Fender American Standard Jazz V vs Deluxe Jazz V

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ben12390, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. ben12390


    Jul 5, 2010
    I'm looking at a new Fender. It's gotta be Fender due to the sponsorship. I've been playing MIM P-basses, and I used to rock a 6-string BTB.

    So I want a 5-string Jazz. But I'm trying to decide if the Deluxe is worth the money. I hear problems with hum and noise, but the block inlays are almost worth it themselves.
    But in 2012, did they also put the Custom Shop pickups in the 5-string Jazz's?
  2. ben12390


    Jul 5, 2010
    I should add that I can't do anything to the basses. I have to keep it stock, and that includes shielding,
  3. You should specify that you mean AMERICAN Deluxe Jazz V
    There's an MIM one, too.
  4. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Central Washington
    Get an American Deluxe! I have a 2012 and it is great! no issues, whatsoever. And you get the benefit of active/passive.
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    If you are being sponsored, can't you ask Fender to help with shielding if it's an issue? Second, it is not ethical, but how would Fender know if you upgraded the shielding?