The Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass V takes a tried-and-true design and complements it with modern updates. The latest incarnation of a groundbreaking instrument, this 5-string electric bass guitar boasts a strong, lightweight, and stable roasted pine body, which pairs nicely with the classic punch provided by its V-Mod II single-coil pickups. Playing this J Bass is an absolute joy — its fast, comfortable Slim C-shaped neck, smooth rolled fingerboard, and sculpted neck heel are guaranteed to elevate your playing. Tapered-shaft tuners and a HiMass vintage bridge round out the American Pro II J Bass V’s player-friendly features. The American Pro II Jazz Bass V was designed from the ground up to offer you an ideal gigging and recording instrument.
Many bass players (including a bevy of us here at Music Experience) believe that J Basses boast some of the best necks ever. And, thanks to its to-die-for Slim C shape, the American Pro II Jazz Bass V’s neck doesn’t disappoint. This ultra-comfortable profile fills your hand perfectly, while leaving enough wiggle room to facilitate effortless playability. The American Professional II Jazz Bass V sports smooth rolled fingerboard edges and a Super-Natural satin finish, ensuring that this is one J Bass that you won’t want to put down. You’ll also appreciate the American Pro II J Bass V's sculpted neck heel, which provides a comfortable feel and easy access to this electric bass guitar’s upper register.
Jazz Basses boast a 2-pickup setup, allowing you to pursue diverse tonal variations. The single-coils and the bass's 3-knob setup have been responsible for a wide array of some of the most legendary bass tones in history. The Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass V sticks close to its heritage with a duet of V-Mod II single-coil pickups. Designed by pickup guru Tim Shaw, these single-coil pickups exhibit the same warmth and clarity as their predecessor, while adding extra articulation and all the J Bass punch you can handle.
Though the American Professional II Jazz Bass V looks and feels like a familiar friend, it's loaded with features that enhance both playability and tone. One of the most notable features is its 5-saddle HiMass vintage-style bridge. This bridge's rigid construction works in concert with this 5-string electric bass guitar’s bone nut to transfer more of the string's energy to the body of the instrument, enhancing its sustain and articulation. And the American Pro II Jazz Bass V’s tapered-shaft tuner design ensures you have optimal break angle and tension on your string posts.
The American Professional II Jazz Bass® V draws from more than sixty years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s working player. Our popular Slim “C” neck now sports smooth rolled fingerboard edges, a “Super-Natural” satin finish and a newly sculpted neck heel for a supremely comfortable feel and easy access to the upper register. New V-Mod II Jazz Bass V single-coil pickups are more articulate than ever while delivering the punch and clarity the Jazz Bass is known for. The American Pro II Jazz Bass V delivers instant familiarity and sonic versatility you’ll feel and hear right away, with broad ranging improvements that add up to nothing less than a new standard for professional instruments.
V-Mod II Jazz Bass V pickups are voiced specifically for each position, slightly overwound for punch and presence, yet retaining vintage warmth and clarity.
The rounded neck heel and beveled neck-plate improve access to the upper register and make leads easy and comfortable.
This precision manufactured string-through or top load bridge adds sustain, resonance and improved attack thanks to a cold-rolled steel baseplate, high mass brass backstop, and chrome-plated brass saddles.
The slim “C” features a 9.5” fingerboard radius, hand-rolled fingerboard edges and Super-Natural satin finish for a supremely comfortable playing feel.
This guitar is available in either alder or roasted pine (on select colors). Alder is a classic Fender tonewood with a balanced sound perfect for almost any genre. Roasted pine is a lightweight wood known for punchy and complex tone – upgraded with our roasting treatment, greatly improving resonance.
All American Professional bass necks incorporate Posiflex graphite rods to reinforce against movement that can occur with fluctuations in the climate. Embedded beneath the fingerboard, they improve reliability on the road, in the studio or in your home.
|Body Shape||American Professional II Jazz Bass V|
|Number of Strings||5|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape||Slim C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||20, Narrow Tall|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||5-Saddle HiMass Vintage|
|Middle Pickup||Fender V-Mod II Jazz V Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Fender V-Mod II Jazz V Single-coil|
|Controls||2 x volume, 1 x master tone|
|Strings||Fender USA 7250M, .045-.105|
|Case Included||Hardshell Case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0193992763|