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NBD: Fender American Professional Jazz 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dave Siff, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Got this in a trade and just brought it home. This is the new one with upgraded everything. Sweet player, thunderous sound. Straight neck, low action, excellent B. Could be a keeper!

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  2. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Nice! Congrats. In that lighting, Sonic Gray almost appears to be Battleship Gray.
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  3. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    I likes it.
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  4. ARMunro

    ARMunro Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Fort McMurray, AB
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    It looks perfect to me. That gray is outstanding.
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  6. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
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  7. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    black pg makes it a keeper, imo
  8. There's a lot of new-for-2017 features: new bridge, tuners, pickups, tall-narrow frets, bone nut, etc. Or maybe they didn't change anything and it's all marketing. :)
    Either way, this bass kills.
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  9. I was thinking red tort, maybe..
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  10. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba

    Apr 30, 2017
    Beautiful bass! I was quite happy with my own Am Pro series surf green Telecaster with all rosewood neck. Fender hit it out of the park with this series I think. Been jonesing for a Fender Roscoe Beck V, but would take this as a consolation prize for sure
    /have since sold my Tele to get back my 94 Tele Plus blueburst.
    //picked up a Peavey fiver to hold me over.
    Love that grey too! How is the low B?
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  11. It's great! Nice and tight with good definition. Stringing through the body helps.
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  12. So Fender's virtual builder doesn't have Sonic Gray yet! Boo. Wanted to see how it would look with different pickguards.
    I used the Halo Guitars online builder, couldn't figure out how to save the pics but tort looks pretty awesome with gray/maple.
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  13. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    I'm thinking it would also, but I'm a little biased, when it comes to that particular color combo...


    (nice bass, no matter what else you decide)
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  14. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    I damn near pulled the trigger on that exact bass.
    I ended up with the elite.
    Love the combo
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  15. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Dave :)

    Happy NBD!!!:hyper::hyper::hyper: I love that "battleship" grey drool

    Nearly everything looks good with grey/ maple!!! :D

    have fun!

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  16. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
    I'd do white pearloid
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  17. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Sweet! I WAS gonna' say, "Two words: Black pickguard." But Pacojas beat me to it...
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  18. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Nice bass!!

    (Black pickguard).
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  19. ARMunro

    ARMunro Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Fort McMurray, AB
    Ok, cool I just didn’t know if Fender updated it after the 2016 release or if you did
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  20. Yeah, this is the new series that replaced the American Standards. I've only had it for 27 hours. But already plotting a tort or black pickguard.
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