Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V (Natural) Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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Kwame GBEMU 'Sometimer'
January 16, 2013Music Background:
Pro musician,live gigs ,studio works.World music
Pick of spending on Fender bass sound.I heard you say slowly we are we fading away but with this bass not gonna be this way.till i lay my hands on this will be recalled'Sometimer`'
saving hard to the pick of spending.
from Tampa, Florida
August 5, 2012Music Background:
Semi-pro bassist, producer, recording engineer
This is the last stop....I have owned this instrument for about 3 weeks and I have to say, this axe has ended my search. I love this bass. I bought an ADJBV in the year 2000 and it is a nice instrument but I missed the vintage sound/look. The new one (2012) is simply fantastic. Perfect fit and finish. Even tho' the body is 3-pc, they did such a great job matching the grain of the wood, that you can hardly tell it's not 1-pc. It plays like a dream and sounds exactly right. The B-string is so clear, that even when it's fingered, it sounds as tho' it's open. The pre-amp is voiced just right. Very vintage sounding but also powerfully punchy. There is so much tonal range that it sounds great even if it's set flat. The only thing negative I could say is that the natural finish model (that's what I have) will look a bit like the Squire Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V to the untrained eye. Now, we wouldn't want anyone to think we had the inferior model, would we? Maybe a "spiffier" pick plate would set it apart. All in all, this bass is "the goods". Although I do not have much experience with J-Bass clones made by other companies (Ken Smith, Sadowsky, Mike Lull etc.), I could not imagine spending more money for them when you can have the real deal for less.
from Parkersburg, West Virginia
June 6, 2012Music Background:
60 years of playing guitar, bass , piano and pedal steel
The American Deluxe Jazz Bass V ( Natural )I have always been a Fender player , and I have the Fender Highway 1 that my wife purchased for me when it first came out..and it sounds as good today as it did when first bought years ago.
But when they came out with the new American deluxe Jazz, and you had a choice to get it in Natural,
I knew when I first saw it, , that was going to be my next Fender Bass..
When it arrived at my home, and I opened the case, I WAS ABSOLUTELY speechless ,
That natural finish is something to behold, if you have never owned one,
After I realized that this was my 5 string bass, I LIKED TO HAVE NEVER figured out how the darn case locks worked ..
The case it is like none I have ever seen before, it is molded to fit the bass very tight, with no movement at all..
And when I plugged the new 5 string into my amp. right out of the box, I had the folks at Sweetwater do some extra custom work on it before shipping it to me, and they did everything that I asked them to do.
The sound will just blow your mind, the tone that can be set is out of this world.
I can change the tone to anyone of the sounds that fit the type of music that I am playing at that time.
And best of all with all of the outstanding features and looks, it is MADE IN AMERICA.. that's something that's not found to much these days..
for what it is worth, you can not but a better looking or better sounding instrument
i LOVE MINE..
from Minneapolis MN
May 15, 2012Music Background:
Musician For 40 Years
Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V (Natural)I have always been swayed to Fender Jazz Basses not just for there appearance but for there sound. I have always wanted an American Jazz in the Natural Finish but could never afford one until now. I did own a natural finished bass back in the 80's but it came down to the house or the bass, and the house won. I purchased this one and have never been more satisfied with a bass in my life. The looks are everything that I wanted, the fit and finish is extraordinary for a production bass. This bass plays like a dream come true after some minor neck adjustments, but nothing major. I am blown away by the active EQ of this bass as it gives me that tight low end sound I have been looking for and more. You can dial in just about any tone that you would want, and I have not experienced any hum from this bass as I have read in other reviews from other sites. Don't hesitate on getting one of these as you will not be disappointed by this bass if you like the Jazz Bass tone plus more.
September 11, 2012Music Background:
Great bass but...This bass feels good to play. The action is great but I am not crazy about the pickups and preamp. The bass is really quiet for playing live. I have to crank up my amp and i still do not have enough volume. I love this bass but I am thinking about changing the pickups and preamp.