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Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V Okume Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar

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Designed for working bassists at all levels, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V Okoume offers elegant 5-string styling and modern features that make it a ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A unique working man's 5-string Jazz Bass made of African okoume wood.

Designed for working bassists at all levels, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V Okoume offers elegant 5-string styling and modern features that make it a superior Deluxe performer ideal for stage and studio alike. The body is fashioned from okoume, an African hardwood with an attractive straight grain and distinctive reddish-brown hue. Together with special modern pickups and active electronics, the result is a beautifully sophisticated and tonally versatile 5-string Jazz Bass experience.

FEATURES
Body shape: Jazz Bass
Body wood: Okoume
Body finish: Gloss polyester
Neck: Maple, modern "C" shape
Neck finish: Gloss urethane
String nut: Synthetic bone, 1.875" (47.6mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (241mm) radius
Frets: 20 Medium-jumbo
Position inlays: White dot
Scale length: 34" (864mm)
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: Fender hi-mass with chrome-plated zinc saddles
Tuning machines: Standard open-gear
Pickguard: None
Strings: Fender USA Super Bass 7250ML, NPS (.045-.100 gauges)
Pickup configuration: SS
Pickups: Dual-coil ceramic noiseless with nickel-plated pole pieces in bridge and neck
Controls: Master volume, Pan Pot (pickup selector), Treble boost/cut, Midrange boost/cut, Bass boost/cut
Special electronics: Active electronics
Other features: Rear routed control cavity, rear-mounted quick-release battery compartment, side-mounted "football" output jack, "Deluxe Series" headstock decal, 5-in-line tuning machine array, vintage-style disc string tree and black plastic knobs
Gig bag included



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FenderDeluxe Active Jazz Bass V Okume Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Buyer beware

By Coach

from Wisconsin

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V Okume Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar:

      First let me say that I do not own this instrument but have logged hours on one.
      You will need serious skills and a guitar tool set to make this play right.
      For the money, you could do worse, however it has many short comings.
      My biggest complaint are the pick up's. They are total junk. Ceramic junk.
      It is unthinkable Fender would turn this guitar loose on the public with such poor pick up's.
      They must themselves think poorly of this piece as they have done their very best to hide
      the fact the pup's are ceramic. Not to mention MF's super sly ploy to NOT include the country of origin.
      The wood is decent. The feel of the neck could be much better. I found it clunky.
      Of course the frets were a disaster, and needed immediate attention. Leveling and tang were horrible.
      The tuning machines are of the lowest quality, and slip and major backlash is to be expected.
      Now if your the type that likes to think that putting quality parts on say...a Squire is worth it , this
      may be a good buy for you. I however believe that major upgrades should be an option , not mandatory.
      The kiddies will no doubt like it, but us older pro's that own Fender and Gibson guitars that were made great and didnt cost a fortune will scoff at this lousy import. Once again proving PRS is the only great guitar maker left for great value and superior performance.WMIC even does a decent job with the SE series. Find a used Yamaha TRB series bass and forget about this piece.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Questionable construction and quality control

      By Rob

      from Midland, MI

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor component selection
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V Okume Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar:

      The body wood is nice, I was expecting a 3 piece body but this one appears to be one slab. It required a neck set up - not unexpected. The midrange tone pot would spin and move up and down. Upon examination, I found the tabs that hold the pot together had never been crimped down - how did this make it through assembly and QC in Mexico? Repaired. The volume pot is a linear pot as opposed to what it should have been - an audio taper (logarithmic) - this leaves all audible volume adjustment confined to approximately the last 15% of rotation. I'll be contacting StewMac and replacing this as well. Once set up, it plays well. All issues are Fender's, not Musician's Friend's.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well worth the price

      By Bass man

      from Little Rock, AR

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V Okume Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar:

        Great tone and feel

         
        5.0

        Everything you need in a Jazz bass.

        By Rueware

        from Detroit, Michigan

        About Me Novice

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V Okume Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Guitar:

          Everything Fender claimed it to be. Musicians Friend shipped it damage free packaged very well.

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