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Anyone have a Fender Japan 5 string????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassguppy, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. bassguppy

    bassguppy Supporting Member

    I already know the story of CIJ quality. But has anyone either demo'd or purchased the Fender JBV-95 5-string. It's on several japanese retailers sites. Just wondering "how's the B string".
  2. bassguppy

    bassguppy Supporting Member

  3. i'm curious about this as well... bump
  4. soholounge


    Aug 11, 2004
    just saw this today. (i live in japan)
    sorry though, didn't actually play it cuz i'm not a fan of 5 string Jazz basses (unless it's the Marcus 5)
    but i can say that it looked like great workmanship (as with most MIJ fenders)
    if i go back to a music store next week, i will try to check it out, but i'm pretty sure the B string will be consistent with the American standard series (not amazing but not a complete disaster either, i guess)
    EVERY alder MIJ 4 string jazz i've tried (dozens) in the past 2 years has been on par or better than it's MIA counterpart. YMMV.