which lower cost Fender models come in 5 strings?

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  1. wrench45us

    wrench45us

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    I get intrigued by all these variations, Blacktop, Roadworn, Vintage Modified

    but when I go to some site for more details and get a price on a 5, they don't all come in 5.

    So I ask which come in 5's

    I'm pretty sure VM Jazz and Precision do, (and I have an increasing obsession with the VM Jazz V) but beyond that, not sure.
  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    There's the squier jag 5. There's the old P5 with 2 jazz pickups and the deluxe active 5.

    Or you could get a used Fender jazz 5 for $300-$400ish.
  3. therhodeo

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    Have you looked at the fender website?
  4. wrench45us

    wrench45us

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    yep there are
    49 Jazz basses,
    49 precision basses,
    10 jaguar
    10 dimension
    5 other
    4 mustang
    3 telecaster
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  6. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Squier 5's:http://www.sweetwater.com/c582--5_S...1lbnNpb24iOnsiQnJhbmQiOlsiNDI5NDk2NzIwNiJdfX0

    Fender 5's sorted from low price to high: http://www.sweetwater.com/c582--5_S...pb24iOnsiQnJhbmQiOnsiMSI6IjQyOTQ5NjcyMzUifX19



    USED FENDER 5 STRING BASS MIK SNBRST QUILT TOP NC
    Guitar Center Allen Park
    Allen Park, Michigan 48101
    313-561-3904
    $224.99


    USED FENDER 5 STRING JAZZ BASS WINE RED
    Guitar Center Oxford Valley
    Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047
    215-945-4500
    $399.99


    USED FENDER 5 STRING JAZZ BASS MEXICAN NC
    Guitar Center Kendall
    Miami, Florida 33156
    305-271-2600
    $299.99
  7. wrench45us

    wrench45us

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    thanks
    that's what I was looking for and now I know I can sort/search on Stillwater
  8. pfox14

    pfox14

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    I just picked up a MIM Jazz 5er. It's awesome.
  9. Bobster

    Bobster

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    Check out the new Modern Player Jazz V (satin). That's a pretty impressive bass. Only down I've heard from anyone is weight.

    Bob
  10. wrench45us

    wrench45us

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    from what I read bigger wider neck on the Modern Player Jazz V than the VM Jazz V

    VM Jazz V more suited for smaller hands
  11. Bobster

    Bobster

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    wrench45us,

    Both the modern player and the VM Jazz V (which I own) are 1.875" at the nut. I the VM5 has a modern C shape neck. I I believe the MP does as well.

    Both also have the same radius, 9.5" and are 20 fret.

    I suggested the MP V for the pickup options. It has a really wide range of tones and my VM5 is a Jazz Bass, pure and simple.

    Here are the specs for both:

    http://www.fender.com/series/modern...-satin-rosewood-fingerboard-2-color-sunburst/

    http://www.fender.com/squier/series...-jazz-bass-v-maple-fingerboard-olympic-white/

    All the best,

    Bob
  12. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose Fun with a k all day! Supporting Member

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    For my personal taste l would choose a modern player. Huge passive sound and somewhat versatile (like a G&L). Had a four string which l traded to a tb'er (warrior joe7). China is making some great stuff these days. (I'm pretty sure Yao Ming endorses these)

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