As progressive improvements go, Fender are master luthiers in ensuring every new release has evolved from the last. Maintaining key features but also developing and enhancing new appointments is what makes the American Professional series stand out. The American Pro Jazz Bass V is an expertly crafted 5-string model, offering an even more expansive sonic range for the modern player.
The American Pro Jazz Bass V body is constructed using top quality alder, a popular tonewood choice in many Fender models. Alder has a relatively lightweight feel which makes it comfortable to wield whether standing or in a seated position. Historically-speaking, the Jazz Bass is recognised by its slightly offset waist and double cutaway, giving you full access to every register on the neck.
The American Pro Jazz Bass V is fitted with a smooth maple neck shaped to the "Slim C" profile, ideal for the faster, modern bassist. Fender have employed a Posiflex graphite rod that runs through the entirety of the 34 inch maple neck, providing unparalleled support to prevent warping.
The neck is topped with a sumptuous 9.5 inch radius rosewood fingerboard that has 20 narrow-tall frets on offer. For confident, comfortable transitions, the fingerboard is decorated with white dot inlays to guide you along.
Jazz Bass Pickups
For an electrifying range of tones, the American Pro Jazz Bass V has been kitted out with the superb V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups in the bridge and neck positions. These are a wonderfully versatile pair of pickups which come courtesy of the legendary Michael Bump. The Jazz Bass is now a high performance model which is not only suitable for jazz-style music, but it can now cover a wide range of styles from rock to disco.
Each pickup can be individually tweaked using the two Volume controls, and a Master Tone control brings everything into balance. The vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass control knobs complement every finish.
The American Pro Jazz Bass V comes with top quality gig-ready hardware, all new and improved thanks to Fender's many years of expertise. The headstock is fitted with a set of redesigned Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style tuning machines which each have a fluted shaft. This progressive feature creates the perfect break angle over the bone nut, boosting sustain and intonation without loosening the strings or causing them to fall out of tune.
The new tuners work brilliantly with the 5-String High Mass Vintage bridge and bone nut to produce unrivaled sustain with total tuning accuracy.
Fender include an Elite molded case with each American Pro Jazz Bass V for reliable protection.
Manufacturer Fender Model 2017 American Professional Jazz Bass V RW Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Neck Profile Slim "C" Scale length 34 inches (864 mm) Fingerboard Material Rosewood Bridge/Tailpiece 5-String High Mass Vintage No. of Frets 20 Position Inlays White Dot Pickguard 3-Ply Tuners Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts Pickup Configuration SS Pickups Bridge: V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass Neck: V-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass Controls Volume 1 (Neck Pickup) Volume 2 (Bridge pickup) Master Tone
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