Anyone have a Fender Japan 5 string????

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

  1. 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. i'm curious about this as well... bump
  3. 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.