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NBD: Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass V

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LeopoldBoom, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. LeopoldBoom

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    Hi all,
    I'm excited to post my first NBD post here on TB! My new Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass V arrived yesterday, and I'm delighted! My first 5'er, so I'm still trying to get comfortable with it. Apart from that it plays like a dream!
    It arrived with a loose pickup selector knob, which was unfortunate but a quick fix. Aside from that, fit and finish are excellent, and the tonal possibilities are very impressive.

    Anyhoo I know the rules! No pics, no bass, so here ya go!

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  2. bassnyc1

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    Very nice! I'm wondering how those dual coil pickups sound compared to regular single coil jazz pickups?
  3. logans59

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    Love that vintage sunburst with black pg

    congrats
  4. LeopoldBoom

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    Thanks guys! The pickup selector allows you to chose the two outer coils, in a more traditional Jazz Bass fashion. I guess (just from looking at it) that the position of the outer coils would be closer to a 70s Jazz spacing than a 60s.
    With the dual humbuckers turned on this bass sure can get mean!!
  5. Lagoula

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    Bravo ! 2 tone sunburst look very good ! sometimes i regret to dont have choose this finish, but we can't have all !
    i will show photo soon with new tuning machine (same as Sandberg California models).

    Question, on pics it look like you did some setup , no ?
  6. LeopoldBoom

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    I look forward to seeing your pics!

    Nope I haven't done any set up (aside from tightening the pickup selector knob). This is exactly how it came out of the box. I need to tweak the intonation a tiny bit, but that's all!

    It's such a lovely instrument!
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    What does it weigh?
  8. Lagoula

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    me iv setup the neck very straight 1 mm under 12 fret, intonation at bridge, height of strings, then its now perfect lol, hipshot string retainer like Marcus V and kit of short tuning machine are cheaper. 40 euro for all
  9. LeopoldBoom

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    This is the new 11.5 pounder from the other Modern Player thread!
  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Ah: sorry ;)
  11. Joe Murray

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    The million $ question!!!
  12. Joe Murray

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    Oops, sorry. I didn't notice that either.
  13. conqr

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    I'm torn between this and the deluxe Active 5. I like classic J tone, but also like the (onboard) ability for significant tonal variations on the J theme.
  14. Lagoula

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    LeopoldBoom do you have the low B string who don't enter good or in totality in his slot at nut ?

    with mine i was forced to enlarge the slot but when the string entering correctly, it was too low and buzz.. so iv remove the nut, add a little of paper under it, then stick it, now its perfect, no buzz anymore and the string who are good in his slot...
    Sorry for my english..
  15. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the Afterparty Supporting Member

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    Congrats!! I absolutely love mine! Thats a heckuva bass for the money.
  16. Thrash3r

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    Mine needed work on the nut as well, all the slots needed to be cut deeper to get a good setup.
  17. LeopoldBoom

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    Hi Lagoula,
    My B string sits into the nut slot very well, no problems there!

    The more I look at that satin finish the more I love it. It really adds to the uniqueness of the bass.
  18. awilkie84

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    It really is a shame that these things weigh so much! If they were down around the 8-10lb mark, I'd have one. That's the only reason I walked away from my Active Deluxe Jazz V
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