Originally Posted by funkybass
Just wondering if anyone has a deluxe active jazz v and if so how they like it?
I have a MIM jazz V active and I was very unhappy with the "noiseless" pickup tone (mine is 2002) and B string wasn't anything to write home about either. The rest of it was excellent. Excellent neck, (even though I hate the neck profile) excellent frets, I even like the electronics (I did have the mids pot die which I understand is a common active Fender fail).
So with a bit of setup and tweaking and the addition of SCN pickups I would put it up against any Fender V now. As noted by GbassNorth, post 2008 Fenders have the kind of stuff I had to do taken care of and are excellent.
So whenever a Fender-shaped headstock is needed this one really does the job. Yeah, I'm really happy with it. And since I don't play 4 strings anymore except under duress, It's great that it's a Fender and also a 5er.
However, when a Fender-shaped headstock is not required, my choice would be my USA G&L L2500 instead.