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Fender Limited Edition American Elite Jazz Bass V Matching Headcap Maple Fingerboard Surf Pearl

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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...  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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Price: $2,099.99
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Overview

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 fourth-generation Noiseless pickups Fender 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 in. 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.

Specifications
Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Satin
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Switchable
  • Pickup configuration: SS
  • Neck: Fourth-generation Noiseless
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Fourth-generation Noiseless
  • Brand: Fender
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut material: Synthetic bone
  • Nut width: 1.875 (47.6mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, pan pot (pickup selector), treble boost/cut, midrange boost/cut, bass boost/cut, active/passive mini toggle
  • Pickup switch: Yes
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: HiMass
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Info not available
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FenderLimited Edition American Elite Jazz Bass V Matching Headcap Maple Fingerboard
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

Well worth the money recommended to all

By Thomas

from undisclosed

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Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Elite Jazz Bass V Matching Headcap Maple Fingerboard:

No disappointments at all more beautiful than I even figured plus it plays so smooth and little effort to press on the strings and a single toggle switch from passive to active is killer !!! Yes this is the most money I ever spent on a guitar but by far the Best Bass I ever had and heard around the gospel venues and I've owned several basses and still do but now my all time favorite for sure.

 
5.0

Future Collector's Item

By Bassman

from Albertville, AL

About Me Professional Musician

Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Elite Jazz Bass V Matching Headcap Maple Fingerboard:

I have a habit of purchasing basses that end up being collector items due to some small difference in the normal production models that came down the same line the same year. This bass will be one people will pay a premium for over the other basses once it goes out of production. I'd suggest buying one and putting it up for about 10 years or so. You'll be glad you did!

 
3.0

Not what I expected from an American Fender

By Christopher

from undisclosed

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Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Elite Jazz Bass V Matching Headcap Maple Fingerboard:

Overall, a beautiful, even stunning, axe. The electronics are amazing and I love being able to "switch off" the active circuitry. Even the case is noteworthy - heavy duty, well padded, and strong locks.

However, the frets needed to be completely gone over before it could be played: there were 7 high spots between the second and 12th frets: 4 on the lower side and 3 on the upper side of the neck. Also, it came with round-wound .125s and the low B is nearly unplayable (very loose / sloppy). I should get it back from the shop in a couple days, and I will update if anything else comes up.

I don't think I would recommend this to a friend. I did not expect to have to do a fret job from right out of the factory. We'll see what Fender has to say about it.

 
5.0

My first Fender bass, 10/10

By PATRICK

from undisclosed

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Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Elite Jazz Bass V Matching Headcap Maple Fingerboard:

Ordered and delivered to store-- Shipped well, packed snug in a premium hardshell case inside a very foam-padded cardboard box. Bass plays like a dream; the neck is smooth as butter and easy to navigate quickly. Perfect set up right out of the box, just tune it up and you're ready to go. Plays amazing with no work, no question, but I would have been shocked if it didnt with the price. The bass itself also is surprisingly light, definitely much lighter than my other 5 string. Color is way cooler in person, like a sleek hot rod. Electronics are very versatile for any need; passive, active or in between for whatever genre. They also include a bunch of free goodies like hex wrenches, cleaning cloth, and metal Fender strap locks, which I didn't expect but definitely appreciate! Well worth the price tag.

10/10, would buy this again instead of a used Kia Optima.

 
5.0

Huge tone, killer player

By Sully

from Houston, Tx

About Me Experienced

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Elite Jazz Bass V Matching Headcap Maple Fingerboard:

    This thing sounds BIG. Way more punchy than my American Deluxe Jazz V.

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