The five-string Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V guitar was designed with the gigging bass player in mind.
This Alder bodied bass offers classic styling and modern features such as a comfortable C-shaped Maple neck with 20-fret pau ferro fingerboard, four-ply brown shell pickguard, two dual-coil ceramic Noiseless five-string Jazz Bass pickups with nickel-plated pole pieces, and a three-band active EQ with treble, mid and bass boost/cut.
Distinctively attractive looking with a clear, thunderous sound.
The large headstock has a satin Maple finish, with Fenders logo in silver on the front, JAZZ BASS in black block letters, and a tiny 'Deluxe Series' in black script. The front also has a large Chrome string tree keeping pressure on the 3 treble strings.
The back of the headstock is fairly plain, just a single row of 5 Gotoh machine heads, very good quality, and the guitars serial number.
The Maple neck has a satin finish, and the familiar 'skunk' stripe along the back. This being a 5 string bass, the neck is quite wide, nut width is 47mm, but it's shallow and feels thin in your hand.
The 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard is unbound, with large white dot position markers. The finish is excellent as you'd expect.
The bolt-on neck joins the Alder body at the 16th fret on the bass side, and 20th on the treble, the cutaway here giving good access to all 22 frets.
The back of the body has a square Chrome neck plate with 4 bolts, and a small battery cavity on the lower bout, behind the controls, and a large rib cage chamfer giving a comfortable playing position.
The front has a large 4 ply plastic scratchplate, finished in deep red tortoiseshell, not real of course, and Chrome underneath the 4 controls, the output socket has been moved to the lower edge to make way for the extra knob.
There are 2 pickups, one close to the bridge, the other midway between the bridge and end of the neck, both has 10 pole-pieces, 2 for each string, and 'noiseless' written in gold script.
So, to the controls, first is a master volume, then the pickup blend, all neck at one extreme, all bridge at the other. The next is a stacked pot, the bottom part controls bass cut/boost, the top is treble cut/boost, and the last knob is the mid cut/boost.
The guitar plays beautifully, it's heavy but not uncomfortable, well balanced and lots of fun. The 3 band EQ gives you plenty of variety of really shape you sound, it's just about the most versatile bass we've played.
Sounds are crisp and sharp, with a real cutting bite that will give your guitarist a run for his money!
An excellent 5 string bass guitar with the looks, power, poise and sounds to get you through any gig with no fuss at all.
All products on our website are in stock unless shown as 'Call 08452222603 To Order', this means we can deliver your order to you very quickly, subject to payment authorisation. The next dispatch date is shown against each product, and below is an indication of when you can expect your purchase.
All Guitars are Checked Before Dispatch
All Guitars go through our 12 point checking procedure to make sure that it passes our standards before shipping. This helps ensure your guitar will reach you in perfect condition. All guitars are checked against our 12 point check list and once passed, have a Guitarbitz quality control sticker attached. In addition to this we want to ensure that no harm can come to your guitar on the journey between us and you and so we have a rigorous packing procedure involving multiple protective layers. If you notice that this packaging is damaged when delivered by our courier, it is important to check the goods and if damaged, refuse the delivery and call us immediately. For your peace of mind, we have outlined the 12 point check below to show how we are passionate about your instrument.
|1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
||2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
|| 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
|4) Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
||5) Frets examined for playability||6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
|7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
||8) Neck joint examined
||9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings|
|10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
||11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections||12) Pickups checked for responsiveness|
For more details on our checking and packing procedure, please see our 12 Point Check and Packing Procedures page.
When You Will Receive your Order
Guitar accessories - strings, straps, stands, tuners and other small items
• Orders weighing less than 2kg are posted via First Class Royal Mail on the dispatch date shown.
• Orders weighing less than 2kg with a value over £30 will be sent First Class Royal Mail Recorded Delivery on the dispatch date shown.
• We cannot guarantee a delivery date for these orders, but First Class post usually takes 1-2 days.
Guitars, Amplifiers and larger items
• Orders weighing over 2kg are sent via our next working day courier service.
Interlink Express Courier Delivery
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When Interlink Express deliver:
• You are given a one hour delivery window
• You are notified of this by email on the morning of delivery
• If not convenient you can use the email to change the delivery date
We can deliver to the following European countries,
• Zone 1 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain - £30 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 2 - Finland, Portugal and Sweden - £40 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 3 - Switzerland and Norway - £75 (excluding TAX) per order.
Please note that we can only deliver international orders to the billing address of the credit card used. These orders typically take 3-5 working days to be delivered, you can still track your orders via the Internet in the same way.