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American Professional Jazz Bass V Maple Fingerboard, Natural
Serial Number: US18086271
Weight: 9 lbs, 0.4 oz.
A SEISMIC SHIFT
At Fender, we live and breathe electric instruments. We never rest—pushing craftsmanship to its limits, we design, test and endlessly experiment to create the best instruments on the planet. The Jazz Bass, a refinement of concepts first introduced in the Precision Bass, is the earliest example of this philosophy in action. Evolved for today's musician, the American Professional Jazz Bass V combines modern features and materials with Fender's craftsmanship and expertise to produce a truly contemporary bass.
- Two Michael Bump-designed V-Mod single-coil Jazz Bass pickups
- Slim modern “C”-shaped neck profile
- Bone nut; 20 narrow-tall frets for familiar playing feel
- HiMass™ Vintage bridge for increased sustain
- Fluted-shaft tuning machines
- Posiflex graphite rods for neck reinforcement
- Includes Elite Molded hardshell case
V-Mod Jazz Bass pickups are modified versions of our classic vintage pickup designs. These single-coil pickups use alnico 5 magnets on the treble side and alnico 2 on the bass side to deliver classic tone with all the vintage warmth and crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend.
SLIM “MODERN C” NECK PROFILE
This instrument features a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a slim, modern “C”-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), 9.5” fingerboard radius and narrow-tall frets.
Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.
NEW FLUTED-SHAFT TUNING MACHINES
Wider at the top than the bottom, the fluted shafts force the string windings downward and keep them tight, resulting in a sharper and consistent break angle over the nut, creating increased sustain and better tuning stability.
POSIFLEX™ GRAPHITE RODS
All American Professional bass necks incorporate Posiflex graphite rods to reinforce against movement that can occur with fluctuations the environment. Embedded beneath the fingerboard, they improve reliability on the road, in the studio or in your home.
An original-era Fender design element, a bone nut contributes to superior tone and performance. Many players consider bone nuts to be more “organic” sounding.
Case/Gig BagElite Molded Case
Body FinishGloss Polyurethane
Body ShapeJazz Bass®
Bridge PickupV-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
Middle PickupV-Mod Single-Coil Jazz Bass®
ControlsVolume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
Bridge5-String High Mass Vintage (HMV), (Strings-Through-Body or Topload)
Tuning MachinesFender® Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts
Control KnobsVintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®
StringsFender® USA NPS, (.45-.125 Gauges)
Legal NoticeWARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Neck FinishSatin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape"Slim C"
Scale Length34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Radius9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets20
Fret SizeNarrow Tall
Nut Width1.875" (47.6 mm)
Position InlaysBlack Dots
Truss Rod Nut3/16" Hex Adjustment
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