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Pelase, help me identify this Fender Jazz V

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by djasterix, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. djasterix


    Jan 1, 2012
    Lima, Peru
    Still looking for my new bass, came along this one being offered locally at an excelent price ($900.00), if it is really what the seller says...

    It's being advertised as a 2001 Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass V. It's not in bad shape, 2 pot knobs and a battery screw missing. No blemishes on the finish, electronics ok. Posting pics that the seller has posted so you can help me to identify if it's legit.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Based on the looks, tuners, and serial number, it seems like a 2000 American Deluxe.
  3. djasterix


    Jan 1, 2012
    Lima, Peru
    Thanks Nedmundo, I was intrigued because it doesn't have a "D" in front of the "Z" in the serial number. Do you know the actual value of this bass?
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    See if they'll go $800.00
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  6. davedblyoo

    davedblyoo "All the mayhem and none of the sticky mess." Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2012
    Augusta, GA
    Second that. Those basses could be had new for around $1100 then.
  7. djasterix


    Jan 1, 2012
    Lima, Peru
    OK, thanks. I'm going to offer $800.00 then. So no need to have the D before the Z on the serial to be a deluxe?
  8. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    I never saw one without the D, and an '01 should have pups that say 'Noiseless' on them I thought ... but USA serial #, 22 fret neck and active, Deluxe machines, etc ... so if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, etc ... color would be White Blonde if it is an '01, I would think late in 2000 or VERY early in '01 ... I dont think there were changes on these again until '03 ... can you get the full serial # on it?

    Edit to add: .. there were a few different models of that style case, from what I can see of it, the case in the pic appears to be correct for a 2000/2001 ... it is a better case than what began being issued a couple years later ...
  9. djasterix


    Jan 1, 2012
    Lima, Peru
    Serial# should be Z0041489 for what I can tell, just emailed seller asking for better headstock and pups photos
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I would press for $800 or $750. Missing knobs are a red flag to me. They make me think the owner may not have taken good care of the bass.
  11. djasterix


    Jan 1, 2012
    Lima, Peru
    Seller says it's been on the case for about 2 years. Knobs were lost during flight from the USA to Peru. I'm going to see it and test it first, but I've asked for better pictures to pull the trigger. He's selling it in a Web like Craigslist and has good reputation...
  12. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    "Lost during flight from the USA to Peru"?

    I don't see how this happened.
  13. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    You see, the knobs put the total parcel weight above the maximum for a single piece of baggage, so he had to check them separately.
  14. djasterix


    Jan 1, 2012
    Lima, Peru

    That's exactly what I was thinking... But missing knobs and screws looks suspicious to me, I just want to be sure, so I will met with him and take a good look and test at the bass.
  15. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Lo siento, solo estaba bromeando.
  16. djasterix


    Jan 1, 2012
    Lima, Peru
    Si, lo se... Pero ya me hicieron dudar...
  17. Talvez el tio perdió su púas en el mismo vuelo
  18. djasterix


    Jan 1, 2012
    Lima, Peru

    Jajajajaja... Yo creo que es un descuidado, y por lo que he hablado con el, parece no tener idea de lo que esta vendiendo
  19. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    ... that serial # appears to be correct as given .. should be American Deluxe Jazz V, entered into the system in June of 2000, White Blonde/Rosewood ... some of the early basses in this run (2000-2003) did not have the D preceding the serial #, and also may not have 'Noiseless' written on the pup covers, but these are 'stack coil' (noiseless) pups ... ;)
  20. djasterix


    Jan 1, 2012
    Lima, Peru

    Thanks man, that was my main worry about the bass... Now just waiting for the seller to set a date to test and take a look at it... And what about the value, should $800.00 - $900.00 range be ok?
  21. RobSatFender


    Apr 29, 2011
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Director, Customer Service, Fender
    Hi there,
    If it helps, the serial # tracks to AM DELUXE J-BASS V RW WBL Fender Part # 019-5900-701 completed 6/21/2000 and shipped to a Sam Ash in Calif. shortly thereafter.

    Cheers, rob

    here's the specs:
    Model Name: American Deluxe Jazz Bass® V (5-String)
    Model Number: 019-5900-(Color #)and 019-5902-(Color #)
    Body: Premuim Ash* or Alder
    Premium Ash on:
    (701)* White Blonde
    (721)* Natural
    (748)* Teal Green Transparent
    Alder on:
    (700) 3-Color Sunburst
    (706) Black
    (738) Crimson Red Transparent
    Neck: Maple
    Fingerboard: Pao Ferro p/n (019-5900) or Maple p/n (019-5902), (9.5” Radius/241 mm)
    Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Scale Length: 34” (864 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.875” (47.6 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Deluxe Lightweight
    Bridge: Deluxe V Bridge (Strings-Thru-Body or Top Load)
    Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise Shell on (700), (701), (721),
    3-Ply Mint Green on (706), (738), (748)
    Pickups: 2 New "Noiseless" Jazz Bass V Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
    Pickup Switching: Pan Pot
    Controls: Master Volume, Pan Pot, 3-Band Active EQ with:
    Treble Boost/Cut: +/- 10 db @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave.
    Mid Boost/Cut: +10dB, -15dB @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope.
    Bass Boost/Cut: +/- 12 db @ 40 Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave.
    Colors: (700) 3-Color Sunburst with Alder Body,
    (701)* White Blonde with Ash Body *add $150.00,
    (706) Black with Alder Body,
    (721)* Natural with Ash Body *add $150.00,
    (738) Crimson Red Transparent with Alder Body,
    (748)* Teal Green Transparent with Ash Body *add $150.00,
    (894)* Purple Transparent with Ash Body *add $150.00, 1/2000
    (Polyurethane Finish)
    Strings: Super 8250/5M, NPS, p/n 073-8250-506,
    Gauges: .045, .065, .085, .110TW, .130TW (Taperwound E & B)
    Other Features: Downsized Jazz Bass® Body with Deeper Lower Cutaway for Better Access to Upper Frets,Graphite Reinforced Maple Neck,
    Abalone Dot Position Inlays,
    Rolled Fingerboard Edges,
    Highly Detailed Nut and Fret Work
    Source: CORONA (U.S.)
    Accessories: Standard Molded Case
    U.S. MSRP: $1,699.99: Alder Body, $1,849.99: *Premium Ash Body
    INTRODUCED: 7/1999
    DISCONTINUED: 1/2002
    WRENCH SIZES: Truss Rod Wrench, 3/16", p/n 0048693000,
    Saddle Height Wrench, 1/16", p/n 0021109000
    COMMENTS: Changed from Deluxe Molded case to Standard Molded case 1/2000
    NOTICE: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice