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Fender Modern Player Jazz 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by topcat2069, Apr 1, 2014.


  1. topcat2069

    topcat2069

    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs
    Anybody that owns one…. I would like to hear your impressions on the pickups and switching. How do they sound, how does the switching affect the sound and volume ?

    I read and re-read all the threads I could find about the MP Jazz 5 so I'm looking for specific information and reviews on the pickups and their capabilities.
     
  2. I had a 4 string model. The pickups were good, pretty high output and a good tone.

    There was a volume jump from two singlecoils on to both humbuckers. The increase was smaller when switching to one singlecoil & one humbucker.

    The outer coils did a good approximation of the typical Jazz sound, not 100% but more than adequate in a band mix. The humbuckers still sounded like a Jazz to me, but 'more'. Very full, and deep sound.

    I found the best tone for me was neck humbucker, 100% volume, and bridge singlecoil, rolled back to 75%,with the tone backed off a lot. Sounded like a beefy PJ in the mix, to my ears.

    This applies to the Satin version with the 4 way pickup selector, not the older gloss model.
     
  3. topcat2069

    topcat2069

    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs
    Thank You… that's what I wanted to know…..