Packed to the gills with our latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass V is an active 5-string bass for the modern bassist who demands cutting-edge tone technology along with timeless style and fast, smooth playing feel. Its versatile sound easily matches any playing style—picked, plucked or slap-and-pop—while its standout looks remain authentically Fender, with a fresh twist.
With the exclusive all-new fourth-generation Noiseless pickups we’ve achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—vintage-style response with completely noise-free performance. These muscular pickups are fueled by a redesigned robust 18-volt preamp cranks up the power for even more signal quality for chest-thumping tone with more headroom and reduced noise. Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern “C”-shape at the new genuine bone nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. Posiflex™ graphite support rods run the length of the neck, adding stability to the neck while resisting temperature- and humidity-induced warping. The HiMass™ Vintage bridge increases note attack and resonance for thunderous basslines with colossal punch and boundless sustain while allowing either top-load or strings-thru-body stringing. In a vintage-inspired touch, the new truss rod adjustment wheel has been moved to the butt end of the neck for easier access, making neck relief adjustments a snap.
Weight: 10 lb 8 oz
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®
Bridge Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless™
Neck Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless™
Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot (Pickup Selector), Treble Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Active/Passive Mini Toggle
Switching: 2-Way Mini Toggle Switch for Active/Passive Mode. In Passive Mode, Only The Volume, Pan and Passive Tone Controls Function. In Active Mode, All Controls Function.
Special Electronics: 18-Volt Preamp with Active 3-Band EQ
Hardware: Bridge 5-Saddle HiMass™ Vintage (String-Through-Body or Topload)
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender® "F" Light-Weight Vintage-Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass® Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical
Strings: Fender® USA NPS, (.45-.125 Gauges)
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Binding: 1-Ply White
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape: Compound
Back Shape: Modern "C" to "D"
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Blocks
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment