sounding. Not so with the MIA Fender. The neck is wide but slim, and I can tell Fender did their research by deciding on the neck shape. It was suprisingly easy to make the transition from a 4 to a five string with the neck shape, and its rock solid thanks to the graphite that reinforces it. The tone is even across the tonal range, and the lows are solid and highs clear. I can round it out and get a classic jazz sound, or boost the neck pup and get a thunderous boom that dosent loose its shape. The finish was as expected, nothing I could find that was wrong. The new bridge it a welcome upgrade and lets the bass resonate and sustain. And if that was not enough, the case is the best fender has ever sold.
Nicely done and not over the top. If you have played a Jazz bass in the past you can quickly dial in the tone you are used to. The new bridge is classic and yet still an upgrade in its ability to transfer sustain to the body.
Wonderful! no issues with anything. I did not have to adjust intonation or action/neck as I have with other guitars in the past.
For the instrument you are getting, the cost is not out of line. I have played basses costing thousands that did not sound or play as well as this one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the greatest, but the most reliable.

I had a 2006 model that was stolen from my residence (along with a bunch of other gear.) So when I bought a 2010 model, I was very disappointed that it didn't come...Read complete review

I had a 2006 model that was stolen from my residence (along with a bunch of other gear.) So when I bought a 2010 model, I was very disappointed that it didn't come with the S-1 switch like the previous one I owned. That switch changed the sound of the pick-ups slightly to give it more of a "grit" for rock music. Also, the previous model I had was in a black body and rosewood fretboard. Fender doesn't make them like that anymore in the 5-string version. I looked into having one made like that for me but I was told, by various dealers, Fender won't change their production unless you pay Custom Shop prices.

The 2006 model (and a prevous 97 four-string mdoel I had) were already equipped with the strap-lock ends. The new models are not strap-lock ready so I had to change the strap screws.

The Fender jazz basses are not the greatest basses but they are solid reliability. They stay in tune very well if you have to play outdoors in the cold or hot weather. The new models come with all the tools you need to adjust the neck, string height and intonation. Just be sure to change the lousy strings it comes with and buy D'addario.

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5.0

Amazing Bass Guitar

By Matthew Hewitt

from Saint Paul, MN

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

This guitar is absolutely beautiful. The candy cola finish on the bass is not too bright like other "candy" finishes tend to be and it adds class and a certain unique factor that you lose with the typical black or sunburst finishes. The neck of the American Standard Jazz Bass V is not too thick like many other five string basses tend to be, and yet it seems more solid and sturdy and in many ways ergonomic.

The sound produced is wonderful (I have received numerous comments about the amazing sound). I had been playing my Peavy BXP Millenium for 10+ years and was expecting a similar sound from a bass guitar (especially because it was still two Jazz pickups), and somehow Fender seemed to go above and beyond. I like having the independent tone adjustment for each pickup.

I could go on and on... The only thing I don't like about this product, and rest assured it is not with the guitar itself. The hardshell case that is included with this bass is definitely sturdy, but the only design flaw is that the storage compartment for accessories is not deep enough to accomodate a Boss TU-3 Chromatic pedal tuner. All in all with that being the only con to this product I think it deserves 5 stars!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Classic Redone

By Jimmy Two Fingers

from Iowa

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

Fender hit a home run! A few of the deciding factors on my purchase was the tight sounding B string and the wonderful neck. Many 5-strings I played had issues with the sound and feel of the B string, either to loose feeling or muddy sounding. Not so with the MIA Fender. The neck is wide but slim, and I can tell Fender did their research by deciding on the neck shape. It was suprisingly easy to make the transition from a 4 to a five string with the neck shape, and its rock solid thanks to the graphite that reinforces it. The tone is even across the tonal range, and the lows are solid and highs clear. I can round it out and get a classic jazz sound, or boost the neck pup and get a thunderous boom that dosent loose its shape. The finish was as expected, nothing I could find that was wrong. The new bridge it a welcome upgrade and lets the bass resonate and sustain. And if that was not enough, the case is the best fender has ever sold.
Nicely done and not over the top. If you have played a Jazz bass in the past you can quickly dial in the tone you are used to. The new bridge is classic and yet still an upgrade in its ability to transfer sustain to the body.
Wonderful! no issues with anything. I did not have to adjust intonation or action/neck as I have with other guitars in the past.
For the instrument you are getting, the cost is not out of line. I have played basses costing thousands that did not sound or play as well as this one.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Perfect 5 String

By Jimmy Two Fingers

from Iowa

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

I did a lot of research into 5 strings before I decided to buy this one. After playing for 30 years, I have certain things I want on a bass and have always been fond of Fenders, as they just seem to be the right fit for me. As this was my first 5-string, I wanted something that would sound good and was flexable enough to cover various styles of music that I cover on a weekly basis. The fender American Jazz V delivers in spades. The finish was flawless, sound awesome, and feel was great. It's a suprisingly light bass, feeling lighter then my Jaco 4 string. The neck was very easy to get used to transitioning from a 4-string, and is very fast. The low b is tight and adds another dimension to my playing ability. It came perfectly set up out of the box,(which was a first) and the case is the best I have ever had the pleasure of owning. This bass has quickly found its way to being my main bass in a short order. Maybe for some it seems pricey, but if you are serious about playing, you do get what you pay for, and it was worth every penny I spent. Plus, it came earlier than was projected. Thanks

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not the greatest, but the most reliable.

By bajo_vato

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

I had a 2006 model that was stolen from my residence (along with a bunch of other gear.) So when I bought a 2010 model, I was very disappointed that it didn't come with the S-1 switch like the previous one I owned. That switch changed the sound of the pick-ups slightly to give it more of a "grit" for rock music. Also, the previous model I had was in a black body and rosewood fretboard. Fender doesn't make them like that anymore in the 5-string version. I looked into having one made like that for me but I was told, by various dealers, Fender won't change their production unless you pay Custom Shop prices.

The 2006 model (and a prevous 97 four-string mdoel I had) were already equipped with the strap-lock ends. The new models are not strap-lock ready so I had to change the strap screws.

The Fender jazz basses are not the greatest basses but they are solid reliability. They stay in tune very well if you have to play outdoors in the cold or hot weather. The new models come with all the tools you need to adjust the neck, string height and intonation. Just be sure to change the lousy strings it comes with and buy D'addario.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply The Best

By countryboy-88PKj

from Macklin Saskatchewan Canada

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

I bought this guitar a little while ago and I love it. What can i say it's a fender and they are best in my opion guitar out there. I have played G&L, washburn, Samick, and a few others but this bass has them all beat. The playability is amazing and the sounds is even more amazing. The tone on this thing is amazing If your shopping for a good 5 string bass this is your best bet. You can't go wrong with fender. Even the lower end fenders are a great guitar. This is the 3rd fender guitar i've bought and haven't had a problem with any of them.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best! And for Good Reason

By hommytoffman-Jdim1

from Iowa

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

I bought this guitar last spring and I couldn't be more thrilled. I play it through my Ampeg SVT Classic with a Keeley Compressor and Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings. It sounds like what I imagine Jesus' guitar would if he played bass guitar. The tone of this guitar is absolutely amazing, it will sound great regardless of what you plug it in to. It's the perfect balance of brilliance and depth, and the tone shaping control really has an impact on the sound. The guitar is just a tiny bit on the heavy side, so make sure you have a comfy strap. I've been gigging and recording with this guitar for almost a year now and you get every ounce of what you pay for out of it. If you want Fender tone and quality don't even think about buying anything else.

 
5.0

The real deal

By countryrocker-54Lgi

from Nashville, Tennessee

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

Wow, this bass is just great. I can get any sound I want out of this bass. It a bit heavy, but the tone makes up for it, plus some. You should definitely buy this bass.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great bass

By steven wheeler

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

this a great bass but the pickups are a bit noisy, a little cycle hum. If you change the pick ups be careful the neck and bridge pickups are of two different sizes, and not all after market pickups will fit without mods.

 
5.0

Perfect

By SonOfThunder

from Sevierville, Tn.

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

After researching and playing countless basses, I knew that the American Standard Jazz was the bass I really wanted, but didn't have the cash at the time, so I settled for a Warwick Rockbass Corvette.(which is pretty darn good) I always kept lusting for the Jazz, so I saved up the bones and finally pulled the trigger, and I am totally blown away by the total quality of this instrument, in every way. The finish is flawless, the neck, with the matte finish, plays like butter, and the tonal range is just incredible. The case also bears mentioning. Very sturdy and protects your investment very well. This has become my main ax. The Warwick and Rickenbacker take up space on stands, although I still use them from time to time. If your looking for a top shelf bass, look at the Fender American Standard 5, you'll be glad you did.

 
5.0

the best out there

By Paul Pulera

from Kenosha.Wi

Comments about Fender American Standard 5-String Jazz Bass V:

I finally took the plunge and got a 5 string and I'm glad I went with Fender. I got this with the rebate so it is was a good deal too. The bass is flawless and the only thing I did was have the action lowered a bit. I think for the money this is the best 5 string available.

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