Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V Vintage White 886830734670

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The Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V is upgraded with modern features to give the working musician a versatile, sweet-playing instrument at a reasonable price. It has a comfortable modern C-neck profi... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V is upgraded with modern features to give the working musician a versatile, sweet-playing instrument at a reasonable price. It has a comfortable modern C-neck profile, medium-jumbo frets, and Vintage Noiseless pickups with active 3-band EQ combined with the standard volume and pan. This Fender Jazz Bass is traditional yet modern.

Includes a gig bag.

Features
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck
  • Alder body
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • Vintage Noiseless Jazz Bass pickups
  • Master volume, pan, plus 3-band active EQ
  • Includes deluxe gig bag
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FenderDeluxe Active Jazz Bass V
 
4.9

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MONSTER BASS!

This bass is a beast! It's basically a hot rodded jazz with American electronics and pickups. A 5 string jazz with lots of versatility. The sound youwant is in this bass. Lots of...Read complete review

This bass is a beast! It's basically a hot rodded jazz with American electronics and pickups. A 5 string jazz with lots of versatility. The sound youwant is in this bass. Lots of power! This bass sounds like a bass. When the back picup is favored or soloed it growls like an animal. Both pups on you get a well balanced mix of thump and growl. Neck pup soloed you get old school thud and boom. This bass is worth every penny. It's BIG and a tad Heavy but thats what gives it it's BIG and Heavy sound. Very well built, excellent craftsmanship. Smooth neck, and no sharp frets. I took the advice of some of the other reviewers and put on a set of strap locks. Changed the strings to DR SunBeams and did my own set-up on it. Plays awesome! I LOVE IT!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

RETURNED

Wow....where do I start ? Arrived with a neck so bowed I could shoot arrows with it. It took three adjustments, (with my own tools because it came without anything)...Read complete review

Wow....where do I start ? Arrived with a neck so bowed I could shoot arrows with it. It took three adjustments, (with my own tools because it came without anything) to be playable. Came with Fender "NOISELESS" pups.......lets just say the interference was almost as loud as the signal....and I tried this bass in numerous locations. What can I say ? I wanted to love this bass and it broke my heart.......NOT USEABLE ! and I gig at least three times weekly. Boxed up and shipped back to Musician's Fiend.......very disappointed !

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

RETURNED

By James T. Kirk

from Concord, NH

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V:

      Wow....where do I start ? Arrived with a neck so bowed I could shoot arrows with it. It took three adjustments, (with my own tools because it came without anything) to be playable. Came with Fender "NOISELESS" pups.......lets just say the interference was almost as loud as the signal....and I tried this bass in numerous locations. What can I say ? I wanted to love this bass and it broke my heart.......NOT USEABLE ! and I gig at least three times weekly. Boxed up and shipped back to Musician's Fiend.......very disappointed !

       
      5.0

      Awesome deal

      By Cody S.

      from Seattle WA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V:

        I've been playing bass for over 10 years, and currently play at home and in my church band and this bass is THE BOMB.

         
        5.0

        Great value. Highly recommend.

        By the squire

        from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Good for any venue
          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V:

          Have wanted move up to 5-string for the experience. This MIM Fender was the way to do it. Arrived in perfect condition and exceeding my expectations for construction, beauty, and hardware. An instrument worthy of the Fender name. If you are a 4-string picker, you'll need some time to get acclimated. If you are a Fender J 4-string lover like me, you'll need to play around with the EQ to find your sound. Be patient, it's in there. Great pickups too. I think this bass is an incredible value!!!

          Only one word of caution and it has nothing to do with this instrument. Depending on your amp and speakers, you might notice a slightly muddy sound from the B-string, compared to the others. This has more to do with the frequencies/harmonics that your amp and/or speakers can cleanly handle. Go back to EQ. That can help a bit; just won't change the underlying reason. Quality gear is important.

          I have several quality basses, some that'll I'll keep forever. This is one of them.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Purchase and excellent deal

          By John

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V:

          i own 3 other bass guitars including a 1975 Fender P. I purchased a Fender Squire 5 string a few months back because I wanted to try playing a 5er. It is a really nice guitar, i liked it so much I decided to add a 2nd 5er to my collection. This plays great, its a nice looking guitar and sounds good as well. It's top notch craftsmanship and has very high quality hardware. I bought mine as blemished, saved around 250 and there is nothing at all I can find wrong.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Versatile, well made bass!

          By Philnikster

          from Wichita Falls, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Little Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V:

          Bought this since I was tired of drop-tuning my 4-string basses and also tired of dealing with the morons on Craigslist. I have a 5-string Ibanez (SR305), but its tone is a bit thin for mainstream rock. So, this is the best of both worlds - no more drop tuning, and the tone is predictable jazz bass with the benefit of EQ to shape the tone and get a little more presence. I have a 4-string MIM active jazz, and this is pretty much identical with the addition of the B string.
          The setup was perfect - fairly low, for fast action. Finish and hardware were perfect - no flaws, whatsoever, and this was an "open box" purchase. Very satisfied - it does exactly what I need it to, and the price was more than fair.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Plays like Liquid Silk, (with help)

          By Thumper

          from Forest City NC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Luck Of The Draw Quality

          Best Uses

          • Grooving
          • Jamming
          • Large Venues
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Slapping
          • Tapping

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V:

          First off, I had to return the first bass that MF sent me because it was unplayable. You could slide a #2 pencil under the strings without it touching the strings or the fret board. I even took it to an "Authorized Fender Service Center" to see if they could adjust the neck. They refused to adjust because in their words, "That neck is 'twisted' and can't be fixed". They offered to order a new neck from Fender, but I decided just to exchange it for another one. MF has the best customer service department around, so they happily accepted my return and sent me a new one.

          The second bass arrived and was much better than the first. The strings were still a little high, but within Fender's specified tolerances. I play a lot of slap bass with hammer-on's, pull off's, tapping and the occasional two-handed chord and I like my strings as low as possible. I took the new bass to a Luthier who also happens to be a Fender Authorized Service Tech. He said that he could get the action to where I wanted it by shimming the neck, so I agreed.

          Once he finished, OMG this thing is a BEAST!

          I have owned or played many basses in my time including American Fenders, Modulus, Lakland, Warwick, Gibson, and Ibanez, but have never played one even remotely close to this one! I believe you could fret a G note on the E string just by breathing on it. It is that good!

          The active electronics are outstanding and allow me to dial in great slap tones as well as old-school funk growl. The bass is well balanced, light weight and just has a great overall feel. The Vintage White POPS! I'm in two bands and I swear, every time we play someone compliments the beauty of the bass.

          Quit thinking about it and JUST GET IT! But make sure you call in your order and ask for a discount. I saved a TON of money by doing just that!

          I LOVE it!

           
          5.0

          2ND TIME WAS A CHARM

          By Levi Montes

          from Donna, Texas

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V:

          When I first ordered this bass it came in with some problems I didnt feel a new bass should have so I returned it and decided to wait for new one. Despite this experience I was very pleased with the quality and feel of the active jazz V, its slightly wider than the Ibanez im used to but i adapted. the action can be set comfortably low enough to play quickly and although it is a heavy bass it is worth the tone that results. I was not a fan of Fender and was planning for a while to get a Schecter or ESP but playing a USA jazz gave me a 180 in opinion on Fender and I quickly found the Deluxe Active Jazz V and got it. This is a great bass and is a good deal especially if you can get it on sale like I did.

          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome guitar

          By jazperson

          from Manila, Philippines

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V:

            I purchased this bass guitar 2 months ago and I had it shipped in the US. I am actually from the Philippines. I just got it the other day and all I can say is "Thank you Fender and Musician's Friend" for this awesome bass guitar. My dream bass guitar is the american deluxe but when I played this, I got comfortable with the tonation and feel of the guitar. I love it.

            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            excellent

            By xnet1

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V:

            This Bass has a very good feel to it, excellent sound, and great for live performances. 100% recommended

            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I'm on the jazz now!

            By Matt

            from Smithsburg, MD

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V:

            Wow, this Bass is far more than I ever expected it to be! The active electronics are incredible and it is SOOO nice that they don't need a 9V battery to power them! This Bass sounds amazing!

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