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Fender Standard Jazz V

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by padresfan311, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. padresfan311


    Oct 8, 2004
    Mobile, AL
    I am looking into possibly buying this bass (as my 2nd bass, first 5 stringer). Has anyone here played it or would like to comment on it? Any input is greatly appreciated. thanks so much
  2. Check it out and make sure it has a good B string. Many people complain about Fender b strings saying they don't sound as full as the other strings or that they have to be played softly because they flop too much. On the other hand, I have played a few Fender 5s with tight b strings. I recently have checked out an American Standard 5 that i could definitely be happy to own. So check out that B in person before you buy!
  3. i own the american version and have gone through about 22 basses since i bought it in '97... it's all i play!!!! i can go from bluegrass to metal with just changing my hand positions...

    definitely try a few out first... can't stress that enough..
  4. HotRoded


    Jun 6, 2003
    5 string Jazz don't sound like 4's, IMO. Before buying one, compare it with a 4, and make sure the 5 sounds right for you.

    R.e. the B string, it was originally floppy, it took me some time to find the right set up to fix that. It got even better when I put DR strings on it.

    Playability is very good.
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I have the USA version, built in 1997. I am completely in love with it. No problems with the "B" string on mine.
  6. I have to stress again, take time and find a good Fender. A good Fender is very hard to beat. I know that from experience.
  7. padresfan311


    Oct 8, 2004
    Mobile, AL
    yea i played it a couple days ago and the b did sound a bit floppy...ill go to gc to see if they have one that doesnt have a floppy b